“Two cameras, like riderless horses, sat back-to-back on the table at the front. A large chalkboard served as backdrop. The hotel’s general manager and his ever-present son watched from the side. New York Times photographer Brian Denton read from Plato, and US envoy Christoper Stevens was handed a reading from the Book of Isaiah. Dusty, dirty photographers and reporters just off the same boat that carried the men’s bodies sat holding lighted candles. Even then, some continued to do their job, snapping images of the ceremony.”—Read this.
For the past 12 years, Jim Romenesko has been the guy who rapidly rounds up and links to every little morsel of gossipy, wonky, inside-baseball journalism news for diehard media junkies.
Over the past few months, however, following the latest changes to the website of the Poynter Institute, which hosts the 57-year-old newsman’s industry blog, The Cutline has noticed a curious trend: what the old-school print-journalism set calls “reporting.”
I have a hard time seeing Aaron Cometbus “in the wild” (as in at Book Thug Nation or while visiting Aaron at Academy) without picturing him shirtless.
Thorns of Life > forgetters. Speaking of which, what’s the latest on forgetters anyway? I still like them and all….
I’m really sick of people saying that, even though I agree with you. Let’s all have a good cry about it and then move on. But anyway, I saw them play at that thing that other weekend. I stand by my previous statements that forgetters live is 10x better than their recordings. I’m not that into their new songs. (Think… noisier and longer Smashing Pumpkins. Snore!) But! I have seen them an embarrassing amount of times and I always have fun. So there’s that.
Two years ago, I think to this very day, John Koblin, Zachary Woolfe and I journeyed to Rutgers for an all-afternoon epic reading of our favorite epic poem, coupled with some early evening campus bar-crawling and a boozy dinner courtesy of the English department chair at night. Today, we totally dropped the ball on recreating that magic:
TheMilton Conference (April 7-8, 2011)
Thomas Fulton (Rutgers University) Milton and the Cultures of Print Thursday, April 7, 4:30 (Teleconference Lecture Hall) co-sponsored with Alexander Library
Stephen B. Dobranski (Georgia State University) Form Paging Content: The Material Text and Poetic Meaning in Milton Friday April 8 (seminar starts at 3 p.m.) co-sponsored with Alexander Library
"John Milton and the History of the Book" panel at NeMLA 2011 Convention (Hyatt New Brunswick) on April 8, 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Salon D)
The conference will feature an accompanying exhibition at the Rutgers University Libraries.
“Anyone have extra tix for unbroken on sat.?! Just found out they are playing and, as usual, I am sold out of a show that would have had 20 people in attendance 15 years ago.”—So this is what the future is like!
You are a full blown idiot. Left wing suck-up. You speak confidence as truth in things you know nothing about. The nation has NOT seen a BC of Obama. That is the only truth you jacka@$$.
Hey Joey, Wow…, you sure can regurgitate what others feed you with a strong assertive peevishness. Your words like “debunked” and “proven false” and of course that old chestnut “chestnut”, sure make you appear like you know something. Of course it is only what someone else told you. Will it ever be possible that you will not shade your writings with the childlike prejudice of an unhappy kid who can’t seem to leave behind the impact of a brainwashed liberal education? Or in other words…, grow up! You ought to try hitchhiking around the world like I and many of my friends did in the late 60’s (twice). You might find that just about everybody on this planet will do or say anything for money and that most of our human race is full of crap knowledge. Just as your article is. You don’t know where this man Obama was born, and neither do I. You are nowhere near “knowing”. The only proof that I can believe is as Newton said, ” I will only believe what can be proved in a laboratory.” And that you have not done…, nor found. Gosh…, life is so easy for you Joey boy, you just type and….., you get paid …, with money.
As I’ve written before, all reporting is, in essence, aggregation. Otherwise, you’re writing fiction.
Reporting is the act of collecting information from multiple sources for inclusion within a news report. Isn’t that simply a form of aggregation?
I agree that there is value in carefully-curated, fairly-sourced online aggregation, which in itself can be considered a form of reporting. In fact my job requires me to produce at least one example of such aggregation just about every day. But is there not usually more value (when appropriate/possible) in picking up the phone, talking to people, asking questions and then introducing new details into the news cycle? I think in most cases, this form of journalism rises above the synthesis and contextualization of reporting done by others. It’s an important distinction to make since there is so much sloppy aggregation (and, to be fair, sloppy “reporting” without proper vetting) floating around the web. Point is, I’d stop short of suggesting that the two terms are interchangeable.