NPR leader has some advice for us

When we speak of change in the media industry, we’re often drawing attention to the latest about newspapers and online publishers. Today, we direct you to radio. National Public Radio’s Jarl Mohn talks audience, podcasts and the basics in an interview with Brett Zongker for The Associated Press. Consider this telling line from The Big Story interview: “We don’t have […]

May you never ‘like’ anything

MAY you … For the month of May, we are devoting this blog to our wishes for journalists present and future: “MAY you … “ Every day, you will find a tip, a tidbit or a top-of-mind piece of advice we hope will help you now and later Wait. What? One memorable thing we learned from […]

Quake: another learning moment

I was reading The New York Times this morning here in Syracuse, N.Y., and there it was in a sidebar story from Mineral, Va., epicenter of Tuesday’s earthquake: Mike Leman, the co-owner of Main Street Electrical and Plumbing, was in the back weeding around a propane tank when the ground shook. “The whole tank lifted […]

3 journalism resolutions for 2011

Updated with additional link (Apart from War). Let’s be honest. It’s the time of year for resolutions, which is a sure setup for failure at some point in fewer than 365 days. Still, we make them. Here are three resolutions for journalists of all ages, experiences and expertise: Keep finding and reporting good stories. Be […]

Giving thanks in a ‘new (media) world’

We were talking yesterday about the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and remarking how quiet the campus had become as everyone starts heading home for an extended weekend or, for some people, a week off. Students in my editing class were out shooting video for a special package about “Surviving Stress,” which is set to be published […]