October 2009, Issue 144
  • Dispatches: Notes from the field - Supported by Canon

    • Dispatches: Notes from the Field
      This month we feature three dispatches: Mark Allen Johnson looks at the world of truck-stop prostitutes as part of his TIME.COM video project on the serial murders of the women; Sean Gallagher leaves his base in China to visit North Korea with a friend, and Spencer Platt is back with his work in the world's largest refugee camp site in Dadaab, Kenya. more>>
  • E-Bits

    • E-Bits: Journalism is Dead. Long Live Journalism!
      When we got the word during the last administration that reality would be turned on its ear, nobody had a clue that the traditional venue of newspapers and magazines would be threatened right out of existence. more>>
  • Editorial

    • The Time for Triage
      Most publishers already know this. But they can't bring themselves to euthanizing the very thing they love the most. Time Warner CEO Jeffrey Bewkes recently predicted the end of printed newspapers and magazines. The end is indeed near. more >>
  • Commentary

    • Circling the Drain
      Big whoop. After several statistical triple back-flips, we now know that 96 percent of newspaper reading is done in the printed product. That's like talking about modern transportation by pointing out that 96 percent of buggy drivers use buggy whips. Hello? We switched to cars 100 years ago. more >>
    • PBS and Ken Burns: An Appraisal
      As with any broadcaster, PBS needs ratings to make it go. Good ratings translate into more sponsors and more grants, both needed to permit PBS to continue in operation. Ken Burns is usually a sure thing, thus his lengthy series, "The National Parks: America's Best Idea." PBS wants and needs strong ratings. more >>
  • Video Journalism

    • Silverton Saves Its Paper
      In these times of newspaper closings and sales, the Silverton Standard & the Miner has gotten a reprieve. When the owner of the Colorado newspaper, which has been part of the community for more than a century, decided to close it, the editor came up with an unusual idea: Ask the local historical society to take over the paper. And the society did, saving the Standard’s rich history and connection to the people it serves. more >>
  • Local Media in a Postmodern World

    • The Process Web
      The debate about how we, as a culture, are going to fund journalism in the future is lacking discussion about certain assumptions, core beliefs about journalism that simply must be challenged, if we are to truly find our footing in a networked and distributed media world. more >>
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