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The Double Threat to Journalism–Who Will Fix Its Fate?

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

First, the financial model that has supported journalism is eroding, meaning less good journalism. Then we have Rupert Murdoch making a move for Dow Jones, the owner of the Wall Street Journal. Here is Dean Starkman at CJR Daily:

And make no mistake: Tuesday was a black day for journalism, and an even blacker one for [...]

News Improved: Newsroom Training A Must, But…

Friday, April 27th, 2007

If this were, let’s say the year 2000, I would be writing that News, Improved: How America’s Newsrooms Are Learning to Change is a timely, must read. Now in 2007, it is a must read, but I am not sure how timely it is. For me, it is like issuing a CPR manual, when the [...]

Moyers: An Entrepreneur Will Save Journalism

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

Here is a lovely quote by Bill Moyers in an interview posted at

When I left Washington 40 years ago, it took me a while to realize that what’s important is not how close you are to power but how close you are to the truth.

And then this when talking about the monopolistic powers that [...]

Okay, Frank Rich, Let’s Have the Race Conversation

Sunday, April 15th, 2007

Here is an open letter for Frank Rich and The New York Times:
In the Sunday New York Times columnist Frank Rich, like every other cultural critic, writes about Imus’s racially degrading remarks. However, Rich’s most heartfelt disdain can be heard here:

The biggest cliche of the debate so far is the constant reiteration that this will [...]

Jay Rosen Draws a Crowd of 700; Now What?

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

Jay Rosen, one of the founders of the Public Journalism movement, is now pushing one of journalism’s most radical experiments with his’s first experimental project. The topic, crowdsourcing, has, indeed, drawn a crowd. Some 700 people have signed up, and in this Leonard Witt IM Interview Rosen tells how he and his crew are [...]