Thursday, March 26, 2009

"Doctor's (Gag) Orders" - NPR

It's a difficult subject that I think leaves patients on the short end of the stick.

"Jim LEHRER" - The Diane Rehm Show for Thursday March 26, 2009

This is a really interesting discussion with Jim LEHRER. One of the most thought-provoking comments he makes is that newspapers have failed to promote themselves very well. I could not agree more. He urges a campaign along the lines of "you don't know what you're missing" - more precisely, "you're missing something by not reading the paper...."; I think that it is an outstanding idea. When was the last time that you saw any newspaper in print or online talk about what you missed by not being "there" yesterday or at any time in the past when the paper was doing its job by reporting but you may not have been doing your job by consuming whatever the newspaper produced?

Monday, March 23, 2009

Local small business use of communication technologies

It really is astonishing to see how little creative action there seems to be among local businesses who rely on local use electronic technologies of all sort to connect to those customers. What a missed opportuity for them!

That extends, by the way, to what they place in the advertising space that they buy in local print media as well, including newspapers.

"Companies Tailor Ads For Recession" - NPR

Smaller advertisers, more locally focused, could do so much more of this, and they do not.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009

Cuomo Seeks A.I.G. Bonus Information - DealBook Blog -

A.I.G. should make these names public and allow any who choose to do so to voice their concerns directly to any neighbors, friends, etc. who appear on that list. I believe all of the A.I.G. executives could make an astounding gift to the confidence of the American people by refusing to accept the bonuses. Will they? It only takes a few, armed withe list, to get that ball rolling in the right direction.

Monday, March 09, 2009

United, Newspapers May Stand - Readers' Comments -

I don't usually add comments in these kinds of situations, but I added one here. What strikes me in reading through some of the others are these points:
+ I really doubt anyone reads the comments
+ Those who post do it to massage their own egos
+ Most people have really very little to say
+ This whole exercise seems more waste producing than understanding enhancing