The recent loss of David Carr has gotten me thinking about what it takes to make a legacy in journalism (or anywhere for that matter). Journalists have been the news lately, as I mentioned last week, both positively and negatively. I’ve been reading a lot about Carr and I think I have picked up on some … More Media Monday: On Creating a Legacy and David Carr
A couple of weeks ago when the drama surrounding The Interview was going down, I was annoyed. While people were crying first amendment, I felt indifferent. Is a stupid comedy- mostly full of cheap, dirty humor- worth angering North Korea? It isn’t doing any good or educating. And didn’t they expect that? They were making … More Lifting my pen in honor of the Charlie Hebdo massacre
Nobody want’s to talk about rape or sexual violence right after Christmas. Here the deal; we (as journalists and just human beings who care) need to talk about sexual violence. We need to start talking about it so that maybe next year we will finally start doing a better job covering it. I’m going to … More Reporting on sexual violence: Why can’t we get it right?
I should start this off with a disclaimer: I do, in fact, know what Buzzfeed is. It stole much of my time during my procrastinating college years (of COURSE those years ended when I graduated… what are you talking about?). The real question is, what is Buzzfeed trying to be? What are people using it … More What the heck is Buzzfeed anyways?
Many people get into journalism hoping to change the world (or was that just a me thing?). It isn’t uncommon for people to become passionate about a topic that they feel is underreported. The journalists face many challenges in getting published, although most do not face the sort of problems Jose Antonio Vargas did today. Vargas, … More When journalists take a stand: Taking sides and storytelling
While we can understand the instinct to not name – or sympathize with the stated purpose of not encouraging imitators – there is more weight to the counter-argument: that we owe it to the public to try to answer that most difficult of journalistic questions “why,” and we cannot possibly find an answer without beginning … More Harry Potter teaches journalism… woohoo!
I should be doing some of my huge pile of homework, but instead I feel the need to , yet again, defend “the media” I recently covered a very interesting comedy act/conversation about race relations in the U.S. It was entertaining, but simultaneously illuminating and informative. Nonetheless, the end of the conversation was frustrating because we … More The “evil media” is a reflection of the evil public
I found this entertaining as a person who is a lover of print news. The more realistic telling of how the majority of people feel, however? The comments. Would a person’s smartphone keep he/she just as occupied? Probably. Are newspapers separated from the real world? I hope not, but that perception is there. I biased towards the … More Can newspapers still keep readers attention?