We've sadly arrived at a moment in journalism where the use of headline trickery to attract large, viral audiences has become so irresistible that it's even infected the Grey Lady.
It's increasingly evident that business leaders who are capable of experiencing and demonstrating empathy, compassion, and humility have greater success. Research as well as direct business experience confirms this.
Ann Coulter recently advised the Republican Party to abandon the effort to win over Latino voters, describing the Hispanic electorate as "a group of people who will never vote for [Republicans]." Such reasoning is clearly baseless, but the idea that the GOP can ignore Latinos and still succeed has unfortunately cropped up in other media outlets.
Bradlee sounded a bit nostalgic for the days when the Post and the Times dueled and the institution of journalism lived off scoops and leaks. "They changed the kind reporting we do. They institutionalized what we do today. They made it the norm."
Digital media as we know it is proving incompatible with our linear worldview. Our online experience no longer resembles the finite story that drives our lives.
This process and practice starts with getting a one-way ticket to where you are, focusing your attention and concentrating on your environment, acknowledging how you're feeling, clearing your mind of other vehicles that are trying to transport you away from that scene.
It wasn't just words and wordsmiths that Bradlee fought for. He was in continuous combat with his archrival, A.M. Rosenthal, the executive editor of the New York Times. They were both hugely talented men with larger-than-life personalities, and with enormous egos.
The media will now hastily back away from coverage while hoping everyone forgets the "disgraceful" performance of past month. I have yet to see any real self-criticism from the major news outlets so far.
A major move by Obama on Cuba may well go a long way in dampening the region's skepticism toward Washington. But neither will it create the conditions for a return to the kind of policy agenda the New York Time editorial board appears to expect.
For the first time the true story about the courageous investigative journalist, Gary Webb, is being told in movie theaters across the country where people can draw their own conclusions unhindered by the noise and static of establishment naysayers in the corporate media.
My fellow writers often ask my advice on various aspects of writing and publishing, not because I've enjoyed great success (though I have enjoyed moderate success), but because I've tried just about everything.
The New York Times manages to revive the myth of atomic scientist Robert Oppenheimer as a man broken, his career ended by a long-discredited security hearing in the 1950s, in spite of plenty of evidence to the contrary.
We need to create new, interesting, and authentic communications for our audiences. We can't just slap our name on the news of the day and call it a blog; and we can't just slap our twist on someone else's work and expect it to make us stand out.
What makes millennials so important, anyway? Why do they get to go to brunch and drink mimosas every Saturday while I have to take my stupid kid to the doctor and be all introspective?
There always seems to be a study regarding marriages, the cost of weddings and even divorces. With all of the possible variables that the human factor presents, what seems to be missing is good ol common sense.
The bold protest of Jefferson County, Colorado students to the actions of the conservative majority on the Jefferson County School Board in Colorado has already drawn national and international press.