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Nick R. Martin

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NYT: Trying to kill print mags, he ends up starting one
November 24, 2007

The founder of CNET.com today tells the New York Times he used to talk about "how we were going to make magazines go away." Then he realized he was continuing to read dozens of magazines a month -- in print. Today, Halsey Minor is invested in a pair of print magazines that get their content from Web users. "I like holding them and turning the pages. And the images are better than on the Internet," he told the Times.


Questions and answers coming to the site
November 8, 2007

One of the features of this site, once it launches, will be Q&As with some of the journalists and media types who are leading the innovations and startups in the industry. I have tentative commitments from journalists on the East and West coasts to answer questions for the blog.

Meantime, the Minneapolis-based news site, MinnPost, launched today. The design is sharp and attractive, and it marks one of the few metro-based online news outlets in the nation. In an editor's note, Joel Kramer, the founder of the site, said: "MinnPost's goal is to develop a sustainable business model that will support high-quality journalism for this community." It's a site to keep an eye on.


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