Good news in media world; Washington Post profitable, traditional reporting valued

It's not all fake news and buy-outs. Traditional reporting skills still matter. There is some good news in the media world today. Take the thriving Washington Post. Bought by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos in October 2013, speculation swirled on what lay ahead for the then-stuggling paper. At the … [Read more...]

Government pix prevail in world of depleted newsrooms, reduced access for media

Get this: when Brian Mulroney was Prime Minister, the only pic his official photographer regularly distributed was the Mulroney family Christmas card. The photographer's role was to gather and document material for posterity. My how times have changed. PM Justin Trudeau's official … [Read more...]

Vice News Tonight; glimpsing the future of news?

"Global news, analysis, and opinion on the absurdity of the modern condition." Sound like a news outlet that catches your attention? It's the tagline for VICE Media - and the company just might be showing us the future of news. VICE Media started life in 1994 in Montreal - aimed at … [Read more...]

The How of delivering news in 2016; the value of video

Among the many challenges of running a news organization today is determining how to appeal to a mix of generations. I recently read an interview with Dean Baquet, Executive Editor of the New York Times. As the guy in charge of a newspaper in a “post print” era, he wrestles with this regularly. … [Read more...]

HBO’s John Oliver rants about future of newspapers; his solution off-base

A memorable tirade about the future of newspapers and the dire state of journalism by HBO host and comedian John Oliver is worth 19 minutes if you can swing it. I like much of what Oliver said and especially loved his little vignette at the end on how things may go - riffing off the movie … [Read more...]