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Posts on ‘June 23rd, 2007’

Advertising and Paid "Word of Mouth"

Dave Winer: It’s one thing to let Microsoft buy space on your site (it’s called advertising) and quite another to accept Microsoft money for words coming out of your mouth. Next month when we read something positive on these sites about Microsoft, how are we supposed to know if it’s an opinion, or just another […]

Rich Ramirez, R.I.P.

It’s still not clear what led to the death of my former San Jose Mercury News colleague, Rich Ramirez. But he was an unfailingly professional and kind man, and his passing at a young age is tragic. Rest in peace.

Journalistic Transparency in NY Times Q&A From Iraq

UPDATED A long Q&A: Life in Iraq on the New York Times website shows the Baghdad bureau in more human terms, and gives readers an even better idea of what life is like in that nation. At one point John F. Burns, the newspaper’s outstanding bureau chief, writes of the Iraqi nationals who do an […]