Monthly Archives: August 2007

Journalism as “The Big Tent”

Why is it that, with the possible exception of the Center for Public Integrity, there has been virtually no investment in nonpoliticized, hard-news reporting on the Web? Don’t look to mainsteam media, which use the Internet primarily as a means … Continue reading

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“The Next Newsroom”: Critique

More on the Journalism That Matters D.C. program: First, check out their draft business proposal for “The Next Newsroom.” The notion is important and ambitious; it deserves attention and should spark both dialogue and action. My colleague Michael Stoll has … Continue reading

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Old Media Meets the New

All participants in the Journalism That Matters D.C. program have been paired up to conduct pre-event interviews with each other, and get a jump start on the discourse. My assigned partner, Paul Janensch, is, in his own words, a “battle-scarred … Continue reading

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Show Me the Money

So, how does an idealistic journalist fed-up with the failings of for-profit media put food on the table in the post-consolidation, post-merger, post-layoff San Francisco Bay Area? Freelance, baby. And, sadly, it is not possible to pay a mortgage or … Continue reading

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