Monday, December 22, 2014

Best corrections of 2014. For your Christmas reading pleasure

Just something fun to read. Some of them are the result of incredibly bad reporting.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A not too encouraging view of newspapers in the digital age

Not much has been happening on the newspaper front, but this article was a pretty good read on some of the tried and failed newspaper efforts in the recent past.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Copy editors will love this

Sorry for the infrequent posts, but things are quiet on the newspaper front, but my copy editor friends (assuming I have a couple) will really appreciate an article about a major spelling error from a newspaper group that has laid off many copy editors.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Police reporting 101: Yeah, he captured it

I enjoyed reading this story in the Chicago Tribune. I know that it will hit home with some of the former police reporters and photographers who are readers of this blog.  I saw the entire story on Facebook, but you may have to be a subscriber to read online at the Trib. I'll see if I can find another version that you can read without registering.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

E&P: Newspapers need to blow up the model and start over

Not enamored with the lede on this story, but when the writer eventually gets to his point it's worth pondering.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The news gets worser and worser for newspapers

And the buried lead in this story is that digital - the Holy Grail - of current media is not growing and is not sustaining the newspaper business.

Frankly, the old guard is incapable and not equipped to be guiding the previous model of newspapers into what is next to come.

But in the end, there will be an end. Sad.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Wow, how low can Advance go?

This CJR story is truly an example of how little the Advance folks get about what real journalism is about. Truly sad. I'll have more to say about this later.

Thanks to a loyal reader for forwarding the link.

One student's print journalism "dream" turns to dust

A Michigan Radio reporter writes about the future of print journalism. Anyone going into the profession now is dooming themselves to a life to low pay and bad benefits.

Friday, January 3, 2014

More "job pledge" news from CJR

A lengthy article on the lawsuits filed by former New Orleans employees.