Core Product.

A few short months ago, the dominant conversation in media circles focused on issues such as: 1. Innovations like VR/AR, etc 2. Native content and how to differentiate from editorial 3. Ad Blockers and how to get around them 4. Finding audience segments within massive- scale audiences 5. How to count video views (and what […]

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Biggest Difference Between Incumbents & Insurgents

In my first executive job, I learned the concept of the “right of first concern.” Here’s how it works: – Take a decent-sized company, large enough to have a bureaucracy – Get some people into a room to discuss an idea – Have someone do an extraordinary amount of work to present the idea – […]

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Reformed … and Concerned.

Re: Media, Mistrust and Me This is going to be a little more personal than usual. Apologies. What comes next is not a generalization, but rather a comment about cultural context. Many people around which I grew up railed against the media, calling them biased, liberal and at enmity with American principles. The rage was […]

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QUICK TAKES: What I learned about the Digital Divide

The below is a personal brain dump from The Washington Post Bridging the Digital Divide conference, October 8, 2015. This is not intended to be coverage of the event. Quick Takes are intended to record questions that deserve further exploration. For coverage by the professionals and to see video, visit http://wapo.st/1QUfT3y. October 21, grab a copy […]

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QUICK TAKES: What I learned about Cybersecurity

The below is a personal brain dump from The Washington Post Cybersecurity Summit, October 1, 2015. This is not intended to be coverage of the event. Quick Takes are intended to record questions that deserve further exploration. For coverage by the professionals and to see video, visit http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-live/wp/2015/07/09/live-oct-1-2015-cybersecurity-summit/. Cyber cliches. Love ’em. I’m not a cybersecurity expert […]

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QUICK TAKES: Some things I’ve Learned from a Year at The Washington Post

(HEADLINE-WRITING IS NOT ONE OF THEM) The below is a personal brain dump, not intended to be coverage or Washington Post editorial. Quick Takes are intended to capture thoughts at a moment in time for further exploration. For coverage by the professionals, I follow Nieman Lab, mediagazer, mediabistro, and the Eric Wemple blog amongst many others. A […]

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QUICK TAKE: What I learned about Energy

The below is a personal brain dump, not intended to be coverage of the event. Quick Takes are intended to record questions that deserve futher exploration. For coverage by the professionals and to see video, visit http://http://www.washingtonpostlive.com. Recently, President Obama visited the U.S. Department of Energy’s roof to see their solar array, which is already in […]

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QUICK TAKE: What I Learned About Food

The below is a personal brain dump, not intended to be coverage of the event. For coverage by the professionals and to see video, visit http://www.americaanswers.com March 26, 2015, we (The Washington Post) convened “America Answers: Changing the Menu,” a conference focused on how  to improve the way we eat and move. America Answers is a […]

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