Gwen Ifill: A consummate journalist who demonstrated why diversity matters






It is with heavy hearts that we share that our dear friend and beloved colleague Gwen Ifill has passed away. https://t.co/9iVlSm1JmZ — PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) November 14, 2016 There are many reasons to mourn Gwen Ifill’s untimely death today at the age of 61. She was a consummate journalist of the old school variety, who […]

Women in the Newsroom: Burned Out and Fed Up






That’s the title of a live chat held by the Association for  Education in Journalism and Mass Communications last week about a recent study showing that women are being driven from the newspaper field. The survey, published in the summer, 2009 Newspaper Research Journal, found that 60 percent of respondents either plan to leave the […]

What “premium news content” will you pay for?






Steve Outing asks a great question about the emergence of various “freemium” content models for news outlets: “[W}hat is this premium content that newspaper companies can produce for the web (and mobile devices) that will get online users spending?” Content that serves the needs of diverse communities might be the key to building successful “freemium” […]