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Archive for March, 2006

Jeff Jarvis Says FCC Is Full of It

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

Actually Jarvis says the FCC is full of shit, but he doesn’t say it in those words but I do. If I said that on the radio I would be fined. If I said the FCC is full of bullshit I would be fined. If I called all the members of the FCC dickheads, which [...]

Blogosphere Will Out Bad Journalism; That’s Good

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

Ben Hammersley, self described “journalist, writer, explorer and an errant developer and explainer of technology,” tells MediaGuardian Changing Media Summit:
“You can’t build a brand around a crappy product any more,” said Hammersley, technical mastermind of much of the Guardian’s websites and also a blogger.
“If your product is bad it will be outed immediately. [...] Syndicates Citizen Journalism Web

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

This from News & Technology: may be coming to a Web site near you.
More than a dozen newspapers, ranging from The Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel to those operated by the Los Angeles Newspaper Group, have signed up to begin offering the Web-to-print grassroots journalism platform since the Denver Newspaper Agency began syndicating the concept [...]

Gil Thelen, civic journalist, Tampa publisher to retire

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

This from the Tampa Tribune:
Gil Thelen, president and publisher of The Tampa Tribune, said Tuesday he will retire at the end of June.
Thelen, publisher of the Tribune since August 2003, said he has accomplished his professional goals and it’s time to pursue other endeavors.

One Big Question for McClatchy and the Rest of Us

Monday, March 27th, 2006

Ken Doctor, a former Knight Ridder employee, asks Gary Pruitt, McClatchy CEO, ten questions about the sale of the 12 Knight Ridder ophaned papers. Here is the one that is most intriguing to me:
In economically stagnant markets, is the need for quality local journalism greater than, or less than, the need for such journalism in [...]