Tag Archives: Dan Kennedy

Shot Down in Flames: Good-bye, Boston Phoenix

It’s tempting to talk about the possibility of rebirth from the flames of disaster when discussing the sudden demise of the Boston Phoenix, the once legendary alternative newspaper in Boston. But I’ll spare you. Because the Boston Phoenix is done.  Toast.  A victim of the ongoing Great Media Collapse that started in earnest in 2009. […]

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Backlash Against Huffington Post Heats Up

Has the Huffington Post jumped the shark? The news this week that AOL bought the Huffington Post for $315 million has been met with outrage by many readers and, worse, by the hundreds, if not thousands of bloggers who contribute free content to the site. Comments on the Huffington Post’s announcement about the sale have […]

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You Can’t Reclaim Privacy

“Privacy is the right to be alone–the most comprehensive of rights, and the right most valued by civilized man.” – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis Brandeis, who died in 1941, would likely be aghast at the concept of Facebook. The idea that people would willingly share so much of their private lives with […]

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Real-Time Search Changes Online Content

One of the biggest challenges of collecting information on the web is the question of authority. When Google or Bing turns your inquiry into a string of results – the real inquiry should begin: Is the information accurate? Is the source biased or trusted? Is the source creditable? Are the sources cited creditable? What reporting […]

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4 Reasons Why the Boston Globe is Still in Trouble

It difficult right now to determine what is going to happen between the Boston Globe and the Boston Newspaper Guild.  Supposedly, the sides have reached a tentative agreement.  How that would work after reports yesterday of Globe management wanting a 23 percent cut in pay for Guild members is anyone’s guess.  Both sides remain close-mouthed […]

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Boston Globe Rescue Plan

This morning, when I dug my Boston Globe out of the shrubs, I was expecting additional details on  the New York Times Co. threat to close down the newspaper in 30 days if it didn’t receive $20 million in concessions from the company’s 13 unions (as reported on Saturday). But there wasn’t a stitch of […]

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