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Virginia News News!

October update: The new regional news website for southwestern Virginia was renamed just before launch, emphasizing that it is a nonprofit organization and removing the suggestion that it actually was printing a traditional newspaper. The publication is off to

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Posted in 2021, Appalachia, Business, community, Journalism, Newspapers, Online-Only, Radford, Reporting, Roanoke Times, Social media, Southwestern Va, Virginia

Celebrating first “summer of code,” Web launchings, 15 and 20 years ago

A few months more than 20 years ago, the pleasure boating monthly Soundings published an article headlined “Computers link boaters oceans apart,” probably the first time I managed to get something about the Internet into good-old-fashioned print.  The piece actually

Posted in AEJMC, Business, Computers, Digital Culture, History, hypertext, Internet, Journalism, Magazines

Internet advertisers & consumer groups eye Boucher bill

Our local 9th district congressman, Rep. Rick Boucher, appears on the techie blogs and news sites today with his draft of privacy legislation for online ad networks. I suspect this is somehow related to the data-sharing that lets Facebook keep

Posted in Business, Government, Internet

Tell Clyde I’m on the road to Floyd with a Droid

It was a tough decision, but having an excuse to write that headline made it all worthwhile. My first “smartphone” was a Handspring Treo 180, almost 10 years ago. When I moved to Knoxville a few years later, the lack

Posted in Business, Digital Culture, Future of news, Internet, Journalism, Newspapers, Tablets & eBook Readers, Technology

Radford University 100th birthday

Radford celebrated a culture of public service Wednesday with an innovative entrepreneurial shoe guy, cake and balloons… and I used it an an excuse to test my Kodak zi8 camera and’s photo gallery feature. (Is it obvious that those

Posted in Business, Digital Culture, Journalism, Magazines, Newspapers, Radford

Tangling where the wires meet the Web

AP, Yahoo Near Deal on Content Use – The Wall Street Journal says the Associated Press wants tighter restrictions on Yahoo’s use of wire stories, and that negotiations may wrap up “in the next few weeks.” Official AP quote:

Posted in Business, Internet, Journalism