Tag: universities

by Martin Moore

It is easy to overestimate the similarities between the U.S. and the U.K. As Oscar Wilde wrote back in 1887, ‘‘We have really everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language.” But one of the unfortunate recent similarities has been the parallel crisis in local news, especially at newspapers. In both countries existing [...] more »

by Rich Gordon

Back in early 2008, as I headed off to a conference at Georgia Tech, I wrote a post for Idealab headlined "Computation + Technology = ?" Two recent developments suggest that we’re starting to find answers to that question — and more importantly, that there’s a growing number of people trying to find these answers. [...] more »

by Rich Gordon

Dan Pacheco and Chris O’Brien wrote recently for IdeaLab about ways newspapers (or other media) can innovate successfully. One approach that wasn’t mentioned (yet): partner with a university. Academic institutions are full of smart faculty members, including experts on innovation, technology, audience behavior, journalism and the business of media. Even more important, they are full [...] more »

by Dan Gillmor

(Note: I wrote this initially for PR Week magazine. What follows is slightly updated.) A cliche of business holds that good ideas are a dime a dozen; it’s hard work and investment capital that turn them into businesses. As with most cliches, this one has a solid foundation of truth. But something has changed, and [...] more »