This is the very subject that much of the research for my master’s degree centered on: the erosion of journalism to economic pressures. It’s from a research report conducted by the Project for Excellence in Journalism. The following news blurb is from the Atlantic, June […]

Here’s an interesting article about the New Yorker. It seems the next generation of cartoonists at the New Yorker, a dozen or so, are all in their 30s. “Robert Mankoff, New Yorker cartoon editor and David Remnick, the editor of The New Yorker, are relying […]

I recently came across a new magazine while doing more research on The Creative Class (in fact I believe Richard Florida mentioned it in his recent essay regarding his own book). It’s called Blueprint: Ideas for a New Century, published by the New Democrats Online […]

Do we read anymore? Has mass attention deficit disorder been firmly established in our land of home theaters and iPods? This is a subject that could spin in a million directions. Wow. Implications abound–from its effect on everything from the state of book publishing, to […]

It seems that Chicago has a thriving underground magazine publishing or “zine” scene–“self-published magazines. Aimed at the erudite and hip, attention-grabbing local titles from The Baffler to WhiteWalls and TENbyTEN have won small but loyal audiences from New York to Los Angeles and beyond.” This […]

There is an interesting review of books about Abraham Lincoln in the current issue of the Claremont Review of Books. Writer Peter Schramm reviews “Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America” written by y Allen C. Guelzo. The book examines the motives and […]

“The revolution will not be blogged.” So says columnist George Packer in a recent issue of Mother Jones magazine. “To see beyond their own little world and get a sense of what’s really going on, journalists and readers need to get out of their pajamas,” […]

Ron Chernow is going to be at the Barnes & Noble in Edina on Monday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. Chernow is the National Book Award winner (for his first book, The House of Morgan) and his last book, Titan: The Life of John D. […]

If you would not be forgotten As soon as you are dead and rotten Either write things worth reading Or do things worth writing. – Ben Franklin “Poor Richard’s Almanac” Quoting a Founding Father, Ellen Mitchell writes in current issue of Newsday that there are […]