THURSDAY,  OCT 1, 2020    (Vol. 2  No. 33) What’s Working: Newsletters may be reaching their limits, but there’s hope beyond the inbox (Reynolds Journalism Institute) Email newsletters are thriving, but their ascendancy in today’s media brings with it a certain foreboding: Given how successful the format has been the past few years — andContinue reading “Newsletters”

Who cares what you think?

WEDNESDAY,  SEPT 30, 2020    (Vol. 2  No. 32) Who The Hell Cares What YOU Think? The Metaphysics of Modern (Same-As-The-Old) Media (IVN San Diego) Modern news consumption is frustrating. Newsrooms have been decimated. Media outlets continue to disappear. Opinion is pawned off as news. Polarized echo chambers may entertain certain factions, but they don’tContinue reading “Who cares what you think?”

7 habits of journalists – Curiosity

TUESDAY,  SEPT 29, 2020    (Vol. 2  No. 31) The 7 habits of successful journalists — starting with curiosity (Online Journalism Blog) Are good reporters born — or made? Can you teach the curiosity that all good journalists possess? The persistence of the best reporting? The creativity of the most compelling stories? Every so often IContinue reading “7 habits of journalists – Curiosity”

Stop unpaid articles

MONDAY,  SEPT 27, 2020    (Vol. 2  No. 30) J-schools should stop promoting unpaid story placement (The Objective) Like so many other journalism students during the pandemic, my paid summer internship, at The Boston Globe, was canceled. As a journalism student at Northeastern University in Boston, I had dreamed of working at The Globe sinceContinue reading “Stop unpaid articles”

Stop blocking athlete access to media

FRIDAY,  SEPT 25, 2020    (Vol. 2  No. 29) Universities continue to block athletes from talking to the media. That’s got to stop. (Poynter) For athletes at many of the nation’s top athletic programs, talking to the news media is regarded as a punishable offense There has never been a time when America more urgentlyContinue reading “Stop blocking athlete access to media”

The killing of independent student media

THURSDAY,  SEPT 24, 2020    (Vol. 2  No. 28) The killing of independent student media at UMV (The Virginia Cynic) “It’s a dangerous thing to start a paper.” As I read these words etched across a March 1883 edition of the Burlington Clipper, a weekly newspaper that used to run in the Queen City, the wordsContinue reading “The killing of independent student media”

Student editorials

WEDNESDAY,  SEPT 23, 2020    (Vol. 2  No. 27) How Award-Winning Student Newspaper Editorials Framed COVID-19 (College Media Review) As universities around the country began responding with announcements of extended spring breaks and the transition to online learning because of COVID-19, student journalists working at college newspapers were forced to react to an unprecedented situation.Continue reading “Student editorials”

How to be a journalist

TUESDAY,  SEPT 22, 2020    (Vol. 2  No. 26) How to Be a Journalist: An original series from  The Washington Post (Washington Post) Via Meg O’Neil Every news story has a story. Go beyond the headlines with Libby Casey as she explains how journalists do their jobs. Dozens of short videos available. TREND WATCH SinceContinue reading “How to be a journalist”

Campus newspapers heroes during pandemic

MONDAY,  SEPT 21, 2020    (Vol. 2  No. 25) College newspaper reporters are the journalism heroes for the pandemic era (Washington Post) Via Meg O’Neil In New York, it was the Washington Square News that first reported a covid-19 outbreak in a college dorm. In Gainesville, Fla., the Alligator is the newspaper that has beenContinue reading “Campus newspapers heroes during pandemic”

Time for a change in newsrooms

FRIDAY,  SEPT 18, 2020    (Vol. 2  No. 24) It’s time for change in our newsrooms: here’s how (Bureau of Investigative Journalism) What journalism is and what it does has a profound effect on the society we aim to reflect and inform. Our discourse and decisions around immigration, inequality, crime – frankly everything – wouldContinue reading “Time for a change in newsrooms”