Nonprofit journalism faces tough struggle to keep its promise

As the head of a journalism school I have a strong, and obvious, interest in promoting the idea that people who decide to pursue careers as journalists are making a good choice—that it’ll enable them both to serve a valuable social purpose and, no less important, to make a living. Without a doubt, the news […]

The sticky business of foundations funding the news

For years I’ve attended the annual conferences of the Organization of News Ombudsmen, an international group that tries to keep the media honest, but the gathering just held in Montreal was unique. For the first time, ONO’s sessions offered simultaneous translation in three languages. How that little upgrade happened offers an illuminating sidelight to a […]