Category Archives: Business of Journalism

NPR’s Mark Stencel to visit UMass as first Howard Ziff Journalist-in-Residence

Mark Stencel, NPR’s managing editor for digital news, will be joining UMass journalism students and faculty during the week of April 16 as the program’s first Howard Ziff Journalist-in-Residence. Stencel’s visit will be highlighted by a public discussion on Wednesday,  … Continue reading

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Carnival of Journalism: Journalists as Capitalists

Haven’t we spent enough time asking what journalists can and can’t do? Haven’t we spent enough time asking what the definition of journalism is? Seriously, enough already. When I saw this month’s Carnival of Journalism prompt from Michael Rosenblum, I … Continue reading

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Headed to AEJMC as New Journalism Conference Zeroes in on Education

If it’s August, it must be conference season. I fly out (early) tomorrow to St. Louis for the AEJMC conference — also known as the annual geek gathering of journalism educators and researchers. It’s also the first of three conferences … Continue reading

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The Carnival Takes Off

I always enjoyed carnivals growing up.  You never knew what to expect — new games, rides, foods just around the corner.   And, such an eclectic group of people that often looked and acted strangely 🙂 I think what David Cohn … Continue reading

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Jarvis on the Future of the Journalism Business

I would add more to this post from Jeff Jarvis:  Hard economic lessons for news, but he does a pretty good job of summing up the state of the journalism business, so I won’t! My favorite sections: * Tradition is … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Quote of the Day

“Have grown real tired of professors who say that technology shouldn’t be taught in media schools because ‘it’s always changing’. Would professors at medical or business schools ever say something that willfully ignorant?” — Vin Crosbie, Syracuse University

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UMass Journalism Alums Return With A Message: Go Do Journalism!

Julie Robenhymer, a senior writer with Hockeybuzz.com, said it best at the end of last week’s “Back from The Front” alumni panel:  “If you’re not a self starter this is not the path for you.” It’s advice that’s always been … Continue reading

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Media Reform: Look to Curation, Innovation to Bring Change

Somewhere during the run-up to the 2000 election, I remember legendary Washington Post columnist David Broder writing about the increasing split within the country along the Blue (liberal) – Red (conservative) divide.  I guess what I saw this weekend at … Continue reading

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Journo Bashing Dominates Day 1 at NCMR

After Day 1 at the National Conference for Media Reform Friday, one young journalist told me that she felt like the enemy.  Indeed. I’ll admit, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from this conference.  Partly because when we talk … Continue reading

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It’s Carnival Time: Let’s Get Past the Talking

I must admit, the latest topic(s) by Carnival Ringmaster David Cohn had me a bit stumped.  And, I seriously considered taking a pass this time around.  But, knowing Dave as I do I wondered whether he wasn’t doing a bit … Continue reading

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