While we old-timers weren’t looking, news media and social media got hitched. Is it a marriage made in heaven or the beginning of the end of conventional journalism?
If you’ve got a spare hour in the next few days, please watch. People like to say VICE is changing the way news is covered, and watched. Their 2015 Yearender pretty much proves that point. Does it ever. Bravo.
Those of us of a certain age will always remember how the Harlem Globetrotters amazed us and made us laugh.
2015 was a crazy year and 2016 promises to be even more insane. Many media companies, old and new, love to compile these “yearender” reels. They’re fun to watch too. And every year, almost without fail, Google produces one of the best:
You know, this was going to be a nice, quiet, kick-back-and-maybe-do-laundry kinda day… Then these two videos showed up on Facebook:
In the summer of 1987 thousands of NBC employees who belonged to the NABET union went on strike in a bitter labor dispute over pay, working conditions, and the network’s desire to hire non-union workers.
There’s an old Jewish tradition that we don’t speak out loud of the living and the dead at the same time, lest the Angel of Death hear us and get the idea to smite those who are still breathing.
How many different ways is this wrong? In an apparent effort to motivate her Spartanburg, South Carolina newsroom staff and kick up the numbers for the February book, WSPA News Director Karen Kelly has recruited….. a cardboard cutout.
Back in the very early days of Newswriting.com I posted a Writing Tools article aimed at helping journalists eliminate racism from their copy. I’m reproducing it here (with a few enhancements) because in light of everything that’s been happening lately, I believe the lessons laid out in that piece can be broadly applied to all Read More…