But we need more than money to sustain independent journalism. We need laws to ensure that reporters can protect their sources. We need to hound government at every level to respond to public records requests.
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has threatened public interest group Common Cause with a lawsuit for pointing out what the public record has made clear: ALEC denies the scientific consensus on climate change.
One way or the other, the United States has this choice: Maintain the servitude in Cuba that the brothers Castro have been able to blame on U.S. policy since 1960, or let the force of openness prevail.
Any book released with Bush' name on it is part of a publicity campaign to restore and burnish his image. If you think that's not the case, you're either extremely naive, you haven't watched Olivia Pope do her magic on Scandal -- or both.
As expected, the news of Ben Bradlee's passing brought accolades for his work as editor of The Washington Post. He and the Post helped instill a new word into our national vocabulary: Watergate. But my one encounter with Mr. Bradlee was in a different context.
I read with interest, and a good bit of sadness, the story in The New York Times this week about the decline of the U.S. Senate Dining Room, apparently yet another victim of the noxious partisanship in our nation's capital.
ven if that audience isn't willing to pay directly for content, membership packages allow newspapers to offer something different, an emotional connection with their core readers complemented by special deals and opportunities. Expect memberships to become a more common feature.
Disruption in media is happening at a record rate. One week it's BuzzFeed and then next it's VOX. It's hard to decipher how things will shake out. There is a deluge of content, and we can't keep up. Who is going to finish? Who will win?
If there was ever a newspaper one could consider a friend all over the world, it was the International Herald Tribune. It conveyed a sense of warmth and familiarity that is often missing when one is living and working abroad.
The "new" (to me) Newseum offers an amazing array of displays and information in its airy galleries packed with information on America's history, geography, politics, international relations, and media-related technological advances.
Regardless of socio-economic status, I have never met a single mother who didn't want a better life for herself and her children and who didn't realize that education and knowledge are they key to leveling the playing field.