Brief writings, comments, updates and vignettes.
It’s an overcast Monday morning in the Bay Area, even down here in one of the most economically upbeat corners of America — Google HQ, in Mountain View, Calif., not far from the Shoreline Amphitheater. The famed Googleplex is like walking around a giant college quadrant. It hearkens back to visiting a pal at MIT […]Read More
Newsdesk.org, The San Francisco Public Press and the Knight Foundation-supported SPOT.US “crowdfunding” project are teaming up to raise $2,500 to support investigative coverage and fact-checking of San Francisco-focused election advertisements. Your micro-donation will make a difference! Pledge for SF Election Ad Fact-Checking * THE NEED Help shine a light on the murky world of election […]Read More
A great irony of media reform is that people decry profit-driven corporations for subverting the Fourth Estate, but also don’t trust the journalists themselves to cover their issues in a meaningful way. This issue of trust remains a serious hurdle, but change is in the wind. Bloggers have effectively established a new accountability dynamic between […]Read More
[Guest commentary, GradeTheNews.org, April 16, 2007] “The Critical Press / Inflamatory coverage of mishap at a bicycle protest boosts paper’s readership” By Josh Wilson SFGate.com, the Web site of the San Francisco Chronicle, last week provided a fascinating look at how both initial newspaper coverage and Web 2.0 technologies can help shape perception of a […]Read More