Paul Wilson

Paul is a regional sales manager for TownNews.com. He previously worked at three daily newspapers and was managing editor of the hyperlocal site EveryBlock.com. You can follow him on Twitter, @pwilson03.


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How high-frequency journalism is like high-frequency trading

In two very different industries — the news media and the financial sector — once unfathomable technology is feeding intense competition in ways that have prompted serious soul searching and some very troubling mistakes.

For the world’s financial markets, questions … Read more

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Cubs player learned about pending trade just an hour before reporter tweeted about it

Cubs President Theo Epstein weighed in Wednesday on the controversy leading up to the trade of popular pitcher Ryan Dempster, saying one factor in the nine-day drama was how quickly news spread through social media.

Early last week, Epstein worked … Read more

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Premature tweets about Chicago Cubs trade may have changed outcome for 4 teams

People who aren’t baseball fans probably didn’t notice, but the continuing saga of the trade that nearly sent Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster to the Atlanta Braves shows how different the media landscape is than just a few years ago.… Read more

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