Peter King, senior writer at Sports Illustrated, has decided to stop using the name "Redskins" when writing about the National Football League team in Washington, DC. In a column, King said that the name is regarded by some as racial slur, and "it offends too many people, and I don’t want to add to the … Continue reading SI’s King to stop using ‘Redskins’
A lot of ink got spilled this past week, reporting on a new survey from the University of Georgia on career satisfaction among journalists. Poynter.org had the story: Some 28 percent of the journalists surveyed wish they had chosen a different career. Some of the coverage boo-hooed and intoned that this is yet another manifestation … Continue reading Some perspective on the “unhappy journalists” survey
The Supreme Court of Virginia has taken up a case that could resolve some inconsistencies in the commonwealth's cameras-in-the-courtroom statute. One part of the law says cameras come in only if the judge lets them and another passage indicates they come in unless the judge can state a good reason not to allow them. SPJ … Continue reading Virginia high court to weigh cameras in the courtroom
If you work for a traditional newsroom, especially a newspaper, in all likelihood you are in a situation not that different than the Oakland A’s as depicted in “Moneyball.” You don’t have the money you feel you need to do the job the way you were brought up to believe it needs to be done, … Continue reading Newsrooms must adapt
Given the trends underscored by the latest report from comScore, Digital Omnivores, we may be in a window where people one day will say they were at one of the last newspaper organizations NOT to have an online PM strategy. This is the next generational shift.