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Why the Future of Media and Journalism Really Is Bright

Randy Bennett | Posted 06.18.2014 | Media
Randy Bennett

Data will be at the core of everything media companies do going forward.

Journalism Is Dead (To Me)

Marina Shifrin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Marina Shifrin

Last week, I decided to leave my job as a journalist because I felt the industry wasn't doing justice to its talented writers. I wanted to leave in a way that would make my parents laugh and do justice to my position as viral video editor. I came up with this video.

Gawker Must Not Know What Journalism Is: A Different Take on the Role of J-schools

Gabrielle Canon | Posted 09.21.2013 | Media
Gabrielle Canon

I think a critique of J-schools is warranted. Student debt is crippling, and there aren't as many professional opportunities available in journalism. This is why these institutions must rise to the challenge and offer more than basic training or techniques for typing on the Internet.

Critic: Treating GOP Equally Is 'Significant Failure' Of Media

Posted 12.11.2012 | Media

How did the mainstream press miss the biggest story of the 2012 election? Norman J. Ornstein, political scientist and resident scholar at the American...

Where Did We Go Wrong?

Keith Brown | Posted 11.21.2012 | Media
Keith Brown

The cult of opinion has overtaken what's left of the empty shell of respectability that my profession once enjoyed, and even that is rife with inaccuracy, omission or outright lies.

Why the University of Georgia Student Editors Resigned

Adam Goldstein | Posted 10.16.2012 | College
Adam Goldstein

You may think the editors resigned to make a First Amendment point, but this isn't about the First Amendment. This is about journalism, and how we teach it, and what student journalists are supposed to learn.

Lucas Kavner

Bob Schieffer Tells Grads 'Something Wrong' With Politics | Lucas Kavner | Posted 05.19.2012 | Media

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Clad in purple socks, a nod to Louisiana State University's trademark purple and gold, and standing beneath a shimmering disco bal...

Goodbye J-School, Hello World

Anna Hiatt | Posted 07.08.2012 | New York
Anna Hiatt

Our whirlwind friendship began what seems like a century ago. It was before the moment that New York became "home." "It shall be a carnival of the liver," he said.

Or Maybe I'll Just Go to Grad School

Aleksander Chan | Posted 05.09.2012 | College
Aleksander Chan

Flush with the terrifying prospect of graduating with a journalism degree in 2012, I have begun to entertain the thought of trying to fulfill my most outlandish writing fantasies.

Journalism: Bridging the Gap

Nick Foley | Posted 05.08.2012 | College
Nick Foley

If we could marry our online expertise with the seasoned experience of established reporters, maybe we could bridge the age gap that dictates how people consume news, and head into the future certain that, young or old, people will want to know.

What Does Media Innovation Really Look Like?

Ed Madison | Posted 04.07.2012 | Media
Ed Madison

Many established journalists are now challenged to learn the business side of media. It's unfamiliar, often resisted -- and yet a necessary evolution of the profession.

Reflections of a CCP Grad, Part 3

Peak Johnson | Posted 01.09.2012 | College
Peak Johnson

The question of if I really wanted to continue with college loomed in my thoughts. If I ever did manage to leave CCP and graduate, what would I do next if I decided not to attend school? Did I even want to become a journalist like I had been constantly proclaiming?

Venezuelan President, Criticized For Press Stifling Press, Wins Journalism Award

Posted 05.30.2011 | World

LA PLATA, Argentina (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who critics accuse of stifling press freedom, was given a prize by an Argentine ...

Why the Mizzou J-School Needs to Improve Its Twitter Feed

J-School Buzz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
J-School Buzz

Do you check the official Twitter feed for the Missouri School of Journalism on a regular basis? Probably not, based on the dismal number of followers.

Missouri School of Journalism Says More Than Half of Recent Grads Find Jobs, Thank You Very Much

J-School Buzz | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
J-School Buzz

The Missouri School of Journalism places just 53 percent of its graduates into jobs or continuing education programs within six months of graduation, ...

Columbia Journalism School Dean: Fox News Attacks 'Very Good Advertising For Us'

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Nick Lemann is Columbia's dean. Surprisingly he's rather tickled by Ailes's assault on his institution. "What we teach is how to report the news," he ...

Malcolm Gladwell: Aspiring Journalists Should Skip J-School

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Malcolm Gladwell told TIME magazine that he would tell aspiring young journalists today to skip journalism school and study something else instead. "...

Joe Foote's Plan to Save Journalism

Al Eisele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Al Eisele

While we ink-stained wretches agonize over the uncertain future of journalism, Joe Foote and the University of Oklahoma are trying to make sure that it survives and thrives in the 21st century.

Columbia Axes Environmental Journalism, and Malcolm Gladwell Is Okay With That

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alex Pasternack

The media needs to get over the superficial, celebrity-soaked fad approach to environmental journalism and deliver something that people want: more and better in-depth environmental news.

So You Want To Be a Journalist?

Sara-Ellen Amster, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sara-Ellen Amster, Ph.D.

If they want to stick with their profession, young journalists must grow accustomed to the fact that most people still can't stand them -- often they tell people what they don't want to hear.

Jeff Jarvis is a-Twitter

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stanley Bing

It's my experience that journalists who routinely call PR people flacks are themselves hacks.

Beyond Towering Babble: Good Schools, Real News

Mort Rosenblum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mort Rosenblum

The operative part of newspaper is news. If changing tastes prefer something different, why not? But online-only options are not ready, and TV hardly takes up the slack.

Close the J-Schools

Richard Sine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Richard Sine

What's going to be the next hot field in graduate study? Blacksmithing? Bloodletting? Steamship design?

How to Be a "Death of Newspapers" Blogger Part Two: Picking a Fight with Sarah Lacy

Paul Dailing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Paul Dailing

A good Rosenbaum v. Jarvis style feud can drive up hits and increase name recognition for both sides. Maybe we'll be paid to argue on TV.

Old Dogs, New Media: Why J-School Apps Are Up

Rob Fishman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rob Fishman

"New media" is like the Emperor's new clothes: we all pay lip service to Macromedia Flash, html coding and RSS feeds, but no one has any real conception of how they might "save" journalism.