In the past five years, the phrase "news junkie," has been creeping up on me, and for the first time I realize I may be hooked, and the scary fact is -- we may all be.
Is there life after newspapers? Of course there is; especially if you talk to Hedrick Smith, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and former correspondent for the New York Times, who left the paper in 1988 after 26 years.
Tompkins is so caught up in maintaining his 2nd Amendment privilege that he lost sight of what really mattered here.
I believe in the power of social media for spreading news, sharing ideas and having conversations. But for all of us who use social media, it is incumbent upon us to balance speed with common sense and sound judgment.
By Stephen Engelberg Mexico's regional newspapers are publishing more stories about murders linked to the drug trade, but they remain reluctant to w...
While the notion that newspapers are dying a pitiable death eggs on, reality debunks the myth and potrays a different picture.
The proposal to create a new form of copyright in links raises two important questions. Will such a rule actually benefit newspapers? And will it ultimately benefit us -- the readers of the news?
For those troubled about the rapid crumbling of the daily newspaper and the end of serious journalism, Blum points out that the industry is actually in a state of evolution, not decline.
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Running photo contests is like practice for that unforeseeable event for readers too. By getting the audience used to participating with an easy contest topic, readers will be better prepared when news does unfold in front of them, with the instinct to quickly upload straight to the newsroom.
Who do they think they are? Telling you who to vote for. Just cause they made a little money? Or have a masthead? Or a Facebook account? That gives them the right to tell you who to vote for? Screw them.
We are looking at what could be a shoot-out -- Wild, Wild West style. On one side stands a band of columnists, investigative reporters, newscasters and other traditional journalists. On the opposing side, a mob of bloggers, YouTubers, and Twitter-sensations.
There's plenty of blame to go around, but simply finding fault doesn't accomplish anything. We need practical solutions.
This is Banned Books Week and though I've never had any of my twenty-five books banned, one of my books was sidelined in an insidious way that amounte...
In the next few weeks, newspapers around the country will continue their tradition of endorsing political candidates. But should newspapers continue to endorse presidential candidates? It's a longstanding tradition, but is it outdated?
Dave's beat allowed him to have close interactions with columnists like Ann Landers, Dear Abby, Walter Cronkite and just about every cartoonist who has ever walked the planet. He writes about those people and experiences in Comic (and Column) Confessional.