by Phillip Smith (Bio), February 21, 2013 I’m working on a fun little project at the moment that involves pulling data out of a Google Spreadsheet that is being curated by a team of journalists. The interesting thing about this project is that it so clearly illustrates the difference in thinking between people who regularly […]

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By Robert Niles Can democratic communities survive without a newspaper to provide them the civic information they need? That’s the question on many journalists’ minds these days? But I think it more enlightening to flip that question, and ask again: Can newspapers survive without the communities they need to sustain them? That, I think is […]

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by James Janega Talk about engagement with a journalist these days, and the conversation turns quickly to social media. Who can deny the influence of social media, which now serves as a news source for one-third of adults under 30? If you really want to connect with people, though, social media is only part of […]

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By Robert Cottrell For much of my adult life I was a diligent producer of daily and weekly journalism. In recent years I have become a gargantuan consumer of it. It is a privilege to earn one’s living by writing but, as I discovered, it is also a privilege, and a less stressful one, to […]

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