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Opinion Writing

Newspaper Columnists as Heroes

Don McNay | Posted 03.07.2014 | Books
Don McNay

Columnists are the rock stars of the newspaper world. Suzette Martinez Standring is definitely a rock star. That is why her first book, The Art of Column Writing, has been such a major success for several years and the second, The Art of Opinion Writing, will be even bigger.

All the News That's Fit to Neuter

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marty Kaplan

It's New York Times ombudsman Clark Hoyt's recent distinction between "straight news" and "personal opinion" that I think captures the reason that journalism is on the skids.