Tag Archives: Politico

BTW – Journalism Continues to Collapse

Remember 2009? The year that I like to call “The Great Media Collapse.” Layoffs galore.  Newspapers folding.  Magazines selling for peanuts (remember the $5 million fire sale for BusinessWeek?). 2009 ended with more than 14,000 journalists in the unemployment line and newspaper circulations plunging to the lowest levels since the 1940s. Not a good year […]

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The Wrath of Social Media

It isn’t easy when your microphone isn’t as loud as Twitter. Just ask Rush Limbaugh this morning.  The pugnacious conservative radio entertainer waded into dangerous waters this week when he attacked a Georgetown University law student, Sandra Fluke, for being in favor of public financing of contraception for women. According to Politico: ‘Fluke is a […]

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3 (Other) Reasons Why Journalism is Broken

Pundits spend a lot of time lamenting how the Internet has undermined journalism.  There’s an argument for that.  But there’s a better argument that the web has revealed some long-time industry flaws that have slowly been eroding the public’s faith in journalism for many years. Last week, a Gallup poll showed that 57 percent of […]

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