James Sturdivant

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Signs and Symbols of a Shrinking Craft

Media

The picture is poignant. In a New York Times article this week, there's a photo of a handwritten poster illustrating the inverted pyramid for the staff of DeWitt Clinton High [...]

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Is Yahoo asking itself the right questions?

Media

After the news broke about Yahoo's acquisition of Tumblr, I paid a visit to Yahoo.Com (it has been quite a while) to get a sense of what all these aggressive [...]

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Time Spent With Print Still a Compelling Argument for Advertisers

Media

It's always kind of fun when some disruptive news drops that shakes up the "print is dying" narrative. This week, it was a research report from McKinsey and Company, which [...]

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Bad e-mail management delivers only confusion

Media

The other day, I decided to change my account settings with NASDAQ OMX's GlobeNewswire. I was getting way more e-mails than I wanted, and most were not relevant to my [...]

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Is being offensive online the latest in shock marketing?

Publishing

Lately, there have been a string of offensive ads forcing corporations to retract and apologize—among them an ad for Ford India featuring tied-up women, a Hyundai ad joking about suicide, [...]

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Custom Content, Reimagined

Emerging Tech

Back in March, my Publishing Business Group colleagues and I paid a visit to the Brown Printing Company plant near Allentown, Pa. According to their website, Brown prints over 180 [...]

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Building a Better Show

Publishing

How do you get employees and partners to build an entirely new series of conferences and expos, all by volunteering their skills and services in their spare time? Business-to-business media [...]

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Philadelphia: Publishing ‘Wit’

Publishing

Throughout the month of June, Hidden City Philadelphia, a website devoted to writing, photography, and the city's "dormant and hidden places," is holding a series of artistic happenings at derelict [...]

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Learning to Be a Good Gatekeeper

Media

Ron Matejko's blog last week caused a bit of a stir, in its suggestion that the New York Times should not have taken down its paywall during the height of [...]

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A Newspaper’s Decline, Writ Large

Media

A photo essay by photographer Will Steacy chronicling the decline of the Philadelphia Inquirer's newsroom has gotten a lot of attention in the last week, with articles in Paid Content [...]