Something Evil Is Afoot

Death of the morning paper? You have no idea! Google announced yesterday that it is killing off Google Reader. Google claims they are doing this because, “RSS is a dying technology.” Don’t believe them for a minute, because I believe that statement is a flat out lie. RSS isn’t just alive and well, it’s thriving like never before, but corporate… Continue reading

The Murder Mashup

The LA Times has an interactive Homicide Report (link to the report) that features the pictures (usually drivers’ license) of the victims, a map of where each person was murdered, a brief description of the crime from the police report, and a fully searchable database of information related to:  age, gender, cause, day of the week, jurisdiction, neighborhood, race/ethnicity, circumstances… Continue reading

Reflecting Back on the Decade…

Who among us today, in the media, will die being remembered as “the most trusted name in news.” Oh, I know: Glenn… what’s his last name?! You know, the one that cries on TV. The former CBS anchorman cared not just about the next story but about the future of reporting in a country where was known for the better… Continue reading