Posts by Jay Rosen

Jay Rosen has been on the faculty at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute since 1986, and from 1999 to 2005 he served as chair of the Department. He lives in New York City. Please visit the NYU Journalism site for a complete bio and list of publications. You can also find Jay on Google +.

Bring back the fun. Scott Rosenberg — who literally wrote the book on it — says blogging is enjoying something of a revival lately. Nicholas Carr senses a mood of exhaustion with what he calls Big Internet. By Big Internet, I mean the platform- and plantation-based internet, the one centered around giants like Google and […]

These are my discussion notes to The Executive Editor on the Word ‘Torture’, a letter to Times readers from Dean Baquet, August 7, 2014. “It’s time to celebrate that the newspaper of record is no longer covering for war criminals.” That’s what Andrew Sullivan, who has kept watch on this story, wrote Thursday. The news he was celebrating: the New York Times […]

And has none of this figured out. Pierre Omidyar published a blog post today that gave an update on First Look Media, the company he started with Glenn Greenwald and others and backed with $250 million of his own money. Nine Months in, First Look is Still Very Much a Startup. As regular readers of […]

“NPR is far stronger than this short-sighted and half-assed decision suggests. It has nothing to fear from an empowered ombudsman.” UPDATED Five times, JULY 15 TO 31 I always read job descriptions for open positions in journalism. They tell you a lot about which way the field is headed. Last week I came across this […]

The Washington Post and the Guardian won the big prize: the Pulitzer for public service. There’s no prize for the network of journalists and newsrooms that brought the surveillance story forward. As the New York Times reported: Though the citation did not name specific reporters, the work was led by Barton Gellman at the Washington […]

My presentation to the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) in Austin this weekend was called: “Giving Good Advice: Reflections of an academic on 25 years of advising journalists and media companies.” I composed it using an outlining tool, Dave Winer’s Fargo. You can find the results here. Click on the arrows to display the […]