Publishing, privilege, and noblesse oblige

H.L. Mencken’s “Life of Kings” quote does the industry a disservice and in this column I argue that publishers should use an older framework, noblesse oblige, to better understand their social obligation.

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Ownership

I’m excited and frustrated. The promise in news tech has never been greater. But neither have the challenges.

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How Jeff Bezos _might_ eventually takeover local news

Local doesn’t scale, been true for a while now but not so in the historical sense. Frank Gannett, Walter Annenberg, and William Randolph Hearst would all have contended otherwise. Have you ever wondered whether Jeff Bezos might want the same?

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