Pittsburgh is about to become the biggest U.S. city without a daily print newspaper, which means it’s a good time to ask ourselves: How are we gonna turn this thing around? It’s a pretty short discussion, actually.
If you can’t work up any outrage at being ripped off by the richest man in America, how do you ever expect to win anything?
Repair cars...for free! Fix elevators...gratis! Clean a stranger’s toilet...out of the goodness of your heart! In any other field, even the notion of working for free causes an eye twitch of cognitive dissonance. That’s unreasonable, you say. After all, that repairperson or craftsperson or otherwise working person is…
‘Twas the day after Christmas, so here’s the sitch—major newspaper says to senator: Retire, bitch!
Workers at the Los Angeles Times want to unionize. The newspaper’s bosses, however, do not want that to happen. Gee, wonder why!
Jeff Bezos is the second-richest person on the face of the Earth. In Amazon, he built a $500 billion mega-conglomerate in no small part by fostering a soul-crushing workplace culture manically obsessed with productivity and sky-high standards. And now, there are indications that he’s trying to screw over staffers at …
Due to recent events, all of America is suddenly talking about the possibility of removing the Confederate monuments that infest our countryside. Great. Here is a guide to how to talk about this issue like an absolute simpering little coward, courtesy of the Washington Post.
In Chicago, big dumb evil media company “tronc” wanted to buy the Chicago Sun-Times, which would give “tronc” total local media dominance. Instead, unions bought the dang paper. Neat! (Until they go broke.)
The announcement that a large group of news media publishers are banding together in an attempt to bargain collectively with Facebook and Google over revenues is a big deal. And long overdue. But realistically, there are only a few ways that the future of the journalism industry can turn out.
The New York Times is laying off some of its copy editors in an effort to reshape the staff for the online age. Editor Dean Baquet is answering reader questions about this online. Dean... I think you missed a question, here?
Becoming a regular columnist at a prestigious newspaper is one of the cushiest and most coveted jobs in journalism. Strangely, almost every newspaper columnist sucks. Maybe the problem is the entire concept.
When Peter Barbey, a member of one of America’s 50 richest families, bought the Village Voice in 2015, hopes were high for a financial and cultural revival of the legendary paper. Today, the company’s union negotiations suggest those hopes may have been misplaced.
Underpaid and overworked? Disrespected by the boss? When all else fails, you and all your colleagues can print out your salaries and tape them up around the office.
The crashing sound you hear is not Western democracy falling apart; rather, it is the wave of populism and also nationalism breaking at last on the borders of the land of Napoleon. This week we may finally put down our Freedom Fries and cry: Vive le France.