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Advocacy and self-interested journalism are inevitable, but what are the consequences?

Just last week I told  the students of my 21st Century Journalism class at least 30-40% of them would one day work for organizations that don’t do journalism now. I have been telling other classes the same thing for the last three or four years. I have never found the statement particularly bold or outrageous. […]

ASNE is not what it used to be and it’s time to blow it up

Exactly 10 years ago today (April 6, 2001) some 600 or 700 hundred of my closest friends in the newspaper business sang “Happy Birthday” to my then 22-year-old son Jason. Jason has Down syndrome. It was a moment neither of us will ever forget. He talked about it this past weekend when we discussed his […]

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 […]