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All Things Must Pass: The Tower Documentary

October 14th, 2015 · No Comments

I can’t begin to add up the hours that I spent at Tower Books (on Watt Avenue in Sacramento), nor list all the things I saw, or learned, or tried to buy at that store (maybe some day). During high school and college Tower was a window into the outside world that I never would have had the chance to […]

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Bombay Beach Club: A Salton Sea Documentary

October 13th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Looking forward to seeing this Salton Sea documentary Bombay Beach, especially as a sidecar for William T. Vollmann’s Imperial. Southern California culture at its nadir. [Link: Bombay Beach]

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The Onion Nails Print Media Down

August 31st, 2011 · No Comments

I’m not as big a fan of The Onion as I should be, but today (as they often do) they nailed down print media’s desperation with a story titled: Failing U.S. Economy No Reason At All To Stop Investing In Print Media, All Experts Agree. In explaining print media’s remarkable appeal, the entire financial community […]

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Tags: Business · Media

Audience Migration 2011 Update

March 17th, 2011 · No Comments

Yes, 2010 was a great year for advertising according to the Pew Research Center’s “Project For Excellence In Journalism” 2011 report. Aside from the sad little newspaper industry everything is up, up, up. Even magazines were up 1.4 percent in revenue. The stat that I found most telling, however, was the percentage change in audience. […]

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Tags: Business · Media

Photos On The Interwebs

August 12th, 2010 · No Comments

The etnies.com site is running a couple of my Brett Simpson photos from the 2010 US Open of Surfing right here. Kind of cool to see my images up on someone else’s homepage for a change.

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Tags: Media · Surfing

Old Media Says Postal Workers Are Overpaid

July 6th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Tired of huffing dead media around for pennies, the US Postal Service has decided that they are going to increase magazine postal rates by 8 percent, according to a story on Media Post. And the old media titans are not happy. In response magazine publishers and industry organizations, including Conde Nast, Time Inc., Bonnier Corp., […]

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Tags: Business · Media

Wonder Where Media Is Headed?

March 17th, 2010 · No Comments

I’m reminded of something I said 16 years ago. . . [Link: BusinessInsider]

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Tags: Business · Media

Let’s Put Our Heads In The Sand Together

March 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

Do old-media titans Ann Moore, Charles Townsend, Jann Wenner, Cathie Black honestly believe that a Youtube.com video of them sitting in their huge corner offices talking about how important magazines are is going to change the media consuming habits of the world? Let it go already. The sooner all these CEOs move on, the sooner […]

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Digital Magazines: The Problem Is The Magazine

December 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment

The possible arrival of Apple’s long-rumored iTablet has old media companies scrambling. They all seem to believe that because the tablet is similar in shape to a magazine that it is going to save the magazine business. A few weeks ago Conde Nast’s Wired magazine presented their vision of what this digital magazine could look […]

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Tags: Media · Technology

URB Magazine Ditches Print

October 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

In a letter to his readers, URB magazine’s founder and publisher Raymond Roker announced that the magazine is taking a break from the print media world. Roker, who has kept URB independent through out its history, explained his reasons for the change than most: To simply blame the prevailing conditions on the financial markets is […]

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Tags: Media · Music