Substack: Second Rough Draft

Antitrust is an Answer—But Not for Journalism 2/11/21

On the Voting Machine Libel Suits, Hold the Schadenfreude 2/18/21

What’s With All Those Retirements in Journalism? 2/25/21

Journalism Vindicates the Need to Remember, Not a Right to Forget 3/4/21

Why Celebrating the “Power of Print” Can Be a Mistake 3/11/21

How to Cover a Normal Presidency 3/18/21

Is Journalism Inherently Progressive? 3/25/21

Before Communities Need News, They Need Information 4/1/21

Memo to Tribune Rescuers: First Thing You Do, Stop Printing the Papers 4/8/21

SPACs Are Not a Business Model 4/15/21

The Pandemic Mistakes Journalists Need to Be Thinking About Include Our Own 4/22/21

As Evening TV News Shows Resume Their Decline, Some Suggestions From a Text Guy 4/29/21

Four Phrases From Old School PR Worth Abandoning 5/6/21

The Facebook Supreme Court’s Trump Decision: What’s Been Missed 5/13/21

What Do Our News Values Mean Now? 5/20/21

Needed: Local Funding for Local News 5/27/21

A Local News Tree Grows in Britain 6/3/21

Why Are Social Media Policies So Hard for Newsrooms? 6/10/21

The Lab Leak Theory, UFO’s and Known Unknowns 6/17/21

The Reader and Voter Trust Problems Go Both Ways 6/24/21

Don’t Overestimate Government’s Ability to Save the News 7/1/21

Political Reporting and the Phenomenon of Andrew Yang 7/8/21

A Second Justice Joins the War on the Press 7/15/21

If You Work for Murdoch, It’s Time to Do Something 7/22/21

Why the Bourdain Fake Audios are a Problem for Journalism 7/29/21

Thinking About Coverage of China and the Second Cold War 8/5/21

Celebrating the Power of Publishing Partnerships 8/12/21

The Press Also Has Responsibility for the Afghanistan Mess 8/26/21

A Call for More Proportionality in Pandemic Coverage 9/2/21

A Lesson from the Decline of Vice 9/9/21

Four Rules for Nonprofit Journalism Funders 9/17/21

Why News Organizations Should Stop Sponsoring Polls 9/23/21

Is it Time for Journalism to Get Off Facebook? 9/30/21

New York’s Next Mayor and a Failure of Local Reporting 10/7/21

Hedge Funds Are Not the Cause of Newspapers’ Largest Woes 10/28/21

Two Lessons for Today From a Journalism Immortal 11/4/21

Help Wanted: A New Cadre of Business Leaders for News 11/11/21

The Press Has a Gambling Problem 11/18/21

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