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One Year Later

December 20th, 2016 · No Comments · Abu Dhabi, France, Newspapers, Sports Journalism, The National, UAE

We left Abu Dhabi a year ago today, and it seems more distant in time than that. Adapting to the south of France, buying a house, getting key renovations made, moving in … that seems like the effort of more than a year. Meantime, lots of things were going on back in the UAE, a […]

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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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No Newspapers? How Do You Pack Your Dishes?

October 28th, 2016 · No Comments · Newspapers

What happens when newspapers are no longer printed on paper? Among other things more dire … good luck trying to pack your ceramics and glasses for the big move. Newspapers were once widely available, on paper, and used in all sorts of ways beyond conveying news, ads and photos. It was “recycling” before the term […]

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End of the Line for the American Newsroom in Paris

September 30th, 2016 · 1 Comment · France, Newspapers, Paris

For many American print journalists, it was a dream job destination. For many American travelers, it was the essential daily reading while working or touring in Europe. The International Herald Tribune, based in Paris. Now, after a slow fade over the past decade, it is gone, as a Paris-based entity. The Paris newsroom of the […]

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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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Forty Years, and the Rise and Fall of American Newspapers

August 16th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Newspapers, Sports Journalism

Forty years ago today I walked into a newsroom for the first time as a full-time professional journalist. That was a very long time ago, and even longer in the context of print journalism’s modern era — where the only certainty has been change. Looking back, we can see at least three significant eras in […]

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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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