Archive: Sep 2014

Discovering His Voice

By Nieman Notes September 30, 2014

Television reporter and anchor Norman Robinson retired in June, ending a 42-year career in journalism. He spent the past 23 years at WDSU in New Orleans, where he was anchor of the evening news broadcast. Robinson got his start at … Read more

The State of News in Cuba

By September 26, 2014

“Some people won’t like reading this,” warned Carlos Alberto Pérez, author of the blog “The Kite of Cuba,” in one of his entries published on May 15, 2014. The post denounced a massive fraud in Cuba’s college entrance exams. Read more

Undercovering the Sources of Racial Conflict

By September 25, 2014

Do today’s news media, legacy or digital, have what it takes to explore the underlying sources of racial conflict like the recent troubles in Ferguson, Missouri? There is plenty of historical precedent. The problem is finding and mustering the resources. Read more

Susan Glasser and Jill Abramson on Female Newsroom Leadership

September 22, 2014

Named editor of Politico last week, Susan Glasser spoke by phone with former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson about the challenges faced by women in leadership roles. A lightly edited transcript of their conversation: Jill Abramson: Susan, huge congratulations … Read more

10 Easy Ways to Save Journalism

By September 19, 2014

Some months ago, The Economist ran a column about business schools. The tagline was: “Business schools are better at analyzing disruptive innovation than at dealing with it.” Sounds familiar, I thought. Ditto the media. For an industry with … Read more

Plus ça change…

By Feature September 11, 2014

Of all the papers and newsmagazines in France, one in particular should have been well prepared for the challenges of this digital era: Libération. With its witty headlines, striking photo portraits, and its passionate and often provocative coverage of … Read more