What is net neutrality, anyway? On Monday, President Obama came down in favor of net neutrality and the FCC will likely follow his lead. But what does this all mean? The Upshot’s Neil Irwin wrote a great explainer to clear up this issue for those who are just catching up. Essentially, the internet in its […]
This week, we’re introducing a new regular column, Entertaining Business, in which Angel Cohn reviews business-themed entertainment programs. She’ll look at whether they’re show business — or business. The latest episode of ABC’s Shark Tank was a prime example of why this show often tends to function more as a valuable business tool for new […]
For freelance writers, pitching stories can be intimidating. What should you say? How many clips should you include? How do you ask for more money? A panel of assignment editors at FinCon 2014 revealed what’s been successful with them. The advice was offered up Saturday (Sept. 20) at FinCon in New Orleans. FinCon is a national […]
After eight years, the Nieman Watchdog blog will end its run and the Nieman Watchdog Project (which launched in 1996) will take on a new direction. The Watchdog Project has been focused on examining and invigorating journalism in its fundamental role of serving the public interest. Past articles from the blog will continue to be […]
Today’s post is geared towards independent writers and reporters interested in freelancing. But this advice should still pique your interest even if it’s beyond this specific niche. I talked with Joanne Cleaver, an author and communication consultant who recently wrote the “The Career Lattice.” Her book helps people understand how lateral moves can advance their careers. […]
Sanjay Bhatt, who reports on the economy for The Seattle Times, didn’t want to just do a standard ranking of executive compensation. He wanted to put together a visualization focusing on the connection between executive pay and corporate performance.
By Justin Madden Grambling State University An Emmy-award winning journalist businesswoman has agreed to pay convention registrations for three Grambling State University students to attend the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) convention in New Orleans in June. Sheila Brooks, CEO of SRB Communications in Washington, D.C., made the offer at the end of a […]