TMZ’s New Status Post-Michael Jackson – A Smarter Media Model?

“The scoops, and subsequent red-framed ‘exclusives’ about Jackson’s tangled personal and professional affairs, have brought not only massive attention to the site but also a journalistic reassessment as well. The question is: Did TMZ just get lucky with its Jackson coverage — a right-place, right-time lightning strike — or has TMZ built a smarter new-media organization that could teach the rest of the pack how to get it done?”

A Museum That Has To Cut Back To Only A Few Hours A Month

“Like those brand-new ghost towns in Nevada and Arizona, the Spertus’s acclaimed building will stand mostly unpopulated, its distinctive, faceted glass facade a taunting portal to a locked vault. Treasures and programs that were easily accessible at its former location–a building of the same height, right next door–will now be available to the public a total of about 12 hours a month.”