Recently by Edward Lifson

Lots of ideas big and small.  For me the four hours flew by, and took my mind of off my beloved Chicago not getting the 2016 Olympics!  I'm sure I'd rather have watched this streaming online by my kitchen window than being there in person.  Except of course, for seeing friends and making new friends.  

Now, go vote for the project you like!  Leave comments, videos, etc.  This is the beginning.  
October 2, 2009 12:47 PM | | Comments (0)
Good practical advice in this segment about how to get funding for your website from venture capitalists and from philanthropic foundations.

Roundtable: The Business of Arts Journalism

October 2, 2009 12:32 PM | | Comments (0)
What Richard Gingras's story about I.F. Stone must remind us is that while Stone's Xerox machine was important to his impact, ultimately what matters is his mind.  
October 2, 2009 12:17 PM | | Comments (0)
Flavorpill pays its contributors based on how many hits their stories get.  That can be dangerous in any kind of journalistic endeavor, not least in arts journalism.   
October 2, 2009 12:02 PM | | Comments (0)
Nearly all the sites are saying this.  It makes me wonder what I actually spend my time reading on the web.  Is it the "esteemed and learned critic," the "community's voices," "reader's comments" or some other voice?  While I like to read a dose of all voices, I find I still read mostly the "learned critic."  It's a matter of time management  The web may be unlimited but time is not.  
October 2, 2009 11:57 AM | | Comments (0)
"We only cover what we like."

What do you think?  Arts journalists used to say that, when space was limited.  Why do so many of us still say it?  Because resources and remuneration and maybe even respect remain limited? 
October 2, 2009 11:54 AM | | Comments (0)
That's how James R. Gaines of Flyp explains his site.  

Me, I like all three.  

Flyp is clearly well-funded and I think Gaines said it is about to turn a profit.  It's well-rounded, covering not just the arts but also politics, technology, art, etc.  It's a web based general interest smart magazine.  Certainly one answer as we go forward.  Trying to log in to Flyp now, it's taking a long time to load.  Maybe many of us are hitting it at once.  Gaines closed with something like, "we want to share life's stories."  
October 2, 2009 11:36 AM | | Comments (0)
When you're a website should you report locally or globally?

For current presenter Glasstire the answer is hyper-regionalism. 

Of course they're in Texas, where else is there?
October 2, 2009 11:18 AM | | Comments (2)
Much talk about community, that's good.  But we need to examine that relationship.  How is community related to quality?
October 2, 2009 10:31 AM | | Comments (0)
Doug quoted someone as saying "it's not like there is more information out there today."  Makes me wonder, is there?  In the modern, individualized era, with larger populations I would say that depending on how you define "things happening" - yes more is happening, it's happening quicker and even on a larger scale.  So more for us to write about, and about which people want to read, watch and listen. 
October 2, 2009 9:51 AM | | Comments (0)


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