No, not that kind of March madness. (Sorry, sports fans.) Deadlines–and trips to Seattle, Williamsburg, and Charlottesville–have kept me away from blogging the last two weeks, but I have a good run of publishing and schol-comm stories to show for my absence. The headlines are pretty self-explanatory if not entirely satisfying from the reporter’s point of view. (This is worth repeating: The person who wrote the story is not usually the person who wrote the headline, which can make for some awkward or infuriating moments if you’re the byliner.)
—“Humanities Journals Confront Identity Crisis” (The Chronicle, March 27, 2009)
—“Publishers Face Pressure From Libraries to Freeze Prices and Cut Deals” (The Chronicle, March 27, 2009). FYI, this marks my debut as the Hot Type columnist for the Chronicle. Hot Type has been a staple of the Chronicle’s publishing coverage, but now it will be a reported, “voiced” column with my name above the logo. I hope to make the most of the space.
—“U. of Michigan Press Reorganizes as a Unit of the Library” (The Chronicle, March 23, 2009, subscription req’d)
—“U. of Missouri Press To Cut Nearly Half Its Staff” (The Chronicle, March 18, 2009)
—“College and Research Librarians Discuss the Economy, Looking on the Bright Side” (The Chronicle, March 13, 2009, subscription req’d)