The space shuttle: So flawed, yet so inspiring — so human

When I covered a space shuttle launch in 2005, what struck me most about it was how jury-rigged and flawed and human things seemed — especially for a multibillion-program aimed at putting people into space — and yet, how inspiring it all was at the same time.

Future of Media: Lots of Questions, But No Easy Answers

Columbia’s school of journalism has released a report on the media industry that describes a landscape filled with disruption and confusion. Although there are some hints of possible new business models, most media companies simply don’t understand enough about what is happening to their traditional businesses.