I thought it might be time to do something a bit different with the site. In order to invite more participation from everyone out there, I thought I would use the site as a book club of sorts. You will see the book listed on […]

I want to apologize to any regular readers for being a poor blogger. I have been out of town, so I haven’t had time to post anything. I promise to keep up. So here is an interesting story about the fate of being a big […]

Are magazines next? That’s the question put forth in this month’s Folio magazine, the trade magazine for those in the magazine publishing business. The question refers to that political hot button of the day: outsourcing. “It’s an increasingly familiar picture: the transfer of work that […]

Book lovers will enjoy this Web site. “On this site you will find the British Library’s two copies of Johann Gutenberg’s Bible, the first real book to be printed using the technique of printing which Gutenberg invented in the 1450s,” says the home page. Here […]

From many reports it seems that magazine advertising is down across nearly every category of periodical. Combine this will falling circulation revenues, many publishers are looking to ancillary products to boost the bottom line. Read about it in the New York Times. This Old House […]

Here it comes. President Clinton’s big autobiography is scheduled to hit stores next week–all 957 pages of it. Politics aside, I believe this will be an important book. From everything I have read, this book promises to be a fantastic read. I saw him speak […]

OK, one more post about media profits and I will change the subject. When I asked about the breaking point a couple of days ago, maybe this is what I was talking about. Here’s a story from yesterday’s New York Times. This year, the Los […]

Here is a book I might have to put on my wish list. Did I mention I have a birthday coming up? This is the publisher’s description: “In this sweeping history, Paul Starr shows how politics created our media world, from the emergence of the […]

One of the scholars/practitioners that I cited in my graduate research regarding the news media and society was Bill Kovach, the former editor of the Atlanta Journal Constitution and co-author of the book Warp Speed, American in the Age of Mixed Media. The book, written […]

This is the opening paragraph for a book review that will appear in the June 24 issue of the New York Review of Books, titled ‘Unfit to Print?’ It’s written by Michael Massing. “Buried deep in Bob Woodward’s new book, Plan of Attack, is a […]