Category Public Service Journalism

A bad week for journalists

The latest round of journalistic cost-cutting is having a significant immediate impact on newsrooms, most prominently (but far from alone) those owned by Gannett. The Virginia-based newspaper publisher announced in September a 1% workforce reduction, which played out in many places last week. Among the departures (links contain the reported details): About a dozen in […]

Public service journalism: What we can’t give up

With shrinking staffs and growing demands, reporters and editors for years have been asking, “What can we give up?” It’s a fair question (and one I’ll get to), but we learn far more when we  ask: What can we not give up? That answer is simple: Public service journalism. Despite smaller staffs, more frequent deadlines and diminishing […]