The Rise of Carrboro, the Fall of San FranciscoPaul, · Categories: General
A beautiful spring day and the opening of the Carrboro Farmers’ Market coincides with the initial publication of the Carrboro Citizen. The Citizen is in boxes around the town and in the front of Weaver Street. As I sat at the Weave with my coffee reading the Citizen, several folks stopped and asked where to get a copy. The excitement of having a locally owned small town paper that is put out by people who know and love the town was and is palpable. (also on their website if you are paper adverse or far from the Paris of the Piedmont).
Out on the Left Coast’s other Bohemia, Tim O’Reilly reports on the desperate straits that the San Francisco Chronicle flounders in. That leads to a spirited and informative discussion and…
Dave Winer has a solution or better a set of solutions which he calls his “message of hope” consisting of two points (which he explains in more detail
- “journalism should become a required course, one or two semesters for every graduate”
- “embrace the best bloggers.”
Summary: Read Carrboro Citizen, O’Reilly and Winer.