Stuart Miles /

In the last fifty years only the postal business has changed as fundamentally as has journalism. 

It is perplexing to see executives and business writers continue to confuse objectives with strategies. And strategies with execution. 

IvicaNS /

We were watching the ten o'clock news the other night, and my wife said, “This is the last time I'm going to watch the Channel Blank news.” Then she said, “It's just amateurish looking. The screen is messy. I can't take them seriously.”

I knew what she meant. The backdrop for some of the studio shots on that station is crowded. Too many different textures, patterns, and colors. Then there's the station logo in the corner, and copy crawling across the bottom of the screen. All at the same time.

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Nothing that has a bigger impact on us changes as fast as the media. 

Justin Willingham / WKNO-FM

Television’s share of American advertising dollars is expected to have grown this year by about one-and-a-half percentage points over last year.

How can that be, you ask. What about the enormous growth in the Internet, the explosion of social media advertising?

The splintering of advertising media has been like a fragmentation grenade. Media segments. Then the segments segment. And it’s this very splintering that each year makes television more valuable to advertisers. Because television remains the one medium that still can deliver a big audience.

Sesame Workshop

It has been a tumultuous year or so for NPR’s top brass as NPR attracted criticism for its personnel decisions, especially from conservatives. And heads have rolled.

“Well, I came here because I wanted an easy job-secure environment,” joked new NPR CEO Gary Knell.