McGuire on Media

Monthly Archives: April 2010

AZ journos coverage of 1070 could be ticket to heaven or hell!

My long-time friend, confidant and Minneapolis Star Tribune colleague, Kent Gardner, was always incredibly attuned to the responsibilities the journalistic craft created. Often when there was a big gnarly story with lots of complications, twists and screw-ups Kent would opine: “When we get to the Pearly Gates, St. Peter is going to ask us if […]

Newsonomics is the Business and Future of Journalism textbook I sought

When I started teaching the Business and Future of Journalism course at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism in the fall of 2006 I was out there on an island without any decent textbooks. It was clear I was inventing the class without a net. There were classic newspaper management texts, and there were newspaper […]

ASNE needs to figure out what game it is rejoining

Last Friday ASNE President Marty Kaiser started telling me about the remarks he planned to make at the board dinner Saturday night.  His enthusiasm was so infectious I urged him to emphasize the very words he was saying to me. He did and his lead was: “Wow” We’re back in the game!” Incoming President Milton […]