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Good piece by Osita Nwanevu about using the infrastructure plan to provide another key piece of what props up the nation: local journalism. And it is indeed crumbling. Unfortunately, our journalistic institutions are also crumbling. Thanks to the disruptions wrought by the dawn of the internet age and sharp declines in traditional advertising revenue, the […]
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Greg Sargent has been on a tear for the past forty-eight hours as he discusses the non-partisan media’s inability to handle Trump. Yesterday, he wrote that: … the Justice Department’s inspector general is expected to release a report scrutinizing the FBI’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email arrangement. I’m going to predict that […]
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Outsourcing Journalism

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On July 6, 2016
You may have heard that the International Business Times has laid off a whole bunch of editors and reporters. Is IBT cutting back? Is it in trouble? No, of course not. It just figured it could outsource most of it to India. IBTimes is hiring a news editor, a senior copy editor and a sale […]

Gawker Unionism

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On June 2, 2015

Tomorrow, Gawker staffers vote on whether to form a union. This has been really interesting to watch play out because the company has allowed its writers to debate the issue on the site. Most of the w

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This certainly makes one feel bad about the future of journalism. One of today’s Pulitzer winners for local reporting isn’t actually a reporter anymore. The Daily Breeze’s Rob Kuznia won the prize alongside Rebecca Kimitch for a series on corruption in the Torrance, California school district. Now the former reporter, who had more than 15 […]

Labor Reporting

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On February 19, 2015

The New York Times is replacing the retiring Stephen Greenhouse on its labor beat with…..Noam Scheiber. Who is an OK reporter but when has he had anything interesting to say about unions? Does h

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