Digital pioneer Arianna Huffington moves on; lessons from HuffPo

New media vanguard Arianna Huffington is leaving the digital media business she founded to expand her wellness venture. It was only 11 years ago - 2005 - that she launched the Huffington Post. "HuffPo" jolted the traditional news media awake with its digital deluge of news, not-quite-news, … [Read more...]

The short life of The New Day; we can learn from innovative newspaper that closed after two months

Some people still believe in print journalism. Good for them I say. UK newspaper publisher Trinity Mirror, is among the believers. Although they may have tempered their enthusiasm recently. In February Trinity Mirror launched The New Day, a 40-page daily aimed at women ages 35 to 55 in … [Read more...]

Star nixes comments; can you blame them?

There used to be a twitter account called @avoidcomments. Unlike comments, it's a great read, with tweets like: Were truer words ever spoken? At the end of their monitoring tether, the folks at the Toronto Star acted on this unhappy state of affairs earlier this week by announcing they were … [Read more...]

“Better future for news” says former Globe editor Stackhouse

"There's still time, and plenty of reader interest and journalistic resolve, to forge a better future for news." This sanguine view belongs to former Globe & Mail editor John Stackhouse, in Vancouver recently to promote his latest book, Mass Disruption, Thirty Years on the Front Lines of a … [Read more...]

Spotlight is ‘nerdy process movie’ that shines light on hard-working hacks

Spotlight is a gripping portrayal of the Boston Globe's erratic-yet-dogged progress toward uncovering a sex scandal within that city's Catholic church. While I wasn't fond of the the story it related, I loved the way it told the tale. The movie relates how this revealing, Pulitzer-prize winning … [Read more...]