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Eliza and Lyle set July performances in Rochester, Troy, Saranac Lake, Burlington, Portland, Boston, North Adams, Williamstown

🌸JULY NORTHEAST TOUR🌸 Eliza Edens and  Lyle de Vitry are co-billing a tour in July. They’ll be singing and playing on each other’s tunes and being general weirdos 😱. tell your friends, tell your dogs.. tell your friends’ dogs! dates … Continue reading

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Cable-model analogy to Clickshare cited in PEJ annual report

The online section of the Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism annual report on the U.S. news media, out March 16, 2010, included a reference to Clickshare. Scroll down to the “Micropayments” section:   “Another discussed revenue stream has been the kind of … Continue reading

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Clickshare’s dynamic pricing idea emerges as focus of Internet commerce

Starting in 1994,  the founders of Clickshare Service Corp. developed a prototype for “dynamic pricing” for information commerce on the web.  Now, 17 years later, the idea is emerging as a central tenant of ecommerce.  What is “dynamic pricing”?  The … Continue reading

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MEMORIAL WEEKEND: Natural music in a natural place — Eliza Edens at Hancock Shaker Village | Sun. May 26, 2019

Shaker Barn Music https://hancockshakervillage.org/whats-new/american-roots-music-series/   Sunday, May 26 | Doors open 7 pm  | Show 7:30 pm Imagine: a Berkshire barn, overlooking the fields and forests of an authentic Shaker village, filled with the soulful sounds of great music. The crickets … Continue reading

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Expecting accountability? Then Tom Price has a question to answer

Earlier this week, Dan Heyman, a reporter for Public News Service, tried to ask the Trump adminstration a question about health care. Secretary of Health and Human Services Thomas E. Price did not answer. The circumstances under which the question … Continue reading

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INVITATION: Learn how communities can get — and create — information we need to be self governing — May 18-21, Portland, Ore.

TO FRIENDS PASSIONATE ABOUT JOURNALISM AND COMMUNITY Consider joining us May 18-21 in Portland, Ore., for “Elevate Engagement,” a gathering to explore new ways for the public to get — and create — the information we need to be self … Continue reading

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Testing theories about Trump, religion, faith, immigration and politics at Harvard Divinity School symposium

By Bill Densmore  / PRINTABLE VERSION Here are my file notes from attending a “Symposium on Religious Literacy and Journalism,” on Dec. 8-9, 2016 at the Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass. The Religious Literacy Project http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2016/12/religious-lit-symposium/ SCHEDULE SPEAKERS/LEADERS — … Continue reading

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Journalism That Matters sets Oct. 1-4 gathering in Portland focused on community engagement

You’re invited to . . . Experience Engagement A national conference and practice workshop: How can communities and journalism thrive together? Oct. 1-4, 2015, Portland, Oregon Presented by Journalism That Matters and the Agora Journalism Center of the University of Oregon … Continue reading

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ITEGA provenance: The “four-party model” — choice, control for consumers, opportunity for publishers

The open Internet has shifted access and control of digital information largely from publishers to consumers.  Many publishers are struggling to make money. Consumers have access to ubiquitous information, but have trouble sorting it or acquiring the most trustworthy knowledge. … Continue reading

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Does local newspaper ownership matter? These experts found more than 30 of nation’s 50 “most successful” newspapers were locally owned

Three years ago,  a former news manager and news-management consultant — a married couple just retired from teaching journalism in Oregon — set out on a 50-state journey to spotlight some of the most successful U.S. daily newspapers.  They stopped and … Continue reading

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