The future of Mainstream Media in today’s world of citizen journalism…

Why the decline of traditional Main Stream Media? Why the decline of Mainstream Media? This question has been argued and tossed around in many a media organization’s board room over the course of the last five years. Clearly, for news … Continue reading

Yo-Yo Ma on NPR’s “This I Believe”

And this I, too, believe… As part of All Things Considered, NPR and Jay Allison have (re-)created a “This I believe” segment, based on a 1950s radio program of the same name that was hosted by acclaimed journalist Edward R. … Continue reading

Springboks’ De Villiers as Coach

Peter de Villiers has been named as the first black coach of the rugby union world champions South African Spingboks. Coming on the heels of the World Cup victory (in October 2007), this is quite a move. And, after just … Continue reading

US consumption of news – De Palma strikes at the heart

As an American living overseas, you sometimes get bombarded with the (often well merited) criticism of American provincialism. And, the general line of argument centres around what type of news Americans follow. A recent study by McKinsey encouraged possibly a … Continue reading