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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 [...]

Earth to Newspapers: Use Smart Phone Readable Barcodes

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

I can’t help myself, I see new amazing use of technologies everyday and imagine how they will change everything. More than two years ago I first used my GPS and I saw the end of news advertising. Most recently a colleague pulled out his Google Phone and put it on the desk near my laptop [...]

Matching Grant Helps MinnPost Try Micro Sponsor Plan

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Thanks to a $10,000 matching grant from the Harnisch Foundation, MinnPost is trying a micro sponsorship plan to underwrite the work of David Brauer, who reports about Minnesota media. Just click on a button for a $10 or $25 donation. As of this posting, $1,415 has been raised.
Joel Kramer, MinnPost founder, writes:
MinnPost is a national [...]

J-Startup News: Crowdsourcing Site to Fix Journalism

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

J-Startup News is a nifty little site, with this introduction:
Welcome to J-startup news, a place for news people to discuss, rate and share news and commentary about journalism startups, new business models for news, hacker journalism and anything else that falls along these lines.
Here is its widget:

Its founder adds:

Future of Public Media: Listen to the Audio

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

Last Saturday, February 21, 2009, I was on a panel entitled: The Future of Public Media News: A Vision and A Plan at the Integrated Media Association’s Public Media Conference in Atlanta. There is lots of good information.
You can first hear Kinsey Wilson, Senior Vice President and General Manager, NPR Digital Media, talk about where [...]