The “nonprofit” theory of how to save legacy media is about to get a real world test case.
The sign of the times isn’t so much that Cronkite’s seat is changing hands yet again, but that CBS feels the need to explain why the format matters at all.
The story of a prince.
The ratings are in for the Mueller report reveal, and after two years of angst and hype they were…
Search Party and the Everlasting Horror of Dory.
Small fish, in a small pond, doing small things.
Should we name the shooter after mass shootings? Yes, we should.
While I will likely not eschew reading the news altogether, I have certainly become a more judicious consumer of it in recent times.
Wow, first the Fat Boys break up and now this.
Burt Likko was going to offer a mild criticism of The Notorious RBG. Then he thought again.
The New York Times ran a story that took Burt Likko’s breath away in outrage when he read it last night. But apparently, he’s pretty much the only one.
Two punk rock artists are released from a prison in Siberia. Do we still care? Burt Likko thinks we should.
Taylor Jacobson argues that the best way to deal with the modern news media is to ignore it completely.
I agree with Paul Krugman when he writes, “We know what Ferguson is going to do…But what is Newsweek going to do?” While the immediate controversy surrounded a less than esteemed Ivy League Professor...
A reader writes, in response to this post by Barrett: … you might want to mention my experience about how the liberal media and publishing bubble actually helps empower the Breitbarts of the world....
Reuters takes the opposite approach from the AP or NewsCorp. Good for them. Writes Chris Aheam:
“I’d gladly pay $5a month to have the NYT delivered to me via the magic of the Internet. If this were 1995. Back then, the prospect of getting “the best newspaper in the world”...
Freddie and Will have both written about the impending doom of the newspapers. I’m not sure I share their skepticism – after all, so long as there is a demand for news, there will...
Matt Yglesias points us to a very bad idea coming from the typically pretty savvy Richard Posner:
Scott is right, of course. The blogging community functions more like a sawed off shotgun than one of these, even when we’re dealing with topics that are undoubtedly long range. Some pieces might hit...