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My take on an Oct. 18 CJF event -- Gutenberg's Last Stand: Reinventing the Modern Newspaper. Bottom line? Informative, but needed a contrarian voice.
Canadian newspapers look on the bright side. Four top newspaper editors in Toronto talked about the challenges facing their newsrooms in a world where print economics are crumbling and digital is prov...
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My take on the CJF conversation with NYT media writer David Carr, focusing on the issues of truth, believability and sustainability of accountability journalism.
Night of the media pundit – An evening with David Carr. A sold-out room full of media managers, working journalists and lesser mortals gathered on Sept. 13 to hear the musings of one David Carr, media...
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There are many, many 'The Office"-s from which to draw raw material.
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Some useful insights in this article about how the NYT is using its various social media channels.
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Again I'm reminded of the fine line between satire and reality ...
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I wonder how FB's share price is comparing to those of media companies with a more traditional business model. I also wonder if it's tanking merely because the "it's not the next Google meme" has taken root.
 
Facebook drops below $20: Worth less than what MSFT offered for Yahoo in 2008? - http://tcrn.ch/MTg7fa
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No prob, Tech review (formerly MIT tech review) was warning people off long before the IPO but at least it appears that people learned something in the 90s about not paying hundreds of dollars / share for companies with weak bottom lines and untested business models. Also today there is this http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19105409#
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Some favourite horror films. There's 10 of them, but it's not necessarily a top-10 list.
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A column by the NYT's outgoing public editor stirred some thoughts about the value of "believability" as a criteria for measuring a newsroom.
'Hive minds,' partisan audiences and newsrooms. Arthur Brisbane Jr., outgoing public editor of the New York Times, had a few things to say in his final column about groupthink in the newsroom. From th...
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On moving from severe to moderate depression, while stewing about how long the latter will last.
My tussle with severe depression – an update. Back on Feb. 7, I thought I was on enough of an upward track in my recovery from severe depression that I concluded a blog post with some of my summer pla...
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It's a belief system that has carried me this far in life.
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How passing himself off as an expert on anything got one American interviewed by just about everybody on all topics imaginable. Seen first on Twitter via
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The Globe and Mail's story on FB's share slide: "The first American company to debut with a market valuation of more than $100-billion, Facebook has fallen out of favour on Wall Street as investors fret about its slowing revenue growth."
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