“Rumor, lies and slander” and the importance of “old media”

04 Mar 2009

“The currency of the medieval village was rumor, lies and slander, which is where democracy could return if news-gathering organizations, magazines and book publishers that permit writers to make a living don't quickly find a workable model for generating adequate revenue in the freeloading culture of the blogosphere.”

Those strong words are from Stephen Hume, writing in



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Brian Blum

Brian Blum covers the U.S., Canada and Israel for Classified Intelligence Report, and contributes to our special reports and research projects. Originally from San Francisco and now based in Jerusalem, he has been with the AIM Group since 2004. He is the president of Blum Interactive Media, specializing in writing and multimedia content development for online, print, video and audio. His clients include newspapers, universities and non-profits. He is currently working on a book about the billion-dollar bankruptcy of a once high-flying Israeli startup.