In Canada, two publishers drop their holiday editions

The Globe & Mail (Toronto) as well as the Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, Montreal Gazette and Ottawa Citizen will not put ink to paper on Monday, a Labour Day holiday north of the border as well as here. The rationale? Insufficient advertising revenue. Newspaper publishers have clung to their print editions because the advertising revenue […]


Failure Is A Not Four-Letter Word

This is my inaugural Carnival of Journalism post; this month’s topic is “failure” — professional or personal. I chose personal but the lessons are, I believe, universal. The Carnival of Journalism is a collection of folks who think about journalism and who periodically post a reflection on a given subject. Learn how to join us. […]

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Teaching Journalism Using Today’s Tools

Those of us immersed in the real-time web like Twitter and Facebook are aware of the impact these tools are having on dissemination of information about breaking news — real (Egypt, Japan) and fake (various false celebrity deaths). This week, Robert Quigley (Facebook, Twitter), the social media editor for the Austin Statesman, had students at the […]