The Big Money has a brief post on Obama’s support of ethanol, which is surely a cynical political ploy to win Iowa votes, though the post says he’s considering the Iowa governor as Agriculture secretary, something that would be sure to continue the ethanol boondoggle. I would have liked to have seen an exploration of Obama’s ethanol policies, but I guess that leaves it for someone else to do.
09:27 AM - November 6, 2008
Audit Roundup: Newspaper Sales Skyrocket!
For a day on historic election; Consumer credit still under pressure, WSJ says; etc.
Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks
Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure
PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money
Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform
The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
“These sites claim to be satirical but lack even incompetent attempts at anything resembling humor”
“I would like to be sure that you understand that we trust our editors’ news judgement and that we distrust yours”
“From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily”
“Among the challenges that make racism so difficult to fix, and so odiously constant, is that white people often don’t even recognize when they’re saying or doing something that cuts their black colleagues to the bone”
Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.