A new article for The Charlotte Observer: Walk into one of Lake Norman’s growing number of microbreweries or bottle shops these days, and you’ll find two things: An exotic variety of home-grown craft beers and bars full of beer lovers with a strong sense of community. Craft brewing has taken root across North Carolina, but … More Craft beer is flowing in Lake Norman | The Charlotte Observer
A Global Leader in Journalism | Journalism training, media news & how to’s More coverage of last weekend’s #LION15 conference in Chicago. That’s me with Kelly Gilfillan of Home Page Media in Tennessee. Poynter picked up the gist of my remarks on the panel “Turning Out the Lights.” Read the full article at Poynter: Why … More Why local online sites died: a post-mortem with a possible silver lining | Poynter.
With the Bank of America 500 coming up in NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup, I produced this show for WFAE’s “Charlotte Talks” with Mike Collins. With guests Diandra Leslie-Pelecky (author of “The Physics of NASCAR”) and longtime NASCAR radio reporter Doug Rice, president of Performance Racing Network, we take a look at how the sport’s technology, business … More NASCAR’s Evolution in Technology and Business | WFAE
In the game of community news, you win or you die. That’s how I started my comments Friday afternoon on a panel called “Turning out the Lights” at the LION Publishers 2015 Conference in Chicago. It’s a 2 1/2 day gathering of about 100 local news publishers from around the country. These are folks like … More #LION2015 | Saying goodbye to your business
Here’s my latest Sunday feature in the Charlotte Observer Lake Norman section, about local venues where you can hear some pretty cool music – beyond the club or concert hall. On a rainy Sunday afternoon, sweet confections line the counter at Heart 2 Heart Bakery & Cafe in Cornelius. Across the room, sweet jazz flows … More Lake Norman’s underground sound | The Charlotte Observer
Davidson Farmer’s Market manager Courtney Spear is stepping down, after four years in the job. She told board members and farmers her decision was “primarily based on my desire to have my Saturdays free to be with my family.” Source: Manager of Davidson Farmer’s Market to step down | The Charlotte Observer