Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Investigations: Post-Katrina Race War

"Katrina's Hidden Race War," published in The Nation Dec. 17, reveals the little-known story of a dozen African Americans shot in post-hurricane New Orleans. The Nation's A.C. Thompson found in a lengthy investigation that a militia of gun-toting white men ran amok in the city. The story reports police haven't fully investigated many of the crimes committed against African Americans in the hurricane's aftermath.

TAGS: investigations

Da Biz: The Media's Subprime Debt Bomb

Amid the soul-searching about the media business and tough times ahead in the internet age, there's been little focus on one of the key fundamentals: massive debt. Many of our industry's problems aren't the result of the business model being screwed up per se, but rather because of really bad business decision-making - a fascinating parallel to subprime borrowing, in fact. This interesting article from Silicon Valley CEO Alan Mutter explains more.

TAGS: the biz, future of journalism