… it’s not the same,” Carol Banas, 56, a retired city planner and longtime reader of the Detroit Free Press, told the New York Times which gathered a sampling of Detroit residents’ (well, 50- and 60-something residents) reactions to “the first day of the [Free Press’s and The Detroit News’s] new strategy for surviving the economic crisis by ending home delivery on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.” On those days the papers are available online (“e-editions”, soon available only to subscribers) and in a condensed print version available at stores, newsstands and street boxes (free yesterday, 50 cents from today on). The Times observes that Monday also happened to be an unusually Detroit-heavy news day (GM chairman out, Michigan State University in).
10:11 AM - March 31, 2009
“I Know That’s English Online, But…”
Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage - “Lovers of journalism in this newsroom are pissed. It’s bad.”
Paper files public records request—and city’s response is a lawsuit - Local officials argue Montana courts should strike balance between privacy and disclosure
BBC Pop-Up reports from small town America - A small team is traveling across the United States for six months in hopes of finding underreported local stories
What game design can do for journalism - Three newly selected fellows at American University talk about the medium’s future
Timeline, an app based on ‘the history of…’ - But chronology doesn’t reveal everything
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
“It should be made clear, in law, that the tasks security reseachers do to make the net more secure and journalists do to understand and contextualize the truth for the public are not crimes”
People have become less trusting of major institutions, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. And large majorities doubt that businesses want to make the world a better place.
Public editor Margaret Sullivan on why the paper should have published the images.
“I feel the need to offer my perspective as someone who is not a teenager but who has thought about these issues extensively for years.”
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.
Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process – Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again