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Posts on ‘May 8th, 2007’

Newspaper Self-Immolation

At, John McQuaid looks incredulously into the Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s decision to turn top-notch columnist James Lileks into a street reporter. We need all the street reporting we can get, but this is nuts. Quote: The Star Tribune’s decision to eliminate James Lileks’s column and reassign him to a beat as a local reporter is […]

Using the Web, and Openness, to Improve Political Debates

(This posting appeared today in the Washington Examiner newspaper.) In this impossibly early presidential campaign season, so-called “debates” are already making modest waves. They could be much more useful, and there’s promising progress to suggest that they will. On May 5, we learned of one potential bit of progress. CNN announced that, after the broadcast […]