Trump brings the crisis in journalism to a flashpoint

Summary: Campaign 2016 and the advent of Trump have brought the crisis in journalism to the front pages. Fake news, conflicts with the president, calls for advocacy journalism, loss of the public's trust -- together these are forcing journalists to reconsider the craft and their business. Failure to find solutions will mean a new information … Continue reading Trump brings the crisis in journalism to a flashpoint

Gallup sounds the death knell for the news media. Disruption coming!

Summary: The latest Gallup poll about the public's trust in the media has bad news about this key industry -- and for America, which relies on this to make the Republic run. It's another industry ripe for disruption. We can only guess if for the better or worse. Watch an industry die: the long decline … Continue reading Gallup sounds the death knell for the news media. Disruption coming!

The long slow crash of journalism. How will it affect us?

Summary: The news business will radically change during the next generation, and few seem to see the core problems of overcapacity (both too many companies and too many journalists) and the coming wave of automation. This post takes a brief look at both. "Reading the morning newspaper is the realist's morning prayer. One orients one's … Continue reading The long slow crash of journalism. How will it affect us?

What if the Founders’ generation read the news as we do?

Summary: Each day the internet washes up piles of information for us. We have tech allowing us to sort out what we want to see -- operationally useful information for work and politically pleasing information about politics. Today we discuss why the information superhighway of political news so seldom affects our action. Fortunately the Founders' … Continue reading What if the Founders’ generation read the news as we do?

Events in Ferguson reveal a better way to read the news, giving you more free time!

Summary:  Why do we read the news? To see the answer look at the revelations of Edward Snowden and the events in Ferguson, and our response. The answer will give you that most precious of gifts, free time. The answer points to a path to a better America, should we choose to take it. This … Continue reading Events in Ferguson reveal a better way to read the news, giving you more free time!