Category Archives: On the Media

Cautious optimism on Henry’s Globe

John Henry’s recent speech to the Boston Chamber of Commerce has been eagerly dissected by media-watchers here in Boston who want to know what kind of changes Henry will make at the paper that sets the tone for the New … Continue reading

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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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Bias part 2: Slaves to the Story

Since I recently posted a rant about the idea of media bias, I thought it only fair to talk about this Gawker piece. (Since I posted that blog, David Carr at the New York Times has a column much more eloquent than my thoughts … Continue reading

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Reporters are people too

When I first started working as an editor at a weekly newspaper, we got two very different complaints within a few day of each other. Everyone who has ever worked at a college or small-town paper has probably had to … Continue reading

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Everyone’s a critic, and a photographer, apparently

Know I’m over a week late to this, but I wanted to at least briefly weigh in on this article BU professor Dan Kennedy wrote for Nieman Lab last week about a young photographer whose photos of conservative politicians are … Continue reading

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Captain Obvious reports: Fact checking is good

If you’re a media watcher, your Twitter list/RSS feed/etc. has been overloaded in the past week with endless versions of the debate over fact checking and its value to journalism. Sometimes it takes a comedian to cut to the truth … Continue reading

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