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The Future of Print … Is Print?

December 7th, 2016 · No Comments · Journalism, Newspapers

A compelling article from the Columbia Journalism Review is making the rounds in print journalism, and the whole of it rings true: In a piece entitled “Print is dead. Long live print.” … the author suggests newspapers have no future online. Never have. Never will. Chasing hits is pointless and profitless and newspapers should instead […]

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The International Herald Tribune Farewell Party

November 18th, 2016 · No Comments · France, Journalism, Newspapers, Paris

It was the last official act of the American-owned newspaper that had been published in Paris since 1887. A party. A month ago, the Paris newsroom was all-but shuttered and most of the remaining staff was laid off at what had been known, going back 129 years, as the Paris Herald, the Paris Herald Tribune, […]

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Recalling Other Casualties in the Demise of Newspapers

August 25th, 2016 · No Comments · Journalism, Newspapers, The Sun

When looking back over the rise and fall of print journalism recently, I gave short shrift to one important aspect of the impact technological breakthroughs had on a significant set of newspaper workers. Not the editors and reporters. We coasted right through this particular shake-out, in the 1970s and early 1980s. But lots of others […]

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Must See: John Oliver and the Danger of a Post-Newspaper World

August 8th, 2016 · No Comments · Journalism, Newspapers

Newspapers have been in decline for more than a decade now and that is bad news for good government and a free flow of information to regular people. Not that everyone is clear on this. John Oliver addressed the topic on Sunday in his HBO show Last Week Tonight. It is funny (in Oliver’s hands) […]

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Eight Summer Olympics Is Enough

August 3rd, 2016 · No Comments · Abu Dhabi, Barcelona, Baseball, Basketball, Beijing Olympics, Dodgers, Football, Journalism, Lakers, London 2012, NBA, Newspapers, Olympics, Rio Olympics, soccer, Sports Journalism, The National, UAE, World Cup

Rio 2016 is the first Summer Olympics I will not attend since Moscow 1980. Yes, it was a good run. I made it to eight consecutive Summer Games. Beginning with Los Angeles 1984 and continuing with Seoul 1988, Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012. The first four with […]

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We’ll Always Have the Newspaper in Paris … Oh, Wait

April 27th, 2016 · 1 Comment · France, Journalism, Newspapers, Paris, Sports Journalism

It was the ultimate career fantasy for a certain fraction of American journalists. At some time in their careers they wanted to live in Paris and work for the International Herald Tribune. They had read it during their travels in Europe and it became a sort of newspaper of record for their vacations, fondly remembered […]

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My Primary Non-American News Source: The Guardian

April 24th, 2016 · 2 Comments · English Premier League, Football, Journalism, soccer, Sports Journalism

As an American living across the pond, having a secondary news source to, say, the New York Times, is pretty much essential. If for no other reason than to keep track of the English Premier League — which may be the one sports competition we covered in Abu Dhabi that I will remain interested in, […]

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Newspaper Sports Departments and Hoaxes Silly … and More Serious

January 15th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Journalism, Newspapers, Sports Journalism, Tennis, The Sun

The New York Times has an interesting piece about three smart-alecks who cooperated on a newspaper hoax in 1941, convincing several newspapers (including The Times) to run the weekly scores of a make-believe college football team and its make-believe opponents. What the hoaxers did was simple: They called in the made-up score to the sports […]

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A First SoCal Christmas in Eight Years

December 24th, 2015 · No Comments · Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, Journalism, The National

An American Christmas. We had not done one of those since 2007. A semi-surprising stat, in retrospect, given that I had not been outside Southern California on December 25 for a very long time … and maybe never, through 2007. Then came Hong Kong in 2008 and Abu Dhabi from 2009 through 2014. And I’m […]

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Farewell to Abu Dhabi

December 20th, 2015 · 3 Comments · Abu Dhabi, Cricket, English Premier League, Football, Journalism, Newspapers, soccer, Sports Journalism, The National, UAE

After six years and two months in Abu Dhabi, we leave the UAE for the final time today, headed for Los Angeles on flight EY171, Etihad’s 16-hour-plus nonstop to LAX. It was a fast six years, filled with challenges unimagined during previous incarnations as California journalists. Each of us added a significant stretch to our […]

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