Britain has always been known for its vibrant newspaper culture. In London alone, there are 10 national titles that sell more than 9 million copies a day. And this in a country of 64 million people.
Stephan has one of the most popular comic strips around; his tipping point was when Scott Adams, creator of the Dilbert comic strip, noticed his work and mentioned it in a blog post. The rest is history.
In The Fraud, a rash of carjackings is terrorizing Newark. When one theft results in the murder of a banking executive, Ross begins investigating the case. He soon learns that a Nigerian immigrant was also killed in another carjacking only days apart from the executive's murder.
There is something new coming from Marc Goldner and Rachel Korsen, it's called "The Sunday Comics Are Back." It's an actual newspaper printed with over 200 pages with work by over 200 cartoonists.
Arab media face major hardships with journalists on the receiving end of gross violations at the hands of authorities, armed groups, militias and others.
A crowdsourced site caught my eye. It's about a cartoonist with the Montgomery County Sentinel in Maryland who has been stealing other cartoonists' work. The name of the cartoonist, William Charles, is obviously made-up, and many feel that the editor of the newspaper himself, Brian Karem, is doing the dirty work.
It's a wild world out there in cyberland and after years of struggling to come up with viable financial plans to keep themselves afloat at a time of immense disruptive change to their traditional business models, along comes news that the online goal posts have once again shifted.
When someone says the word "bravery" out loud it sounds like it's from a book on noblemen or knights. I can almost hear the clank of sword on shield. Call it medieval if you want, but I believe in trying to be brave.
Jordan's media are at a dead end and its laws are hampering journalists from working in an open environment, a report on freedom in that country revealed. One glaring issue from the "Dead End" statistics comparing results for 2013 and 2014 was that self-censorship had increased.
Reviewers like Maslin just don't know what they're missing, and they're cheating their readers. Stephen King made Maslin's list. Really? Readers would somehow have missed that he had a new book out?
I was watching a Mad Men rerun and Don Draper mentioned the Journal American, which got me thinking of the old newspapers and the four that were lost because of the big newspaper strike of 1963.
Yesterday's announcement that major news organizations would now be carried on Facebook was just one more indication of the dire straits that the news business finds itself in (not to end in a preposition).
Suppose we were to aggregate all those newspaper videos into a daily news feed -- license it to networks around the world -- and then split the license feeds amongst the newspapers that contributed? A kind of video syndication. Would that work?
I remember when walking across the stage on graduation day, just last May, and how uncertain I was about entering the "real world" with a bachelors in journalism. Would I be accepted in the field? Would I be able to obtain a job? What challenges would I be facing next?
I am old. I am so old that I still like to start each morning with a printed, paper newspaper at breakfast. I could read the paper online, on my iPad or my phone, but there is something enormously satisfying about the physicality of the paper.
Be understanding and compassionate -- your people are in pain and they will criticize you, question you, berate you, and perhaps even revile you. Forgive them. Love them and care for them - they need good care and feeding on their arduous journey.