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On Publishing

Dana Blankenhorn has an excellent post on the demise of newspapers as we've known them and the future of publishing in general. Here's the money quote:

Your job, as a publisher, remains what it was in the 19th century. Define a market, aggregate both the buyers and sellers, and stimulate financial transactions between them. Publishing is a market-making proposition, and those who create the best marketplaces win. Every time.

These are still the early innings of the online publishing game. The collapse of newspapers is a gift from above, not a plague. It opens up vast new opportunities for people who have learned their business, publishers and editors both.



The folks behind Winston-Salem-based Contract Web Development just announced the launch of  Cover Story Media, an online publishing company "that focuses on original content founded in reader engagement." One of their products is mywinston-salem.com and after taking a quick trip around the site I'd say it looks like a good new player in the local online content game.

Congrats to tennis buddy Alex Schenker and his team on their new venture. Here's a video they created for the launch.