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About the Publication
Bacon's Rebellion is Virginia's op-ed page for
the New Economy.
The 21st century is characterized by a globally
integrated economy and rapid technological change:
Capital, labor, information and technology are
more mobile than at any time in human history.
As market forces dissolve the sovereignty of nation
states, the factors vital to prosperity flow to
regions around the world where they are treated
Our region, the Old Dominion, faces grave challenges.
Our system of state and local government evolved
hundreds of years ago to serve the needs of an agricultural
society. Our institutions were updated to meet the demands
of the industrial era, but they have not yet adapted to the requirements of
digital technology in a globally competitive economy. Unfortunately,
our public discourse is still dominated by the
partisan rhetoric, honed in the distant past, of Republicans vs. Democrats, liberals
vs. conservatives, so the structural flaws in
the system are only dimly understood.
It's time for Virginians to commence a new discourse.
We must examine how a global economy and digital
technologies transform our state, our communities
and our institutions of governance. We must set
new goals and higher standards. We must subject
the actions and utterances of our political, civic
and business leaders to a critical eye. Bacon's
Rebellion provides a forum where that discourse
can take place.
factory's closing, my kid's dropping out of school,
the taxes on my trailer home are going up and
my Camaro needs a new muffler. The politicians
are out to lunch -- my coonhound knows more than they
do. We need people who understand what's going
on. We need Bacon's Rebellion.
Rebellion reaches Virginia's political and
legislative decision makers. We target the
of the General Assembly and their staffs
councilmen and county supervisors
and local government officials
and registered lobbyists
association staffs and board members
groups and citizen activists
citizens seeking an alternative editorial
of July 2005, circulation exceeded 2,400.
reaches Virginia's political and legislative
decision makers. You can communicate to this elite
audience efficiently and cost effectively in one
of two ways: Content sponsorships or logo sponsorships.
Content sponsorships: Get
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underneath the table of contents,
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of $50. As circulation grows, rates will increase.
The document resides permanently in the Bacon's
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where it still can be accessed by anyone
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makers, keep your logo in front of them.
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bottom of the eLetter and along the right-hand rail of the home
page. Logos link back to your Web site.
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Bacon's Rebellion will consider publishing guest
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Bacon's Rebellion reserves the right to edit for
length, clarity and AP style. We will not make
any changes of substance without the author's
addition to its website and newsletter, Bacon's
Rebellion maintains a companion web log, or blog.
There, Bacon's Rebellion columnists post
commentary daily, amplifying themes developed in
columns and expounding on the day's headlines.
Only columnists are given the right to
"post" directly to the blog. However,
readers can comment on those original posts -- and
we encourage them to do so.
All material on Bacon's Rebellion is copyrighted.
Columns, articles and statistical series may be
printed for personal use but may not be reproduced
for commercial purposes, either in print or electronically,
without permission of the publisher.
Bacon's Rebellion is owned and published by James
A. Bacon Jr., who left his job as publisher and
editor in chief of Virginia Business magazine
to pursue a dream of starting his own publication.
After the smartest business minds in the country
lost billions of dollars in dot.com bombs, Mr.
Bacon figured, hey, why shouldn't he squander
his life savings, too? Bacon's Rebellion commenced
publication in July 2002.
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