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Ruby Sinreich: We Need Journalism — and Blogs

Friday, October 26th, 2007

Ruby Sinreich, a well know blogger, is founder of the progressive local politics blog in her hometown of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She understands the limitations of mainstream journalism and thinks blogs can add to what traditional journalism lacks — but she still wants paid journalists to be around. Here are some key quotes from the [...]

Will Bunch Sees Different, Bright Journalism Future

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

Will Bunch, Philadelphia Daily News columnist, has been on a two-year journey to figure out the fate of journalism. At first it was out of self-preservation, but now he has come to see the future of journalism — and he is very optimistic. Here are key quotes from the video:
For any metropolitan newspaper to survive, [...]

Want Science News? Start Your Own Publication

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

I have been running a series of videos on the future of journalism. At ConvergeSouth 2007 I did an interview with Anton Zuiker of the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area of North Carolina, home of the world renown Research Triangle Park. Zuiker says as local newspapers are less inclined to support their medical and science writers “there [...]

Buck the Trend; Start a Newspaper Now

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

In yesterday’s future of newspaper journalism video, Jason Calacanis said it was a business he would never get into.  Today we hear from Kirk Ross, editor  of the Carrboro Citizen, a North Carolina weekly newspaper and Web site started in March 2007. Ross is obviously enjoying it and he says they are making  money. Here [...]

Jason Calacanis Cold to Local Newspapers as Business

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

The key quotes here from serial entrepreneur Jason Calacanis about local newspapers are: “I wouldn’t want to be in that business…I’m not so tied to the idea that there has to be a local paper….Maybe a local blog is a better concept….Maybe a group of local bloggers having their work appear in one location is [...]