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NYTimes Pay Plan — Did Henry Blodget Get It Right 2 years ago?

Friday, March 18th, 2011

When I first read the New York Times’ recently announced Digital Subscription Plan, I remembered reading something similar and posting about it here at
Sure enough, it was a piece by Henry Blodget at Silicon Valley Insider entitled Our Plan To Fix The New York Times . It was posted in January, 2009, [...]

Geek Squad Founder: Homes Will Have Many Digital Tablets

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Geek Squad founder Robert Stephens says anyone contemplating a journalism start-up should think of getting a mobile presence first and then think of a computer application that plays off the app, not the other way around. Indeed, if he were starting the Geek Squad today, it would not be providing support for computers, it would [...]

Clay Shirky in Journalism Things Will Get Weirder

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Clay Shirky’s prognostication for the future of journalism:
“Things are going to get weirder before they get saner.”
And he adds:

“In real revolutions things get worse before they get better. .. One of the bad things I think is going to happen is, I think civic corruption is just going to rise [...]

Gourmet Succumbs to Bean Counter Diet

Monday, October 5th, 2009

After the announcement that the bean counters would no longer publish Gourmet Magazine, my wife sent me an email with the subject line:
End of the world as we know it
And the text:
Just saw that Gourmet is ceasing publication, a victim of the times. Sigh.
Thirty years of her loyalty ends with this brush [...]

First Hint: Public Is Ready to Save Journalism

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

On Sunday night at 5 p.m. I was a member of the last of three concurrent panels at the Decatur Book Festival in Decatur, Ga. The topic of the panel: The Future of Newspapers.
I anticipated that maybe a couple of dozen people might show up. So I was a bit nonplussed when I came [...]