Monthly Archives: January 2010

Our documentary around the country

Our documentary film, “Escape to Dreamland: The Story of the Tamiami Trail,” is airing on PBS stations across the country. You can view segments of the film on our YouTube channel, KnockemdownTV. Here’s the trailer from KnockemdownTV:

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Will the NY Times “Metered” Pay Wall work?

Jack Shafer outlines the problems, and says the Times should try to improve its ad sales instead of erecting a metered pay wall. Here’s the article on Slate:

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Advertising: Online vs. Print

In two years, Politico has become a $20 million business, according to But most of its revenue comes from print — a fact that concerns 2009 Knight News Challenge winner Gail Robinson of Gotham Gazette.

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Anita O’Day at the Newport Jazz Festival

While doing research today for our upcoming documentary “Bohemia in the Tropics,” I came across this clip from Bert Stern’s 1960 “Jazz on a Summer’s Day.” I was looking for Anita O’Day’s version of “Key Largo.” Here she sings “Sweet … Continue reading

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Rethinking Web Content

Robert Picard on the “innovation challenge” facing newspapers today: “What is needed is a complete rethinking of what content is offered, where, when and how it is provided, what new products and services should be provided and what existing ones … Continue reading

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