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It's about the journalism

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The desk may not be the place to cut

Thu, 07 Mar 2013 01:23:33 +0000

I can understand the reasons for it, but I think cutting newsroom copy editors is a bad idea. Yes, newspapers need to cut costs to keep going – or, more properly, to keep profits at levels that make investors and owners happy. Yes, they need to preserve reporters, because they need to fill the newspaper, […]

A modest proposal for handling comments

Wed, 06 Feb 2013 05:10:18 +0000

Anyone who has spent more than a couple of hours online knows that dipping into the comment sections at some news site – okay, at most news sites – is like diving head-first into a septic tank. A number of newspapers seem to prevent comments on contentious articles, and at least one has killed it […]

Where we’re at. Maybe.

Fri, 01 Feb 2013 03:09:58 +0000

A couple of tweets from this afternoon: The 800-word story is dead; go short; go long; or even better, go visual (with photos and charts) – @zseward #cjfjtalk — Craig Saila (@saila) February 1, 2013 …and… How to stand out: high-quality long-form journalism, or short-hit social-style stories. Middle stuff (800-words) is dissolving #cjfjtalk — dana […]

Paywall math (updated)

Thu, 31 Jan 2013 06:40:40 +0000

The age of the media paywall is (almost) fully upon us and it’s has me doing arithmetic. If I had to put a formula to it, it would be something like x = ? + ? + ?, where x is the amount of media money I’m willing to spend and the questions marks are […]

Back to blogging?

Wed, 30 Jan 2013 06:55:31 +0000

I realize it’s been a while. Stuff happens. Twitter, for one. Real life, for another. Despite the social media whirl, blogging isn’t dead yet and it feels like it’s time to devote some attention to doing some writing, teasing out some deeper thoughts, performing some self-promotion… Speaking of which… Over the break between semesters, I […]