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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 [...]

People Will Pay As High Quality Journalism Becomes Scarce

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

This is a blog, so I can make a prediction based on personal experience. When high quality news and information became scarce, I went to great lengths to get it including paying lots of money for it.
Let me explain, I lived in Minnesota for 18 years and was addicted to its public radio news and [...]

Saving Journalism Over Chili, Cornbread and Lemon Bars

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Last Friday night Lyle Harris, formerly of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and I hosted a journalism salon at my house in Marietta, Georgia to talk about what might save high quality journalism.
Mike Schinkel took the photo below plus many more and Urvaksh Karkaria wrote a blog post at the Atlanta Business Chronicle summarizing what took [...]

Watch the Last Day Farewell Speech for the Seattle P-I

Monday, March 16th, 2009

It’s sad, but fitting that an old white guy, Editor and Publisher Roger Oglesby, bids good-bye to the Seattle P-I, as it goes to press for the last time before going online only tomorrow.

Compare this video with this upbeat, let’s bring out the talking points of the future of online journalism commentary by Michelle [...]

Shirky: It’s the Journalism, Stupid — Not the Newspapers

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Clay Shirky writes that the unthinkable, a world without newspapers, is the reality. Here is what is key to me:
Society doesn’t need newspapers. What we need is journalism. For a century, the imperatives to strengthen journalism and to strengthen newspapers have been so tightly wound as to be indistinguishable. That’s been a fine accident [...]