Jeff Jarvis - firstname.lastname@example.org
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From: Doug Skoglund - firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Monday, Jul 25, 2011
Subject: My Way XXXVI - #fuckyouwashington...
I am sorry, Jeff, but that is just about the
dumbest thing that you ever did -- understandable -- but dumb, non
the less. One of your readers, Tara, commented:
Confession time: I don't know what a Twitter hash tag is, but i
'get' the general idea here. Thing is...it is good for a get it off your chest moment, but it stops there. Since there are as many reasons for hash tagging this moniker as there are people who post, does the tag really mean anything other than we are discouraged by the general state of national affairs? I'm tired of non-substantive conversations and people spouting off. Say something useful, please.
Jeff, I had intended to
address you by your formal title at CUNY and found the following,
"About Me | Disclosures:"
JEFF JARVIS, author of What Would Google Do? (HarperCollins 2009), blogs about media and news at Buzzmachine.com. He is associate professor and director of the interactive journalism program and the new business models for news project at the City University of New York's
Graduate School of Journalism. He is consulting editor and a partner at Daylife, a news startup. He writes a new media column for The Guardian and is host of its Media Talk USA podcast. He consults for media companies. Until 2005, he was president and creative director of Advance.net, the online arm of Advance Publications. Prior to that, Jarvis was creator and founding editor of Entertainment Weekly; Sunday editor and associate publisher of the New York Daily News; TV critic for TV Guide and People; a columnist on the San Francisco Examiner; assistant city editor and reporter for the Chicago Tribune; reporter for Chicago Today.
This is a personal site.
Business ties: I have consulted for various media companies. Currently, this includes the Guardian and, until recently, Advance Publications, my former employer; Advance owns Condé
Nast, Newhouse Newspapers, Parade, American City Business Journals, Bright House cable, and Advance Internet, where I used to work. Until December 2006, I was consulting regularly for The New York Times Company at its About.com subsidiary. I have spoken for groups at Best Buy, Sky News (where I also consulted briefly), VH1, Hearst, Meredith, The Week, Hill Knowlton, Burda, Holtzbrinck, Axel Springer, USA Today, Time Warner, Edelman, Publicis/Denou, the BBC, News Corp., GM, Avaya, Accenture, Bloomberg (under the auspices of CUNY), and at various conferences and in these
videos for SAP. I am also a partner in Daylife, a news startup, whose investors include The New York Times Company, Getty, Craig Newmark, Dave Winer, Michael Arrington, Huffington Post's Ken Lerer, and
others. I have small angel investments in Ubermedia, Covestor, 33Across, Black20, and Path101. I am on the advisory boards of Journal Register and PostMedia and am an advisor to Glam; was also listed on the advistory boards of Rayv, Brightcove, Consenda, and Technorati; advisory boards may bring varying amounts of options or payments. I have been listed as an informal advisor to many companies, including Patch, Growthspur, and Baristanet. I
declined an invitation to join Demand Media's board of advisors. My book, What Would Google Do?, is published by HarperCollins, a division of News Corp. My next book, Public Parts, is published by Simon Schuster, a division of Viacom.
Media ties: I have worked for many a media company
-- Advance, Time Warner, Hearst, Tribune, Maxwell, News Corp., Knight Ridder
-- and know people and have friends in most of them. I have been turned down for jobs or contributor gigs, over the years (these are from the early years) at The NY Times, the NY Daily News, Paramount, and CBS. I make some would say too-frequent appearances on TV and radio but I am not paid for them (and I've been known to growl about that). I am now writing as a columnist for Media Guardian and am presenter of its MediaTalkUSA
Stocks: I own Time Warner stock (drat the luck) as well as Sirius. I bought Google stock in 2008 (at $512). I also own Amazon, Microsoft, and Intel. Most of my holdings today are in mutual funds because I'm a lousy investor.
Religion: Since I write about religion occasionally, you should know that I was raised Presbyterian (and my sister is a Presbyterian pastor) but I left the church a few times. Until recently, I went to a Congregational church (independent, not affiliated with the UCC). On religion, you could call me liberal (the people at my last churches certainly did).
Politics: I am a liberal: a centrist leaning left. I have voted for
Democrats in most elections. In the 2008 primary, I voted for Hillary Clinton. In the general election, I voted for Barack Obama. Nonetheless, I piss off Democrats for not always agreeing with them and for linking to those with whom they disagree. But that is why I like the blogosphere so much: because I end up talking with people whose opinions often don't align with mine. I am a post-9/11 hawk, having survived the attacks on the world Trade Center. I was a supporter of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and tough on terrorism. But I do believe the Iraq war has been terribly executed. I believe the First Amendment is the cornerstone of American values and so I abhor government interference in free speech; I support Howard Stern's right to broadcast and like his show and I have come to see that regulation of political speech is dangerous. I believe in separation of church and state but I'm not nutty about it; it's OK to say Merry Christmas, but it's not OK to bring prayer to school or religious dogma to the FCC. I am pro-choice, though have no idea what I would do if faced with that choice myself. I believe government must find some way to fix America's health care and health insurance mess. I do not think big media are too big because there is new competition, and I do not support government regulation of media. I do not think that development is a dirty word and believe that open-space taxes are sometimes a waste and a welcome mat for local corruption. I support Israel's right to exist. I am in favor of government funding for research, including stem-cell research. I think we are criminally behind on development of alternative fuel and fuel-conservation solutions. I think we are dangerously behind in open development of broadband. What else?
Doesn't it occur to you that
with all of that behind you that you should be leading journalism toward
solutions as opposed to expressing your frustrations about a situation
that you failed to control as a Constitutionally designated
Doug Skoglund email@example.com
PS: Got to believe that
there must be some kind of questionable motivation in all that.
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