Tag: business

by Dena Levitz

The ironclad, “Romeo and Juliet”-style firewall that’s long existed between media companies’ news and business divisions has become outdated. It’s no longer a question of whether to break down the wall but how. Coming from the editorial side, as I am, that’s an uncomfortable premise. But I’m learning during my studies at American University’s Media [...] more »

by Andrew Haeg

At the end of September, I left American Public Media after 13 years as a reporter and co-founder of the Public Insight Network. I have three young kids. I had a good job in an industry where good jobs are scarce and getting scarcer. I could have worked there for years and been engaged intellectually [...] more »

by David Johnson

Let’s learn a lesson from the past. When the news first started going digital, that is when it started appearing on the World Wide Web and print saw it as a competitor that would give the product away for free. The digital prophets saw a future in which free wouldn’t matter, and said things along [...] more »

by Christa Avampato

What if you could incubate the energy and talent that fuels so many startups, inside a big company? Prehype, a product innovation company with offices in New York City, London, Copenhagen, and Rio, is doing just that, providing an infrastructure of collaboration in which big company executives and their team members willingly play on equal [...] more »

by Ryan Frank

Two blocks from our newsroom, 20,000 fans yelled, clapped and stomped for a world record. A former University of Oregon decathlete, Ashton Eaton, crossed the finish line in time to make history. Ashton Eaton celebrates after he broke the world record in the decathlon event in Eugene, Ore. This photo was captured by Tess Freeman [...] more »

by Dorian Benkoil

There was quite a reaction to my previous column, suggesting editors learn more about, and cooperate with, the business sides of their organizations. This time, I’d like to talk to people on the business side about how they can cooperate with the editorial side to work effectively to keep a news organization solid while also [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Microsoft made what appeared to be its last bid for Yahoo at $33 per share, and Yahoo wanted $37. Microsoft walked away. What a weird way for this entire drama to end — if it is indeed over. Most people expect this to be a very bad week for Yahoo on Wall Street, with Silicon [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Recently, Gawker Media, the blog empire run by Nick Denton, made two moves that were curious. One was spinning off three sites that weren’t making the cut: Gridskipper (travel), Idolator (music), and Wonkette (politics). The other was slashing the pay-per-page-view rate for Gawker Media writers by 33%. In Denton’s go-ahead-and-leak-it email memo, which showed up [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Foremski’s View of the Press Release (Illustration by Chris Dichtel) Silicon Valley journalist/blogger Tom Foremski had had enough. Two years ago, he wrote a poison pen letter to the PR industry in a blog post titled Die! Press release! Die! Die! Die!, in which he exhorted publicists to break down press releases into sections, tag [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

We are a society that lives more and more in our technology-induced bubbles. When we go outside, we wear an iPod; we talk on cell phones while driving. In urban areas, we might never meet our neighbors unless there’s a fire or earthquake. But can technology also help bring us together in our physical communities, [...] more »