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About justingraeber

PR pro and media geek. Sucker for new technology, gadgets, social media, etc. Dad. Red Sox fan. Remembers way too many MST3K quotes.

Cautious optimism on Henry’s Globe

John Henry’s recent speech to the Boston Chamber of Commerce has been eagerly dissected by media-watchers here in Boston who want to know what kind of changes Henry will make at the paper that sets the tone for the New … Continue reading

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The Kellers, cancer and the columnist

The Keller family is getting slammed across the Web today, and I think rightly so. Both columns come across as insensitive at best and they expose the authors’ complete failure to grasp social media. Like a curmudgeonly weekly newspaper editor … Continue reading

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How to fix weather coverage

I, along with most of the civilized world this week, have been doing a lot of eye rolling as media outlets went full bore on the “arctic vortex” this week, either acting like it’s never been cold in January before … Continue reading

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Return of the blogger

I’m back! I took sort of an unofficial hiatus from the blog over the past couple of months (well, let’s face it, most of the year) for two reasons: I got a new job and my wife and I had … Continue reading

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What newspapers need to be doing now, part 1

I was looking at my posts about the future of newspapers and realized I’m using a lot of “starting from scratch” and “in a perfect” world-type scenarios. I’m going to continue those posts because I think talking about reinventing newspapers … Continue reading

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3 takeaways from Gawker’s “Manti’s T’eo’s girlfriend was fake” story

Tremendous journalism went into this piece: Deadspin once wrote on its Web site something to the effect of “we may accidentally commit acts of journalism.” Well, this was no accident. Timothy Burke and Jack Dickey, along with the other reporters … Continue reading

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Bias part 2: Slaves to the Story

Since I recently posted a rant about the idea of media bias, I thought it only fair to talk about this Gawker piece. (Since I posted that blog, David Carr at the New York Times has a column much more eloquent than my thoughts … Continue reading

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