A new Toronto-based news startup held its launch party tonight – Newsana. It promises to offer a high-quality curated reading experience powered by a community of know-somethings.
From a Frank Rich column in New York magazine: A few weeks ago I ran into a staff writer in his early forties I know at the Washington Post, where layoffs, cuts in coverage, and management turnover have been particularly severe. As is typical in such encounters, we compared notes on the state of the [...]
On April 7, the New York Times ran a nice feature on cool bars that its correspondents have frequented over the years. Come for the wry anecdotes and charming illustrations. Stay for the lime-shaped global map that takes you from country to country as you scroll down the page. Neat! An NYT drinking map to [...]
The Ryerson Review of Journalism has put its cover story about the Margaret Wente plagiarism scandal at the Globe and Mail online, and it’s worth a read for those who want a relatively complete story on that particular mess. Wente herself declined to be interviewed. Public editor Sylvia Stead would only give emailed answers. Those [...]
I spent a good part of Sunday reading and listening to accounts of Ralph Klein’s political life (he died Friday at age 70). Here is some of what I think was missed.
This made the rounds of Twitter Tuesday night. It’s a blog post by a 28-year-old woman who got the news bug in her teens, started a full-time reporting job in 2005 — but who quit the news biz to write for a public hospital (with health benefits and a pension plan). Here was Allyson Bird’s [...]
In 2006, Leftist U.S. media commentator Eric Boelhert took a merciless look at the U.S. news media’s performance in the lead-up to the Iraq War a decade ago in a Salon piece headlined Lapdogs. Today marked the 10th anniversary of the start of the war. Boelhert’s jeremiad still stands.
The Project for Excellence in Journalism released its annual State of the Media report on Monday, and it shows a U.S. news industry in contraction. U.S. newspaper newsrooms are employing fewer than 40,000 people, the lowest level since 1978. But it isn’t just newspapers being hit. A tightening of journalistic resources can be seen across [...]
Canada’s largest circulation newspaper has bowed to the inexorable pressure of falling advertising revenues and cut staff, offsetting some of those cuts by outsourcing page layout work to another company.
As if print journalism’s future wasn’t challenged enough, there’s always these types to hurry its demise – dumb bit.ly/XWQQje — John Paton (@jxpaton) February 26, 2013 And that, folks, is my introduction to one of the most bizarre and gutless corrections in the history of newspapers. From JimRomenesko.com: The Cherokee Scout in Murphy N.C. apologized [...]