Back in February I gave a lecture at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital’s ‘Innovation’ lab about trends in ‘startup clusters,’ or the modern, dense collection of next-stage companies.
God, I could get sick if I see someone else with an NYPD hat.
But, Hell, kudos because that is brand development and, I’d bet, some additional revenue for those departments – even if lots of copycats are out there.
I could only imagine the fear is police impersonation, but I have to believe you could limit the design and merchandise to mitigate that fear.
In a city of huge bureaucracy, this could be a department of the city’s police or fire departments that could make some money. As much as those departments are reviled by some, there are those eager to support a big city’s bravest and finest. Let’s monetize that for the city.
If you are a budding journalist, or trying to break back into the game, if you’re a writer, a poet, an editor or aspiring movie star, if you want to be on TV or on radio, why aren’t you blogging?
If only just a bit.
Newspapers are trying to establish themselves by these online rules, and some are finding much better success blogging than others. All media are finding ways to make money and find stars online.
Assuming you want to be part of both of those, you need to do something about it.
By Christopher Wink | Feb. 4, 2009 | Philadelphia Inquirer
Thomas Schuler is a man.
Since October, he also has been without a job, a combination of characteristics that some say comes with distinct disadvantages.
That’s because unemployment affects men differently than women – research shows joblessness often is emotionally harder for men to bear. And with the economy hemorrhaging high numbers of jobs, disproportionately in male-dominated industries, those disparate emotions – shame, anger, fear, vulnerability – are on display more than ever. These feelings often find their way into other parts of a man’s life, affecting relationships with friends, wife and children.
“Historically, men have been in the breadwinner role in families, and so their sense of self is wrapped up in their ability to provide,” said Jerry Jacobs, a University of Pennsylvania sociology professor whose research focuses on labor. “So even today, when men are unemployed, that comes as a different kind of blow than to women.”
Schuler was proud when he landed his job as a facilities engineer at a struggling hotel in Plymouth Meeting. But when his position became a casualty of his company’s struggles, he suffered.
I covered the again-stalled addition to Philadelphia’s Free Library central branch for Philadelphia Weekly, and it ran online during the weekend as part of their growing Web presence.
Think of it as the library of the future.
At more than 300 computers, graphic designers work on new projects, musicians record and bloggers and authors write and research, using the quiet of old and the wireless of new. Arching skylights vault over glass walkways, and plate–glass windows open an 8,500–square–foot foyer to light and weather patterns. A Visual and Performing Arts Department lets visitors focus on music instead of books. A Teen Center brings resources to school–aged kids courtesy of tattooed librarians, while the Entrepreneurium offers those who dream of starting a business the tools to make it happen. It’s all designed by internationally acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie, and it’s called Parkway Central—one of the premiere libraries in the nation.
It’s also, for now, a fiction… Read the rest here.
Comment and then come on back for a few items I cut from the story – see them below.
Blogs will help kill newspapers.
Careful, that’s only if newspaperdotcoms continue to see blogs as competition.
Of course, anyone with interest in learning better knows blogging can be a tool to spread content further and wider than ever before.
Let me tell you how I believe newspaper blogs can help save newspapers.
There are blogs and there are bloggers. There are mainstream blogs and there are those that aren’t.
Blogging, in my mind, isn’t necessarily, but a new transition that is one part of a test of big media. Can they develop and innovate quickly enough?
Below find my 10 favorite journalist bloggers: reporters associated with a mainstream medium who actively blog.
Where should your videos be uploaded and hosted online?
I was having a bear of a time with this decision for a new venture that I will announce in coming months.
What it comes down to is that it really matters what you want to do with it.
Don’t think there is only one solution to the question.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial is in left field of a well-worn baseball field, wedged between the icy Potamac River and the city’s Tidal Basin.
Tonight, so is a strange encampment of brown tents, bright lights and vehicles with federal government license plates.
Where do you store your photos online? I’ve used at least five different services and currently have three active accounts and can’t say I’m sold on any of them.
Read my thoughts and share your own. Am I missing out on the go-to place to store, save and share photographs?