The Gazette just jumped in – with both feet

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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” boat with a lot of … Read More

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NYT Clutters Homepage w/Links From Elsewhere

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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 a starting point, just like … Read More

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WordPress is the platform

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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 the bill.  When Matt Mullenwag … Read More

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newer media

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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 people were trying to figure … Read More

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

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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 network is the new distribution … Read More

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