What’s it gonna be? Your money or your life, Chris Matthews? The question raised by the slowly mounting calls (suggestions?) for MSNBC’s Chris Matthews to pursue political office or punditry but not both (Matthews is reportedly looking into running in Pennsylvania, as a Democrat, for the U.S. Senate) is: What would be lost if Matthews took off his Hardball hat and threw it into Pennsylvania’s political ring? Is there someone else at MSNBC who could provide the rubbernecking-like anticipation of Foot-in-mouth-prone pundit reacting to breaking news involving persons other than white males; What might slip out this time? (Not to mention the rubbernecking-like anticipation of Two-left-footed pundit dancing with Ellen DeGeneres; What might slip up this time?)
11:06 AM - December 3, 2008
Chris Matthews: Choose Or Lose?
‘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.