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New job is great – but the ying to the media companies yang

Its kind of funny – I worked at the Gazette for 7 of the last 11 years.  All I did was complain how slow things moved.  I was like – “Hey, lets launch the newspaper site today” taunting them to say yes, but knowing they never would. Fast-forward to now, I received an email today that said […]

The million dollar idea

It’s funny, the newspaper I work for is trying hard – but spinning its tires a lot.  We’ve gone from build a “super blog” network, to atomizing all content into a distribution engine to looking for the “million dollar idea”.  It’s crazy, but it is possible to make a million with a blog. Here is […]

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 […]

Charging for Hulu? Newspapers better watch this one.

Image via CrunchBase After all the buzz around the ‘net about Hulu and charging for content in 2010 – this may be the show newspapers are waiting for. The big question, of course, will it stick.  Hulu has some very impressive numbers going into 2010.  But what will that look like if they put up […]

AT&T – big, bad and high tech

Image via CrunchBase After reading my CEO’s blog today – it made me think about my “call” with AT&T on Saturday.  I’ve recently signed up for an iPhone from AT&T. Onto the story – I took a motorcycle ride on Saturday to meet a friend’s son for lunch.  When we arrived at the restaurant, I […]

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 […]

Times Techie Envisions the Future of News

Times Techie Envisions the Future of News | Epicenter from Wired.com. We all need to think like Nick and truely envision what needs to be done next.  Then go and do it.  Newspapers ahve to think differently.

The Second Age of SMEs

Image via Wikipedia Think small. Think efficient. Share the returns. via Vesess » The Second Age of SMEs. This article talks directly to what is going on at my employer, the Cedar Rapids Gazette.  We’ve had to cut some people – but my biggest fear is in what they stated in the post: Think small. […]

Can Hearst Save Newspapers? Not with subscriptions IMO.

Can Hearst Save Newspapers With an E-Reader? – PC World. My boss just tweeted this from PCWorld: @mgcoleman Hearst building an e-reader and Long Island Newsday charging for online content: http://tinyurl.com/avyj32 My biggest issue is I think the news business thinks the problem is with people getting their newspaper electronically.  And they still think the […]

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