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Curley encouraged old media dinosaurs to embrace new technology. But he might have sacrificed the soul of the Sun in the process. His website for the Sun will probably stand for as long as the paper is publishing. But it'll be a long time before another paper builds a multimillion dollar studio for a fast-talking Internet salesman.
rob_curley  lasvegassun 
may 2012 by tysone
New website focuses on your neighborhood - Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 | 2 a.m. - Las Vegas Sun
The next frontier on the Internet will be about a sense of place — it will find ways of being useful to people in their neighborhoods or wherever they may be at any particular moment.
hyperlocal  lasvegassun  rob_curley  prediction 
october 2010 by tysone
Las Vegas papers take sides in Harry Reid-Sharron Angle race - latimes.com
"Review-Journal is unabashedly in Angle's corner while the Sun favors Reid."
lasvegassun  lvrj  nevada  politics 
july 2010 by tysone
Under Frederick, LV Review-Journal has become dumping ground for conservative misinformation | Media Matters for America
Since 2008, Las Vegas Review-Journal publisher Sherman Frederick has written numerous blog posts and columns advancing conservative attacks on President Obama, Sen. Harry Reid, and other Democrats. These blog posts and columns are rife with smears, factual errors, and conspiracy theories.
lvrj  lasvegassun  lasvegas 
march 2010 by tysone
Las Vegas Newspaper Publisher's False Statements Draw Critiques | Media Matters for America
The recent Media Matters report on a string of false reporting and inaccurate statements by Sherman Frederick, the publisher of the Las Vegas Review-Journal and president of parent company Stephens Media, has drawn some harsh criticism. Employees at the Review-Journal and other journalism observers in and around Las Vegas have stated that the numerous examples of wrong information and false claims hurts the newspaper's image and continues a history of such reporting by Frederick dating back years.
lasvegassun  lasvegas  lvrj  journalism 
march 2010 by tysone
Stop Drinking The Sand - First Draft
"... when you make journalism about the toys, you will end up losing. The Las Vegas Sun is only the most recent of those who have found that at the end of the Internet rainbow, there’s no pot of gold or anything else of value. ... While his act played well in Kansas, it gradually became more and more threadbare with each move."
lasvegassun  greenspun  journalism  rob_curley 
february 2010 by tysone
CityLife Drills Into Greenspun Media
"Kingsley convincingly makes the case that his past successes may have been short-lived and the result of circumstances of timing and opportunity, not vision. Plus, Curley comes across as churlish with a quote like: "The only thing I love more than journalism is capitalism." From the looks of the expensive embarrassment that was 702.tv, he's failed in Vegas on both fronts."
lasvegassun  rob_curley  greenspun 
february 2010 by tysone
The Las Vegas Sun: A Tale of Two Newsrooms
"It was an astonishing rise and colossal fall for a paper that soared to national relevance in a couple short years. What happened? The economy, for one. But the Sun also took a big gamble on new technology and a bold strategy brought to them by a self-described Internet nerd from Kansas."
forsnd  newspapers  lasvegassun  greenspun 
january 2010 by tysone
Las Vegas Blog: Steve Friess' VEGAS HAPPENS HERE: The Sun's Fired, An Accounting
One more thing. I don't believe for a moment that Mike Kelley, the grizzled old managing editor, happened to decide to retire recently because he feels obligated to his family as Greenspun wrote. Kelley knew this day was coming, didn't want to be a part of it and decided journalism like this just isn't as fun or important as it was. That's my hunch, anyhow. Anyone who knows this man knows that he would have been happiest to keel over on a printing press.
lasvegassun  newspapers  greenspun 
december 2009 by tysone
A sad day at the Sun, but a day for hope - Brian Greenspun - Las Vegas Sun
"When I delivered the message to our people, it was both a hopeful and a sad moment. It was clearly sad because colleagues who have been with us through very difficult times — some for decades, others more recently — would be leaving. In fact, they are gone. That is a fact of the life we are all trying to muddle through, from one bit of bad news to the next."
greenspun  lasvegassun  newspapers 
december 2009 by tysone
Las Vegas Blog: Steve Friess' VEGAS HAPPENS HERE: Black Tuesday For Greenspun Media
"I feel a great kinship for the folks who have lost their jobs, a kinship that Hank Greenspun certainly would have understood and appreciated. And they could have been treated better publicly."
lasvegassun  lasvegas  greenspun 
december 2009 by tysone
Sun’s leader says goodbye newsroom, hello family - Las Vegas Sun
“When we had an opportunity to create a newspaper for the future a few years ago, Mike came up with a plan and executed it to perfection,” Greenspun said. “The result of his leadership is the Sun’s Pulitzer Prize as well as other awards far too numerous to mention.
lasvegassun  lasvegas  newspapers  journalism  greenspun 
november 2009 by tysone
Vegas Newspaper Pulls Plug on 702.tv After Four Months
In late June, Greenspun Interactive, the new media division of the company that publishes the Las Vegas Sun, launched a video Web site named 702.tv after the Las Vegas area code. The project, described as "a Las Vegas-based news and entertainment video Web site and television program," has been canceled after only four months, and a number of staff members either laid off or reassigned.
rob_curley  lasvegassun 
october 2009 by tysone
Rising Sun nets the Pulitzer
Born of the union movement, the Las Vegas Sun has been at the forefront of hard-hitting social justice journalism. In April its multimedia package about construction deaths on the Strip won a Pulitzer prize, writes Drex Heikes
lasvegassun  drex_heikes  pulitzer  me 
september 2009 by tysone
'Wreckless Willie': The life of a fighter - Las Vegas Sun
He is the living embodiment of a city that thrives on fantasy — that the next slot pull will hit, that the night will never end, that this prostitute finds you attractive. In the ring, his firmly held belief — be it delusional or admirable — that he will be the next champion is at once crushed and renewed.
lasvegassun  coolican  lasvegas 
september 2009 by tysone
'E&P' Announces '10 That Do It Right' 2009 Honorees
"I think the future of print journalism is very likely what we're doing now, or some form very near it," says Managing Editor Michael J. Kelley.
lasvegassun  journalism 
august 2009 by tysone
Rob Curley, President/Executive Editor, Greenspun Interactive - mediabistro.com Content
"Maybe this is the Kansan in me, but I can't get enough hooker knife-fight stories... I feel like I've died and gone to journalism heaven."
rob_curley  lasvegassun 
july 2009 by tysone
The news never looked so … busty :: CityBlog :: Las Vegas CityLife Blogs
Greenspun Media Interactive unveiled 702.tv, the latest salvo in its ongoing effort to wring some profit out of the Internet. You might’ve seen the ads: hip, attractive, vaguely sheepish anchors invite the public to come along for the wild, synergistic ride.
lasvegassun  rob_curley  lasvegas  greenspun 
june 2009 by tysone
702.tv Launches Crusade to Get News to 'Non-News' Consumers
"If I were to try and tell you that this was built to save democracy, I'd be lying," Curley said.
rob_curley  lasvegassun  702tv  video 
june 2009 by tysone
A new kind of local TV news show debuts - Las Vegas Sun
“What if there were a local newscast that wasn’t about the latest accident on the 215 or the latest house fire?” said Rob Curley, president and editor of Greenspun Interactive. “What if it were fun and informative? That’s 702.tv.”
friends  vegas  lasvegassun  rob_curley  tv 
june 2009 by tysone
Vegas Newspaper Rolls Dice On Video
"We're not set up to do exposés.Our concept was always about how do we entertain and inform people," says Curley. 702.TV "only covers hard or breaking news when the Las Vegas Sun asks us to" — for example, the recent flap over President Obama's reluctance to meet with Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons, says DeFranco.
lasvegassun  vegas  friends 
june 2009 by tysone
Pulitzer Prizes honor Alexandra Berzon of the Las Vegas Sun - Los Angeles Times
The Pulitzer Prize for public service went not to those blockbuster, brand-name finalists but, instead, to a little newspaper hardly anybody's heard of, published in a town nobody associates with the search for truth.
latimes  lasvegassun  pulitzer 
may 2009 by tysone
Pulitzer Prizes honor Alexandra Berzon of the Las Vegas Sun - Los Angeles Times
The Pulitzer Prize for public service went not to those blockbuster, brand-name finalists but, instead, to a little newspaper hardly anybody's heard of, published in a town nobody associates with the search for truth. ... The Las Vegas Sun and the Pulitzer board in faraway New York struck a blow this week for gritty, one-person, no-back-down reporting.
lasvegassun  pulitzer 
april 2009 by tysone
Lame. Lame. Lame. Las Vegas Review-Journal ignores Sun's Pulitzer
"I have a theory. If the R-J had to actually cover the Sun's Pulitzer, it probably would've meant calling on the Classiest Publisher in America to make a comment. And he very, very busy yesterday using his uberclassy blog to foment the view that teabagging is a gay sex act."
lasvegassun  pulitzer  journalism 
april 2009 by tysone
Sun wins the Pulitzer Prize - Las Vegas Sun
Berzon, 29, may have been the last Sun employee to learn of the award. When she walked into the newsroom 30 minutes later, she was greeted with a standing ovation from reporters and editors. “You won the Pulitzer!” “I don’t understand, for what?” Berzon said, stopping in her tracks. “For Public Service!” Her mouth fell open before she covered her face with her hands.
lasvegassun  pulitzer  friends  journalism 
april 2009 by tysone
Journalism Week » Blog Archive » Curley Expands Depth of Online Media
Curley sarcastically called the news portion “the vitamins hidden in a bowl of ‘Skittles.’ ”
video  rob_curley  lasvegassun 
march 2009 by tysone
Two Vegas Papers Place Their Bets - SPECIAL REPORT - Editor & Publisher
To watch Curley in action proselytizing about his passion — newspapers and the Internet — is like that scene at the end of Napoleon Dynamite where the gawky nerd-hero springs to life and wows his high school with unexpected, fluid dance moves.
journalism  me  rob_curley  lasvegassun 
january 2009 by tysone
robcurley.com » Newspaper-produced video: quality vs. quantity?
In regard to the “quality versus quantity” video debate (which is the whole point of his post), I think we’ve thrown our support clearly in the “quality” category … but probably in a different way than the writer of the blog above probably means — but I’m totally making assumptions there.
rob_curley  quality  newspapers  multimedia  journalism  video  lasvegassun 
october 2008 by tysone
Five Young Journalists at SND Describe the Future of News
"I talked with a number of extremely bright young journalists at the Society for News Design workshop in Las Vegas this week."
lasvegassun  snd  me 
september 2008 by tysone
Tell Zell: Passive Voice
Here's a photo of two of the reigning con artists in the news business: Lee Abrams and Rob Curley.
rob_curley  snd  lasvegassun  tribune  lee_abrams 
september 2008 by tysone
robcurley.com » In case you needed us to tell you it’s frickin’ hot in the Mojave Desert, we just built a new weather site for the Las Vegas Sun
"I don’t know nearly as much about journalism as I wish I did, but I do know that people read weather stories. They’re “virtual crack” on a local news site. Trust me."
weather  lasvegassun  me  rob_curley  newspapers 
august 2008 by tysone
The Local Onliner » Executive Turntable: Jennewein Joins Curley in Vegas
Online newspaper pioneer Chris Jennewein, who was recently re-orged out of The San Diego Union Tribune, has started a new position as publisher and senior vice president of Greenspun Interactive in Las Vegas.
august 2008 by tysone
Las Vegas Sun Website: 9 Things I Love About It
The Las Vegas Sun is known for having one of the best websites of any newspaper in the country. The reputation is warranted.
june 2008 by tysone
Innovation at newspapers won’t succeed if the organization doesn’t support it | Will Sullivan's website. Journerdism
99 percent of innovation is failing, then dusting yourself off and trying things a different way. If people in your own company aren’t interested in helping you succeed, then maybe it’s time to move on.
innovatio  newspapers  lasvegassun  washingtonpost  rob_curley 
june 2008 by tysone
robcurley.com » After the ‘flop’ flap: Lessons learned from Loudoun
For as long as our team has been building sites, we’ve been trying to do the same basic thing: serve our audience. Some people call that “hyperlocal.” We call it doing our damn jobs.
lasvegassun  washingtonpost  rob_curley  journalism  hyperlocal  newspapers 
june 2008 by tysone
Big Daily's 'Hyperlocal' Flop - WSJ.com
As he decamps with five colleagues to take on an Internet venture for the Las Vegas Sun, Mr. Curley acknowledges he didn't get out into the community enough. ... "I dropped the ball. I won't drop it in Vegas, dude."
lasvegassun  washingtonpost  rob_curley  journalism  newspapers 
june 2008 by tysone
Teaching Online Journalism » Didn’t the Las Vegas Sun have enough talent?
Call me envious, but they already had a bunch of great people doing great work … and how can they afford to add 10 online savants? Is there a lost Nevada gold mine funding the Sun, or what?
lasvegassun  rob_curley  washingtonpost 
june 2008 by tysone
The Local Onliner » Curley on HyperLocal, The WaPo, and the Vegas Venture
"Some industry bloggers like to throw “Google” in the title to get some attention. For me, it is “Hyperlocal.” And somewhere in the middle of any discussion of hyperlocal is Rob Curley."
rob_curley  lasvegassun  washingtonpost  hyperlocal  newspapers  journalism 
june 2008 by tysone
LasVegasSun.Com's Arsenal Gets Even Better
While the Review-Journal's visually miserable site has finally discovered blogs (and acts like it's some wild, wacky new frontier) but still hasn't heard of RSS feeds or indexing those blogs on Google's Blogsearch, the Sun is dazzling the entire industry.
may 2008 by tysone
On Bomb-Throwing :: The Scoop
So: Curley and Co. to Las Vegas, one of the non-secret secrets of the Web journalism world.
journalism  newspapers  lasvegassun  washingtonpost 
may 2008 by tysone
Las Vegas Sun Wins Big at the EPpy Awards « Geoff Fisk’s Blog
Nominated against the top newspaper websites in the nation, the Las Vegas Sun held its own.
lasvegassun  eppy 
may 2008 by tysone
2008 EPpy Award Winners Announced in Las Vegas
"Winning in the Best Overall Newspaper-Affiliated Web Site with less than one million unique monthly visitors was the Las Vegas Sun." -- Still holding a grudge that Metromix.com was allowed in the less-than-one-million category.
lasvegassun  awards  me 
may 2008 by tysone
History - Las Vegas Sun
The epic project finally launches: "The history of Las Vegas is the ultimate American rags-to-riches story, filled with unusual heroes and foes."
history  lasvegassun  multimedia 
may 2008 by tysone
Regional Newspapers are Doomed - Finance Blog - Felix Salmon - Market Movers - Portfolio.com
Hell, Brian Greenspun of the Las Vegas Sun gave a long presentation a large part of which was devoted to recounting in excruciating detail how his website can be updated more than once a day as news comes in.
newspapers  lasvegassun 
april 2008 by tysone
Webby Honorees - Online Film & Video
and another webby honor for zach's burning man
lasvegassun  award 
april 2008 by tysone
Webby Honorees - Newspapers
whoohoo. webby honoree, just months post-launch.
me  lasvegassun  journalism 
april 2008 by tysone
What’s going on out there « Andrew’s Weblog
Once again, the Las Vegas Sun has done a remarkably thorough and highly stylized Web package. Found within a superbly designed and Web site that is as aesthetically pleasing as it is usable and concise...
me  lasvegassun 
april 2008 by tysone
Our song, wronged - Las Vegas Sun
"If Elvis were still alive, he’d be 73 and probably could use the help the product promises. But it’s safe to say The King would not be amused by what Viagra has done to one of his most famous songs."
april 2008 by tysone
Poynter Online - The Perils of Political Narrative: One Reporter's Story
Patrick's essay on groupthink: "Here's how I got caught up in this nonsense, and what I learned from it."
lasvegassun  politics  journalism 
march 2008 by tysone
Confessions of a card counter - Las Vegas Sun
If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s the more guys in suits glaring at you as you play, the more trouble you can expect.
lasvegassun  lasvegas  casinos  gambling 
march 2008 by tysone
Voices in my head: Zach Wise [podcast] : MultimediaShooter
Glad to see MultimediaShooter rise from the ashes and, to boot, with Zach's interview
lasvegassun  multimedia 
march 2008 by tysone
MediaShift Idea Lab . Databases as Entry Points to Investigative Stories | PBS
If you want to know what the future of investigative reporting might look like online, check out what the Las Vegas Sun has done with its special section on Flight Delays.
databases  journalism  lasvegassun 
february 2008 by tysone
Get Your Extra Credit Here! « Newshouse 1.0
For those of you who joined the “Train Jumping” or the Web Design workshops this week, please offer some thoughts to this entry about what you learned or others should know. Thanks for being there!
lasvegassun  snd  syracuse  education 
february 2008 by tysone
From the inside: How they coped
It’s three minutes before 11, and the Clark County Fire Department is now getting calls from all over. The Monte Carlo is on fire! There are fire and smoke on the roof!
lasvegassun  lasvegas 
january 2008 by tysone
Las Vegas Sun headed in the right direction | Zac Echola
The Sun has the most elegant markup I’ve seen on any current newspaper Web sites. w00t
january 2008 by tysone
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