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Journalism Is Not Dead

Tweet I was watching an online conversation on Twitter yesterday about the NFL players whose boat capsized and the rescue attempt to find them. XarkGirl made the comment that she had told her coworkers in the newsroom that she saw the story break on Twitter (which is were I saw it as well) and their […]

The Smell Of Newsprint

Tweet Katie Allison Granju writes about how newspapers have shaped her life. As the third generation of a family of journalists, she tells the tale. I still believe in real journalism. The business model that built the newspapers shutting down today will no longer support that kind of journalism, and the new model isn’t completely clear yet. But […]

Minnesota Newspapers Receive Grant For Retraining Journalists

Tweet This is very interesting and I have to say that it’s the first time I’ve heard of something of this nature. For the first time in Minnesota — and perhaps in the nation — a journalism school has received a grant to help two daily newspapers adapt their products to an increasingly Internet-based industry. […]

The Redundant Journalist Guide To PR

Tweet Craig McGill, who has a heck of a site and I recommend you go take a look at it immediately, has written a guide for journalists on understanding PR. The guide talks about transitioning from journalism into a career in public relations. It’s good stuff. It’s something I never wanted to write, but with […]

Culture Of Compensation

Tweet Rob Fishman has an excellent post today called Initiating a Culture of Compensation. Fishman is a journalist student and he’s breaking down why journalism is important, and that journalists shouldn’t be expected to do it for free. Fifteen years ago, journalism schools themselves were thought to be malignant (see “J School Ate My Brain” […]

News In A State Of Emergency?

Tweet Gary Kamiya argues that subsidizing the newspaper industry may be the only way to save the integrity of gritty news coverage. His opinion piece is at Salon. But the real problem isn’t that newspapers may be doomed. I would be severely disheartened if I was forced to abandon my morning ritual of sitting on […]

Just Do It

Tweet In a post written by Scott Karp a year ago, there is some very good information on why journalists should utilize the web. The post is just as timely today as it was when it was written. Karp writes: So here’s the real reason why people like Howard Owens keep encouraging journalists to blog. […]

“Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

Tweet Many bloggers, no matter if they are journalists or writing about personal experiences that intrigue them, are afraid of what other people are going to think about their work. Journalists have an edge. They either write or broadcast and put themselves out there. They chose to be critiqued and it was a conscience decision. […]

From The Newsroom To The Strip Club

Tweet Some journalists are taking new avenues toward success after their buyouts. Case in point Michael Precker, formerly of the Dallas Morning News: For Michael Precker, that loss of status wasn’t as grim as the fear of it. A veteran foreign correspondent and editor for the Dallas Morning News, Mr. Precker took a buyout in […]

Micropayments Revisted

Tweet Les Jones weighs in at his site and at No Silence here. I predict that journalists who lose their newspaper jobs are likely to continue practicing journalism to the extent their personal finances allow. People go into journalism because they want their voices heard. Being paid to have their voices heard was just a […]


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