A Plea For Open Information Borders

tedAdvocacy, Opportunity26 Comments

In the work that I do in media, as a voice at conferences and an advisor in major media companies, timely awareness of the news is critical. I think we can agree that now more than ever, that’s true for everyone. I would like to ask/suggest/implore that, for the next 45-60 days, all online news outlets remove their paywalls. More … Read More

The Future of Media for Small Businesses

PaulAdvocacy, Education2 Comments

I had the honor of sharing some thoughts with the Small Business Festival about the Future of Media, with the context being the impact of media innovation on small business owners and entrepreneurs. Of course, that includes everyone from a local realtor to the musician building their business – the topic was sparked by the fact that the pace of … Read More

OMG Startups: Earning an Investor is the Same as Earning Media

PaulAdvocacy, Education, Venture Capital8 Comments

Wikimedia Commons image

Next week, for Austin Startup Week, I’m hosting Austin American-Statesman Technology writer and I Love You So Much podcast host, Omar Gallaga, Melinda Garvey, Magazine Publisher and Owner, ATX Woman, and Storytelling for Entrepreneurs’ Lyn Graft, Film and Video Producer, in a discussion of the role of media in tech (RSVP HERE).   We wanted to put together an atypical panel for entrepreneurs; rather than just … Read More

The Notable Angel Investors in Media Technology

PaulFeatured, Venture Capital5 Comments

Before considering who they are, appreciate what angel investment means by asking how one might define “angel investor.”  Raising money, be that for a band, a film, a video game, or to invest in other media or software development, requires the right sources of funding, at the right stage, with the appropriate measure of progress and potential on you part.  A … Read More