There are starting to be a lot who say, “I see, you have scale and leverage on the internet with social and mobile that will allow you to rebuild great media from the ground up.” That resonates with people now. Five years ago, no venture capital investors thought media was a great business. They thought it had to be something rich billionaires or philanthropic organizations would fund. That’s the biggest change.
Writing and the SAT: You may have heard the SAT’s writing portion will soon be optional. That may as well mean that it’s being eliminated altogether. Even if you like writing and even if you’re a good writer, why sit down and bleed if you don’t have to? The bigger question, as The New York Times tackled in an online debate featuring teachers and writers, is whether writing can ever be accurately assessed. Trey Ellis, a novelist, screenwriter and playwright says it can, but it has to be done carefully, and by a human.