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Virginia newspapers… An Appalachian-Hathaway?

Yesterday’s announcement that Berkshire-Hathaway Media is buying my almost-local daily, the Roanoke Times, sent me off building link lists for the benefit of recent graduates still researching media careers… (See below.) Warren Buffett’s BH Media has been acquiring papers in this

Posted in 2013, community, Future of news, hyperlocal, Journalism, Newspapers, Roanoke Times

Reading Doug Thompson on Veterans Day

Update: Doug’s condition was listed as “good” after 20 days in the hospital, according to a page one story in the Roanoke Times on Dec.2, with a cautionary line that the term is relative, and that he is in need

Posted in communication, community, Floyd, Journalism, personal, photography, Roanoke Times, storytelling

Thinking about the future of news, with or without newspapers

Darn… Cyber scholar and new media thinker Clay Shirky was almost in town today and I missed him… When someone who was there posts a report, I’ll link to it here. Until then, I’ll let this ramble from link to link.

Posted in community, Digital Culture, hyperlocal, Journalism, News, Newspapers, Online-Only, Roanoke Times
  • RT @rmayemsinger: Because everything sucks, please enjoy this dad making a roller coaster out of a laundry basket. https://t.co/dULYjvRJtC 12 hours ago
  • RT @LaurenceHammack: Heavy rains washed a loose part of the Mountain Valley Pipeline onto the property of an opponent -- and Dale Angle say… 2 days ago
  • RT @frontlinepbs: “Facebook systematically went from just interconnecting people to essentially having a surveillance system of their whole… 3 days ago
  • RT @GlennThrush: It wasn't the timing of the Trump taxes story, its length, or the fact that it wasn't cut up into bite-sized pieces that d… 4 days ago
  • RT @jivory: hey can Taylor Swift tell everyone to use their turn indicators now while we're at it 5 days ago
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