From the monthly archives:

July 2007

I don't do this often, but my Globe and Mail colleague Simon Houpt -- who is based in New York -- had a great piece today about the blurring of the lines that is going on between the Web, theatre, video and so on. He writes: "Here's some advice for aspiring playwrights: Forget theatre school.…
Scott Karp of Publishing 2.0 writes about the NowPublic financing and takes issue with the terms "citizen journalism" (which I admit is a terrible term) and "crowdsourcing" (which I actually kind of like). He says that what is going on at NowPublic is just journalism, period -- or perhaps "networked journalism," which Jeff Jarvis suggested…

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I wanted to take a more in-depth look at some of the things that NowPublic.com CEO Leonard Brody said about the local "citizen journalism" model during our interview about NowPublic's financing and the failure of Backfence, which I posted about here. He said some similar things to Liz Gannes, who also spoke to him about…

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NowPublic.com -- the "citizen journalism" site based in Vancouver -- has turned down takeover bids from two major media entities (both based outside of North America) and closed a $10.6-million financing round with a series of U.S. and Canadian venture funds. I wrote a news story about it for the Globe and Mail Update: TechCrunch…

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I can't tell if Jason Calacanis is just trolling for some Techmeme reaction on a weekend (which he has certainly gotten in spades) or in a grump because he's been sick, but his post about Facebook bankruptcy and closing off comments is a doozy. I'll leave the Facebook part to Fred Wilson and others to…

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