Jay Mariotti made the right decision to leave the Sun-Times

The real question is why he stuck around so long. If fact, I don’t understand why any star print columnist or beat reporter doesn’t just start his or her own Web site. The Dallas Cowboys Blog for The Dallas Morning news can get hundreds of thousands of page views in one day. And that’s without …

News organizations need to upsell users

The idea that news organizations should charge for basic content on the Web is repugnant. It’s a losing proposition. It’s a terrible, terrible idea. And journalism is filled with terrible ideas right now. But that doesn’t mean news organizations can’t charge for content. Far from it. Rather, news organizations need to create upsell features. For …