• Writing,  Journalism,  Politics,  Publishing,  Resistance

    World Press Freedom Day 2018

    World Press Freedom newspapers

    It Is World Press Freedom Day 2018 In this troubled time in history, where journalists are attacked and even killed by politicians and terrorists from around the world, we celebrate World Press Freedom Day 2018. We live in very dangerous times when autocratic rulers want to destroy anyone who opposes them. There are some fascinating videos in this blog post from NFB: Mark World Press Freedom Day Around the world, politicians like Vladimir Putin are having journalists who oppose him killed: Here are 10 critics of Vladimir Putin who died violently or in suspicious ways Just the other day journalists were killed in Afghanistan: Journalist killings in Afghanistan: ‘An attack…

  • Publishing,  Journalism

    #LastPrintIssue

    Newsweek's Last Print Issue

    #LastPrintIssue An era in publishing has come to an end. Newsweek has published the last print issue of the magazine. Newsweek will continue in digital form, but it won’t be the same. I’m sure that it was a sad day at Newsweek. Many people lost their jobs in the transition. The cover photo is a vintage photograph of Newsweek’s old midtown New York headquarters. The title of the issue is ironic: #LastPrintIssue. It is so obviously a jab at the Twitterization of news. When I was growing up, my family did not subscribe to Newsweek, but to their main competitor, Time. However, occasionally I would read issues and always enjoyed…