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 …

LoudounExtra, a hyperlocal failure for the Washington Post?

It’s depressing. It feels like my girlfriend broke up with me and took my dog with her. Yes, I’m talking about The Wall Street Journal’s assessment of the failure of LoudounExtra.com. Maybe failure is a little harsh, but according to Rob Curley, his sites in Lawrence, Kan. got better traffic than LoudounExtra.com. For those keeping …

I do watch video online, just not newspaper video

Don’t assume that my post from yesterday means that I rarely watch video on the Web. I watch a lot of video online, with sites like Hulu.com and YouTube.com geting the vast majority of my time. I also enjoy niche sites like SouthParkStudios.com. Outside of CNN.com, I almost never watch journalism-related video on the Web. …

Written content is still my favorite online

These are going to be some dangerous confessions from a new media guy. While we should try to make cool, new features, we should always keep an eye on what is useful. Written content is immensely useful. It can be viewed in a variety of formats, even mobile, and when written well, it delivers a …

Mobile is the future of the Web and news

The Internet and the Web are here to stay, but how we connect with both will be changing. The personal computer isn’t going anywhere, but people are increasingly accessing the Internet and the Web via mobile devices like smartphones. The iPhone in particular was a watershed moment for the mobile Web because of the power …