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Structure and Content

As part of developing sustainable business models for online media, I have tried to catch-up with what Reg Chua is thinking about the structure of journalism at his blog “(Re)Structuring Journalism”.  I have followed Reg on this topic for about a year.  But I continue...

Journalist as Entrepreneur

Recently, the MalaysiaKini citizen journalist program kicked into expansion mode with a three-day “train the trainers” workshop in Kuala Lumpur.  As part of the workshop, we held a two-hour introduction to “The Journalist as Entrepreneur”, a primer for building a...

OpenWebAsia – Business Models in Southeast Asia

Looking for more background on developing sustainable business models for the independent online media in the region, I attended the OpenWebAsia conference that was held in Kuala Lumpur this past week.  This is a semi-regular event last held in Seoul in 2008.  This...

Southeast Asia and Malaysia Media Basics

When you work with a media company, especially when you are outside of your home market, you have to start with some very basic grounding in the market. What works today? What doesn’t? What are your hypotheses for why the market has reached this particular point...

Bon Voyage – Selamat Jalan – 一路顺风

Now we are each off to our respective destinations – Peru, Haiti, Egypt/Jordan/Palestine, Sierra Leone, Malawi.  As for me, I am off to Malaysia where I will work with the team at Malaysiakini.com, the largest online news source in Malaysia and one of the largest...

Newspapers and Content Models

Over the last several weeks I have watched the reporting and discussion about the crisis facing the newspaper industry in the US.  There has been some good reasoned reporting and analysis.  In my opinion, Clay Shirky’s post on the newspaper industry represents...

The Second World – Parag Khanna

I bought The Second World thinking that it would be heavily academic.  But that is thankfully not what I got.  The Second World is the companion volume to a couple of other “pop” – meaning broadly accessible, but not trivial – non-fiction...

The Secret about the Newspaper Business Model

Well, I keep meaning to get back to blogging about media and Mike Markson’s recent post about the reasons that newspapers are sinking online has given me the kick in the pants I need.  I wish I had written it. I think it captures everything and does it without...