Anyone who deals in the news business knows that it’s a constant push/pull between creating content on a daily basis and implementing larger, new ideas. The best concepts can take months (if not years!) to formalize and put into practice. One of the worst feelings in the world for a journalist or editor is sitting too long on anything—a trend, a scoop, a new blog, whatever—only to find that someone managed to take your Truth and run it down the 50-yard line to their own Nieman Journalism Lab profile.
To that end, The New York Observer would like to formally plant a flag on the following ideas, which will no longer be available for use by any other media or nonmedia entity, from here to eternity, regardless of whether they see this post or not.