New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson has a tattoo of the Times' "T" on her back. And I thought that was kind of cool. As the leader of America's foremost daily news organization, Abramson has to have a thick skin.
We're living in a time where headlines about a 16-year-old girl being assaulted and killed by a classmate is shrunken by the sex life of Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott. How did we get here?
It took a journalist with Mark Hebert's talents, and courage, to dig out a scandal about a sitting Governor and make it a national story. With a long-term national impact.
The author and Steven Tyler 'way back when... I take a lot of heat for choosing to blog. "The Chicago Sun Times you worked for -- you won awards, f...
Data will be at the core of everything media companies do going forward.
We live in an era where information is becoming more and more available. That is a great thing -- most of the time. It can be very powerful and libera...
In our hyper-connected world, people have grown accustomed to getting answers immediately. My generation has grown up with the mindset that if you have a question, just ask Google. We tend to take the wealth of information online for granted. At least, I used to.
The world is always going to need journalists. How could we live in a world and not know what's going on?
One important piece of the puzzle can be summed up thus: Open budgets = transparent budget processes + open data + citizen engagement.
On day one, Comcast will control nearly 50 percent of the truly high-speed Internet market, and it will be the only broadband provider that can deliver Internet and pay-TV services to nearly four out of every 10 U.S. homes.
In the newspaper era, regardless of how many people liked/disliked an article, the reporter or writer would still put out the best quality content that they could.
I never really understood what it was like to work in such a busy, important setting, at least not up until about a month ago.
As both a writer and human being, I refuse to stay quiet and allow this malignant lie to flow through the ears and lips of the American population. Because the truth of the matter is that journalism is not dying. It's just changing.
A federal media shield bill is moving to the Senate floor and neither political party is happy. Conservative hawks are calling it another White House distraction from a failed foreign policy. Free speech advocates decry the government licensing of journalists.
These days, true journalism, the fourth estate of any functioning republic, consists primarily in breaking the codes of secrecy surrounding our governments' actions. And these sources of so-called "truth" cannot always be fully trusted either.
I'm going to put forth an argument in favor of what I call journalism for action, which is when the press not only reports the news story but tells their readers what they can do about it.