The New York Times is losing more than readers these days. The newspaper once
again faces an
The New York Times - Embarassed Again
embarrassing charge of plagiarism by one of its reporters.
According to a recent post on www.Breitbart.com, the Times has opened an
investigation on a Wall Street and finance reporter who seemed unable to word
his own stories. Zachery Kouwe has been charged with using words virtually
cut and pasted from Reuters, The Wall Street Journal and other sources
without attribution. The Wall Street Journal alerted the Times of Kouwe’s
naughty deeds and the intrigue continues. Breitbart’s full column is
The lesson for citizen journalists, not to mention the pros, is simple: WRITE
YOUR OWN STUFF. It’s much easier to take the time to word you... (more)
I love the idea of citizens being involved in the news process – to a
I like to see citizens’ photographs and/or reports of weather, sporting
events or whatever on local TV newscasts. I enjoy reading citizens’
contributions to websites like YourHub.com, YourNews.com and Examiner.com.
You see, citizen journalists can be on location when news is occurring.
Professional journalists can’t always be on the scene immediately. Citizen
journalists also care about reporting some of the less earthshaking events
happening in their communities, while professionals tend to cover the bi... (more)
Local newspapers and business-to-business publications face similar
challenges as drastic drops in ad revenue drive equally drastic drops in
relevant and compelling content. But for newspapers, ad revenue declines
are exacerbated because the highly profitable classified advertising sections
have almost disappeared as readers flock to the Internet. Moreover,
business-to-business magazines that are well positioned still offer uniquely
valuable niche content that helps readers succeed. Their readers still count
on them. That’s not so true for our local dailies.
I believe that the... (more)
Oh, my sainted aunt.
Google thought about buying the New York Times, according to Barron’s,
which got it from somebody else’s interview with Ken Auletta, author of
The End of the World as We Know It.
Reportedly the hands of Google co-founder Larry Page and CEO Eric Schmidt
were stayed by the thought that the deal would “sabotage” Google’s
status as a neutral source.
Auletta, who generally writes for the New Yorker, said the reason they were
interested is the fact that “Google’s search engine depends on good
The headlines say it all… "Further commitment needed to break negotiation
deadlock." The rich nations vs. the poor nations. Industrialists vs.
environmentalists. And at the end of the day, looking out over the Pacific
Ocean towards Catalina Island from Long Beach, the dense brown sludge of
polluted air is a constant reminder we are dumping horrifying amounts of
human waste into the oceans and air.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says "world policymakers do not
have to choose between a clean environment and economic growth."
Schwarzenegger believes people worried about ... (more)
I've posted the first of a two-part interview I did with Datuk Badlisham
Ghazali, CEO of MdEC, the Malaysian government-driven entity that runs the
MSC, which was originally called the Multimedia Super Corridor.
The MSC is not a thing, but a place, one of those earnest attempts to
recreate Silicon Valley. It is quite extensive, running in a corridor about
15 miles east-west and 30 miles north-south, from the signature Petronas
Towers in downtown KL through the planned cities of Cyberjaya and Putrajaya,
and on out to the international airport.
There are 90,000+ people employed the... (more)