January 24, 2009 at 9:25 p.m.
I'm about to leave the warm embrace of the Bay Area and in doing so, take myself out of the jurisdiction of Spot.us. I was lucky enough to meet David Cohn when the San Jose Mercury News opened its newsroom for CopyCamp last year, and he suggested I pitch something in his alpha phase. At that point it was just a simple wiki, The Point and David's seemingly-infinite energy.
In December, when Spot.us launched officially with its new site and its own mechanisms for handling donations, my story was published and republished and spread farther than ...
January 17, 2009 at 2:35 a.m.
Friends, family and admirers of W. Mark Felt, better known to the public as Deep Throat, remembered the late FBI agent today as a man who lived his fundamental beliefs of "truth, justice and service."
"Action is character," former Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward (now an editor there) said of his late friend and mentor.
This was a memorial for the man known as Deep Throat, the G-man who arranged secret meetings at an underground parking garage with Woodward as the Watergate cover up unfolded, much more than it was for Mark Felt, who died at 95 in his daughter ...
December 20, 2008 at 4:20 a.m.
My next little side project is going to involve parsing feeds. I'm tired of wading through hideous newspaper.coms trying to find a certain story, or stories about a certain area, without having to avoid national news I've read elsewhere, or bits about towns I'll never visit.
Andrew Meyer has been having the same problem:
When I visit PressDemocrat.com, I go for one thing: Sonoma County news. Someone in Mendocino County might visit the site for Mendo County news, which is great, but not the reason I visit. Ok, with that said, how do I locate ...