‘ONE DAY WITH INNOVATION’ AT THE HARVARD FACULTY CLUB

Files under General | Apr 30th

Join us for the third edition of INNOVATION Media Consulting Group Seminars on What’s Next – The New Media Landscape.

A full-day seminar limited to 25 Presidents, CEOs, Publishers and Editors of newspaper companies from around the world, at the Harvard University Faculty Club on Friday October 24, 2008 (From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

 

This is a meeting to review the latest global multimedia trends, led by an international team of INNOVATION partners, directors and senior consultants in an open discussion format, around these five strategic issues:

How to accelerate the Multimedia Migration of Newspaper Companies

What are the Best Models for Multi-Platform Companies

What are the Best MULTIMEDIA Newsroom Management Practices

Why we need New Facilities for the New Multimedia Newsrooms, and

What to do Next.



 



MORE INTERNATIONAL EDITIONS OF THE INNOVATIONS IN NEWSPAPERS REPORT

Files under General, innovation | Apr 30th


The covers of the first three international (English, Spanish and Italian) editions of our 2008 Innovations in Newspapers™ Global Report are ready for the printer.

Deborah Withey, Deputy Managing Editor for Visuals and Joint Ventures at The Virginian-Pilot, did the illustration.

The art direction for the report was done by Ian Cockburn and Guillermo Nagore (pictured with Claude Erbsen, one of the three editors)



INNOVATIONS IN NEWSPAPERS: THE FIRST CHINESE EDITIONS

Files under General | Apr 29th

Today, in the Beijing Business District (China), we introduced the 2006 and 2007 Mandarin editions of our Innovations in Newspapers Global Report.

Juan Senor, INNOVATION’s UK Director, presented the report with our local partner Ray Zhou li and conducted several workshops for publishers and editors of national, regional and local Chinese newspapers.



INNOVATIONS IN NEWSPAPERS: THE FIRST ARABIC VERSION

Files under General | Apr 28th

INNOVATION presented the first Arabic version of our INNOVATIONS IN NEWSPAPERS REPORT in the Ismailiya Palace in El Cairo.

The old palace is now part of a Marriott hotel, and was built for Empress Eugenie, Napoleon’s wife, when she came to Egypt as guest of honor during the inauguration of the Suez Canal.

Tarek Atia and the Media Development Program (MDP) were the forces behind this new edition.

The next one will be presented in China in a few hours by Juan Senor, our UK Director.



THE HUNT OF BARACK OBAMA IS ON

Files under General | Apr 17th

You will see this more and more.

Now and when he gets the Democratic nomination.



VIEWS FROM MY WINDOW IN ROQUEBRUNE CAP MARTIN (FRANCE)

Files under General | Apr 17th

Montecarlo.

Taken this morning from my room at the Vista Palace Hotel in the Grande Corniche.



TRAVELLING MORE, BLOGGING LESS

Files under General | Apr 15th

Today, I am going to New York, starting a long trip that will take me to places such as Madrid (Spain), Nice (France), El Cairo (Egypt), Pamplona and Barcelona (Spain).

With Juan Senor, INNOVATION’s UK Director, I will be in El Cairo to present the first Arabic edition of our INNOVATIONS IN NEWSPAPERS Global Report.

And a few days later, we will be presenting the first Chinese edition of the same report in Beijing.

The 2008 Report is almost ready and in a few days will go to the printer.

So … I will be travelling more, and blogging less.



DEAN SINGLETON’S ‘OBAMA BIN LADEN’

Files under General | Apr 14th

Joe Strupp reports from Washington D.C.:

After addressing the journalists gathered at the annual Associated Press luncheon in Washington, D.C., today, Sen. Barack Obama, standing at the podium, took a few questions. The last one from the audience, delivered via AP chairman W. Dean Singleton, was related to Afghanistan, our troops in Iraq and the threat posed by, as Singleton put it, “Obama bin Laden.”

Obama quickly corrected Singleton. “That’s Osama bin Laden,” he said. The crowd laughed a bit. “If I did that, I am so sorry,” Singleton replied.

Then Obama said, “This is part of what I have been going through for the past months, which is why it is impressive that I am still standing here.”

The Chairman of the Associated Press, and owner of The San Jose Mercury News … Oh, my God!

Watch the error here.



TWO MORE PAPERS GO FOR OBAMA

Files under General | Apr 14th

Two leading Pennsylvania newspapers go for Obama.

The (Scranton) Times Tribune endorses Obama:

For Pennsylvania Democrats, the best answer in the April 22 primary is Barack Obama.

The (Allentown) Morning Call says:

Sen. Obama offers that vision to a nation that, like President Lincoln’s, is divided.

It is not about to set out on a literal civil war, but Republican and Democrat, young and old, conservative and liberal have much to fight about and are at each other’s throats with little provocation.

Finding common ground is the key, and Sen. Obama is better able to do that than Sen. Clinton.

She has become a polarizing figure, an image that stems in part from the bitter partisanship of Washington during President Bill Clinton’s administration.

It was not for nothing that the journalist James B. Stewart called his book about the politics of those years ”Blood Sport.”

That rancor was not primarily Hillary Clinton’s fault, but it is real, it persists, and her campaign so far has not dealt effectively with quelling it.

(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)


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BLOG CAVIAR: ROBERT REICH

Files under General | Apr 14th

Read this comment about the “bitter” controversy to see why Robert Reich’s blog is pure caviar.

Robert Reich is now a professor of public policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley.

He has served in three national administrations, most recently as secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton.

Reich has been a member of the faculties of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and of Brandeis University.

This is a smart guy with a brilliant blog.


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