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A Message (and lesson) to Old Media

For a while now I have been ranting within the company I work for that we throw away too much data – with particular emphasis on throwing away the data we have about our customers. As I listened to the TWIST #38 (This Week In Start Ups with Jason Calacanis) Jason absolutely nailed this point to the wall.  He […]

The new divide: Walled v. open

Image via Wikipedia I have not been paying a lot of attention to Jeff Jarvis lately – but his recent post hit home.  Maybe it was the friendly objection via a co-workers tweet to my re-tweet, but either way – this is a good read. Here are a few of the better quotes IMO: The […]

The TenXFactor: He who owns the Data Wins

Image by semanticwebcompany via Flickr The TenXFactor: He who owns the Data Wins. This is a great blog post which backs up what Jason and I have been trying to get across at our company – The Gazette.  Please – some read this and decide that it is true, great post. CONTENT IS STILL KING. […]

DigiDave | Communication is Key

DigiDave | Communication is Key: Collaboration is Queen….. DigiDave does it again.  I really like Dave’s articles, but this one really hit home.  He brings up some brilliant points. Scoops have the half-life of a link. Do what you do best and link to the rest No website is an island. The best things happen […]

Notes from #RJI Talkfest

Jason and I headed down to Mizzou on Tuesday evening to make it for the RJI Talkfest.  (You can review the live blog here.) I really enjoyed this seminar…which, coming from a web geek was in limited numbers.  With working in the media industry, it was very good for me to hear what the journalist […]

The Gazette just jumped in – with both feet

Image via Wikipedia The whole reason I started blogging was to “conversate” about the web, media and how they were (and many time were not) coming together.  The company I work for (Gazette Communication) has been in the “oh crap, people are not reading newspapers like they used to – what do we do now” […]

NYT Clutters Homepage w/Links From Elsewhere

Erick Schonfeld at TechCrunch posted “The New York Times Clutters Up Its Homepage With Links From Elsewhere (In Beta)” today – makes a good point. The concept here is that if readers can find the best news and opinion from around the Web right from the homepage, they will keep coming back to it as […]

WordPress is the platform

I really like WordPress.  I think it is the platform many people are looking for to kind of solve the “platform” problem.  My personal issue is I’m tired of doing the same thing overs and over again – I want a place I can start that is a head start. I really think WordPress fits […]

newer media

Image via Wikipedia I have worked in and around media for all but a few years since a part-time radio job in 1992.  “Back then” traditional media had the bull by the horns and managed news and information and how it flowed to it “customers”. Then came the late 90’s.  THe internet was young and […]

Analyzing Publishing 2.0’s post called: “Five Guiding Principles For The Transformation Of Media Companies”

This is a great post from Publishing 2.0 called “Five Guiding Principles For The Transformation Of Media Companies” – I liked what they have…but I thought I would add my comments to it. Here we go: Networks are the new distribution channels Media used to be about controlling monopoly distribution channels. On the web, the […]

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