Tuesday, April 24, 2012

James Murdoch Testifies Before Judicial Panel - NYTimes.com

Allowing newspapers to conduct themselves in unprofessional ways is dangerous for everyone; it's not a matter of nailing the MURDOCHs as much as it is making sure that no one else is allowing their organizations to be run so badly (in every sense).

Talking With Your Fingers - NYTimes.com

So much yet remains to be known about how technology is affecting the way we communicate with one another.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Editor & Publisher ®

How ironic to have Google buying up a plant that used to make the raw material of newspapers!

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Mitt Romney and Benjamin Netanyahu Are Old Friends - NYTimes.com

Given the extent of US deference to Israel today, even under President OBAMA, it is extremely troubling to imagine more of a locked-step march into the future between the US and Israel under ROMNEY.We need to free ourselves of the Israel first-and-only approach and learn, once again, the value of treating all countries equally. I can see no other way to align historical US ideals of non-discrimination with the way we treat other nations.

Angry Customers and Constructive Responses - Career Couch - NYTimes.com

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Murdoch’s Sky News Channel Admits to E-Mail Hacking - NYTimes.com

I want to think long and hard about this one, starting from the belief that news organizations are subject to the same laws as the rest of us. An "in the public interest" defense is worth considering, and may be the only option, but I am not at all sure that I believe that this defense should prevail.

Monday, April 02, 2012

Trayvon Martin Shooting Prompts a Review of Ideals - NYTimes.com

This is one of those cases, like so many others, when we are so much better served by reserving judgment until we have as many of the facts as can be discerned. Only then can we react however strongly we choose but based on facts and not emotional reactions.