Monthly Archives: April 2010

What I’m reading and writing, April 30

Tweet• Via Andrew Nusca, aka @editorialiste on Twitter, comes this piece in The Economist about the rise of “writers mills” and the challenging prospects of freelancers making a sufficient living. Demand Media is making a killing off low-paid contributors (and selling stories to a growing list of news media outlets that have been shedding hundreds [...]

What I’m reading and writing, April 29

Tweet• In USA Today, Christine Brennan tees off on Nike for “standing by” Ben Roethlisberger and Tiger Woods, despite their recent issues with women, and gives Donna Lopiano first dibs at being the ultimate moral arbiter of all this:
“There’s no question that the right thing for a company to do is to drop athletes who [...]

What I’m reading and writing, April 27

TweetA couple of links roundups have been posted on two of my sites while the work of researching for writing purposes goes on:
• Selected journalism/media/web finds on entrepreneurial journalism, trust and bias in the news media and adverse uses of the Web can be found at Ink-Drained Kvetch.
• The origins and future of college athletics [...]

What I’m reading and writing, April 26

TweetI’m sticking close to the home front today while continuing story/blog research on some other, more expansive topics. For now, allow me to be just a bit parochial:
• Some of my former AJC colleagues are reminiscing about the downtown Atlanta building the newspaper has now vacated for the suburbs, while others have been chattering about [...]

What I’m reading and writing, April 23

Tweet• I wrote on Blue Star Basketball today about my friend Mel Greenberg, the creator of the first women’s basketball poll, who has retired from the Philadelphia Inquirer after more than 40 years. He’s not leaving the sport, not by a long shot, I’m happy to say.
• I have no strong feelings either for or [...]

What I’m reading and writing, April 22

Tweet• On Extracurriculars today I posted a roundup of commentary on the Jerry Jones video and the continuing debate about journalism ethics. There’s a sizable philosophical gap between old and new media types that’s bound to stay hardened for some time.
• The remembrances are pouring in for the late Juan Antonio Samaranch, and this New [...]

What I’m reading and writing, April 21

TweetMost of the day has been spent reading and researching forthcoming blog posts on women’s basketball and more fallout from Tuesday’s Title IX ruling by the Obama Administration.
• The NCAA, of course, is fully on board with this decision, which eliminates schools using results from model surveys to meet the third test for Title IX [...]

What I’m reading and writing, April 20

Tweet• This morning on Extracurriculars I posted “Everybody’s playing ‘Expansionology,’ “ entailing all the rumors, conjecture and scenarios about major college athletic conference realignment. And why all this speculation is so much fun.
• On Twitter I posted a link to a story about the Obama Administration’s decision to make Title IX sports activists very, very happy [...]

What I’m reading and writing, April 19

Tweet• This morning on Ink-Drained Kvetch I posted “More adventures in media dog-paddling,” which references some excellent advice from Internet wine impresario Gary Vaynerchuk about becoming a Web entrepreneur. Journalists included.
• On Twitter I noted a blog post on the Chronicle of Higher Education site about efforts to assist attorneys specializing in sports-related Title IX work. [...]