Category Archives: Future of Journalism

The Real Question for Jeff Bezos: Time to Invest in Journalism?

It’s been fascinating to watch the cheerleading that’s gone on since the announcement that the Graham family was selling The Washington Post to Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos. When the announcement was made, the reaction from technologists and Web journalists was … Continue reading

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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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Carnival of Journalism: What is ‘Good’ Journalism & A Plea for ONA to Return to its Roots

Lisa Williams prompted one of the wildest e-mail threads I’ve part of in a while last month when she asked the simple question of what criteria the Online Journalism Awards (issued at the annual conference of the Online News Association) … 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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Q&A With S.P. Sullivan

S.P. Sullivan is a 2010 graduate of the UMass journalism program.  Upon graduation, he took a job as a producer for MassLive, the online operation of The Springfield Republican.  I was chatting with him online prior to Wednesday’s tornado and … Continue reading

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Carnival of Journalism: Don’t Forget to Watch the Sun Rise

When David Cohn posted the latest topic for the Carnival of Journalism, I messaged him and said “interesting topic.” His reply:  “Think it cuts too deep?” Indeed. What this topic requires is a certain amount of honest self-examination, a trait … Continue reading

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Q&A With The Post’s Eric Athas

I contacted Eric Athas (Journalism ’08) after I saw him post a photo from outside the White House after his Sunday night/Monday morning shift occupied by the Bin Laden news.  My Q&A with him follows: 1.  How did you find … 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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