#jcarn Some suggestions for the Reynolds Institute

For this month’s Carnival of Journalism, ringmaster David Cohn asked something I wasn’t sure I wanted to answer. But I’ve got a solid track record participating in the resurrected Carnival so far, so I decided not to break my streak. Cohn asked us to give advice to either the Knight Foundation about its next steps…

Carnival talk: News sources? We’ve got your sources!

So, it’s Carnival of Journalism time of the month again, and ringmaster David Cohn this time has posed the question, “Considering your unique circumstances, what steps can be taken to increase the number of news sources?” OK, that’s an easy one when I apply my “unique circumstances,” which is that I live in Boulder, Colorado,…

Some interesting projects are on my plate

Unless your personal blog is your livelihood and brings in a decent amount of revenue, it’s sometimes difficult to keep it well fed. That’s my excuse for not having posted here in over a month. (Yikes!) … But I have been working on some fascinating news- and technology-related projects recently, so I share them here…

WSJ.com user survey = FAIL

While I do occasionally use the Wall Street Journal iPhone app to look specifically at what WSJ.com has available, on the web I rarely visit the website as a destination (and I am not currently a paying subscriber to either the newspaper or the website). Instead, WSJ.com articles tend to come to me. That is,…

Statistical evidence: many newspaper execs not seeing reality

The American Press Institute’s invitation-only “Newsmedia Economic Action Plan Conference” this morning included a presentation by Greg Harmon of Belden Interactive and Greg Swanson of ITZ Publishering, showing the results of a survey of 2,400 U.S. newspaper executives. (You can see the full 80-slide presentation here.) I find much evidence that newspaper leaders remain delusional…