It is the job of journalists to decide what is news. It’s not the job of anyone else. Editors cannot let those who would denigrate the fundamental role of a free press in a democracy get away with such demagoguery…
…We in the press know best how to inform the electorate and how to keep watch over those who govern. Reporters have been doing it since the beginning.
And that, my friends, is the sound of someone who refuses to be dragged — kicking, screaming or otherwise — into the 21st century.
James H. Smith, President of the Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information. The Day, In an era of bloviating bloggers, professional journalism remains vital.
Total Google 2011 Revenue: $37.9 Billion.
Total Google 2011 Advertising Revenue: $36.6 Billion.
Total US Newspaper 2011 Advertising Revenue: $23.9 Billion.
Just saying (with the caveat that the Google numbers are global and newspapers have other revenue streams such as subscriptions and events).
Image: Detail from Breaking Down Google’s 2011 Revenues, via WordStream
Nearly 1 in 3 newsroom jobs have been eliminated … since 1989.
The woman who is so often criticized for a lack of involvement in the Great American Tennis Cause, as I understand it, is only permitted to show passion for the sport if she’s silent about it. Which is, if you really think about it, a rather impossible task for an athlete who sometimes gets competitive, which sometimes leads to anger. This is nothing new in sports; it is nothing new in tennis.
Fantastic article by Emma Carmichael on the Catch-22 that Serena Williams will always face (and, to her credit, doesn’t seem to care about)