• Art of the Possible Podcast: Can Local Media Save the World?
    I joined Rob Page and Dan Morrison on their Art of the Possible (AotP) podcast. Apparently, I represented Rob (finally) upholding his end of his partnership with Dan, and was his first guest. We talked about media and explore if local media is a potential solve for our fractured, entertainment-driven, mass media and can save the Republic. Rob isn’t hopeful, but I am. I think? Honestly, I was just excited to see myself in 8-bit. Listen here.
  • The Big One-Seven
    Happy 17th wedding anniversary!
  • Confirmation Bias and the Feedback Loop of Algorithms
    Algorithms are bad for media (and society)
  • It’s scorching hot outside and I’m not hating it
    I don’t hate the heat, and I kind of feel guilty about it, Netflix will be just fine, the worst kept secret in media
  • Weekend Media Threads, July 13, 2019
    I wanted to be what when I grew up? Time to pivot Weekend Media Threads.
  • Weekend Media Threads, July 6, 2019
    MAD Magazine is all but dead, so is Thud, Amazon owns everything, but can Walmart challenge them?
  • Weekend Media Threads, June 29, 2019
    Facebook is getting into banking and crypto currency, what could go wrong? Roku continues to dominate the streaming device race.
  • Weekend Media Threads June 23, 2019
    No media this week, just a fun time in LA.
  • Weekend Media Threads, June 15, 2019
    Digging into Mary Meeker’s 2019 Internet Trends Report.
  • Weekend Media Threads, June 8, 2019
    Hot take: change is hard, behavioral ad targeting is worth squat, ESPN is so lit, Uncle Sam starting to chip away at unfettered growth
  • Weekend Media Threads, June 1, 2019
    My new adventure begins, what’s a media company to do?, and some of my favorite links from the week.
  • Weekend Media Threads May 25, 2019
    Automate Twitter, social media will get … better? and an iPad with your news subscription
  • Weekend Media Threads May 18, 2019
    A new venture for me, profitable media businesses in 2019, Rotten Tomatoes for … news?
  • Media Threads May 11(ish), 2019
    It’s been an interesting few weeks for me personally – not in a bad way – so I haven’t had time to put together fully flushed out versions of my blog. However, I still wanted to share a few stories I found interesting from the week. First up is a podcast from Digiday with Morning Brew‘s co-founder and COO Austin Rief. Morning Brew is a digital startup email newsletter (that’s a lot of buzzwords) focusing on business. More importantly, it’s a digital startup that is not reliant on venture funding, something that was a rarity not long ago, but now […]
  • Media Threads May 4, 2019
    It’s been kind of a weird week, I haven’t made the time I normally do to put together my weekly blog on the media. My brain is too scattered to put the threads together. Instead of a fully-cook post, I thought I would post some of the more interesting stories I found this week. I’ll do better next week. Although many publishers have steered clear of a full pivot to video, Conde Nast says its video is the ‘New Prime Time’ TV, and is now pitching itself as a video-first company. I was surprised when I saw Yahoo popping up […]
  • Eastern State Penitentiary
    I recently visited Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia with my family. Although we didn’t see any ghosts, and can’t find any that we captured in our photos, I want to share some of the photos we took while we were there. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but thinking back on it, the visit was a sobering experience. Just knowing that I was walking on ground where God knows what horrors occurred, and now I’m touring it with my family. It gave me chills to think about. We were there for just two hours, more than enough time to see […]
  • Media Threads April 27, 2019
    Did Buffett really say newspapers are ‘toast,’ or was he parroting an interviewer? Does that even matter if we haven’t innovated the process?
  • Media Threads April 20, 2019
    Dinosaurs fight over remains while digital media mammals look for ways to survive, the end of the great video pivot, and Facebook still doesn’t know how to do privacy
  • Media Threads April 13, 2019
    What do cutting grass, memory, Facebook and Google have in common? Not a lot, but I’ll do my best to weave them together in this week’s media threads.
  • Media Threads April 6, 2019
    It’s 2019, we’re in the era of fake/false/outright lies news, and somehow major brands still think it’s cute to attempt an April Fools prank. I’m sure some people still like these pranks, otherwise why would brands waste time and money doing them? Still, it feels like the era of peak April Fools was at least five years ago. So on Monday (and Tuesday, and Wednesday …), I found myself dreading every story I read. Waiting to be tricked into liking or sharing something that wasn’t true. Although, now that I type this, this could apply to any post on the […]

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