By Jules Older Greetings, fellow Lifeguards, from a sunny winter day in Auckland. I’ve just learned that my new ebook is now for sale on all e-platforms: Kindle, iTunes, Nook and a few I’ve never heard of. Should you decide to recklessly squander $3.99 USD on it, please rate it as well. And if you’re inclined […]
Displaced Journalists: Apply by April 15 at 11:59 PDT to receive a multimedia editing fellowship from the Maynard Institute at the Reynolds School of Journalism, University of Nevado-Reno.
By Alan D. Mutter Reflections of a Newsosaur Monday, Jan. 31 2011 The Daily, which is set to launch this week, could be a captivating hit, a spectacular miss or something in between. But one thing is sure: Rupert Murdoch, the last swashbuckling publisher of our time, will shake up the media world on Wednesday when he […]
By Holly Kerfoot “Dead man walking!” The feeling that this should be shouted in the newsroom when I pass by has faded, as have the murmurs of sympathy from those who – for now – will be keeping their jobs. What remains is the uncertainty. You see, I work on a copy desk that is being […]
Posted on Poynter.org by Andy Medici at 6:25 AM on Jun. 3, 2010 Let’s role-play for a second. Imagine you are working in an industry that has been battered by the recent recession and rapid advances in technology. Instead of paying for teams of professionals, people are going online to find new content like yours or […]
M.E. Sprengelmeyer is “reporter/publisher” of The Guadalupe County Communicator, a 2,000-circulation weekly in the colorful Route 66 community of Santa Rosa, New Mexico. M.E., as he prefers to be called, was Washington correspondent for the Rocky Mountain News when the Denver-based newspaper published its final edition February 27, 2009. He was a displaced journalist, but not for long. The […]
By Marcie Eanes March 17, 2010 Recent upheavals in journalism have left people scratching their heads at this unprecedented level of uncertainty. All the hard work of building a career can easily disappear with a pink slip. After packing up your desk, commiserating with colleagues, and trying to put on a brave front, the question of what to do next […]
By Mark Mayfield Thirty-two years ago I was a senior in college, and editor of my campus newspaper. I wrote editorials and columns on an old manual typewriter, with carbon sheets placed between cheap yellow pulp paper. Sound familiar? Anyone of my generation can remember a time before computers, before VCRs/DVRS, before cell phones and, of […]