It would be remiss of me to discuss the good work coming out of California today without pointing to Calbuzz’s brilliant breakdown of the latest survey from the Public Policy Institute of California. If there is a smarter poll analysis out there, I haven’t seen it. Jerry Roberts and Phil Trounstine’s rigorously account for the trends the poll shows—read: good news for Dems—and pick through the polling methodology. Tame, smart, and presented with a refreshing lack of disaster movie metaphors. If you’re going to do the horse race thing, this is how it should be done.
11:00 AM - October 21, 2010
A Laurel for Dusting off Fiorina’s Skeletons
Los Angeles Times and others’ good work
‘See you on the other side’ - Meet Jessica Lum, a terminally ill 25-year-old who chose to spend what little time she had practicing journalism
#Realtalk: This is the best moment to be in journalism - The old stuff isn’t coming back, but that’s okay
Streams of consciousness - Millennials expect a steady diet of quick-hit, social-media-mediated bits and bytes. What does that mean for journalism?
Sticking with the truth - How ‘balanced’ coverage helped sustain the bogus claim that childhood vaccines can cause autism
An ink-stained stretch - Can Aaron Kushner save the Orange County Register—and the newspaper industry?
Inside Google’s secret lab
We might deplore the practice, but posting pictures of our food online is a way to bring everyone to the table
“Every time the restaurant switched up its format, it got plenty of accompanying media coverage that let judges know they needed to return to see what was going on”
David Foster Wallace’s 2005 Kenyon commencement speech as a short film
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.