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March 6, 2014

Just in case you think journalism ever changes

From Salmagundi, a series of satirical pamphlets written by Washington Irving, his brothers and friends in New York City from January 1807 to January 1808. The […]
December 18, 2013

Oh, this is not the way I wanted to start my Christmas

Ooops. It seems I was mistaken yesterday when I wrote that short item on Facebook about the brains behind F64’s successful PR stunt a few days […]
August 1, 2013

How Not To Interview The President

Allow me to revisit my short comment from the other day about Romania Libera’s interview with President Basescu. [Read the interview here.]  It seems that based […]
July 12, 2013

Journalism in Romania: A Diogenean Essay (Part 6)

A Simple Conclusion Feel free to dismiss all of this. After all, I’m from the US. What do I know? Things are different here. That’s what […]
July 10, 2013

Journalism in Romania: A Diogenean Essay (Part 5)

“A Line That Moves Is No Line At All” I hope we all agree that theoretically, somewhere, there exists a line between what editorial does and […]
July 8, 2013

Journalism in Romania: A Diogenean Essay (Part 4)

“No matter what you think, your publication is not your product.” (An introduction to journalism that even the owners can understand – I hope.) The previous […]
July 5, 2013

Journalism in Romania: A Diogenean Essay (Part 3)

“If their ideas are so good, let advertising write the stories.” When I was a journalist (and I hope it’s still this way in the US) […]
July 3, 2013

Journalism in Romania: A Diogenean Essay (Part 2)

“So what’s the problem? We didn’t tell them what to write.” Why did I pick this one example, the automated insertion of an advertising link into […]