Monthly Archives: February 2010

Key West, 1935

I came across this photo while doing research for our new documentary, Key West: Bohemia in the Tropics. It’s a perfect depiction of the shotgun marriage between government and the arts that saved Key West during the Great Depression. That’s … Continue reading

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NY Times Execs @ paidContent 2010

NY Times exexs discuss the paper’s online paywall strategy earlier this week at paidContent 2010. paidContent 2010: The Future Will Be Metered: NYT’s Top Execs Talk Digital Strategy

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The New Journalism Ecosystem

Interesting blog from Dan Gilmor on the new journalism ecosystem. After “anonymous” wins a Polk Award for the video of Neda Agha-Soltan dying on the streets of Tehran, Gilmor links to Willard Rappleye’s post, which calls the win “unprecedented” and … Continue reading

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CodeOrgan “plays” knockemdown website

At codeorgan.com, you can paste in your website url and “hear” the music of your site. Here’s knockemdown’s music.

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Dolly, Rejection and Radiohead Journalism

Interesting story in Wired about how journalist Paige Williams used social media to get her story published on the amazing Dolly Freed, author of Possum Living: How to Live Well Without a Job and (Almost) No Money. Read the full … Continue reading

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Jarvis: “Stop Selling Scarcity”

Jeff Jarvis’ Monday post “Stop Selling Scarcity” argues that, when there’s a glut of information and content, publishers who continue to rely on advertising have essentially admitted their failure. “Align your interest with marketers,” he says. Here’s a link to … Continue reading

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KnockemdownTV

I uploaded some short segments of “Escape to Dreamland” to our new YouTube channel, KnockemdownTV.

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Thanks, Tom!

Just back from another trip to Key West. Big thanks to Navy veteran Tom Hambright, the resident historian at the Monroe County Library, who put up with my constant requests, questions and general chatter for two days while I poured … Continue reading

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