And why public funding is the best solution.
To understand the modern internet, you need to understand the cranky wisdom of this journalism icon
Peter Kaplan, the longtime New York Observer editor, died November 29. In this 2012 profile, Nathan Heller described Kaplan, who had just launched a glossy magazine for Fairchild Fashion Media, as one of the most influential figures in journalism.
A debate has been raging for 50 years or more over whether journalists should try to be “objective” in reporting events or describing controversies. It flared up recently in an exchange in The New York Times between former editor Bill Keller and uber-journalist Glenn Greenwald. And even thousands of miles away, I haven’t been able to avoid it.
It's sad but true: There's no other way to make it
Writing in The New York Times this weekend, author and cartoonist Tim Kreider, like every other member of the working media, surveyed the contemporary marketplace, and realized he does not like what he sees.
They go where professional journalists won't
Covering the war in Syria is too dangerous for professional journalists. That's where these guys come in. A dispatch from the makeshift media capital of the Middle East.
An interview with Mosa'ab Elshamy, the 23-year-old whose photos have defined Egypt's revolution
I found two false notes in Rolling Stone’s otherwise excellent, scrupulously reported story on the downfall of former star New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who now faces a murder charge and is being investigated for several other alleged crimes, including other killings.
The Times' top editor on mean bosses, liberal biases, and the demise of the Washington Post
The Times' top editor on Mean Bosses, Liberal Biases, and the Demise of the Washington Post
The Sulzbergers say they’re not selling. But if they were...
"Evan Williams"—Nick Denton, owner of Gawker MediaDavid Paul Morris/Getty Images News “Evan Williams [who helped found Blogger and Twitter]. The New York Times on Medium wouldn’t just look beautiful—it could become a Wikipedia for all news.”"Fran Lebowitz"—Graydon Carter, editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair
Because competition is healthy
Because competition is healthy.