Category Archives: Web 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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Why are we spending so much time ‘Measuring the Impact of Journalism?’

I love this question posed by Greg Linch in this month’s Carnival of Journalism.  Almost every newsroom these days is driven by the need/desire to generate pageviews.  The Washington Post’s newsroom receives hourly updates on what stories are trending in … Continue reading

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After the Paterno Debacle: A New Twitter Ethos Is Needed

My blog entry taking a look at Twitter and the sloppy reporting surrounding the death of Joe Paterno was posted at the Online Journalism Review today.

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‘Preemption’ Strategy: Where are the hard questions?

During the runup to the Iraq War, The Washington Post’s Walter Pincus was one of the few national security journalists challenging the weapons of mass destruction assumptions being made by the Bush administration.  Unfortunately, the administration’s bogus claims were usually … Continue reading

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Hiatus Is Over….A Rough Week for Ombudsmen

Hi and welcome back!  It’s been awhile.  Admittedly, the care and feeding of this blog fell off last semester (sometimes life takes over) but now I’m back to reviving my little plant. So, of course, where to start?  As more … Continue reading

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UMass Panel to Look Back at 9/11 Attacks on 10-Year Anniversary

(Updated: Aug. 29) Mark Stencel, the managing editor for Digital News at NPR, will join a group of University of Massachusetts educators on Sept. 8 to take part in a panel discussion looking at how the U.S. and the world … Continue reading

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Reporting from Afghanistan: UMass Journalism’s Ben Brody

I met UMass journalism student Ben Brody last year when we chatted about what courses he should be taking.  When we talk about “learning by doing,” Ben truly takes it to heart.  I told Ben I wanted to keep up … Continue reading

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Carnival of Journalism: Talking to People IS a Life Hack!

The question for this month’s Carnival: “What are your life hacks, workflows, tips, tools, apps, websites, skills and techniques that allow you to work smarter and more effectively?“ One of my favorite scenes in the Dead Poet’s Society is when … Continue reading

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Q&A With Nancy Cohen

Adjunct instructor Nancy Eve Cohen teaches Reporting and Writing for Radio and Podcasting at UMass. Nancy is also the environmental reporter for WNPR, Connecticut Public Radio and the Managing Editor of the Northeast Environmental Hub, a collaboration of 20 public … 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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