Archive for July, 2010

Ethics lessons for news entrepreneurs

Among the many differences between running your own independent news operation and working at a corporate news job, ethical dilemmas rank high. As Poynter’s Kelly McBride says, there is a generally agreed upon set of principles among journalists in the Fourth Estate. When you’re talking about the Fifth Estate – her term for independent new […]

Cross-Newsroom Collaboration: The New Reality

By Jake Batsell When I landed my first full-time reporting gig at The Seattle Times in the 1990s, the Times was still an afternoon paper. A big part of my entry-level GA job was chasing stories that already had appeared in the competition, the morning Post-Intelligencer. Many of my mornings began with an uneasy scan […]