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Nieman Journalism Lab

Aaron Kushner's Latest Cuts Raise Serious Doubts About His Orange County Venture

Dan Kennedy | Posted 08.04.2014 | Media
Dan Kennedy

If you're going to make an audacious bet on the future of newspapers, as Aaron Kushner did with the Orange County Register, then it stands to reason that you should have enough money in the bank to be able to wait and see how it plays out.

The View From New Haven: What Went Wrong With Digital First

Dan Kennedy | Posted 06.02.2014 | Media
Dan Kennedy

The end may be near for one of the most widely watched experiments in local journalism. But for someone who has been watching the Digital First story play out in New Haven for the past five years, what happened today was more a disappointment than a surprise.

Existential Journalism Revisited

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Here we go again. What is journalism? Who is a journalist? How do you educate journalists? It's an existential question that's becoming more pertinen...

Four Takeaways From John Henry's Message to Boston Globe Readers

Dan Kennedy | Posted 12.28.2013 | Media
Dan Kennedy

John Henry's nearly 2,900-word message to readers of the Boston Globe could have been little more than an exercise in public relations. But Henry is also unexpectedly revealing about himself and how he intends to run the Globe.

Jim Amoss Missed a Wonderful Year at Harvard

Tim Giago | Posted 10.27.2012 | Media
Tim Giago

Jim Amoss didn't have a crystal ball. He could not have known that just a short 21 years later he would oversee the demise of one of the great American newspapers.

Call Me On My Cell?

The Huffington Post | Lauren DeLisa Coleman | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

On November 8, 2008, newly elected President Barack Obama tweeted to the world: "We just made history." This summer, on July 6, 2011, he became the...

Jason Linkins

Frank Rich Cited For Excellence In Embedded Link Provision

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It's worth mentioning that Rich is the ONLY op-ed columnist at the Times that bothers to adhere to this practice: "Not Brooks nor Cohen nor Collins nor Dowd nor Friedman nor Herbert nor Kristof nor Kristol nor Krugman."