From the monthly archives:

April 2010

I Will Never Pay for “News Aggregation.” Would You?

April 27, 2010

Tweet A couple of days ago I realized why news organizations are having such a difficult time getting people to pay for news. It’s because, most of the time, what we are fed by the media isn’t real reporting, it’s just news aggregation. Let me explain: I was getting ready for work in the morning […]

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Email Is the New Snail Mail. What will Newspapers do?

April 20, 2010

Tweet I’m frustrated these days. Here’s why: My three sons—ages twenty-one, eighteen, and fifteen—don’t use email. I’ll send them emails about a family event a week ahead of time and not get a response until afterward. At first, I just thought that maybe my kids were blowing me off (this can happen to parents of […]

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You Can’t Do HyperLocal from the Corporate Ivory Tower!

April 12, 2010

Tweet Dear New York Times, I recently read a blog post over at editorsweblog.org about your “hyperlocal efforts.” It cites your recent collaboration with Fwix in order to conglomerate news about particular local areas into a massive “local” news database, all from the comfort of your corporate ivory tower. Using Fwix’s software, you would gather […]

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We Need Local News Now! Not a Week Later.

April 5, 2010

Tweet A few weekends ago, the Boston area where I live was pummeled with rain. We received twelve inches of rain in two days, about one third of our average yearly rain fall. As soon as the flood waters started to rise, I was desperate to get up to the minute accurate information. So I […]

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