If you’re a regular traveler in and out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport, you’ll want to check out the newly opened expansion of Concourse A. One of its most striking features is a public artwork titled “Interconnected,” which is being billed as the largest data-driven digital public art installation.
Davidson College says a $1 million donation from alum Ed Van Deman, CEO of Financial Navigator Inc., and his wife Dr. Nancie Fimbel, will pay for initial renovations on the old Bridgeport Fabrics mill on Delburg Street, near campus.
The police killing of Keith Scott on Tuesday and nightly protests since then have hit Charlotte’s black community hard. People are dealing with anger, fear and concern about the community’s long-term challenges. I covered a press conference on North Tryon Street with black business owners Friday afternoon, and talked to WFAE All Things Considered host Mark … More Business owners see a need for community building | WFAE
Had a quick story on WFAE today about a new solar energy project in eastern NC, in a town called Conetoe. I’ve driven through there before, and always wondered how it’s pronounced. All our guesses at the office today weren’t even close – it’s “kun-NEE-ta.” It’s a big deal for both Duke and Corning. Here’s a link … More Corning contracts for power from a new Duke solar farm, in Conetoe | WFAE
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.
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