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Gail Sheehy and Me

Vicki Cobb | Posted 11.24.2014 | Books
Vicki Cobb

I am not exactly the same person after I create a piece of work than I was before. I learn something new about myself while explaining something of the world so that children get it and that they care.

The Golden Age of Journalism?

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 03.23.2014 | Media
Tom Engelhardt

In terms of journalism, of expression, of voice, of fine reporting and superb writing, of a range of news, thoughts, views, perspectives, and opinions about places, worlds, and phenomena that I wouldn't otherwise have known about, there has never been an experimental moment like this. I'm in awe.

10 Key Takeaways From Post-Industrial Journalism

Craig Kanalley | Posted 02.02.2013 | Media
Craig Kanalley

Even though the messages it contained were not always positive, it was a pleasure to read "Post-Industrial Journalism," an essay outlining the current state of the journalism industry (or lack thereof) and where we go from here.

The News Dissector's Blogothon

Rory O'Connor | Posted 07.31.2012 | Media
Rory O'Connor

While others may be reading their morning paper, Schechter is busy writing, editing and aggregating his own, slicing below the surface of current events to "pick away at the sinews of what passes for journalism."

Journalism: Bridging the Gap

Nick Foley | Posted 05.08.2012 | College
Nick Foley

If we could marry our online expertise with the seasoned experience of established reporters, maybe we could bridge the age gap that dictates how people consume news, and head into the future certain that, young or old, people will want to know.

A Horrifying Satire of Hollywood Returns

Brian Joseph Davis | Posted 01.18.2012 | Books
Brian Joseph Davis

The Late Great Creature has been reissued and Brock Brower's hardboiled, horror-themed wit might finally find a new audience. It's at the very least found me.

Trends in Newsrooms 2011: Finding Thinkers to Challenge You

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.09.2012 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Finding people to challenge editors is one of several tips John Robinson offered in praise of ideas by new media thinkers promoting transparency in reporting and the power of new technologies to change how journalism is done.

John Buffalo Mailer Talks New Orleans Through The Eyes Of Strippers (Part I)

Mark Coker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Coker

The whole city seemed like a walking party to our eighteen year old sensibilities. It did not take me more than a couple of days to realize that New Orleans held for me the best of original American culture.

Journeys With George (Saunders), or Why Magazines Should Hire More Fiction Writers

Joshuah Bearman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Joshuah Bearman

Like David Foster Wallace, Saunders appears in his own journalism as the bumbling journalist, but Saunders is more believable, which is to say that he is a bumbler, which is part of the charm.

An Interview with Stephen Elliott, Who's Giving Away His New Book The Adderall Diaries

Greg Boose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Boose

The book is an immediately current, eye-opening look into the world of sado-masochism sex play that invites you to investigate the lives of your parents before they were your parents.

Please, Dear Novelists - Get Real

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Johann Hari

The Slumdog Kill-ionaire is back, and he is reminding us how exhilarating fiction can be when novelists finally leave their seminar rooms and dive into the real world.

Clay Felker: The Best Interview Advice I Ever Got

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Blake Fleetwood

A former sportswriter, Felker often told me that the best stories had to have a strong personality and conflict -- and that these were the only ideas, or stories, he wanted from me.

What If Google Bought The Associated Press?

Epicenter | Betsy Schiffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If The Associated Press' business model isn't broken now, it could be soon. The non-profit group -- a co-op news organization owned by 1,500 daily new...