Category Archives: Fixing Journalism

The Kellers, cancer and the columnist

The Keller family is getting slammed across the Web today, and I think rightly so. Both columns come across as insensitive at best and they expose the authors’ complete failure to grasp social media. Like a curmudgeonly weekly newspaper editor … Continue reading

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How to fix weather coverage

I, along with most of the civilized world this week, have been doing a lot of eye rolling as media outlets went full bore on the “arctic vortex” this week, either acting like it’s never been cold in January before … Continue reading

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What does the newspaper of the future look like?

Like all brilliant ideas, it came to life in a bar. It was after some event, I think a local selectmen’s debate, that my paper the Whitman and Hanson Express had hosted. My boss, Duxbury Clipper Publisher Josh Cutler, and … Continue reading

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Long content on the Web will work – if it looks good

In my last post, I talked about how newspapers should be designing their content with social media in mind – as a distribution mechanism and a totally new way that people process information, not just a share button. This approach … Continue reading

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No more endorsements, please

When people lament the decline of the newspaper industry, there’s a lot of over-simplification that goes on. The conventional wisdom is that “The Internet” killed newspapers (damn tubes!) but I’d argue that still-profitable individual papers trying to support a bloated … Continue reading

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