Tag: journalism

The Wall Street Journal Celebrates 125 Years

Today is the 125th anniversary of The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and to celebrate, the newspaper reprinted the cover of its very first issue from July 8, 1889. Founded by Charles Dow, Edward Jones, and Charles Bergstresser, the name for the long-standing paper was created by Bergstresser, the lesser known of the three founding reporters. The first edition included just 4 pages and cost  [...Continue Reading]
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The Death of Print

NOTE: This is a guest post by Dani Nichols, Vice President at North American Polymer Company, Ltd. Dani commented on my post “Journalism Armageddon?” on the Indiana University Alumni LinkedIn Network. It really is a post in and of itself: I attended this IU networking event last week and found it interesting on many levels. I am not an lawyer (over 50% of that  [...Continue Reading]
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Journalism Armageddon?

Nope. There’s still hope. Lots of it. Along with serious questions. Lots of them. Closings, layoffs, and bankruptcies are manifestations of current economic chaos. “But in chaos lies opportunity,” said Gerould Kern, editor of The Chicago Tribune, published by Tribune Co. Joined by Scott Flanders, CEO of Playboy Enterprises, Inc., Kern spoke Thursday March 18 at “A Discussion on Print Media in the Digital  [...Continue Reading]
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Jobless: Links on the Language of Employment Statistics

Although I didn’t realize it at the time I wrote it, my take on today’s employment reports, which showed both a decrease in the unemployment rate and a loss of jobs, may be among the most pessimistic. When our Canright Calendar email comes out on Monday, today’s report will be referred to as a “job-loss report,” in contrast to most-often used tag of “jobless  [...Continue Reading]
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2009 Year-in-Review and Trends Links

It’s a quiet week, a time for contemplation, review, and planning. Especially review. The best-of lists—for the year and the decade—started some weeks ago. I started to get caught up last week. My Delicious bookmarks from the last couple of days shows: A best-of selection of social media, content marketing, and media links A few realistic views on social media marketing Some initial economic  [...Continue Reading]
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