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Archive for October, 2007

Buck the Trend; Start a Newspaper Now

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

In yesterday’s future of newspaper journalism video, Jason Calacanis said it was a business he would never get into.  Today we hear from Kirk Ross, editor  of the Carrboro Citizen, a North Carolina weekly newspaper and Web site started in March 2007. Ross is obviously enjoying it and he says they are making  money. Here [...]

What Professionals Say about New Media

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

I am running my videos about the future of media. Here is another video suggested by Tom Warhover:

Jason Calacanis Cold to Local Newspapers as Business

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

The key quotes here from serial entrepreneur Jason Calacanis about local newspapers are: “I wouldn’t want to be in that business…I’m not so tied to the idea that there has to be a local paper….Maybe a local blog is a better concept….Maybe a group of local bloggers having their work appear in one location is [...]

Getting Your Videos Viral

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

I am here at ConvergeSouth2007. I shot six videos about the future of journalism, which I will be releasing all week . Was just going to put it here next week, but now the folks from and are saying to look to all the distribution sites to get maximum exposure. Sounds obvious, but in the [...]

ConvergeSouth: Day Two Social Networking

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

The panel is  Elisa Camahort, Soni Pitts, and Ruby Sinreich.
 Sinreich gives the five elements of a strong Social Network:
1. Strong social ties
2. Having a dense communication grid, a lot of ways to get in touch with other, RSS feeds, Twittering, or Flickr pages, at conferences.
3. Having a common story. Narrative you all experienced together. Common theme, [...]