Thursday, January 04, 2007

Read and Learn

Just read Caloy Conde's post pointing at David Carr's story on how US papers have lost their value by as much as 20 percent in the last two years. I couldn't agree more with Caloy's observation that Filipino newspaper owners and editors can learn much from the experience of their First World counterparts.

David Carr's story and Caloy's post reminded me of my earlier plan to subscribe to some RSS feeds of US-based media writers. Thankfully, has a list of US-based media writers and columnists, as well as media ombudsmen and reader representatives. Here in Manila, among the Manila-based newspapers, it is only the Philippine Daily Inquirer that has an ombudsman (veteran journalist Lorna Tirol, who was also a former editor of the PJR Reports). Bravo, Inquirer.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but as far as I know, community papers in the country neither have ombudsmen or nor reader representatives.

Here's the list of media writers and ombudsmen in the United States as provided by And yes, I already subscribed to some of them. Read them, and learn.

David Carr
New York Times

Dante Chinni
The Christian Science Monitor

Eric Deggans
St. Petersburg Times

David Folkenflik

Jon Friedman

Mark Glaser

Peter Johnson
USA Today

Steve Johnson
Chicago Tribune

Dan Kennedy
Media Nation

Howard Kurtz
Washington Post

Mike Miner
Chicago Reader

Jesse Noyes
Boston Herald

William Powers
National Journal

James Rainey
Los Angeles Times

Adam Reilly
Boston Phoenix

Rem Rieder
American Journalism Review

Jay Rosen

Phil Rosenthal
Chicago Tribune

Tim Rutten
Los Angeles Times

Tom Scocca
New York Observer

Katharine Q.Seelye
New York Times

Jack Shafer

Joe Strupp
Editor & Publisher

Ed Bark
Dallas Morning News

Aaron Barnhart
Kansas City Star

David Bauder
Associated Press

Robert Bianco
USA Today

Hal Boedeker
Orlando Sentinel

Matea Gold
LA Times

Tim Goodman
San Francisco Chronicle

Bob Laurence
San Diego Union Tribune

Lisa de Moraes
Washington Post

J. Max Robins
Broadcasting & Cable

Gail Shister
Philadelphia Inquirer

Gay Verne

Joanna Weiss
Boston Globe

David Zurawik
Baltimore Sun

Byron Calame
New York Times

Wayne Ezell
The Florida Times-Union

Michael Getler

David House
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Deborah Howell
Washington Post

Karen Hunter
Hartford Courant

Debbie Kornmiller
Arizona Daily Star

Marvin Lake
The Virginian-Pilot

Gina Lubrano
San Diego Union-Tribune

Pam Platt
The Louisville Courier-Journal

Ted Vaden
Raleigh News & Observer

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