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No Safe Haven: NPR to Cut Workforce 7 Percent

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

This from the lead of a NPR story:
NPR News announced Wednesday that it is canceling two daily radio programs — Day to Day and News and Notes — as part of a broader effort by the company to close a projected budget shortfall of $23 million for its current fiscal year. Overall, NPR will [...]

PBS Announces Worldfocus, What about National Focus?

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

PBS takes a big step forward with Worldfocus, which according to the About page:
… responds to the mainstream media’s diminished coverage of international news. All the major networks have closed foreign bureaus and cut resources for international news coverage, which amounted to just 8 percent of all American news coverage last year.
There is no argument [...]

Ruby Sinreich: We Need Journalism — and Blogs

Friday, October 26th, 2007

Ruby Sinreich, a well know blogger, is founder of the progressive local politics blog in her hometown of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She understands the limitations of mainstream journalism and thinks blogs can add to what traditional journalism lacks — but she still wants paid journalists to be around. Here are some key quotes from the [...]

Will Bunch Sees Different, Bright Journalism Future

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

Will Bunch, Philadelphia Daily News columnist, has been on a two-year journey to figure out the fate of journalism. At first it was out of self-preservation, but now he has come to see the future of journalism — and he is very optimistic. Here are key quotes from the video:
For any metropolitan newspaper to survive, [...]

Buck the Trend; Start a Newspaper Now

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

In yesterday’s future of newspaper journalism video, Jason Calacanis said it was a business he would never get into.  Today we hear from Kirk Ross, editor  of the Carrboro Citizen, a North Carolina weekly newspaper and Web site started in March 2007. Ross is obviously enjoying it and he says they are making  money. Here [...]