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?
Traditional journalists largely ignored the protests until something violent happened and quickly lost interest thereafter, but people talking on social channels maintained their coverage after cable news had moved on.
As a genealogist, I'm on the receiving end of lots of inquiries from journalists. Usually they're wondering about the roots of this or that famous pe...
Why should we expect newspapers to live off of advertising revenue alone? Not every local newspaper can compete with FOX, CNN and BBC on the advertising market.
This has been a peculiar week in the world of genealogy, ushering in unexpected changes in three online, family history destinations.
I did not put Native Sun News on the Internet. I followed my instincts on this taking into consideration the demise of so many good newspapers in this age of the Internet. It is apparently working because NSN continues to gain new readers every week.
Who can argue that cable TV teems with killer comedy? I mean, have you watched CNN, MSNBC or FOX News channels lately?
Those of us who write for newspapers and still enjoy reading 'em tend to think of our travel articles as vital and indispensable to all who encounter ...
It's far too early to tell yet how the UK newspaper industry is going to emerge once all this over. One interesting question to contemplate is, will the current crisis lead to a fundamental shift in our support for newspapers?
How can a corporate news network present objective news on any issue if it is financially supporting a political candidate or promoting a message to a specific audience? The answer is simple: it can't.