Independence Day

Today is my last day at Reed Business Information, after a decade of service. It has been an incredible journey, and I wanted to reflect a bit on it. I started in December of 2000, just as the first dot com bubble was popping. The past decade was the perfect time to be within a… Continue reading Independence Day

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Crowd vs Community

Earlier in the week, I talked about how the word ‘expert’ is being thrown around too often on the web. Today, I want to talk about another term that is used so often that it is losing it’s meaning: community. My goal here is not to complain about trendy words (that in itself would just… Continue reading Crowd vs Community

Categorized as community

Media is a Service, Not a Product

A reporter interviewed me this week for an article about the future of local newspapers. At first, he referred to the terms ‘newspaper’ and ‘journalism’ interchangeably, and I clarified that the lack of a definition for journalism is what hobbles many conversations about the future of newspapers. Newspapers are not a product, they are a… Continue reading Media is a Service, Not a Product