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Future of Journalism

Reimagining the Story of Newsies

Harvey Fierstein | Posted 05.29.2012 | Entertainment
Harvey Fierstein

I wanted to make at least one cogent argument defending print media to a culture that doesn't seem to care if the daily paper disappears altogether. What could that argument be?

Journalism: An Endangered Species

Gabriel Frankel | Posted 05.13.2012 | Teen
Gabriel Frankel

Journalists work relentlessly to provide us with a true picture of what is really going on. We need to support good journalism.

'I Can Has Cheezburger?' The Future Of Journalism?

Posted 01.24.2012 | Chicago

Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism is hosting a lecture on the future of journalism Tuesday, led by the CEO of the web company that...

Bonfire of the Ombudsmen

Dan Kennedy | Posted 03.19.2012 | Media
Dan Kennedy

January has not been a good month for media ombudsmen, as the in-house press analysts at our two leading newspapers have both come under attack for writing lazy, ill-considered commentaries that seemed to confirm the views of their most strident critics.

Journalism Needs Plenty of Tintins to Invigorate Field

Sara-Ellen Amster, Ph.D. | Posted 03.02.2012 | Media
Sara-Ellen Amster, Ph.D.

The future of journalism is incredibly strong and filled with opportunity, even as the news and publishing industries undergo reinvention online.

Data Journalism: Facts Are Sacred

Pablo Mancini | Posted 02.26.2012 | Media
Pablo Mancini

Simon Rogers claims that data journalism is here to stay, because it is a standard of the industry and because, in spite of the changes it promotes and demands, at the end of the day it is all about making what we have always done: storytelling.

Restoring Fact-checking

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.28.2012 | Media
Craig Newmark

Recently, Jeff Jarvis held an event on restoring fact-checking to the news business. Here's my very brief attempt at getting my head around what happened and what's happening with big deal fact-checking.

The Internet Makes Trust and Insight Scarce Commodities, and Makes Newsroom Veterans More Valuable

Dr Johnny Ryan | Posted 01.23.2012 | Media
Dr Johnny Ryan

While the Internet makes information plentiful, and this in turn may be a challenge to some aspects of the newspaper business, deep insight and trust remain as scarce as they have ever been.

Trends in Newsrooms 2011: Finding Thinkers to Challenge You

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.09.2012 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Finding people to challenge editors is one of several tips John Robinson offered in praise of ideas by new media thinkers promoting transparency in reporting and the power of new technologies to change how journalism is done.

Power to the People Works When People Claim the Power

Rev. Barbara Kaufmann | Posted 10.24.2011 | Media
Rev. Barbara Kaufmann

Does the media have responsibilities? When people are in positions of power or influence over others, is there an inherent obligation to tell the truth?

"Shocking Secrets Revealed: Illegal Means Used to Carve Up Live Humans for Human Consumption"

Rev. Barbara Kaufmann | Posted 10.11.2011 | Media
Rev. Barbara Kaufmann

Do you really welcome and enjoy the emotional, metaphorical or actual wounding and bleeding of a fellow human as tabloids claim you do?

On One Thing, Rupert Murdoch is Right

Christina Patterson | Posted 09.19.2011 | Media
Christina Patterson

The truth is often stranger than fiction, stranger than plays, stranger, even, than the "nonsense" that the Mayor of London initially said this all was. And it is journalism that uncovered this truth. And that's now, more than ever, under threat.

The Rebirth of Newspapers

Tom Matlack | Posted 07.18.2011 | Media
Tom Matlack

Why do we hate newspapers? Because they are right wing (Rupert Murdoch) or because they are left wing (most of the major metros on the East Coast according to Murdoch)? No it's because they aspire to keep us, as a society, honest.

Aspiring Writers Take Note: Not All Can Live the Life of ESPN's Reilly

Weston Gentry | Posted 07.16.2011 | Denver
Weston Gentry

Much to Reilly's and journalism purists' chagrin, writers are no longer bound by journalism's power structure. The Internet has provided a means for writers to hot-wire their way to the top through blogging.

Local Voices: Hyperlocal Blogging Comes to Patch

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.04.2011 | Media
Arianna Huffington

This week, we launched a great new chapter for -- we are welcoming new bloggers to Patch sites around the country through our new Local Voices blog feature. Local Voices will complement Patch's original reporting, allowing members of each community to speak up and speak out to their neighbors -- whether they're across town, a block away, or two doors down. READ MORE The Bin Laden Bounce: How Will Obama Use This Moment of Unexpected Unity? The mission to bring Osama bin Laden to justice was a great victory and a testament to the brave soldiers who carried it out. And it came at a time when such clear and present victories no longer seemed possible. But there's no reason why this sense of tangible achievement must end in Abbottabad. READ MORE WATCH: Arianna Discusses Obama, Trump, Seth Meyers And More On This Week

A Better Medium: Baha'i And The Future of Journalism

Paula Gordon | Posted 06.04.2011 | Religion
Paula Gordon

It's encouraging to know that at least one of the world's faith traditions puts justice where it belongs: front and center.

Why We Cancelled All the Newspapers

Bob Wells | Posted 05.29.2011 | Denver
Bob Wells

The papers were only getting a quick glance at the headlines and a few paragraphs on the front page and the local news section front. The rest was just a pile of dead tree branches.

Is This the End of the "Establishment Media" in Egypt?

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Faisal J. Abbas

What happens to the likes of Al-Ahram now that the Mubarak Regime has collapsed?

Why the iPad 2 is Great for New and Emerging Journalists

Marc Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Marc Phillips

Students of journalism should be taught how to use iPads effectively to convey messages, record content and surreptitiously post to the Internet.

Ripping Off Newspaper Websites Shortchanges Democracy

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The routine looting and scattering of a publication's website content across the blogosphere, where newspapers have no prayer reaping any profit, amounts to one more nail in the coffin of journalism.

The Alternate Ending to My Congressional Correspondents Dinner Speech

Sen. Chris Coons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sen. Chris Coons

There's a certain formula that goes into a speech like the one I gave Wednesday night in my comedic debut at the Washington Press Club Foundation's Congressional Dinner.

Why CBS News, and Everyone Else, Needs to Remember Mike Wallace

Beth Knobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Beth Knobel

The future of journalism is bleak: too many journalists are satisfied parroting wire service copy instead of doing original reporting. The problem lies in the two vicious cycles this trend creates.

Media Grandees Optimistic for Future, Noncommittal to Present

Rob Fishman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rob Fishman

Last night, representatives of Foursquare, Tumblr, YouTube and AOL assembled at NYU. Sanguine as they were about the future, not one would commit to the media of present.

The King is Naked! In defense of Michele Santoro.

Aldo Civico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Aldo Civico

There is no democracy, unless there is dissent and that dissent can be overtly expressed. It obfuscates one's mind to see how heads of states, democra...

Parasites, Politics, and the Press: Social Security Attackers' Covert Ops

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Richard (RJ) Eskow

As someone who's worked in freelance journalism, I'm actually quite sympathetic to Downie's concerns. But get with the program, man! While it's not perfect, the Huffington Post is hiring journalists. The Washington Post is laying them off.