Ten years has seen the evisceration of newsrooms; the alteration of form, function, and distribution of information; and the emergence of a distorted public discourse. Oh, joy. Since 2007, I’ve written about […]
So you want a ‘robust, independent press’? Good luck with that.
Given fragmentation of audiences, diversity of media platforms, frequently clueless ownership, and devaluation of journalism by the public, what should journalism schools be teaching today? From time to time, especially during election seasons, […]
Rolling Stone brass to undergrads: ‘Feel free to fuck up badly; you won’t get fired’
Rolling Stone’s flawed story and its reaction to a critical report make teaching journalism to the ‘instant gratification’ generation even more difficult When Rolling Stone’s editorial apparatus published Sabrina Erdely’s story alleging […]
Saving journalism must also save an audience that doesn't give a damn
Every 10 minutes, it seems, somebody dredges up from the miasma of past moribund media strategies the idea that will save journalism. But such ideas are too often about saving the business […]
So you're 17 and want to be a journalist? Do it — you'll love it.
You’re 17 years old. For some reason you’ve decided you want to go to college to learn how to be a journalist. My hat’s off to you — first, for wanting to […]
Writing for ‘new media’? The old still serves the new
As profs consider changing the names of their schools of journalism and (mass, strategic, public, etc.) communication, they are hurriedly reshaping writing curricula to reflect changes in the media of information delivery […]