Archive for September, 2010

Why I am Not a Journalist: A True Story

The short answer is: I wanted to be, but I screwed it up, so I couldn’t be. Discovering journalism in college saved me. At the time (1976) I was on a track that would have led to an assistant manager’s job at an Applebees. Seriously: I was a business management major at SUNY Buffalo, living […]

The Journalists Formerly Known as the Media: My Advice to the Next Generation

This is adapted and expanded from the Inaugural Lecture I gave to the incoming class at Sciences Po école du journalisme in Paris, September 2, 2010: their first day. Presented to French students, it is intended for anyone studying journalism today, or attempting to re-learn it. Originally published at my Posterous blog, Sep. 6, 2010. […]

The Virtual Assignment Desk and The Launch of the Local East Village

Today The Local East Village launches. That makes it a big day for me and the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at NYU. And for Studio 20, which developed for the launch a new piece of software: the Virtual Assignment Desk. What is it? Read on… Today The Local East Village launches. That makes it […]