Category Archives: press criticism

on giving content to Fox News

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0The Fox News website has published four op-eds of mine over the years (“Federal citizenship test: What should a good citizen really know about America?“; “ObamaCare and Millennials: Why lessons of 2014 will last a lifetime“; “What … Continue reading

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my news habits are getting worse

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0(National Airport) After a day with colleagues at the American Press Institute, I am reflecting on changes in my own habits of news consumption. A decade ago, I used to read almost the whole of the New … Continue reading

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how Millennials get news

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0Here are some tidbits from How Millennials Get News: Inside the habits of America’s first digital generation, released today by the American Press Institute and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The sample was 1,046 adults … Continue reading

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generational change and the state of the press

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0Reading a daily newspaper is a classic example of a generational habit. Since 2002, members of the “Greatest Generation,” Baby Boomers, and Gen-Xers have all reduced their reading of daily newspapers a bit. But the real reason for declining readership … Continue reading

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journalism students fill the news gap on Miami’s sea level rise

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0Robert Gutsche reports that South Florida news outlets are not covering the rise of sea levels, even though they pose an existential threat to Miami and its environs. Partly as a result of the news silence, “civic … Continue reading

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The Center for Public Integrity

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0(St Louis) The traditional model of paying reporters by selling subscriptions and advertisements is broken. John W. Henry paid $70 million for the Boston Globe and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, less than the $110 million he … Continue reading

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Jan Schaffer on the death and rebirth of journalism

Facebook5 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 5(near Tarrytown, NY) If you want to know the latest development in journalism that relate to civic engagement and democracy, Jan Schaffer from the J-Lab is the person to ask. Here (shared with her permission) is her … Continue reading

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how to reach a large scale with high-quality messages

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0(Washington, DC) This post–cross-posted on the Democracy Fund blog—is the third in a series about CIRCLE’s  evaluations of the Fund’s initiatives to inform and engage voters during the 2012 election. These posts discuss issues of general interest … Continue reading

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supporting a beleaguered news industry

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0This is the second in a series of blog posts about CIRCLE’s evaluations of initiatives funded by the Democracy Fund to inform and engage voters during the 2012 election. It is cross-posted from the Democracy Fund blog. Two … Continue reading

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how the new media ecosystem favors government

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0(Chicago) Media outlets have proliferated. Once, only press barons could publish news and opinions, but today, anyone can blog or post a video. A high proportion of the new content is critical and editorially independent–in the sense … Continue reading

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