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Archive for May, 2006

Want a Newspapering Opportunity? Then Try India

Friday, May 26th, 2006

The outlook for newspapers in the USA might not be great, but what about else where? One former Wall Street Journal editor is about to find out.
Nikhil Moro writes as the introduction of an on-line interview:
It is not only…engineers who are moving back to India. Some journalists are too. Raju Narisetti, editor of [...]

Weekly Standard: Teach Less Journalism Craft

Friday, May 26th, 2006

Jonathan V. Last in an opinion piece in the Weekly Standard writes:
Most people can write a nut graph after 30 minutes of practice, but comparatively few people can explain, say, econometrics, or fluid dynamics, or the history of the French Revolution. Aspiring journalists don’t need trade-craft–they need a liberal-arts education that gives them a base [...]

AJR Story: Newspapers Thinking Adapt or Die

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

Headline and subhead for an indepth American Journalism Review story read:
Adapt or Die
As newspaper companies confront a challenging future, they are increasingly viewing their trademark print product as the engine driving a diverse “portfolio” that embraces other “platforms” such as Web sites and niche publications. Is this a strategy for survival?
Thanks to [...]

Poynter Posts Eulogy for James Carey

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

Roy Peter Clark writes a nice eulogy for scholar James Carey under the headline:
James Carey: A Model for Journalists and Scholars Alike
Here is the Carey quote I like best:
“Listen: You don’t feel well, so you go to see the psychiatrist. And the doctor listens to your story. And, if he’s a [...]

Google AdSense Now Includes Video Ads

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

Advertising Age reports:
Google Adds Video Capability to AdSense
So sites like, which could sign up for AdSense, would not only get instant text ads playing off the website content, but also video ads.
Gokul Rajaram, product management director for AdSense, says:
“We expect it to be popular with movie studios who want to show trailers, [...]