journalism

Finder's Fee or Bribe? A Study in Blogger Ethics

Blogging as a form of journalism is new enough that the ethics of it are still being worked out. And blog ethics can be a particularly treacherous area for those who wander into it unawares -- as New York City publicity executive Katherine Rothman, CEO of KMR Communications, did last week.

Huffington: I'm no newspaper killer!

It must be confusing to be Arianna Huffington. One day you're getting lauded for your contributions to journalism; the next day you're being accused...

Lies, damn lies and Wikipedia

Dublin sociology student Shane Fitzgerald had the same theory about Wikipedia that many of us have: You can't trust it. So he set out to prove just...

Brian Tierney's foolish raise

The downfall of wannabe media tycoon Brian P. Tierney is a sight to see. Two months before his company, which controls Philadelphia's dominant...

Media World: PBS, NPR face tough times

During a recent pledge drive, Terry Gross, host of NPR's Fresh Air, urged listeners who couldn't afford to donate to Philadelphia's NPR affiliate to...

Why NPR cutbacks hurt all of us

When National Public Radio cuts staff, as it did Wednesday in announcing that it is cutting 7% of its work force, it's bad for everyone. Or at least...