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January 12, 2014
18:19 // 6 months ago
December 31, 2013
Former newspaper guy falls on hard times: Craig D. Lindsey, a former staff writer for the Raleigh News and Observer, has been out of a regular paycheck for three years now—so long that he’s raised concerns about going homeless. His solution: Start an Indiegogo campaign to pay his rent. (It’s working; he’s got three months covered already.) The newspaper industry sucks.

Former newspaper guy falls on hard times: Craig D. Lindsey, a former staff writer for the Raleigh News and Observer, has been out of a regular paycheck for three years now—so long that he’s raised concerns about going homeless. His solution: Start an Indiegogo campaign to pay his rent. (It’s working; he’s got three months covered already.) The newspaper industry sucks.

23:08 // 6 months ago
December 18, 2013
theatlantic:

Will a Billion Selfies Make Us Miss the World’s Biggest Moments?

It’s never been easier to take a photograph—and harder to be a photojournalist. Are iconic images a thing of the past?

Read more. [Image: Osman Orsa]


No, it just means more of the iconic images will come from amateurs, not pros.

theatlantic:

Will a Billion Selfies Make Us Miss the World’s Biggest Moments?

It’s never been easier to take a photograph—and harder to be a photojournalist. Are iconic images a thing of the past?
Read more. [Image: Osman Orsa]

No, it just means more of the iconic images will come from amateurs, not pros.

21:56 // 7 months ago
December 12, 2013
17:07 // 7 months ago
December 10, 2013
17:48 // 7 months ago
December 5, 2013
No one can keep track of how many people use Internet, how many machines it can reach or even how many sub- and sub-sub-networks form a part of it. The “backbone” of the network—major electronic corridors established by the Department of Defense, the National Science Foundation and others—is obvious enough, but like the interstate highway system, it leads to successively smaller local byways and obscure private roads.
How The Washington Post wrote about the internet in 1988.
8:49 // 7 months ago
December 3, 2013

Guardian editor says paper’s coverage barely scratched the surface of Snowden leaks

  • one percent of the materials leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden have been published by The Guardian, according to editor Alan Rusbridger. Rusbridger spoke before a Parliamentary committee on Tuesday, where he said the UK would not bully the paper into ending its coverage, but also acknowledged that The Guardian doesn’t plan to publish much more of the content it received from the former NSA contractor. source
15:45 // 7 months ago
November 24, 2013
brooklynmutt:

"I love our copy desk." - @jbsgreenberg

Every copy desk in the country needs this sign.

brooklynmutt:

"I love our copy desk." - @jbsgreenberg

Every copy desk in the country needs this sign.

(via upworthy)

22:24 // 8 months ago
November 23, 2013
Earlier this week, a bunch of news organizations complained that the White House’s official photographer, Pete Souza, was getting all the good photos. This was Souza’s response.

Earlier this week, a bunch of news organizations complained that the White House’s official photographer, Pete Souza, was getting all the good photos. This was Souza’s response.

13:41 // 8 months ago

DAILY REMINDER:

evanfleischer:

If you want to help this site become some kind of cross between Andrew Sullivan, Tim Pool, and [pick your favorite fiction writer], then click here, and — also — re-blog. 

(I mean — can you imagine how much better my Occupy Wall Street coverage would have been if I was ever actually there?)

Quick commentary here: Evan Fleischer is a smart guy who has done amazing work covering news on Tumblr and elsewhere. He has some impressive credits to his name. The fact that he has to encourage you to click a link to make a little money is very unfortunate. I would recommend reaching out to him with job offers.

Listen, Tumblr folks who read this blog: When you say that you aren’t offering up monetization models to end users because it structures the shape of the community, this is what happens. Smart people with smart commentary can’t follow up on their awesome skills and make a career of this through your platform. That’s really sad, and it would be so easy to fix.

13:21 // 8 months ago