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No. 333: On science fiction, science facts, Dowling’s determined demeanor and a ‘smarter’ Long Island

Middle ground: Happy Wednesday, dear readers, and especially you, new newsletter subscribers Marguerite, Mike, Alena, David and Carrie. Welcome to the show. It’s Aug. 22 and the midpoint of another busy week of socioeconomic progress. And it’s Flag Day in Russia. Do with that what you will. Take a Bao: It’s also the second-annual National Bao Day (true story), which is not a salute to the villain in the sci-fi novel “Quantum Acres” but is…


Jed Morey and the art of the publishing pivot

By GREGORY ZELLER // New York Financial Press, we hardly knew ye. But founder Jed Morey knew enough, at least, to clearly envision the best destiny for his startup alternative-news website – and it wasn’t reporting day-old deals and spinning market coverage just like everyone else. That would never do for Morey, the self-styled publisher of the Long Island Press and head of a namesake marketing/journalism empire with a reputation for the unconventional. So the…