Catch up or get left behind

I’ve been a nomad for a few days in the middle of a short-by-my-standards 300+ mile move from the suburbs of Rochester, NY to the suburbs of Washington D.C. and boy are my legs tired. But I’m catching up on my reading, and found a few things to share with you on the theme of […]

Be the platform, use the platform, syndicate the platfom

A lot of talk about platforms for news these days, no? A sampling: Joey Baker at CoPress defines one of the many things that “newspaper platform” could mean to a local news site: “…taking lessons from Gawker, Slashdot and the New York Times, and aggregating everything. If there’s a story online that’s relevant to your […]

CoPress launches hosted WordPress sites for student media

First, a bit of history: The first time I fiddled with a newspaper Web site, it was thespartandaily.com, after I walked into an adviser’s office at San Jose State’s School of Journalism & Mass Communications and asked something like “hey, any way to get an RSS feed off that thing?” There was, and we did, […]