Today’s Thought: We need to build cool shit

Rob Curley has had an unofficial mission statement at the newspapers he has worked at: Build cool shit. That’s the only way we are going to turn around the journalism industry. With that in mind, here is some cool Web journalism shit to check out: Lawrence Journal-World – Anything this paper and its parent company …

All the posts that could have been

Any blogger will tell you that for all the posts that make it an awful lot don’t. Many posts just get deleted, while others morph into something radically different than originally intended. I still have some partially-written posts waiting to be published. I’m not sure if any of them will ever see the light of …

Today’s Thought: Life is short

Life is too short to spend your days toiling away at a job you don’t like. With an imminent recession facing this country that will surely rock the journalism industry further to the core, it’s a good time to reevaluate what each of us is doing. A lot of journalism companies aren’t worth working for …

Today’s Thought: Money isn’t everything

“Our question is always, ‘How do we grow in a way that is leveraged?’ We always lead with the user experience and think about the money secondarily.” – John Lilly, CEO of Mozilla. That leads us to Today’s Thought: Companies that are only concerned about making money will make little, while companies focused on creating …