Displaced Journalists: Underemployed journalist tries a new method — “Rent a Journalist.”
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 […]
The Pulitzer-prize winning Point Reyes Light is now owned by the Point Reyes Light Publishing Co. L3C, a low-profit limited liability company, which is owned by Marin Media Institute, a nonprofit corporation that has applied for 501c3 status. From The Investigative Reporting Workshop, American University School of Communication They had a choice. They could watch […]
“Labels matter,” writes 2009 Knight News Challenge Winner Aron Pilhofer. “And as this niche of journalism grows more mainstream, labels will matter that much more. So, who are we?” Read more of Pilhofer’s thoughts on the subject at the MediaShift Idea Lab site. Pilhofer welcomes ideas.
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 Susan Older Founder, Displaced Journalists I realized quite recently that I’ve been missing out on something that should be fascinating: TimesCast – a daily video feature on The New York Times site featuring interviews with writers and editors covering hot stories of the day and snippets from meetings of senior editors discussing what should go […]
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 […]