Admittedly, for all those glimmers of hope, the outlook for science journalism remains bleak. But it’s important to count the goods with the bads at any rate. Mooney, Kirshenbaum, and Zimmer are themselves good examples of the modern reporter—writing independently, freelancing for a variety of media platforms, and supplementing their incomes with teaching and talking whenever they can. With the loss of so many staff jobs, that entrepreneurial spirit is the only way that science journalism stands a chance.
04:27 PM - August 7, 2009
It’s Tanking; I’m Teaching…
And other current events in the tumultuous world of science journalism
16 women whose digital startups deserve Vox-level plaudits - A look at the media entrepreneurs who aren’t grabbing headlines
Why was ‘Dasani’ shut out of the Pulitzers? - 5 problems with The New York Times’ ambitious, influential series on the life of one homeless Brooklyn girl
The AP downplays its Obamacare scoop - Repeal on deductible caps marks another step in The Great Cost Shift
The enduring pull of mag covers - Why do magazine cover images still hold so much cultural power in this decline-of-print era?
Michael Wolff’s digital media bloopers - The Newser founder trolls (other) digital-news companies
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
Yet another viral story debunked
Russia’s newest export: abusing the press
“Perhaps most important, we want The Upshot to feel like a collaboration between journalists and readers”
“I also hope this blog can be a small step towards regaining the trust of my readers”
Louis CK is nonplussed at how ladies do it
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.