CJR took a look at story length at some of the nation's biggest newspapers and how there aren't as many long exposes being written as there used to be. The reduction in longform comes, of course, in the context of a general industry decline. It’s important to note that the number of stories published overall … Continue reading The news is getting shorter
There's a lot that I agree with in Jeff Jarvis' post about the use of and publishing of publicly-accessible data by journalists, but this opening is ridiculous on its face: Reporters and editors used to decide what was to be made public. No longer. More and more, the public decides what will be public … … Continue reading But who, exactly, is The Public?
What does this revelation that Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist, wouldn't mind funding journalism mean? It means, quite frankly that the mainstream media's paranoia about blog writers needs to be kicked up a notch. BAM! If someone with big enough pockets who is not beholden to the current media oligarchy actually financed investigative journalism it … Continue reading Craigslist founder wants to fund journalism