Local Onliner Bookshelf: Christopher Schroeder’s ‘Startup Rising ‘

Let’s just concede that Silicon Valley is the biggest hub for Web activity, and that it has some real advantages over other locales in terms of engineering and programming talent, fundraising and industry attention. But Silicon Valley’s tech-centric view –which is less oriented towards media and content smarts and culture– doesn’t always hit the bull’s […]

Local Onliner Bookshelf: The LMA’s ‘Innovation Mission 2013’

Sometimes there is no substitute for dropping in on industry leaders to exchange ideas and specifically, to find out how their efforts relate to yours. That’s what our friends at The Local Media Association have been doing the last few years with their “Innovation Mission,” a tour of top companies and industry leaders that really […]

Local Onliner Bookshelf: The Executive B2B Executive Playbook

Business to Consumer (B2C) companies have tried to invade the Business to Business (B2B) space in multiple instances; almost always with disasterous results. The logic for B2C companies is always there: move up the value chain with great big accounts that require no branding efforts. But they don’t work. What are the secrets of B2B? […]

Review: ‘The Story So Far — What We Know About the Business of Digital Journalism’

Whenever one writes about the future of newspapers and other news organizations, a voice in the back of your head says: “they’ve tried that already and it didn’t work.” Fifteen years into the digital revolution, that’s the dilemma confronting the news industry as it once again revisits possible solutions. Thankfully, no one is giving up. […]

Local Onliner Bookshelf: ‘The Information,’ by James Gleick

“The Information – a history, a theory, a flood,” the new master-work from science writer James Gleick, examines the origins of communications and its impact and integration into fields as diverse as physics, electrical engineering, mathematics and even biology. It’s a fascinating trip that takes the reader from the superior speed and clarity of Talking […]