Davos 2012

January 31, 2012

I atten­ded a Civil Soci­ety event where I spoke with rep­res­ent­at­ives from human rights organ­iz­a­tions, the union/labor move­ment, and NGOs work­ing to address some of the hard­est prob­lems in soci­ety. I had a lunch with a uni­ver­sity pres­id­ent talk­ing about the role of tech­no­logy in high­er ed. I had din­ner with an esteemed phys­i­cist, an author I admire, and a net­work sci­ent­ist where […]


If you wanted a sign of the grow­ing import­ance of the UK news media in report­ing US polit­ics (a phe­nomen­on sup­por­ted by Matt Drudge, the now glob­al online mar­ket in Eng­lish lan­guage news, and the largely apolit­ic­al US press), here it is. Media Mat­ters, a Demo­crat­ic-lean­ing MSM rebut­tal ser­vice, turns its power­ful fisk­ing atten­tion to this Times […]


Newspaper obits

June 14, 2008

Madis­on Taylor, edit­or of the Bur­l­ing­ton Times News, has a poignant post that says some­thing about the chan­ging times for US news­pa­pers:


Scott McClellan’s book, sum­mar­ized: “I totally didn’t know I was lying those 630,000 times.” Mat­thew Bald­win [HT: Charles Arthur]