John Temple is running a series describing how journalists are reinventing themselves. If the installments that follow are half as inspiring and entertaining as ME Sprengelmeyer’s opener, it’s going to be a fun ride. Give ’em hell, ME.
The newspaper industry is beleaguered by problems both cyclical and secular, but what really scares me is that we still haven’t dealt with issues that are just basic blocking and tackling. To wit: This horrifying account of one man’s attempt to give a newspaper his money. (Via All Things Digital.) Here’s a choice tidbit from […]
I had the pleasure of moderating a roundtable on online comments a few weeks ago, and Jack Lail has posted a note on Knoxnews.com about the roundtable that gives an excellent summary and links to related info. Kudos to APME for funding this. It’s much needed. I was an early advocate of comments on newspaper […]
I’ll be among the participants in A Public Conversation on Web Journalism next Wednesday, April 1, at the University of Tennessee. Jack Lail has the details on his Random Mumblings blog. I’ve been very impressed with the progress UT’s j-school has made in the past few years. Jim Stovall managed to round up an impressive […]
A group of Rocky Mountain News journalists announced today the creation of In Denver Times, which will be a subscription site if they can get enough folks to pledge support by a self-imposed April 23 deadline. It’s an interesting idea. A few thoughts: 1. If they get the 50k subscribers they’re chasing, it’s worth about […]
Final Edition from Matthew Roberts on Vimeo.
I knew this was coming. But I still can’t keep from crying all over my keyboard as I write this. The Rocky Mountain News is closing tomorrow after an amazing 150 year run. I wanted to make this about me. About my time at the Rocky, short as it was, and what an impact it […]