journalism

Can Al Jazeera Capitalize on Its Newfound Popularity?

The Qatar-based network is getting international kudos for its coverage of the growing Middle East crisis. But acclaim and a growing audience don't yet equal profits and market share for Al Jazeera, which has almost certainly been losing money since its launch in 1996.

Google and AP Reach New Hosting Agreement

The biggest wire service and the leading search engine have worked out their differences. Google and AP have reached a new licensing deal that will ensure the latter's content will be hosted on Google News for a long time to come.

Journalism Schools Face a Media Business in Turmoil

The University of Colorado at Boulder is planning dramatic changes for its journalism program, and J-schools across the country are facing a similar dilemma: How should they train students to compete in an industry that's in constant upheaval?

ESPN's Ohlmeyer Calls a Foul on LeBron's Decision

Plenty of observers were appalled by ESPN's hour-long special dedicated to James's announcement that he was going to the Miami Heat. But Don Ohlmeyer, the sports network's in-house referee on journalistic matters, is outraged.

Sumner Redstone Really Should Know Better

Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone had deeply embarrassed himself and his company by trying to get a journalist to reveal his anonymous sources. Said Redstone in a voicemail to the journalist: "You will be well rewarded and well protected."

Editor Steps Down at Troubled Forbes Magazine

William Baldwin announced Tuesday that he's taking a new job at the struggling business magazine as a writer. The move comes about two months after Forbes hired Lew Dvorkin as chief product officer, above Baldwin.

When There's No Such Thing as 'Off the Record'

General Stanley McChrystal and journalist Dave Weigel both got fired recently for saying things in public they didn't expect to be quoted on. Did the journalists who quoted them do something wrong? It's hardly a simple question.

The Five-Minute Guide to News Corp.'s Scandals

It's truly touching to see how concerned the New York Post is about CNN's innocence following its hire of Eliot Spitzer. But while the Post looks out for CNN's soul, who's looking out for the Post's?

CNN Drops AP: Old Media Models Vs. New Journalism

CNN has cut ties with the Associated Press, whose wire service has been a backbone of American news media for over a century. The move says volumes about how the news industry and its traditional business models are changing in the ever-accelerating information age.

What Moves Markets, and Why the Media Gets It Wrong

Markets go up, markets go down, and every day, the media tells you why. The problem is, what business journalists report doesn't actually explain why stocks really rose or fell. Here are the three key reasons why financial journalists keep missing the real answers.

Steep Fees to Use eBay Founder Omidyar's News Site: Not So Absurd

The annual subscription for Honolulu Civil Beat is a pricey $240, attracting plenty of skeptics. But don't count it out yet -- Omidyar may have timed the bottom of the paid-content news market well. Watch this space for an indicator of where the news business is headed.

The Washington Post Dominates the Pulitzers

Last year wasn't the greatest for the Post from a reputation standpoint, much to the chagrin of Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli. But winning four Pulitzer Prizes should do a lot to change that. The Enquirer's reputation remains unchanged.

Why the National Enquirer Won't, Win a Pulitzer

When the Pulitzer Prizes are announced later today, a lot of people will be watching to see whether the National Enquirer will win one for exposing John Edwards' affair. Here's why it won't.

Warren Buffett Tackles 'Terrible Journalism'

In Warren Buffett's annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, he made a pointed comment about the way business journalists tend to operate: They use sound bites to grab attention, even when that distorts the point of the full quote. At DailyFinance, that's not our style.

New York Times Reporter in Plagiarism Probe

Editors at The New York Times today will determine the fate of Zachery Kouwe, a business reporter who copied passages from competing news outlets in numerous articles, in a case that may illustrate the hazards of practicing web-speed journalism.

Journalists, To Thine Own Brand Be True

Speakers at a New York City journalism conference seemed to agree that practitioners of the trade need to know more than how to file on deadline: advancing your own brand is necessary now, because, as one speaker declared, "News is a really crappy business."

USA Today: 'Furloughed' Means Stay Home

Employees at Gannett's flagship newspaper USA Today must be insanely dedicated: Why else would its publisher feel the need to explain to them exactly what it means to be forced to take a week off. But that's just what Dave Hunke decided his already-depressed workforce needed to hear.

Why There's So Much Bad Reporting Online

The current online journalism trend of dismantling venerable news organizations while preserving their accountability and integrity is failing. In recent weeks, online gaffes at the Huffington Post, the Daily Beast, and Business Insider have all laid bare the perils of practicing journalism without a safety net.