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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 […]

Exclusive Footage From Haiti

Graphic footage only a day or two old from Haiti. Injured Child in Haiti Man With Crushed Hip Plea For Help

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 12 Principles Of Cable News Thinking

As explained by marketing guru, Seth Godin: 1. Focus on the urgent instead of the important. 2. Vivid emotions and the visuals that go with them as a selector for what’s important. 3. Emphasis on noise over thoughtful analysis. 4. Unwillingness to reverse course and change one’s mind. 5. Xenophobic and jingoistic reactions (fear of […]