Category Archives: future of media

Thoughts on newspaper work, from H. L. Mencken


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“Robot Laser Sharks in Space” and Writing for the Web

The perfect story to drive traffic to a website would be about “robot laser sharks in space,” according to Alexis Madrigal, senior editor and technology writer for We listened to Alexis talk via Skype, for our social media class. … Continue reading

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On media and money

A quick Twitter break on Wednesday uncovered an issue I’m still thinking about today. Earlier this week, Ira Flatow, host of NPR’s Science Friday, issued a statement that the program is having funding trouble. The news spread through a Huffington … Continue reading

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