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Newsweek: Should Jon Meacham get the blame?

As I write this, we are 15 minutes away from seeing what bids have come in to buy Newsweek. So I did a bit of Googling to catch up on the press coverage to see how my old Alma mater … Continue reading

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Newsweek: What Went Wrong

I’m saddened by the for sale sign that’s been put up at Newsweek.  For what it’s worth, I hope they find a buyer who can keep the magazine alive. There are bunch of good people working there, and as the … Continue reading

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What do journalists and starving artists have in common?

I’ve picked up on a journalists-as-starving-artist meme lately. (Okay, two columns mention it, both on Truthdig.org.) As Alan Mutter said of young journalists in his Reflections of a Newsosaur blog, “The starving-artist lifestyle may be colorful and appealing for a … Continue reading

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Are Bloggers Parasites? Yep, And Us Is Too

Glenn Greenwald talks about what he calls “the myth of the parasitical bloggers” here. The spark for the post is Maureen Dowd’s mis-attribution malfunction, which David Knowles discusses there. My thoughts: Bloggers are parasites. But so is everyone else in … Continue reading

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