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The Pivot: From Reach To Relationships

Rob Barrett is perhaps the most dynamic executive in local media today. Very interesting talk.

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A custom WordPress dashboard with MongoDB, Atlas, Microsoft Azure, & Serverless Functions

Written by Ahmad Awais, this tutorial shows what kind of innovations can be attained by integrating WordPress into a Node app. If you are lifetime IT professional, you'll also be impressed with how nimbly Ahmad switches between tools and services to accomplish his tasks – a monolith this is not!

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Four steps to use Sketch Libraries efficiently

I tap maybe 5% of what Sketch has to offer. Interesting read on how Square uses the new feature to power its pattern library (spoiler: heavy use of naming conventions and folder structure).

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The secret engines of the Internet

Postlight's Adam Pash on building Mercury Reader, a web service for content readability that gets more than 4m hits per day.

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“I was trying to not have a job”

"Choire: I think I don’t like jobs because I’m very bad with male authority figures. Like, now that I have a boss, and they tell me to do things, I just like do the opposite, basically. So, I mean, working for myself is sort of the only answer, I think."

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Social media as product management

β€œIf we think of social media as a beta product, we should assume it’s going to change.”

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Lenfest Institute and Digital First Media?

What if Alden let another organization manage its newspaper assets as a blind trust? It would lose a great deal of flexibility in using DFM assets to leverage other companies it owns, but it would be able to wash its hands of the growing public relations crisis. Furthermore, it would give space for the strategic direction of DFM to be explored and pursued without the added baggage of hedge fund cross-percolation.

Notes on dynamic meters

Notes on newsletters

Notes on the membership model for news

Penn State Campuses Lose University Recognition After Risk Analysis Review


Capturing Shawmont Station before its $1,000,000 preservation begins – the oldest extant passenger rail station in America

Originally a 18′ by 36′ stone house (Wissahickon Schist), the structure wouldn’t have stood out from the other country homes in this part of Philadelphia, at the tip of the Manayunk Reach,Β situated at the end of today’s Manayunk Canal Towpath.

Testing WordPress Gutenberg on a high volume news site

Water, sand, and societal change

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