The Red Pen of Doom

Conventional wisdom about writing is conventionally wrong.

Category Archives: Old Media, which is still Big and Strong

The past, present and future of news

This post is like X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, except with printing presses and the web instead of Hugh Jackman. We’ll go back in time, return to the present and … Continue reading

June 22, 2016 · 6 Comments

‘Native advertising’ disguised as news: miracle money or menace to journalism?

You have to feel for journalists and publishers, since everybody else insists on (a) swiping content from newspapers and magazines, (b) “aggregating” all that content on the Series of Tubes … Continue reading

August 9, 2014 · 4 Comments

Why even the mighty Facebook is DOOMED

So now that social media is an entrenched Big Deal, taking up gobs of bandwidth on the Series of Tubes, you’re starting to see story after story in papers of … Continue reading

February 1, 2014 · 5 Comments

Slaves of the Internet, Unite! –

This man speaks the truth. Read his words. ### Reformed journalist. Scribbler of speeches and whatnot. Wrote a thriller that won some award (PNWA 2013). Represented by Jill Marr of … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · 2 Comments

Is journalism dead?

By Alex Corey Contributing Editor Every day, you see stories wailing about the death of journalism, about newspapers shedding jobs or closing their doors. So is journalism dead?¬†Or is it … Continue reading

November 24, 2012 · 7 Comments

A media star is born, then goes all supernova on us

Who ever suspected that a sign-language interpreter could ROCK? Lydia Callis has been the star of NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg‘s pressers. (That’s journalism slang for a press conference, which is … Continue reading

November 1, 2012 · 2 Comments

5 ways to make blog posts GO ALL VIRAL

There is no guaranteed method, no secret way, to make a blog post that causes the Series of Tubes to explode. Anybody who says otherwise is a lying liar full … Continue reading

October 27, 2012 · 10 Comments