The Banyan project is devoted to serving the distinctive information needs of less-than-affluent Americans, a huge public that’s ill-served by mainstream journalism and has borne the brunt of the Great Recession.
A new publishing venture has launched which takes advantage of mobile devices. A group of magazine journalists and editors have formed to publish a weekly digital magazine, Nomad Editions, specifically for mobile technology. Content will be created by freelance journalists with area-specific expertise; readers, who will subscribe through a mobile app, can receive an “exclusive, […]
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 […]
Melanie Kolden is a former copy editor/arts & entertainment editor who has worked at the Dayton Daily News, the San Francisco Chronicle and the L.A. Weekly. By Melanie Kolden I am a journalist, but I don’t have a recognizable byline. For all of the years that I worked in newspapers (15 plus) I was a behind-the-scenes player. Most […]
By Susan Older Founder, Displaced Journalists Many of you have written to say you would like to get to know one another. With 685 (and counting) members on our Displaced Journalists Facebook page, that’s not easy. I commend those of you who’ve written about yourselves: Melanie Kolden, Mark Mayfield, Britt Conley, Jules Older (no relation), and Geveryl […]