Archive for June 5th, 2009

Dukes, pretenders to the throne, and citoyens: 3 discussions on the future of journalism that need to come together

5 June 2009

When I started this blog a little while ago, I thought I’d mainly focus on the (as I put it) “intersection of journalism, fundraising, and technology” – figuring that I’d eventually get lost in the weeds/arcana/geekdom of fundraising since that’s what I can bring to the larger table  chewing over the future of (biz models to support) journalism (aka FoJ). So I reached out to Dave Cohn at Spot.us here, here and here, because I think he’s doing something really interesting. And I’ll get back to you, Dave (I owe you answers to those 2 questions you posed for me).

But the past couple of weeks, when it comes to thinking about work-related stuff, I’ve headed in a different direction – and think I’ll probably keep doing that for a bit longer before I head back to the weeds. Reason being that there’s been some really interesting thinking/doing/arguing about the larger structures through which journalism – however we end up defining that term in the near future – will be organized.

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Friday dog blogging 5 June 09

5 June 2009

P1030085Threat of rain didn’t keep Mingus the Super Dog and me from a quick spazier up Cascade Creek earlier today.He’s a noble looking, goofy dog today:

The water still flows, the grass is still green. Mingus the S.D. did P1030098what he does – chewed grass, marked the entire length of the trail, picked up every stick and carried it for a while, and blurbled his nose into the water to dig out that very special stone.