Category Archives: Media

Internet Privacy – Careful How we Ask for It

In another life, I founded and built a direct marketing company.  We contacted folks using names acquired from “list companies” that offered to rent to us the names of those people with similar backgrounds.   These lists were developed by companies … Continue reading

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Keep the Redskins’ Name

I was once told that the only bad thing about being a good sport is that you have to lose to prove it. So it is with democracy; you have to have the freedom to disagree to prove that it … Continue reading

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Citizens vs. Media Access

Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act is a citizens’ law, not a press law. It is the people’s right to know, not just a reporter’s right to know. But sometimes practice deviates from that ideal. Here’s why. Continue reading

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Who Will Report the News?

How’s this for irony: The knowledge economy craves information more than ever, but newspapers and print media are imploding. Where will Virginians get their news in the Internet age? Continue reading

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