Additional Thoughts On The KPLU Sale

Heard this morning about KPLU having an FAQ about the sale on their site. I’ve already written on this, but I felt that a desire to comment after reviewing this newest bit of info. I give them credit for including links to ways to challenge with the FCC the sale, how to cancel your support (if Read More …

Some reflections on the windstorm

It’s been an interesting week. During Tuesday’s storm I was sitting in a class up above downtown Everett. Quite the bluster! Even in the 6th floor of a modern high-rise, we could hear the wind. Fortunately, my friends and family came through reasonably unscathed, with the greatest problems being power losses and fence destruction. Many Read More …

KPLU, KUOW, Evolutions and Deaths

I care deeply about journalism. Having quality, full time staff to dive deeply into issues is critical for our culture, for our democracy. Additionally critical: willingness to dive deeply into serious issues that need coverage, regardless of ratings. It’s critical from the national level all the way down to the local/hyperlocal. And, I’d argue, it’s Read More …

Spotify’s Seattle Based Competitor

I’m sure most people would think I’m writing about Amazon Prime music, but no. Real Networks has been around for years. I used their player before iTunes, before Pandora, I’m pretty sure before Windows XP. They’ve been in this space a long time, but have not have regained the popular attention they had in the Read More …

Why haven’t we caught this driver yet? School Bus Passing Video in Graham

Just saw this in the Tacoma News Tribune; again. It really bothers me that this driver hasn’t been caught yet. It’s hard to imagine that anyone had not seen this video, as it’s gone viral. A recent search shows new orgs in the east coast showing it, for heaven’s sake. I’m sure everyone, truly Everyone Read More …

Open House at the Everett Herald – TONIGHT!

Sadly, I won’t be able to make it. But should be very interesting and insightful. The Daily Herald – Open House Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014  –  4:00 – 7:00 p.m. 1800 41st Street, Ste 300, Everett Contact:  The Daily Herald jcampbell@heraldnet.com   Phone: 425-339-3000 In partnership with Economic Alliance Snohomish County   Our new offices Read More …

First Thoughts on the #SPU Shooting

How absolutely terrifying to see Seattle Pacific University (fyi, the school’s servers are getting hammered by the media attention) as the latest victim of a school shooting. The coverage can be followed via this Twitter feed. With the website not able to keep up, Twitter is a powerful tool to stay aware of what’s going on. Read More …

Shoreline Community College Faculty member Troy Wolff Dies in Seattle stabbing

Just read about Troy Wolff’s death. Troy was a long-time staff member at Shoreline community college, where I attending in the early 2000’s. Troy was a fantastic teacher and will be missed. I studied with him and thought very highly of him. Read the details here.  Know he will be missed.

A Wild Day In The Skagit River Valley

While I’m getting my son dinner ready, I see a tweet from a reporter friend stating the I5 bridge crossing the Skagit River has collapsed.   This image comes through Twitter, and I know this will be bad. via @Gina_SVH I’ve crossed this hundreds of times, know it well, and understand the impact this will Read More …