Second Rough Draft

Richard J. Tofel
Journalism in our time
Created 13 Jan 2021
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  • Two Lessons for Today From a Journalism Immortal
    04 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 1 1
    Welcome to Second Rough Draft, a newsletter about journalism in our time, how it (especially its business) is evolving, and the challenges it faces. Subscribe now In the weeks just ahead, we will pass...
  • Hedge Funds Are Not the Cause of Newspapers' Largest Woes
    28 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 1 8
    Welcome to Second Rough Draft, a newsletter about journalism in our time, how it (especially its business) is evolving, and the challenges it faces. Subscribe now There’s been a lot said this year abo...
  • New York’s Next Mayor and a Failure of Local Reporting
    07 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 5 2
    Welcome to Second Rough Draft, a newsletter about journalism in our time, how it (especially its business) is evolving, and the challenges it faces. Subscribe now Two weeks before the June 22 Democrat...
  • Is it Time for Journalism to Get Off Facebook?
    30 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 4 4
    Welcome to Second Rough Draft, a newsletter about journalism in our time, how it (especially its business) is evolving, and the challenges it faces. Subscribe now Some of the best journalism in recent...
  • Why News Organizations Should Stop Sponsoring Polls
    23 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 5 2
    Welcome to Second Rough Draft, a newsletter about journalism in our time, how it (especially its business) is evolving, and the challenges it faces. Subscribe now After what seemed like half a year of...
  • Four Rules for Nonprofit Journalism Funders*
    17 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 4 1
    Welcome to a special Friday edition of Second Rough Draft, a newsletter about journalism in our time, how it (especially its business) is evolving, and the challenges it faces. Subscribe now Some mont...
  • A Lesson from the Decline of Vice
    09 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 6 9
    Welcome to Second Rough Draft, a newsletter about journalism in our time, how it (especially its business) is evolving, and the challenges it faces. Subscribe now One the same day last month that Poli...
  • A Call for More Proportionality in Pandemic Coverage
    02 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 4 6
    Welcome to Second Rough Draft, a newsletter about journalism in our time, how it (especially its business) is evolving, and the challenges it faces. Subscribe now It is a common definition that news o...
  • The Press Also Has Responsibility for the Afghanistan Mess
    26 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 2 1
    Welcome to Second Rough Draft, a newsletter about journalism in our time, how it (especially its business) is evolving, and the challenges it faces. Subscribe now For roughly the last 15 years, the th...
  • Celebrating the Power of Publishing Partnerships
    12 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 4 3
    Welcome to Second Rough Draft, a newsletter about journalism in our time, how it (especially its business) is evolving, and the challenges it faces. Subscribe now It’s exactly 14 years since I became ...
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