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Real publishers, real problems, real opportunities

Here is a copy of my presentation and prepared remarks from WordCamp for Publishers 2019 in Columbus.

Jay Paterno owes public an explanation for column promoting Saudi Arabia following luxury junket

Penn State Trustee Jay Paterno shared an odd column yesterday promoting Saudi Arabia without the necessary disclosures about who paid for his trip.

Why last night’s surprise announcement of WordPress 5.0 was a concerning decision by Matt Mullenweg

Last night around 8:30pm, Matt Mullenweg posted to WordPress’ Make blog that WordPress 5.0 would be released December 6, just two days from now.

As progressives, we have an obligation to mitigate the regressive nature of paywalled local media

Subscription-based access to news is inherently regressive because it costs a proportionally greater amount from those on lower income.

Retrograde progressivism at the Philly papers

The Philly spirit that embodied the Philly papers as I came to love them—typified by a pugnacious progressiveness and ceaseless city desks—is at risk as the Philadelphia Media Network arches towards business models, still unproven, in hopes the papers and their people can outlive dead tree editions.

Librarians and archiving the web

What expectation of permanence do we have of the web? Trick question, there is no standard expectation. Digital archivists—librarians—are best suited to serve as custodians of the web.

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