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It’s Crazy: You’ll Pay $500 for a Newspaper, But Zero for News

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

I started to wax philosophically about the news and newspapers after listening to New York Times editor Bill Keller in an NPR interview.
What is it that subscribers to The New York Times really pay for each day? The paper without the news on it is worthless. At the same time, consumers refuse to [...]

Horse Race Presidential Campaign Coverage Alive and Well

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

The New York Times Public Editor Clark Hoyt uses a standard public journalism critique of The New York Times and the news media as a whole when he writes about the 2008 presidential election coverage’s horse race mentality. He writes in his column:
Through Friday, of 270 news articles published in The Times about the election [...]

New York Times Live Blogging Wall Street’s Lehman Monday

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Floyd Norris, the chief financial correspondent of The New York Times and The International Herald Tribune, is live blogging events taking place on Wall Street in the first day of trading after the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy announcement. Norris is writing several posts an hour, and it is really fascinating reading.
Demonstrates how breaking events, mixed with [...]

Vin Crosbie on the Imminent Death of Newspapers

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

If you love newspapers, reading Vin Crosbie’s well researched essay on the imminent death of newspapers will break your heart. He predicts, backed up by numbers, that just as horses disappeared from the streets of America almost overnight so will newspapers.
I guess the best place to start is with his speech he made at the [...]

Could Representative Journalism Save Bryant Park Project?

Monday, July 14th, 2008

After my earlier post about the demise of  NPR’s Bryant Park Project, I sent a comment to the Bryant Park Project page. I thought gosh maybe the Representative Journalism project could come to the rescue and pay the $2million the show needs annually. Here is what I wrote about the concept in the comment post. [...]