The newspaper in New Orleans is laying off a third of its staff and shifting to three-days-a-week publication in just the most recent example of that industry’s decline. Meanwhile, Politico is hiring 20 journalists to beef up its coverage of …(Continue Reading...)
Here’s a rarity: a feel-good story about newspapers.
Valerie Wigglesworth was an editor at The Dallas Morning News when a reorganization landed her in a suburban bureau as a reporter. She hadn’t worked as a reporter for a decade, but …(Continue Reading...)
Last week we got two reminders about going too far: the one you heard about and one you probably didn’t. But they prove the same point: If you’re going to go too far to call attention to something, you had …(Continue Reading...)
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times … .” Were it written today, it could be about one of our favorite things: storytelling.
For generations, journalists have been among our society’s most important storytellers. Their …(Continue Reading...)
That’s right. Make it about you rather than the actual story you’re covering, the publication or news outlet you work for, or — God forbid — …(Continue Reading...)
I recently got an e-mail from a reporter friend who has decided to change careers and move into public relations. Even though he has almost completed his MBA, his initial attempts to find a PR job have fallen flat; he …