Every morning, I awkwardly tiptoe to the end of my driveway in my bare feet and pick up the plastic-wrapped treasure that awaits. Why? Because I love reading the newspaper.
Okay, I'm not in the news business, and I'm not going to tell anyone how to do their job. However, it'd be good to have news reporting that I could trust again, and there's evidence that fact-checking is an idea whose time has come.
Having multiple skill sets and learning new technology as it develops -- these are still the keys to staying ahead of the curve in the changing media landscape.
What does this mean for the future of those printed newspapers that keep piling up on the kitchen table or being thrown out often unopened?
The New York Times raised its daily price to $2.50 today. I thought back to the penny press at the turn of the last century and wondered what such a paper would cost today, inflation adjusted. Answer: a quarter.
It's only a matter of time before the newspaper column takes its rightful place as a recognized and respected form of literature, every bit as vital as its more celebrated cousins, the short story and the novel.
Food and art merged at Thursday's "Kreemart Digestible News" performance art event by Spanish artist Antoni Miralda and Barcelona's Food Cultura art space.
These days, starting your day with a newspaper can be a depressing experience.
I continually ask myself: Could I have done something to make myself homeless? So, I begin to think of the road I have traveled to get here.
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.
It's not that the end of my newspaper career was devastating, even if it was definitely surprising, since I thought it was going great... 44 years, the last 32 at the Los Angeles Times, 2006 winner of the basketball Hall of Fame's Curt Gowdy Award... to the day I was laid off.
Through the years, even when I left New York for decades, I continued to read the Times on Sundays, then every day when technology made it possible.
These are the stories that seldom get told in the sweep of media history in this country. While books are written about the Hearst dynasty, or the Medills and Pattersons, press barons of their time, an entire vital chapter history has largely been given short shrift, until now.
In an age where the world is on smartphones, it's hard to argue the logic of a business model where the product is made of dead trees and gets to my door through a complex, carbon-spewing supply chain. But if not newspapers -- what?