While Jim Brady has stepped out of the day-to-day of running local media help newsrooms evolve.
Brady, who formed Spirited Media [former owner of Denverite.com] in 2014, sold its three sites this year and opted to take the consulting work he was doing as part of Spirited Media to a full-time gig. And it seems to be paying off for both Brady and the media companies he’s working with.
We caught up with Brady to learn more about who he is collaborating with, how it’s going, and hear his current view on the industry.
An article from Columbia Journalism Review quantifies the amount of New York Times coverage of President Trump, compared to previous presidents, and offers some advice. Musa Al-Gharbi has the story here. It’s pretty dense, but thought-provoking.
Northwestern:Many takes and takeaways
Good Wednesday morning. This newsletter, the Poynter Report, is not just for journalists. It’s about the media and for people interested in the media. It’s a newsletter for everybody.
Today’s edition centers on a topic that exemplifies the intersection of the media and the public. So let me set it up:
Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently visited the campus of Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. The student newspaper, The Daily Northwestern, covered Sessions’ visit as well as the protest of his visit.
What ended up being national news, particularly in the journalism world, was the paper writing an editorial apologizing for how it covered the protest. To boil it down, the editorial board apologized for tweeting photos of the protesters and using the school’s directory to contact students.
More than 80 law enforcement officers working in California are convicted criminals, with rap sheets that ranging from animal cruelty to manslaughter.
They drove drunk, cheated on time cards, brutalized family members, even killed others with their recklessness on the road. But thanks to some of the weakest laws in the country for punishing police misconduct, the Golden State does nothing to stop these officers from enforcing the law.
Those are among the findings of an unprecedented collaboration of newsrooms, including the Bay Area News Group, which spent six months examining how California deals with cops who break the law.
Today, we’re unveiling that review, along with a unique searchable database of hundreds of current and former officers convicted of a crime in the past decade — the largest record of criminal activity among police in California ever compiled.