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Archive for December, 2006

Photographer’s Rant About Corporate Profits and You

Friday, December 29th, 2006

Key quote:
“In reality, what is happening on the web is the transfer of the authors’ labour to large corporations for nothing. Anti-copyright lobbyists have become either unwitting allies, or shills, for big business.”
UK photojournalist Sion Touhig writes in Register: How the anti-copyright lobby makes big business richer .
He says basically because of all the free [...]

Star Tribune Sale: Then $1.2 Billion, Now $530 Million

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

Want to know the fate of American newspapers? Here it is: McClatchy Co. bought the Minneapolis Star Tribune for $1.2 billion eight years ago and today announced it was selling it for $530 million. Little did I know, when I worked for the Star Tribune as its Sunday Magazine editor from 1984-1990, it was probably [...]

Florida Newspaper Learns from Blue Frog

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

Read this Phil Lewis, Bonita Springs (Florida) Daily News column to get insight into the questions that the Internet is forcing on thoughtful editors. Of one day’s top ten most read stories on the Internet, only one of them, a story about a locally found blue frog, got on the front page of the newspaper.
Here [...]

Happy Holidays

Saturday, December 23rd, 2006

I am taking a few days break from the blog to enjoy Christmas with the family.
May you and yours have a great Holiday Season.

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NYTimes Nicholas Kristof: Help Tell Chad’s Story

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

This comes under the heading, if only I had the time. Jeff Jarvis explains it best: The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof makes an amazing offer to his readers: ‘Remix me’. Read Jarvis to see the potential and all the problem with the Times Select firewall. Any how, here is what Kristof writes:

Stories can be [...]