Serving a specialized world

There are two inherent truths in the digital age of media. 1. Everyone has an opinion. 2. Everyone has the means to share that opinion. That’s not always a good thing for journalists. Because often what we get, when it comes to article comments, emails, Facebook...

Death of a newspaper career

The end came while I was away on vacation, and long before I was really ready to acknowledge it. In a big-picture sense, it was a relatively subtle set of circumstances, purely coincidental but, in retrospect, fateful. I took off for my first Dave Matthews Band...

Subscribers kicking newspaper habit

It’s been said you can’t cut your way to prosperity, but The New York Times is gonna try. The Times is expanding while at the same time cutting newsroom jobs, launching regional editions in San Francisco and Chicago, using nonprofit organizations as...

Information entitlement

The Web has done wonders for news, crushing nearly all limitations of traditional media. Unlike newspapers and television stations, Web sites don’t have restrictions on publication time or content length. Online media sites can publish stories throughout the...