Tag Archives: Media

The death of newspapers (as we knew them)

Why We Worry / Media Desk We all know that newspapers are struggling; still, reading the data behind the decline is shocking, and looking at the charts is frightening. Newspapers as an industry have posted advertising losses for 25 consecutive quarters. The readership now prefers the Internet, so papers publish extensively online. While content translates well […]

Nidal Hasan, Specious Reporting, And Islam

The murders at Ft Hood yesterday were horrible. The subsequent coverage by major newspapers was deplorable. I did not hear about the killings until later in the evening. When I went around the the web checking the major news outlets, one thing stuck out for me. Most, in having found some information about the shooter, […]

The access of evil

In the realm of reporting, a journalist distinguishes himself from his competitors through effective sourcing. Any staffer can reap information from press releases and meeting minutes. Rarer is the ability to establish strong and reliable lines of communication with high-value sources. As the journalist increases his level of access, he increases his worth to his […]

Wednesday Blogging – 8/20/08

Another day. Another blog. Another post. 10:15am Of all the stories on this CNN homepage, why is a story about spanking school children #1? 10:45am All this Veep talk is getting annoying. And I must be going insane, because I’m starting to want Obama to pick Clinton. 11:05am Ezra Klein has a great post about […]

The quote explains the graph

Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan: If anything, the national press corps was probably too deferential to the White House and to the administration in regard to the most important decision facing the nation during my years in Washington, the choice over whether to go to war in Iraq. The collapse of the administration’s […]