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In “new news media,” honesty remains important

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At Maine Startup & Create Week, I spoke on a panel about new news media. (Specifically, the panel was called “New News Media: Staying relevant in the evolving face of news media.” Panelists included Lauren Landry (Digital Content Specialist for Northeastern University and a contributor to Boston Magazine), Frank Gruber (Tech.Co), and myself. We discussed […]

Who Watches the Watchmen? Hugo’s, The Honey Paw and Eventide v. Blogger John Golden

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NOTE: I am commenting on the actions of the ownership of Hugo’s, The Honey Paw, and Eventide Oyster Co. As I mention a few times below, my company has worked with the restaurants in the past, and I consider them friends. When I was publicly complaining about the weeklies as they were acting terribly and […]

Geno’s Rock Club follows “Safe Space protocol” and that is awesome.

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Geno’s Rock Club, the legendary punk venue in Portland, follows “Safe Space protocol.” They announced this on their Facebook page earlier this month, and said announcement is awesome: Attn: performers. Geno’s is a venue that follows Safe Space protocol. What does that mean? That means:Scream fuck into the mic as loud as you want, bloody […]

Think, drink, and discuss disrupting authority with me this Wednesday

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Maine Humanities Council has organized a series called Think & Drink. It’s basically a mashup of a happy hour, civic forum, and participatory panel discussion. The series takes place the third Wednesday of each month at SPACE Gallery. It started in February and will end in May. The theme of the series this year is […]

Elise Pepple of Hear Tell: “Storytelling is a democratic art; it is a renewable resource.”

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Hear Tell is a monthly live storytelling event organized by Elise Pepple. Crush[ed] is the theme of the next episode, which takes place this evening (doors at 7) at Tandem Bakery (on 742 Congress). According to Pepple, she wanted the theme “to be about love because it’s February” but “didn’t want it to be too […]

Exit Interview: Nick Schroeder, former Managing Editor of DigPortland

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I offered my take on the fall of DigPortland at the start of this week, and Seth Koening wrote this article about the drama. I was interested, though, in what DigPortland Managing Editor Nick Schroeder had to say about all of it. For the paper, Schroeder ran a feature entitled Exit Interview, where he interviewed […]