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Posts Tagged ‘Bill Lucey’

Is Tina Brown’s Favorite Shakespeare Quote a Nudge-Nudge, Wink-Wink?

In the bios, he is known as Sir Harold. But more informally in NYC, London and elsewhere,  Tina Brown‘s husband Harold Evans is quite often referred to or tagged as “Harry.”

Which got us wondering today about the favorite Shakespeare quote provided to blogger Bill Lucey by the head of Tina Brown Live Media, for his fun item tied to the 450th anniversary of The Bard’s birthday. He asked journalists to share their favorite line of stage dialogue, and, well… You be the second judge:

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George Blake Goes Digital

George Blake, the former editor of the Cincinnati Enquirer and Fort Myers News-Press, has been busy since leaving the newspaper business. Blake was with the Enquirer for 20 years, and since moving on, he founded Pridatco, a company that owns two Internet privacy sites.

Blake’s sites — DoNotTrackUS and MoneyForMyData — are both free and offer users a better way to browse the Internet. DoNotTrack offers a service to remove online tracking data, while MoneyForMyData gathers users’ browsing info and allows the user to sell that data to advertisers.

Despite his foray into the digital realm, Blake remains a newspaper man at hear, as he forecasted positive things for the industry to Bill Lucey’s Newspaper Alum:

I assume newspapers will reach a point at which news staffing is stable and editors may allocate personnel in a manner that allows the best coverage within those limits. It won’t ever go back to the pre-internet days, but coverage still will be meaningful.

New Blog Covers Newspaper Alums

Bill Lucey has launched a blog that FishbowlNY can definitely get behind. The site, appropriately titled “NewspaperAlum,” is dedicated to tracking those who have moved on from the newspaper world and ventured into new and exciting territories.

It’s like our “Revolving Door” only without some of the sadness that can be associated with it. As Lucey states, “Firings, layoffs, dwindling circulation figures, and embarrassing headlines” won’t be found on NewspaperAlum.

Lucey’s first post profiled Neil Lewis, who spent almost 25 years with The New York Times and now takes part in so many activities you’ll have to read the entry to believe it.

Top 2008 News Stories that Don’t Begin With ‘O’

saraggh_palin.jpgBarack Obama is not the only top story of 2008! Over at The Morning Delivery Bill Lucey has done some digging and uncovered websites such as HuffPo, Salon, and yours truly (technically mediabistro.com) who crowned others the most newsworthy this year (hello Sarah Palin!). You can find his full list here, in the meantime some highlights:

  • At The Huffington Post, for example, Sarah Palin‘s lavish spending was the most popular piece, which collected the most page views, while the Republican vice presidential candidate’s bikini photos was the blog post with the most page views-979 million to be exact.

  • At mediabistro.com, the shocking news of NBC Meet the Press host Tim Russert, dying from a heart attack at age 58 was the story that received the most reaction of the year.
  • Google, meanwhile, posted their most popular search terms of 2008, which shows Sarah Palin, the fastest rising search term around the globe, followed by ‘Beijing 2008,’ and Facebook.
  • The Etiquette of Being Laid Off

    revolviggng-door-283-thumb.jpgWith so many layoffs happening these days it’s easy to get caught up in numbers and maybe forget sometimes about the actual experiences of the people being laid off. Over at Morning Delivery Bill Lucey is comparing the “Gestapo tactics” of his own layoff in July with more recent ones at the Cleveland Plain Dealer where the editor notified all 27 of her employees personally.

    It certainly was more professional than the way I was informed at the end of July; which involved being tapped on the shoulder by an assistant managing editor; she walked 30 feet ahead of me, while we marched up to the Human Resources Department; and before I knew it — I was being ushered to the exit doors by a security guard like I was a common criminal.

    Lucey points out that as the layoffs continue there is an increased interest in how they are being handled (he also mentions that the American Journalism Review is conducting a survey). If you have any stories of your own feel free to share them with us.