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John Thornton

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Attention Non-Profit Newsies: Alan Mutter Thinks We're Fantastic

(2) Comments | Posted March 30, 2010 | 3:30 PM

Alan Mutter is one of the keenest observers of today's topsy turvy media landscape. I am therefore pleased that he payed me a compliment on his highly trafficked Newsosaur blog today:

An amazing number of smart and sophisticated people continue to harbor the fantasy that philanthropic contributions can...
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Jack Shafer: Concerned About My Bank Balance, and Knows My Inner Motivations. Where Have You Been All My Life?

(1) Comments | Posted October 1, 2009 | 9:28 AM

The whole spiel really is all a little touching, and quite impressive-especially the psychoanalysis part. What it isn't is new. Or maybe commercial media pundits have been relieved of the burden of editors who say things like, "wait, haven't I seen that before? And before. And before?" Like about...

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What If: The Non-Profit Media Model

(5) Comments | Posted July 30, 2009 | 7:25 PM

TechCrunch honcho Michael Arrington deserves much applause for his July 30 post, "What If: The New New York Times." In it, he ponders what might happen if the top 10% of the venerable New York Times' reporters went on walkabout and set up their own purely digital shop.

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