As a follow-on to Dr. Denny’s post on Rupert Murdoch way back on 29 August, there have been further developments worth noting in this space. There has been a flurry of headlines […]
Does the ROI on a degree in journalism affect choice of career?
A recent edition of Forbes magazine explores the ROI — return on investment — of the cost of attending the nation’s more prestigious schools of business. Generally speaking, graduates of these top […]
Yo, Rupert: Think that 'pay wall' will work?
The newspaper industry promises it will begin charging for news online. But it shares a similar problem with the music industry. It has allowed consumers of news for well more than a […]
China, Day Eleven: More capitalistic than any capitalist country
Part eleven in a series “China is more capitalistic than any capitalist country.” Amy, an employee at a jewelry booth in Beijing’s pearl market, strings together a strand of pearls after striking […]
Hobbits, wizards, and storm troopers: the future of fan art
by Josh Catone This past weekend saw the online release of the first non-spoof, fan-created film set in the Lord of the Rings universe. That by itself is fairly unremarkable, but a […]
TunesDay: "Have mercy on me, O God"
by Djerrid Few pieces of music have the historic weight and significance of “Miserere mei, Deus“. It was composed by Gregorio Allegri in the 1630’s for the Vatican. And there it stayed […]
Image permissions – please use our pictures
We’ve gotten a lot of comments on the photojournalism of one of our new team members, Jack Shaftoe. Some questions about permission to reuse these images have popped up, and we wanted […]
Hey GOP! It's called "stealing."
by JS O’Brien Jackson Browne is suing the McCain campaign and the Ohio Republican Party for copyright infringement.Â It seems there was an ad in Ohio mocking Barack Obama’s advice to inflate […]
WordsDay: The Anarchist in the Library
by Douglas J. Belcher In the absence of a grand technological theory that can explain the Universe, such as a Unified Field Theory (nerds can hope), or resolution of the questions raised […]
AP 2.0: Ultimately our mirror, for better or worse
As the season known as The Most Important Presidential Election Ever nears its apogee (or nadir, depending on your opinion of politics), news organizations ought to be putting as much time, treasure, […]