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It's no secret that the rise of tech platforms has roiled news publishers. Much has been written about what went wrong. Were news publishers a victim of their own inability to innovate? Maybe. Did … more
It would be a drastic understatement to say that we’re living in a time of change. In the past eight months, we have seen core improvements to the way we approach long-distance communication. So, what does that mean for the traditional office meeting? more
Far too often in the news media industry when we discuss audience, we immediately migrate towards the audience department and their various metrics. This is similar to being ill; we often take medicine to relieve the pain of the illness without truly dealing with the root cause of our illness. more
It turns out one way to keep subscribers from abandoning your newspaper is to give them free puzzles. Out on Long Island, Newsday has been printing a puzzle book called Brain Benders Monthly since 2016, filled to the brim with crosswords, sudoku, jumbles, and kids pages—basically everything readers need right now to help pass the time and distract them from the lingering COVID-19 pandemic. more
If I could go back in time to the days and weeks following the mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, I would make one major addition to the news coverage my newsroom was providing in Connecticut. more
The recent killing of 49-year-old Lee Keltner following protests in downtown Denver brought national attention to Colorado news organizations. In particular, eyes were on KUSA-9News, the station that brought the private security guard—hired through Pinkerton—who shot Keltner, and who is now charged with second-degree murder. more
The switch to remote work may be accelerating the transition from print to online-only journalism. Just this year, the Thresher has faced a similar struggle—when classes at Rice went online for spring semester, so did the Thresher, and we halted print production for only the second time in our publication’s history. more
I may be showing my age with this headline, but when I thought about writing my last editorial column for 2020, the first thing that came to mind was the popular song by 90s boy band NSYNC "Bye, Bye, Bye." Let’s face it. Many of us have been waiting for this year to end since March when the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted our daily lives... more
  10 Ways to Close 2020 Media Sales Strong   Ryan Dohrn   What a crazy year—it seems like it was March just yesterday and we were talking about helping our … more
In the wake of the murder of George Floyd, a loud and long-overdue reckoning with institutional racism has been happening in newsrooms across the country. At the Philadelphia Inquirer, where I … more
It would be challenging to detail even a fraction of the loss, grief, anxiety and fear we have suffered in 2020; the breakdown of political and governmental norms; the degree of reckoning we are … more
An incoming phone call on your landline would knock you offline. Netscape was the most used browser. Amazon was in its infancy and sold only books. Google, Facebook and Twitter had yet to spring into … more
As we all keep going and the pandemic drags on, there’s a temptation to just “hang in there” until normal comes back around. But as many people are realizing, normal isn’t … more
If I had the chance to interview the incoming president, I’m not exactly sure what I wouldn’t ask him. The choice between the current president and Republican candidate Donald Trump and former vice president and Democratic candidate Joe Biden left me with a sense of dread for the upcoming election. I honestly had no drive to vote at all... more
It’s that time of year again where we honor our Publisher of the Year. Every year, we search for the individual who has “risen above the rest,” but honestly, it seems unfair to name … more
The phrase “unprecedented times” has become a platitude at this point, and while this situation is unique, I believe that we can draw from past experiences to help navigate these new … more
Raise your hand if you have Johns Hopkins University’s coronavirus world map in your bookmarks? For reporters covering the coronavirus pandemic (and let’s face it, most of us are in … more
As Election Day nears, the stakes of this election are coming into sharper focus. For news organizations, this election, specifically election night represents a crucial moment for the institution of … more
Racist journalism literally cost lives in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina 15 years ago. Racist journalism has allowed police to get away with lying and wrongfully arresting and imprisoning … more
In an age where it is not uncommon to use “quarantine” and “racial justice” in the same sentence, credible editorial pages are arguably more important than ever. The world is seeking answers and trustworthy opinions to help make sense of what is all around them. more
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