Eleanor Cippel Joins Coats2Coats

Janet and I are very excited to announce Eleanor Cippel is joining the Coats2Coats team as Chief Marketing Officer. Her years of experience in leadership and innovative sales and marketing make her a great addition to Coats2Coats. Eleanor Cippel.Eleanor most recently served as Senior Vice President of Advertising and Marketing and Regional Vice President of […]

Social media grows up in Boston

At the risk of plowing ground that will soon be tilled by innumerable Master’s theses, the Boston Marathon bombing feels like a watershed for social media. Integration of social content into “mainstream” news took a huge step forward. At the same time, the spotlight illuminated just how grown-up social channels have become. A common criticism […]

Refining sustainability strategies for indie news publishers

One of the things I like most about working with The Patterson Foundation is that it embraces the philosophy of recycling. That doesn’t just apply to material goods – although we are pretty diligent about sorting our plastic water bottles. It applies to ideas and the products of those ideas. Too often, we’ve all sat […]

CJET coaches: Not the usual suspects

Long before the Community Journalism Executive Training (CJET) brought together 32 non-profit and for-profit news entrepreneurs for intensive business training, I started recruiting coaches. And I knew from the outset that, for the program to be successful, I’d need to look beyond the usual suspects. It was a challenging task, given the diverse field of applicants. Some […]

CJET insights on Journalism Accelerator

The Journalism Accelerator, a networking platform Janet helped create and grow as part of her New Media Initiative work with The Patterson Foundation, has posted several insights, tools and takeaways from our recent work on CJET – Community Journalism Executive Training. Lots of good stuff for indie publishers here, both non-profit and for-profit. CJET was […]

Working in the intersections

Last week was an atypical one for me – no travel. My personal blogging and social media contributions have not been as substantial as my contributions to my Delta SkyMiles account (Platinum in July, thanks). But last week gave me enough time to take a bit of a balcony view of our work at C2C. […]

Witnessing 9/11 through a mobile & social lens – in 2001

On the morning September 11, 2001, I was boarding a plane in Minneapolis, headed for Dallas to share online research at a Freedom Communications conference. I made it as far as the jetway when the gate agent halted boarding. For a few moments, we all stood in that soulless tunnel, figuring the delay was any […]

News from Tomorrowland

How Disney World’s Tomorrowland envisions the future of the newspaper business: On-demand single copy racks that talk. Really.

AOL, Huffington Post and the value of sexy

A lot of smart online folks are weighing in about this morning’s joint announcement that AOL is purchasing The Huffington Post for $315 million. Arianna Huffington will join the AOL team as President and Editor of The Huffington Post Media Group. As such, she’ll lead all content on AOL, including Patch.com. In his announcement, AOL […]