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 […]
I love Apple’s latest holiday ad called “Share Your Gifts.” As the commentators from Ad Week say, the commercial shows that while sharing your work with the world is difficult, it is also vital. “According to the ad’s creators, research has shown that 7 out […]
Recently, the Columbia Journalism Review conducted an experiment to convince people to “take responsibility for the news they consume.” To do this, CJR set up a newsstand in midtown Manhatten, but instead of stocking it with real titles they replaced them with misinformation pulled from […]
It goes without saying that LinkedIn is a leading social media platform for business connections. It’s platforms such as these that many in the media world point to as one of the leading disruptors of the traditional publishing business model, in particular magazines and newspapers. […]