“The role of the reporter is changing, as are the economics of education,” observes the Columbia Journalism Review. In this story, the review asks this provocative question: “With this new calculus, does journalism school still have a place in our profession?” Three professionals weigh in: […]

"Americans believe the news media have an important role to play in democracy, particularly in terms of informing the public, yet they do not believe the media are fulfilling that role."
- Gallup/Knight Foundation

Results from the 2017 Gallup/Knight Foundation Survey on Trust, Media and Democracy have just been released. The results show that technology had made it easier for Americans to connect with each other and to find information, but those advances also present both “challenges and opportunities […]

In this era of “fake news” what media brands remain as trusted sources of news? The University of Missouri recently conducted a survey to find out. Ad Week highlights the results of the questionnaire that reached 9,000 people. Twenty-eight newsrooms asked their audiences to answer […]

Are journalists becoming more sequestered to coastal and metropolitan settings? Why? These are good questions addressed in this post at The Atlantic. “There’s little question the journalistic class has diverged sharply from the country it covers. In 1960, nearly a third of reporters and editors […]

A new report issued by The Pew Research Center reveals some interesting insight into how readers consume and interpret digital news. The Columbia Journalism Review summarizes the report: “By a statistically insignificant margin, the most common way for people to get their news is still […]

"The struggle for academic patronage and the strained conditions of nearly all media properties have led to fewer jobs and fewer venues for substantial writing..."
- The New Republic

There is a really interesting story in The New Republic about writers, literary magazines and the CIA. Patrick Iber writes about the history of the CIA’s attempt to impact culture and ideas. It’s fascinating literary history> “Today’s intellectuals approach their labors in a very different […]

Malcolm Gladwell has a podcast; it’s called Revisionist History. His style of storytelling lends itself to the podcast platform very well. The ten-week show will take a creative look at the past. ““Every week, I’m going to take you back into the past,” says Glad […]

Journalists will relate to Jacob Silverman’s “confession” in The Baffler about being a writer of sponsored content: The Rest is Advertising. “In case you haven’t heard, journalism is now in perpetual crisis, and conditions are increasingly surreal” he writes. “The fate of the controversialists at […]