Friday, May 09, 2014
Used to be that traditional media outlets like The Washington Post set the news agenda in the nation's capital. But the new media landscape is shifting the power to influence to some unlikely players. Bob visits The Washington Post, Politico and Buzzfeed to see how each of them is trying to dominate the DC conversation.
Song: Officer Officer by Anika
Friday, January 03, 2014
After 37 years, Clyde Haberman is leaving The New York Times. He talks to Brian about his career as a reporter and columnist, and some of the lesser issues that still matter and help define life in the city, from noise to walkability.
Friday, August 09, 2013
Fifty years ago, 17,000 New York City newspaper workers went on strike, shuttering the city's seven daily papers for 114 days. Rooted in fears about new "cold type" printing technology, the strike ended up devastating the city's newspaper culture and launching the careers of a new generation of writers including Tom Wolfe, Gay Talese, and Nora Ephron. Vanity Fair contributor Scott Sherman talks with Bob about the strike and its legacy.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
If you’re reading this, you’re looking at a computer screen, a cell phone, a tablet, or some other powered-by-electricity, hooked-up to the internet, technological device. Just 50 years ago, in 1963, the internet didn’t yet exist, and broadcast news was nowhere near the 24-hour coverage of today. People largely received their news through newspapers. And, 50 years ago, New York City was just emerging from a 114 day newspaper blackout.
Monday, November 26, 2012
By Katina Paron
Despite the fractured fall semester, high school journalists have managed to publish at least one edition of their school papers. Here's a summary of the top news from the student members of the press.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
When Adam Yauch, one of the founding members of the Beastie Boys, died of cancer last week, one of the people who mourned him was his English teacher at Edward R. Murrow High School, who recalled him "writing from the heart.'' She says to teachers: "We can never know which of our students will bring about the next revolution or create the next new idea and inspire a generation.''
Monday, May 07, 2012
In elementary and middle school, lunch is guaranteed and programmed into every student’s schedule. In high school, because of scheduling conflicts, or other reasons, not every student has a lunch period during the school day. A student describes how this works at Benjamin N. Cardozo High School in Queens.
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
At Edward R. Murrow High School, there were fewer absences on Tuesday than there were on Monday, despite the lure of the parade across the river in Lower Manhattan in celebration of the Giants' Super Bowl victory.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
As more students across the country are signing up for free or reduced lunches because of the ailing economy, in New York City, principals are trying to collect lunch money from those students who are not eligible for free lunch, but whose meals were being picked up by the city in past years. Here is how it is affecting students at Edward R. Murrow High School, as reported by the The Murrow Network, the student newspaper.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Edward R. Murrow High School lost four members of its staff to the budget cuts that hit schools all over the city last month. Reporters for the student newspaper talked with them about losing their jobs.
Thursday, September 08, 2011
Last year, they protested over bathroom access. This year, students at Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers were upset about a new dress code, but a planned protest never materialized. Instead, those without uniforms were sent to the auditorium.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Rupert Murdoch and his son James testified before the British Parliament yesterday, as one of their company's papers is mired in an illegal phone hacking scandal. Apropos of this, we decided to take a look at the dynamic of dynasties in the newspaper industry with Emily Bingham. She is a historian and a descendant of the Robert Worth Bingham, who for decades owned numerous media properties in Louisville, Kentucky, including the Louisville Times and The Courier-Journal.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Andrew Rossi, director of “Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times,” and New York Times writer Brian Stelter and editor Bruce Headlam, both featured in the documentary, talk about the transformation of the media industry as the Internet is surpassing print as our main news source and newspapers are going bankrupt. In the tradition of fly-on-the-wall documentaries, the film shows the inner workings of the New York Times newsroom and the Media Desk. “Page One” opens at the new theater at Lincoln Center and at the Angelika Film Center on June 17.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
By Cary Barbor