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 +.

There are benefits to operating a news site that not only publishes journalism you can trust, but extends trust production all the way through the start-up “stack.” Last week Jim Brady, founder and funder of the Philadelphia mobile-first news start-up, Billy Penn, published a progress report 18 weeks after launch. “Our philosophy has been simple,” […]

“Put yourself in Steve Burke’s chair. You have learned that the guy to whom your company gave the top job doesn’t really desire it…” Brian Stelter of CNN recently reported that Lester Holt, filling in as anchor of NBC Nightly News, was doing well in the ratings, so well that it would be hard for […]

Why wasn’t Williams the one interviewing the military veterans who could help him correct his faulty account? That’s what a leader of a news division would do— I mean, if he is really a leader. Part One: Feb. 6, 2015 I figured out what’s bothering me about the story that has engulfed NBC News, “after […]

The less help you give me in the tricky act of extending my trust to you, the more likely you are to wind up with a negative balance. In this short post I want to clear something up about how trust operates in a news operation. I am going to use examples from the New […]

When the sales people are happy to sell what the newsroom is happy to make, there you have a well-run editorial company. So measure your own newsroom’s misery by its distance from that (ideal) state. These notes were inspired by recent events at the New Republic and First Look Media, articles like this one, and […]