Like Jeff Jar­vis, Charlie Beck­ett, and Richard Sam­brook, I too was at Ditch­ley recently for a con­fer­ence on the media and demo­cracy. Present com­pany excep­ted, it brought togeth­er a fas­cin­at­ing and lively group of people (not always the case at con­fer­ences). Sir Jeremy Green­stock, formerly Britain’s man at the UN and in Iraq (and someone who speaks in […]




Microsoft’s top Intel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty chap, Tom Rubin, had some inter­est­ing points to make at the UK AOP: Start­ing back in the early 1990s, some lead­ing Inter­net pun­dits espoused the motto “inform­a­tion wants to be free” and implored con­tent own­ers to simply give away their con­tent and mon­et­ize it through sec­ond­ary means – such as con­certs […]


My chums — the Car­ni­vores of Journ­al­ism (read in tooth and claw) — are rip­ping apart the les­sons for the news media from the online elect­or­al cam­paign­ing of Pres­id­ent-elect Barack Obama. Here’s my mes­sage for the old news media. You missed a rev­en­ue stream. Auc­tion endorse­ments. Don’t be fooled by the SMS and Face­book wrap­pers. This […]