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Being John Ibbitson
August 1, 2006 | Ryerson Review of Journalism | Barry Hertz.

What his columns lack in personal detail, he makes up for in research. He is one of the few columnists who actually reports rather than simply sitting back and spouting his opinions. He noticed a weakness of his colleagues – too much analysis, not enough research – and began to emulate his favourite drama critic, Nathan Cohen. “He offered a good recipe for analyzing public policy as he did for theatre, which was just asking three questions,” explains Ibbitson. “What are you doing? How are you doing it? And, is it a good idea in the first place?”
John_Ibbitson  questions  worthiness  public_policy  columnists  discernment  think_threes  5_W’s 
april 2016 by jerryking
Brands not just a new wrapper for institutions
Fall 2014 | Western Alumni Alumni Gazette   | by Paul Wells, BA'89.

Michael Ignatieff is an asset to the Harvard brand. Or rather, to the Kennedy School brand, because Ignatieff is returning to the John F. Kennedy School of Government, also known as the Harvard Kennedy School or even as HKS. In other words, Harvard today is a sort of a nested set of Russian dolls of identity. There’s Harvard on the outside, and various affiliated schools further in, with academics of greater or lesser star power in the middle.

And it’s all of those attributes together, that jumble of organizations and individuals, that informed audiences think about when they think about Harvard.....In 2012 Arthur Brisbane, the former public editor of the New York Times, noted he found himself at “an oddly disaggregated New York Times of hyper-engaged journalists building their own brands, and company content flung willy-nilly into the ether.” The Times, surely the strongest newspaper brand in the world, has watched while reporter-columnists like David Carr, Mark Bittman, Paul Krugman, David Brooks take their act at least partly on the road, through active Twitter accounts, books, TV and public speaking gigs. I’ve even had well-meaning readers tell me I’d do better to leave Maclean’s and hang out my own shingle. But that misunderstands the nature of the relationship: The umbrella organization strengthens the individual writer’s clout — and vice versa. Strong identities aren’t something to fear on a big team. They’re essential to the team’s success
Paul_Wells  Colleges_&_Universities  Harvard  brands  branding  KSG  Michael_Ignatieff  personal_branding  NYT  symbiosis  relationships  unidirectional  bidirectional  misunderstandings  star_power  columnists  identity  matryoshka_dolls  writers 
september 2014 by jerryking
How To Be A Bush Pilot, by Claudia Dey - The Globe and Mail
Reviewed by Mette Bach
From Saturday's Globe and Mail
Published Friday, Dec. 10, 2010
Claudia_Dey  book_reviews  relationships  columnists 
december 2010 by jerryking
A Reasonable Man
Jul 4, 2010 | New York Magazine | By Christopher Beam. "“It’s
not the best time for people like me,” says Brooks.

And yet it is. Brooks’s charming, levelheaded optimism may be out of
style. But he gets to play the voice of reason against a chorus of
doomsayers. His moderate conservatism—a synthesis of conservative giant
Edmund Burke and Ur-centralizer Alexander Hamilton that has earned him
the label of “liberals’ favorite conservative”—may be anomalous, but it
allows him a kind of freedom that other, more partisan pundits lack.
He’s a party of one, without followers. This is Brooks’s central
paradox: He’s both the essential columnist of the moment, better than
anyone at crystallizing the questions we face—ones for which there are
often no good answers—and also, somehow, totally out of step."
profile  David_Brooks  Edmund_Burke  columnists  conservatism  Alexander_Hamilton 
july 2010 by jerryking
NewsBios
This exclusive NewsBios directory contains the names of every
byline to appear at least 10 times in The Wall Street Journal between
October 1, 2006 and September 30, 2007.
WSJ  journalists  columnists 
march 2009 by jerryking

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