TVNewser FishbowlDC AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Posts Tagged ‘Stephen Shepard’

Former Newsweek Editor: There Never Was a ‘Golden Age’ of Journalism

As we get ready to celebrate that rarest of American work week wrinkles (an officially sanctioned four-day weekend), FishbowlNY would like to do its civic holiday duty by passing on some feel-good news about journalism. Or at least, some news that will make many of our readers hopefully feel not quite as bad about their current professional station.

Speaking recently at a synagogue in Rockland, NY Maine were husband and wife Stephen Shepard and Lynn Povich. They are both former Newsweek senior editors and he, also, was a founding dean of CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism program. From a report in the Penobscot Bay Pilot:

When an audience member alluded to a former golden age of journalism, Stephen shook his head. “I don’t think there was a golden age in journalism before the Internet,” he said. “More people are reading journalism now than ever before.”

Read more

Mediabistro Course

Overcoming Writer's Block

Overcoming Writer's BlockUse proven tools and exercises to get back to writing! Starting July 15, learn a process that will help you pinpoint your optimal writing conditions, structure your time and build a framework to increase your productivity. Register now! 

Last Week at BusinessWeek

businessweek_cover.jpgWe would have awarded the media fatigue prize last week to Condé Nast and all the speculation of what they’d cut next but, let’s face it, every week is a Condé Nast week.

Last week, the true speculation has been about Bloomberg LP‘s acquisition of BusinessWeek from McGraw-Hill: Who’s staying, who’s going, and who should step up to the plate and run the publication.

Read on for a recap of BusinessWeek news.

Read more