NPR disabled online comments. Should more media outlets join them?
In his remarks, the syndicate vice president, speaking on behalf of his tardy boss, couldn't distinguish between "electronic
A union campaign can easily test the principles of a progressive organization.
A statement signed by all 26 editorial employees said that "every single" staffer was on board with the decision. The decision
Airlines have taken a fundamentally different approach to the market. Rather than continue to battle one another to the bottom with discount pricing, the industry is now widely practicing what's called "capacity discipline." They have effectively curbed supply in order to fuel demand, and it's working. But how doesthis relate to the publishing industry?
This has once again highlighted the corruption that has come to characterize this country, whereby just about anybody with the money can dictate their terms to the government, where newspapers will sell their editorial line in return for government cash and where the government has no idea about what the Internet really is and doesn't care anyway.
We have seen the rise of a community known as the disgruntled commenter, the one who picks fights, hates the writing, never has anything nice (or productive) to say. But that's the price we pay and, well, I've come to realize it's a relatively small one.
There are close to 3 billion people using the Internet, and that number is growing quickly. While interacting with nearly half the world's population, whether directly or indirectly, I'd like to think I learned a few things. Here, on my last day at The Huffington Post, I've written down eight of those things.
All too often journalists and content producers make assumptions that can land them in court, in jail, or worse, in their own countries or while on assignment elsewhere.
I have been trying to avoid writing this piece for fear that I will sound like a grumpy old lady which, by the way, I am not. Even as I hear myself discuss this issue I remind myself of my high school English teacher, who was a miserable little thing in case you were wondering, yet I still feel compelled to introduce the topic.
In terms of journalism, of expression, of voice, of fine reporting and superb writing, of a range of news, thoughts, views, perspectives, and opinions about places, worlds, and phenomena that I wouldn't otherwise have known about, there has never been an experimental moment like this. I'm in awe.
What has become clear to the average citizen who wants to stay current but who's spinning from the onslaught is that we can no longer rely on media to curate and guide the news; we have to do it for ourselves.