I guess I missed the discussion with Douglas Brinkley, the historian, and with with Sister Louise D. Patterson, wife of the Memphis preacher Bishop G.E. Patterson, on the life and legacy of Martin Luther King. But on the way to work this morning I heard a long, substantive, and rather wonderful interview with Jesse Jackson about King—his last moments, his struggle with our government, what he would likely be doing if he was alive, the progress on race and inequality that has been achieved since his death, the distance still to go. Where? On Imus in the Morning, on the 40th anniversary of King’s death and the one-year anniversary of Don Imus’s infamous remark. The human heart is a mysterious and resilient thing.
10:57 AM - April 4, 2008
Martin in the Morning
‘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?
What to make of the 28-year-old columnist’s contempt for the GOP—and its would-be reformers
Dowd and Fournier and countless others who have launched similar complaints are asking, “Why aren’t we getting what we were promised?”
What do news publications need to do to adapt to digital? Any publication you see doing it really well?
Wolf Blitzer and other journalists should leave God out of natural disasters
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.