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Passages, Part II

August 14th, 2008 · Comments Off on Passages, Part II · Uncategorized

+ RealCities, which until the Yahoo Corsortium was the largest and oldest online news site affiliate network (yeah, mostly McClatchy-nee-Knight-Ridder sites, but some outsiders as well), has been bought by Chicago-based ad buying/selling outfit Centro. Press release, here. + Squared’s web host is pulling the plug on some history, telling subscribers it is shutting down […]

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To Maggie

August 14th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Maggie Mills was an inspiration and the absolute embodiment of a hyperlocal journalist long, long before that became a throw-away label for very local online content. Maggie masterfully practiced her hyperlocal skills for more than half a century in another medium — print — in Squared’s hometown and was one of the inspirations for Squared […]

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The Colonel, Social Animal

August 14th, 2008 · Comments Off on The Colonel, Social Animal · Uncategorized

Colonel Robert R. McCormick spends most of his time these days spinning like a nuclear rotisserie in his grave at Cantigny over what befell his once grand, powerful and well-respected company, but takes time out now and again to do some social networking on behalf of the flasghip. Here is a HuffPost piece, giving a […]

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Newspaper Consortium Picks First-Ever Leader

August 4th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Classfied | Retail, Uncategorized

An alliance of 30 newspaper companies affiliated with Yahoo has picked digital media pioneer and longtime Squared colleague (including, a couple times, boss) Michael Silver of Chicago as its first executive director. Silver will “begin developing new opportunities for the Consortium across the digital media landscape, as well as to grow the Consortium’s existing relationship […]

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2008 Online Journalism Awards Finalists Announced

August 4th, 2008 · Comments Off on 2008 Online Journalism Awards Finalists Announced · Uncategorized

CNN.com; HuffingtonPost.com; NYTimes.com; Politico.com and Reuters.com named as finalists for General Excellence, Large Sites. For medium: LasVegasSun.com; MinnesotaPublicRadio.com; Truthdig; and WRAL.com. Small: Army Times; CQPolitics.com; NewWest.net; and RapidCityJournal.com. Full list here, including links to entries. Winners announced next month at the Online News Association conference in Washington. Squared was tickled to be one of the […]

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