First-person narratives in journalism

After I read this story, I had to give some thought to the idea that “we lose something important in the rush toward first-person takes” (Eve Fairbanks). First, the story linked above is “To Siri, With Love: How One… Read More

Online News Association conference 2014

Links to a small number of really useful resources from #ONA14.

The coming death of print newspapers

Say you’re a journalist now working for a newspaper. You know your job is anything but secure. I asked several reporters, editors, and scholars what journalists should do to get ready for the next wave of firings. There… Read More

Journalism education: There is no spoon

At a journalism education conference in Canada recently, it appears media economics scholar Robert Picard gave a stirring keynote address. Stirring as in “stir things up!” He began by reminding the audience that journalism and the media environment… Read More

(Re)defining multimedia journalism

I published a post on 11 days ago. The title is (Re)defining multimedia journalism. I thought it would be interesting to publish it there, instead of here, on my own blog, and see what would happen. Medium… Read More

What I read this week

I spent Saturday morning closing tabs in my browser. Here’s what was interesting and good. Local news Charting the years-long decline of local news reporting Paul Farhi March 26, 2014 “[L]ocal news has become a tough sell, especially… Read More

Smarter(9): A list for journalism students

Zeynep Tufekci: Social Media Is a Conversation, Not a Press Release. Public radio journalist Stan Alcorn asks: Is This Thing On? (“Audio never goes viral.”) The Net Neutrality Court Case Decoded.