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Heroes and American politics

The authors of a new book have data that show politicians and the media love talking about heroes, but ordinary people are much more reluctant. That difference could have political consequences.
Hat’s all folks. Gert Lavsen

Will crowdfunding save journalism?

The likes of Der Correspondent and Kickstarter raise the prospect of a new funding model for journalism. To some extent, we are kidding ourselves.
Andrew R Lack Professor David Carr. Boston University School of Communications

Remembering Professor David Carr

When New York Times’ columnist David Carr prepared to apply for a newly created professorship in Boston University’s College of Communication, he realized he’d need a curriculum vitae, the so-called CV…
Think the writing’s on the wall for mainstream media? Think again. paulcapewell

Old players, new barons: the year in news media

Much commentary about the news media foresees the disintegration and dissolution of the mainstream monoliths – both TV networks and mass-circulation newspapers – which dominated the public sphere in the…

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