Talking about online news

Are you busy on Sept. 22? Interested in a hearing about the current state of the news business or how news organizations are putting social media and online technologies to use to help keep us better informed?

I’ll be on a panel that night at Varsity Grill in Tacoma discussing those very things. The panel is organized by Social Media Club Tacoma and Tacoma’s own Mark Briggs will moderate. I’ll be joined Doug Conarroe, AME for Online at The News Tribune, and Brent Champaco, editor of Washington’s first site in University Place.

Thanks to Walter Neary, my former editor, for putting this together.


Blogging to the Wiggles

It’s been a week of no sleep here – Mary has croup and her coughing wakes her up at night. That means that sleep has again become a precious commodity in this house. Julie is down for a nap at the moment so I’m taking advantage of some TiVo’d Wiggles to catch up on some feed reading and blogging.

What else has been going on this week:


Been on vacation all week. We spent four days down in The ‘Couv with my family (for my birthday) then came back home for the rest of this week. We’ve had a nice quiet week at home. Julie spent some quality time with the xbox playing Urbz. I got a bit fast and furious with Forza. Saw the 40-Year-Old Virgin today. I haven’t laughed that much in a long time. Fun flick. Go see it.

Emi is much steadier on her feet now. She’s climbing up and down stairs almost on her own. Getting a little demanding, too. She’ll point you to your seat or show you what she wants you to do. It’s all very cute, trust me.

Not much else to report… we’re dreading Monday and having to go back to work.