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Archive for April, 2007

Deja-Boom: Newspaper Circulation Drops Again

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

The other day after the Alex Rodriguez hit another game winning home run for the Yankees, one of the New York tabloids ran a headline: Deja-Boom. Today as I write this I am thinking Deja-Boom, as in lowering the newspaper boom all over again. Yesterday, the Editor & Publisher reported:

According to industry sources, overall daily [...]

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 [...]

Shootings, Virginia Tech and a Citizen Journalism Idea

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

As we all know the shooting rampage at Virginia Tech claimed 32 victims. Hundreds, thousands of news reports were written about it. I read many of them. However, the gun story that struck me the most was tucked away on the back page of the New York Times Sunday Week in Review section. It was [...]

In Theory Wikipedia Can’t Work, But….

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

I love this quote from The New York Times story on how Wikipedia was the go to place for getting the complete Virginia Tech shooting story:

Miikka Ryokas, whose user name is Kizo…in an e-mail message said that he was a 22-year-old computer science student from Turku, Finland, wrote: “As the popular joke goes, ‘The problem [...]

NYTimes: The gold standard of journalism?

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

The Wall Street Journal has posted the prepared remarks of Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., chairman of The New York Times Company, and Janet Robinson, president and chief executive officer, for their annual stockholders meeting. It is worth a read, and especially, noteworthy that they centered the talk around preserving The New York Times as “the gold [...]