What’s the point of saving newspapers?

This comes via boingboing.net today. After J-school, I’m more convinced than ever that newspapers (ink on dead tree) are pretty much doomed, with the exception of some niches — free papers, alternative papers, hyperlocal neighborhood papers. Even among my journalist friends, I can’t think of anyone that has an actual subscription to a dead-tree daily … Read more

The job hunt begins, and I’m offering a cash bounty

Greeting, friends. Eleven months ago, I left Florida to come to Chicago and work my way through Northwestern’s Master’s of Journalism program.  Since then, I have been gainfully unemployed, focusing all my attention on my studies. This year-long project has been a success thus far.  I’m now in my fourth quarter, and the end is … Read more