I curated an online #wjchat conversation about aging gracefully in journalism. The chat took place on May 15. You can find it here. The main point is keep your skills fresh. The journalism world has seen dizzying rates of change in the past decade, and you must embrace that change in order to keep up.
Millennials, those roughly between 18 and 34 years of age, tend to get their news off mobile platforms and from social-media sources. What are the implications for journalism?
Russian journalist and author Masha Gessen explains the difference between censorship in Soviet times and the era of President Vladimir Putin.
The president and publisher of Pacific Newspaper Group within Postmedia News, which operates the Vancouver Sun and Province newspapers, sent out a bluntly worded memo to staff asking for voluntary severances ahead of what would surely be a round of layoffs. But that wasn’t the only bad news transmitted by Gordon Fisher, reported the Globe [...]
Several more good posts showed up in my Twitter feed today, talking about the Boston bombings and covering breaking news. I excerpt them here for your edification and enjoyment. Here is an earlier collection.
Matthew Keys got suspended by Reuters from his position as deputy social media editor after word broke that he faced charges in connection with allegations he helped the hacktivist group Anonymous. Today, he got fired. This Atlantic Wire article gives a good overview of the story. Keys said in his blog post that his union [...]
Folk singer Richie Havens died today at age 72. Here he is performing “Freedom” at the Woodstock Festival in 1969:
Toronto Life has a round-up of the top 20 sandwiches in Toronto. I have some exploring to do. :) Three sammies that immediately caught my eye: fried chicken sandwich at Barque pulled pork at at the Hogtown Cure grilled cheese with meat loaf, mac-and-cheese and bacon at Uncle Betty’s Drool. :)
Citing a poor advertising market, the Globe and Mail announced today that it is offering full and part-time staff a chance to participate in voluntary buyouts.
The Boston Marathon bombings of April 15 are the most significant terrror attack on U.S. soil since the super-terrorism event of 9/11 more than a decade ago. Much has changed on the media landscape since then, and that was reflected in how the tragedy was covered — with smartphones, crowdsourcing and Twitter, to name a [...]