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An open letter to Eric Schmidt: Why we fear Google

… In this case, the statement “if you don’t like Google, you can remove yourself from their listings and go elsewhere” is about as realistic as recommending to an opponent of nuclear power that he just stop using electricity. He simply cannot do this in real life – unless he […]

May 7, 20140 comments
Asian News

Asian News

I appreciate Eamonn Fingleton’s post in James Fallow’s blog on the quality of most newspaper’s coverage of East Asia: Our English-speaking media, with few exceptions, have never taken more than a superficial interest in East Asia — or any other part of Asia for that matter. Yes, I know that […]

February 22, 20110 comments
The Business of Data

The Business of Data

While driving back from Tahoe with Daniel, we discussed the most recent Carnival of Journalism prompt. Daniel argued that news organizations are missing out on a huge opportunity to serve as data providers, rather than journalism providers–that their role in aggregating and explaining stories is important, but they’d probably be […]

February 15, 20111 comment