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Spirited Media is selling off its local sites and pivoting to consulting » Nieman Journalism Lab
“Local news scared certain investors outside of the strategic space. They said, ‘we love local journalism, but it just scares the hell out of us,'” Brady said.
journalism  local  location  media  business  entrepreneurs  philadelphia  denver 
15 days ago by allaboutgeorge
The New Yorker: Crying in H Mart
I wonder how many people at H Mart miss their families. How many are thinking of them as they bring their trays back from the different stalls. Whether they’re eating to feel connected, to celebrate these people through food. Which ones weren’t able to fly back home this year, or for the past ten years? Which ones are like me, missing the people who are gone from their lives forever?
memory  family  southkorea  food  shopping  identity  philadelphia  cancer  asianamerican 
august 2018 by allaboutgeorge
New author Clemons sees no end for the E Street Band < PopMatters
"It's sad to see these old buildings go because they have so many memories, and it's a real personal kind of thing when you play these places. It's part of our history just gone.
"But we're just creating new history in new places."
obituaries  books  biography  music  rock  philadelphia 
june 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Tanya Hamilton's 'Night Catches Us' captures a point in time - Los Angeles Times
I've always been interested in politics, poverty and the working class," says the director. "And the price you pay for dedication to a political movement."

Hamilton sets the tone in the opening credits, turning a series of classic Black Power posters into a potent visual statement but "it was important to me to show the variations of class in black life," she says.

As much as anything, Hamilton says she is drawn to the ordinary within black life, rather than the extremes. "There's a distinct lack of content specific to what it is to be a black American, the variations in that experience, what life is like for people who are ordinary. Those are the stories I want to tell."
film  cinema  black  race  1970s  philadelphia  writing  activism  class  african  politics  poverty  art 
november 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Robert Hazard, Philly rocker, dies at 59 | Philadelphia Inquirer | 08/06/2008
"One night in a motel in Delaware, Mr. Hazard sat in a bathtub and in 15 minutes wrote 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun,' a sprightly pop tune covered in 1983 by Cyndi Lauper. Labeled a feminist anthem, it shot to No. 1. Miley Cyrus' remake is included on her new album, Breakout."
songwriting  1980s  music  feminism  obituaries  philadelphia  pennsylvania  rock 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: An Industry Imperiled by Falling Profits and Shrinking Ads
“That’s another thing that made 2007 a watershed, the dawning realization that you can’t expect 25 percent annual growth in digital revenue. Nobody knows just when this thing bottoms out, or how far down.”
internet  media  newspapers  journalism  labor  jobs  sandiego  minneapolis  philadelphia  business  corporations  economics  marketing 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge

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