If you don't have the opportunity or bandwidth to write, request to sit down with a journalist -- completely independent of any other agenda. Ask them what their day is like, what their job entails, what makes a good story for them and so on.
If you're going to make an audacious bet on the future of newspapers, as Aaron Kushner did with the Orange County Register, then it stands to reason that you should have enough money in the bank to be able to wait and see how it plays out.
It was tough to miss the excellent piece penned by 13-year-old Ruby Karp this week. As she explained in her Mashable post, Facebook is struggling to resonate with the next teenage generation. Funny thing is I agree with almost everything she says.
What Rick Perry and the GOP did by not only calling a special session to close virtually every abortion clinic in Texas, but also changing the date on the votes that took place after midnight, was a disgraceful slap in the face of all citizens everywhere. And they did not get away with it.
As more and more traffic comes to news sites sideways through shared links and search results, news organizations have begun reworking their article pages to act increasingly as the beginning of a reader's journey, and not the final destination.
While Twitter certainly has a strong technology bias, Facebook is much more representative of the population. And it's therefore interesting to note that the sharing of news isn't quite as widespread as some might imagine.
Since social media is here to stay, event organizers who truly embrace the notion of the greater good, which is the purpose of all of this social stuff anyway, can enhance the experience by establishing and promoting twitter hashtags and handles.
Last week, as world leaders arrived in NYC for the UN General Assembly and Clinton Global Initiative, another conference was taking place with a focus on using innovation and technology to solve the world's greatest challenges.