Susan older DisplacedJournalists.com news sites lose reader trust when they publish errors and sloppy copy.
Way back when — in April, 2009 — I called Writers Lifeguard No. 16, “Mantrae for Our Times.” It had but four markers of change: Screen is the new Paper Short is the new Deep Pictures are the new Words Free is the new Pay Now, more than a year further into our climb — or plunge — from Gutenberg […]
By Alan D. Mutter Posted Monday, June 7, 2010, on Reflections of a Newsosaur Fed up with furloughs and down-sizing – or forced involuntarily out of their jobs – journalists across the land are taking matters into their own hands by starting their own news sites. While I applaud these brave and commendable efforts, I fear […]
Memo to Harry Smith & CBS, Re: Colonoscopy Crusading Some of you are starting blogs. Some are starting new ventures, some of you just appreciate knowing that good journalism still exists. Gary Schwitzer’s HealthNews Review Blog serves as a shining example of how we can carry on the high standards we held dear before we […]
Like everyone, I’ve been holding my breath each time rumors regarding “downsizing,” “right-sizing,” “cutbacks” or “sacrifices to the stock market gods” started swirling around the newsroom. Unfortunately, more often than not, most of the rumors have been followed by real layoffs of really talented friends and co-workers. This past December 1st was no different. The […]
The author has shared the lede and link to Monday’s (Feb. 1) post on his blog: “Reflections of a Newsosaur: Musings (and occasional urgent warnings) of a veteran media executive who fears our news-gathering companies are stumbling to extinction.” By Alan D. Mutter It’s time for journalists to stop participating in their own exploitation by working for […]