Catch-22 in journalism internships

Go to work for 10 or 12 or 15 weeks without any pay. Give up your ability to work full-time and save money for the coming school year. Pay rent in two places, if you can’t sublet your… Read More

Best multimedia packages judged by NPPA

Just a quickie in case you missed — NPPA: Best of Photojournalism 2008 Winners, Multimedia Packages Some surprises! Go and look! (Zach Wise’s “Soul of Athens” — yes! MediaStorm’s “Black Market” — yes!) Smart advice from the judges:… Read More

Dith Pran, 1942 – 2008

“One time is too many.” A moving video memoir of the Cambodian photojournalist, from The New York Times. I remember seeing the film “The Killing Fields” in 1984 and wondering how this could happen. Then it happened in… Read More

Let’s delete the word ‘repurposing’ from our vocabulary

My friend Alf Hermida worked for BBC News online for many years, so please listen up: It is time to stop talking about repurposing and instead to start a discussion on how to re-imagine journalism. Alf’s been noticing… Read More

Adding value: What journalists need to do now

From Phil Meyer, speaking on the occasion of a two-day symposium marking his retirement as Knight Chair at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication: The hunter-gatherer model of journalism is no longer… Read More

2008 Olympics boycott talk — China vs. Tibet

A small news roundup … Reporters Without Borders: Beijing 2008 The Economist: Still Simmering (March 28) and Welcome to the Olympics (March 27) Global Voices: Tibet Protests 2008 BBC News: China Allows Diplomats into Tibet (March 28); excellent… Read More

Learning from (part 2)

Unlike that guy in the movie “The Graduate” who said just one word to Dustin Hoffman — “Plastics” — an deputy editor had two words for journalism students: Databases and Flash. In fact,’s Tom Brew told… Read More