Friday, August 23, 2013

The Seattle Times: About your future.

There isn't any money in printing and distributing newspapers on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday (except Thanksgiving, and those ads could be delivered on Wednesday), Saturday.
There isn't a daily paper anymore, they are just going through the motions.
ST will likely go to a three times a week paper. If they don't, someone else will.

The thing that newspapers online and plenty of web-only newsy sites don't do very well is be a fact aggregator. Rather than write a summary of a city council meeting a site should link through to agendas and schedules, maybe get a little reader feedback on what they want more information on an event they see on a calendar, and send Reporters (they are like journalists, only they use more facts) to those events.
There is a lot of free data out there, and I know that the vast majority of people are unlike me, they are not about to look at agendas and watch the video feed. But knowing that something is going to be discussed or decided is pretty useful information.

The ST cornered the market on columnists, but opinions are like assholes. Another dumb investment.
Going and getting actual news has actual value. Deliver it when it is profitable, like The Stranger.

Welcome to the future.

http://seattletimes.com/text/


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Mike Baker
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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Washington Bus Presents: "Candidate Survivor 2013"

Michael Baker has shared a video with you on YouTube
If you want to know why I'm not voting for Mike McGinn then scroll to the 3 minute, 40 second mark, and watch the candidate make a joke out of his biggest weakness, working with others.


"It's a candidate forum, but it's super different than other candidate forums..."
On July 16th, 2013, the Washington Bus, the Stranger, and the Showbox at the Market hosted the largest candidate forum in Seattle history for the Seattle Mayoral Primary Election. 750 young (and a few young at heart) Seattlites packed the room to hear from the crew duking it out to be Seattle's next Mayor.

Candidate Survivor takes the best part of a candidate forum (critical policy questions, people power, a smorgasbord of candidates) and blends it with the best parts of life (talent shows, witty panelists, dance parties). To cap it off, three times through the night the live audience votes (via text message) for the winner leaving one final Candidate Survivor. Check out the video to watch how it all went down and discover the illustrious winner.
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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Good thing Chris Hansen Biffed

Because I was moments away from becoming Seattle's basketball version of Billy on the Street. In this clip, I'm Billy, you are Will, and Sonics Basketball Fans are called Drew Barrymore.

But that's OK

I was thinking about writing a story about how I read the Rolling Stone article on Macklemore rather than the 400+ page DEIS on the Seattle Arena, this weekend.


Rolling Stone, p42, issue 1190, Macklemore

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Mike Baker
Seattle, Wa

Here is the part at the end of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly when Angel Eyes, p¿q (portrayed here by the letters "p", "q", and the inverted exclamation mark "¿"), gets shot by Blonde! 
woo-wi-woo, Wa-awa-wa.…

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Friday, August 9, 2013

It looks like I was right, Murray did get the most votes in the 46LD





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Sunday, August 4, 2013

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