How I learned to stop worrying and love the blog

That might not be the first (or last) time I use that title, but it seems appropriate enough for the always entertaining discussion that ensues when journalists say things like “Any blog entry counts as journalism if the person posting it says it is, but journalism written by professionals cannot lose its special qualities and […]

The Guardian gets it

I’m passing along, thanks to Jeff Jarvis, this speech (mp3) by Alan Rusbridger, editor of The Guardian newspaper in England. It’s about the future present of newspapers in the Internet age, or the blog years, or the time-of-the-great-podding, or the “it’s Craig’s fault” days. Whatever you want to call it, it’s worth a listen or […]

Listen to your readers

Last night at SJSU’s King Library, former Knight Ridder chief news executive Jerry Ceppos made a few points that brought together a few things I’ve been rambling on about lately: Newspapers need to jump into the online world with both feet. Take the governor off the engine and start devoting a larger percentage of your […]