During the first five months of 2019, journalism job losses have been the worst in more than a decade, according to data recently compiled by Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, the industry shed 7, 914 jobs during the […]
A lost album from Miles Davis may be available in the fall. It’s called Rubberband, and it was recorded in 1986 and it incorporates various forms of funk, jazz, soul and dance from the time. Read more about the work at Open Culture. An excerpt: […]
Have you ever had a book completely change your mind on an important issue? This Guardian article features several prominent thinkers who speak about the books that influenced their thinking enough to change their minds. Here is one featured response: Jessie Burton, author of The Restless […]
This sweet video shows why the world’s best mathematicians are hoarding what they believe to be the world’s best chalk: Hagoromo, from Japan. But now it’s becoming hard to find.
Axios has an alarming summary of comments made by Nicco Mele, director of Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, to the Wall Street Journal. Half of existing newspapers could be gone, soon. The trends are familiar to those who work in the […]
Reporters Without Borders has released its 2019 Global Press Freedom Index. The United States ranks 48th out of 180 countries featured in the report, making it the third straight year it has fallen in the rankings.
I’m looking forward to reading the latest book from Raghuram Rajan called The Third Pillar. Rajan is a finance professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He was also the 23rd gover of the Reserve Bank of India from 2013 to 2016. […]
My favorite ad from the Super Bowl was The Washington Post’s celebration of the importance of journalism narrated by Tom Hanks: Democracy Dies in Darkness
This is a bit of an unsettling sign for those of us who have spent our careers in journalism. The Newseum, the financially struggling monument to journalism on the Washington mall will soon close. According to the story in the New York Times, the building […]
What does the future hold for journalism? That’s a question that can be answered in any number of ways, from various perspectives. One industry leader takes on the question as he looks back on his career in Breaking News: The Remaking of Journalism and Why […]
Tis the season when media outlets and others begin to list their best books of the year. Do you have your favorites? The New York Times has published its shortlist for the year. And today, Bill Gates released his annual video of five books that […]
Journalism has a focus problem. That’s according to newly released research from the Journalism Innovation Project at the University of Oxford, and the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. The reports title says much: “Time to step away from the ‘bright, shiny things’? Towards […]