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  • I've spent more than 25 years at the intersection of traditional and digital journalism. I've helped to invent ways to read and interact with the news and advertising on computer screens and iPads, and before that, I wrote news stories on typewriters and six-ply paper. I co-founded WashingtonPost.com and hyperlocal pioneers Backfence.com and GrowthSpur; served as editor of Philly.com; taught media entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland; and have done product-development and strategy consulting for all sorts of media and Internet companies and startups. You can read more about me here.

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August 16, 2007



I agree that local and regional newspaper sites should just stop running the national/international stuff and de-clutter their pages.

I'm tired of seeing 500 copies of the same damn AP or Reuters story in Google news. And to make matters worse you'll get shorter or longer versions depending on how much space they had in print. Then there's the "value add" of stripping links, pictures and other items that might have made the original story interesting.

I want the original, definitive story.

Aaron(alternative web traffic ebook)Curtis

If only we could have the magical newspapers like on the harry potter flicks,now that'd be kool'.

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