Government Leaks in Pursuit of Trump

Donald Trump’s ¬†apparent flirtation with all things Russian has put him squarely in the sights of the mainstream media, which is pursuing government leaks with almost righteous vengeance. Right now, the Trump team is under siege by a press corps that is acting like a slumbering attack dog that was suddenly kicked into action. Its […]

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Not the End of Journalism

The untimely death of New York Times reporter & columnist David Carr felt like a death’s knell for the bygone days of tough-minded journalism. But his passing by no means represents the end of en era. Carr seemed to fit the stereotype of a Damon Runyan-like character who smoke, drank and typed his stories while […]

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Newsroom Deck Chairs

By Paul Bernish This forum has devoted (perhaps to a fault) lots of words about the slow-motion decline of daily print newspapers. For good reason: for more than 200 years, daily newspapers were the primary source of information, opinion and perspective for successive generations of readers. Even with the advent of radio, movie news, and […]

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Newspaper Nightmares

By Paul Bernish Stop the presses! It’s not a good time to be in the newspaper business. This is surely not news; the impending death of daily newspaper journalism has been talked and written about for years. But as recent events demonstrate, print versions of news providers are definitely on life support. The question now […]

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Obituaries, Repurposed

By Paul Bernish The leak of an internal New York Times report on what the media company needed to do to stay fully competitive was a revelation, to say the least. ¬†What it mostly revealed was that old habits really do die hard. Take, for example, the Times‘ fabled obituaries, which for generations have been […]

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