The USC Annenberg School of Communications has discontinued financing the Online Journalism Review, arguably the most venerable entity examining reporting and news ethics in the digital sphere.
Robert Niles sent out an e-mail yesterday and I have to admit I didn't read it properly the first time, so shocking was it. As it turns out USC will contribute to the Knight Digital Media Center and its ongoing work in the field, but the OJR loss is a big loss. I feel the same way about it that someone might if a newspaper died --- the more voices the better, and in particular in the new media field, which is still on the early part of its journey. have to believe someone will scoop up the name and continue something similar somewhere.