Another journalist goes independent
You can try the link to Matt's new blog but as I write this, the site is inaccessible - apparently according to Matt's last post on SiliconBeat as a result of a denial of service attack.
Matt's position at the 'Merc is apparently being filled by Connie Loizos who has been at Thompson working with Dan Primack on PE Week ( a publication covering the private equity world).
Congrats to Matt and Connie in their new positions.
Also worth a read is Fred Vogelstein's thoughtful comment on my article about mainstream media - Fred was a writer at Fortune Magazine for many years and is now a contributing editor with Wired. He makes a very interesting point - the issues facing the newspaper world are as much a result of the commoditization of content as the loss of advertising dollars. I agree with him - the newspapers that embrace the Internet and make their content both more relevant and more accessible will win through in the end.