The academic review process is, almost by design, exclusive and protectionist of the research it considers. Journalism, by contrast, invites broader consideration at different levels and from different constituencies. If we are to understand the potential value of any piece of research we should not circumscribe its audience by academic gate keeping. Charlie Beckett’s quick … More

It’s competitive to get a job, especially now that there are fewer of them. It’s competitive to keep the job you have and much more so to move up. It’s performance based. On TV, you need ratings and major “gets.” In print, you need big ideas, good relationships and solid writing. Online, you need traffic, … More