Noticing a surfeit of Jersey shore/beach-oriented Tumblr posts in my feed today. Keep ‘em coming!
"This is so weird," my friend Nicole -– a... →
alittlespace: what is this article I can’t even?… Paging Jack Shafer!
From the department of dead social sites...
Anyone else remember that hot second in 2007 when all the cool kids signed up for a new social-networking service called Virb and it was the rage for like, three weeks? No? Hi there. In a few weeks, a full year will have passed since we launched the new Virb — moving away from the social networking community, to an innovative way to “build your own website”. What an exciting first...
Was impressed with how many of these I knew off... →
“Thanks for noticing the corrections,” said... →
This is why I love living in Jersey City. →
"At Rupert Murdoch's tabloids, refusing to play... →
One reporter who said he went through that was Charles Begley, News of the World’s Harry Potter correspondent in 2001 when Brooks was its editor. The then 29-year-old reporter said he wore a Harry Potter costume to work and officially changed his name to that of the fictional boy wizard, all part of the paper’s attempt to tap into the Pottermania sweeping both sides of the...
Have you checked out the heart-wrenching Tumblr... →
HuffPo controversy highlights cavalier online... →
Cross post: At the risk of sounding like an old-school curmudgeon, the core issue here is how an ethos of best journalist practices are being installed in the new generation of web contributors. After all, plenty of reporters just like Lee are breaking into journalism at websites that don’t have editors closely supervising the flow of content to ensure that it has adequate sourcing,...
Also: beach reading →
If you’re not sick of reading about News of the World yet… The neat formulation in journalism is that reporters and editors are seekers after truth. The professional code says that the best journalists get scoops, though: They serve their readers by competing to bring the news home first. In the service of that competition, the professional code also lays out standards for how the...
Gotta love it when your editor writes a brilliant... →
“You might think the British press holds a monopoly on media controversy this month, with the shuttering of a 168-year-old tabloid over a phone-hacking scandal. Still, at least one Yank media concern has won some recent unwelcome notoriety—fittingly enough, for airing misleading video footage on the national holiday commemorating American independence from the British crown.”
Riding shotgun Zed lets it be known he’s never heard of Pretty Girls Make Graves and isn’t too amped to be doing so because they took their name from a Moz song. And I know the response but don’t make it myself but instead listen as Sam-A-Lam-A-Ding-Dong lets him know that might be true but the Mozzler himself jacked it (pun intended, what….) from a Jack Kerouac story so using it is really not...
Although noir comes in many shapes and sometimes even in color, it’s...– Press Box
Note: These fuckers were still in full effect on... →