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
After 40 years, every issue still features a weed centerfold
Mark Warren “spoke with 90 members of the House and Senate about what’s gone so wrong in Congress. Sometimes it got a little emotional.”
How a young Danish man turned extremist
“And they’re like, ‘Uhhhh. Who gave this to you?’ ‘The King of Sweden.’ ‘Why did he give this to you?’ ‘Because I helped discover the expansion rate of the universe was accelerating.’”
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.