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Google Executive Says Journalism Sites Can Be Smarter

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Embedded in a long interesting tome addressing the future of the internet, Jonathan Rosenberg, senior vice president, for product management at Google, provides excellent advice for journalism sites:
…The experience of consuming news on the web today fails to take full advantage of the power of technology. It doesn’t understand what users want in order [...]

How to Save The New York Times, Let’s Buy the Newsroom

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

On The New York Times op-ed pages yesterday there was an opinion piece about setting up a $5 billion endowment to perpetually provide the Times with a $200 million annual payout to support the newsroom. I have a better idea.
Right now the Times has approximately a circulation of about 1 million. To have it delivered [...]

One Man’s Plan for NY Times, Have Online Subscription Fee

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Henry Blodget at Silicon Valley Insider advances his Plan to Fix The New York Times in three steps:

Cut costs 40% by 2010.
Continue to raise print subscription prices
Explore charging an online subscription fee

I am most intrigued by the idea of no firewall but still a fee. Anyone can link to the stories and you can see [...]

Why Do the Representative Journalism Trial in Northfield, MN?

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

Seeing that I am situated in Kennesaw, Georgia, I am often asked why I decided to try my first Representative Journalism trial so far away in Northfield, Minnesota. When the question arises I say that I have worked for years with Griff Wigley, who probably understands online community building better than anyone else. He began [...]

Knight Foundation Backs Facebook Youth News Experiment

Monday, December 15th, 2008

This from a Knight Foundation news release:
University of Minnesota researcher Christine Greenhow and Seattle-based news aggregator News Cloud will test new ways to engage youth in news and information by launching two social media publications on the popular social networking site Facebook. The project is being made possible by a $249,529 grant from the John [...]