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Critiquing the AJC’s Half True Investigative Story

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Today the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is running my truncated rebuttal aimed at its front page story from Sunday, September 4 headlined, “No recession in college pay.” The online headline was “10% of college staff earning $100k-plus.”
In writing the rebuttal, I used the criteria of the AJC’s PolitiFact column which rates public statements from pants-on-fire lies to [...]

Saving Journalism Over Chili, Cornbread and Lemon Bars

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Last Friday night Lyle Harris, formerly of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and I hosted a journalism salon at my house in Marietta, Georgia to talk about what might save high quality journalism.
Mike Schinkel took the photo below plus many more and Urvaksh Karkaria wrote a blog post at the Atlanta Business Chronicle summarizing what took [...]

$1.5 Million Center for Sustainable Journalism Explained

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Nikhil Moro conducted an excellent in-depth IM interview with me inquiring about our new Center for Sustainable Journalism at Kennesaw State University which is being funded with $1.5 million by the Harnisch Foundation.
The interview is an excellent way to learn more about the new Center and what our plans for it are.
Moro is chair [...]

Rethinking Journalism Ethics in a Changed Media World

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Robert Niles at the the Online Journalism Review writes that it is time to rethink some of journalism’s traditional ethical assumptions, saying:
The central tenet of journalism ethics (in my opinion) remains: Do what’s best to empower your readers with truthful information. Everything we do ought to flow from that goal.
The practice of journalism is an [...] Rep J Founder Says Join Niche Movement

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Last week it was Spain today Representative Journalism gets attention in the United Kingdom, via, the go-to website for journalists in the UK. Here are couple of highlights from the Q&A done with me:
As mass journalism markets un-bundle and become niche markets, news operations – if they are to survive – will have to [...]