“The Wired City,” spotted in the gift shop of the Newseum in Washington and tweeted by Kevin Koczwara (http://bit.ly/1iUAYhS).
The Wired City World Tour heats up again with two stops this coming week.
Next Saturday, April 5, I’ll be speaking at the New York Press Association‘s spring convention in Saratoga Springs. It’s not strictly a book event, but I’ll be talking about the future of local news and other themes related to “The Wired City.”
The following day I’ll be at the Morse Institute Library in Natick for a book event sponsored by the Natick Historical Society. It starts at 2:30 p.m. and is open to the public. If you’re in the area, I hope you’ll consider dropping by.
The world tour for “The Wired City” continues on Monday, as I’ll be speaking at 6:30 p.m. at the Langley-Adams Library in Groveland. I’ll also have for sale a few rare original hardcovers of “Little People.” Hope you can stop by.
If you’ve been thinking about buying a copy of “The Wired City” but haven’t yet gotten around to it, now would be a good time to send in your order. If you buy any University of Massachusetts Press book directly from the publisher, you’ll receive a 30 percent discount through the end of February.
Buy a copy for Valentine’s Day. What could be more romantic than you and your lover trading passages about the intricacies of Web analytics?
You can find out more about the discount here, and order “The Wired City” here.
Quill & Scroll, published by the Quill and Scroll International Honor Society for High School Journalists, published a nice review of “The Wired City” in its fall issue. It’s a little hard to navigate, but you’ll find it on page 16.
Here are the slides I’ll be using for my lecture on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Needham Free Public Library on “The Future of the Fourth Estate.”
The world tour for “The Wired City” resumes this Sunday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m., as I’ll be speaking at the Needham Free Public Library, 1139 Highland Ave. My topic will be “The Future of the Fourth Estate: The Current State of News Reporting,” which is part of the McIver Lecture Series. If you’re in MetroWest, I hope you’ll consider dropping by.
Corporate hyperlocal is fading, with Patch being the prime example. Independent hyperlocal is working. Howard Owens, one of my main subjects in “The Wired City,” discusses the success of The Batavian this week with NPR’s “On the Media.”
Here is a blog post I wrote in July about The Batavian’s growth.