As the 60th anniversary of China's Communist revolution approaches, Peter Osnos, the former Moscow correspondent for the Washington Post, explains why the country of 1.4 billion didn’t go the way of the Soviet Union.
Peter Osnos is a senior fellow for media at The Century Foundation. Osnos is the founder and editor at large of PublicAffairs Books. He is vice chairman of the Columbia Journalism Review, a former publisher at Random House, and was a correspondent and editor at the Washington Post.
Peter Osnos peruses a Beijing bookstore and finds that they also read Lolita in Beijing—but Marx and Stalin collect dust.
From David Rohde’s escape from the Taliban to citizen journalists in Tehran, Peter Osnos says recent acts of journalistic bravery offer lessons for the flailing media industry about how to reconcile professional news providers with amateurs.
The media might be kinder to Obama than it was to Reagan, but the treatment has less to do with bias than it does with style.
A recent article in The New York Times suggested that the paper “mysteriously” lost a scoop on Watergate, but the real reason the Times lost the story, Peter Osnos writes, was because it was disdainful of shoe-leather journalism.
As independent-film theaters are increasingly pushed off the cinema landscape by hulking multiplexes, IFC has created an on-demand cable service comprehensive enough to satiate the persnickety film snob in all of us.
With the Amazon Kindle capturing more of the reading market, is there a future for traditional books? Peter Osnos suggests that publishers start selling paper and digital books together, so readers can enjoy the best of both worlds.
The future of news isn’t newspapers, blogs, or revenue-sharing models—it’s all three. From Rupert Murdoch on down to the Internet’s cub reporters, meet the newshounds who are joining forces to reshape tomorrow’s media landscape.
The 76-year-old newsweekly is attempting a full-scale resurrection this month, cutting bureaucracy and bureaus to make for a smaller, fresher magazine. But can it capture the buzz in a crowded media pond?
Amid a continuously awful media environment, the folks behind Politico seem to have figured out a business model that works. Print, it seems, isn't dead yet.