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Backend Key to Newspaper’s Future

Backend Key to Newspaper’s Future

In 1998-1999, I was privileged to work for the brilliant Darcia Joseph and head up New Products for the Globe and Mail. Our top aim then was to add (conventional) content strategically, by Reader Segment (solid research courtesy of Luke Sklar’s team) and blunt the launch of Conrad Black’s highly touted National Post. The nation [...]

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Old Product, New Tech

Old Product, New Tech

If you’re a trend fanatic, chances are good that you have seen the visionary movie Blade Runner, even if not (yet) a diehard fan of the author behind it, sci-fi visionary Philip K. Dick. And you may recall a scene where the protagonist, Decker, gets a complex bio-cellular analysis completed by a street vendor. A [...]

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