Spotted this morning in the msnbc.com newsroom:
msnbc: -tiaras -biscuits -scones -apple cider in plastic champagne flutes -and for some reason, a lot of bananas (that one may be unrelated to the Royal Wedding)
What Slate is trying to do is recognize that our greatest success, and the way...– From “Celeb Baby Bump: Slate Editor and Pregnant Media Vanguard Award Winner David Plotz (PHOTOS)”
Do the Pulitzer Prizes need a competitor? →
“The Pulitzer Prize is the most prestigious award in journalism but their response to changes in publishing has been slow,” say Nerd Colliders.
The decline of traditional media and the rise of viral emails and partisan Web...– From Politico, “A new era of accusation and innuendo” by Jonathan Martin and John Harris See also, “Factchecking Obama: Birther controversy was 4% of newshole, not ‘dominant’ story”
News limerick: Marie Antoinette meets Wills and...
The networks this week will forsake Recession and war and the quake Till the royals are wed They’ll be offering bread And circuses while we eat cake. —-Limerick by John Dillon, inspired by coverage of the Royal Wedding.
thedeadline: My obit may one day read, “He laughed at Brian Williams’ jokes.”
For the first time in the history of the Federal... →
I would assume that a not particularly happy place... →
capitalnewyork: - Bloomberg Businessweek’s lead design guy Richard Turley. This is a great interview.
The answer to bad speech is not “no speech” but good speech.– From, “No death sentence for slurs like the one Kobe Bryant used”
I read your articles, and I learned more in the past three weeks about my...– From, “4 years, 150 stories later, Pulitzer finalist recognized for investigating Louisiana Klan murder”
The basic impulse of editing is admiration for excellent writers and a desire to...– Robert Silvers, editor of The New York Review of Books, in an interview on Kindle Daily Post (via nybooks)
thedeadline: This feels like an appropriate day to say thank you to reporters and photographers who risk their lives in conflict zones.
"My problem has never been finding more great... →
nationaljournal: Obama to reporter: “Let me finish my answers the next time we do an interview, all right?”
Pulitzer Prizes still surprise
Breaking News Reporting Number of entries received: 37 Number of finalists recommended by jury: 3 Number of awards granted by board: 0 Dream comes true for Sarasota paper as it beats NYT’s Bogdanich Complete list of winners and finalists with links to their honored work
futurejournalismproject: Who makes up the New York Times’ infographics team? Key word here is team, about 25 people in all. Deputy graphics editor Matt Ericson talks with Journalism.co.uk’s Joel Gunter about how it all comes together and what roles people play.
News limerick: All my children have no life to...
The networks will jilt and will spurn Their soaps when they finally learn That ratings sink fast When — unlike the cast — The viewers, once dead, don’t return. —Limerick by John Dillon, inspired by news that ABC has cancelled soap operas “All My Children” and “One Life to Live.”
Models of Content Curation: Adding Structure,... →
5 kinds of content curation described in a blog post published by Rohit Bhargava: aggregation, distillation, elevation, mashup, chronology.
Words President Obama used in his deficit speech &...
A concordance of President Obama’s speech on Wednesday about the deficit reveals the words he used most and those he avoided. Number of times he mentioned Social Security: 11 Number of times he mentioned ‘entitlements’: 0 Chip Scanlan offers a full rhetorical analysis here.
News limerick: What rhymes with deficit?
Obama for months wouldn’t mention The federal shortfall’s ascension; But now he proposes Big cuts as he closes The deficit in his attention. -Limerick by John Dillon, inspired by President Obama’s speech on reducing the federal deficit.
News limerick: Masters and misses
The female reporters can’t gain Fair access because an arcane Club culture lets guys Get all the best lies To master Augusta’s domain. -Limerick by John Dillon, inspired by Bergen Record reporter Tara Sullivan being denied access to the men’s locker room after the Masters at Augusta National.
@innovations | Washington Post on news innovation:... →
washingtonpostinnovations: I’ll admit it, I think Washington Post’s Karen Tumulty is a talented reporter. But after her recounting a story about how a commenter saved her from a “mindless error” Friday night (when she was filing at the eleventh hour on the federal government’s near-shutdown), she now holds an even…
After having the oldest network news audience under Mr. Rather, CBS now has the...– Mentioned in a New York Times story about Katie Couric’s future — and possible reteaming with Matt Lauer — is this fact: The median age of “CBS Evening News” viewers is 60.6. And that’s the youngest of all the network newscasts.
Petrol or gas? Flat or apartment? Center or... →
copyeditor: Online media has made the differences between British and American English more noticeable. A reader may miss the subtle dialectal differences in the articles published in The New York Times and BBC News, but journalists who now have a global audience must be told that the word spunk may be acceptable in New York but is vulgar in London. I discuss my experiences editing American...
In a world where people are spending so much time on Facebook … we want...– Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, speaking in San Diego at the ASNE convention.
News limerick: The future beckons
Glenn Beck led the Tea Party flock To Fox with conspiracy talk; The shepherd’s now leaving And leaves behind grieving Purveyors of gold and of chalk. -Limerick by John Dillon, inspired by Glenn Beck and Fox News parting ways
Bob Sacha Makes Some Great Notes on the Difference... →
futurejournalismproject: What is the difference between broadcast video and video for the web? Adam Westbrook helps explain it a bit by detailing five things to avoid in web video that have become cliche’s in broadcast video. -Bob Sacha comments on Adam Westbrook’s article in a blog post. Bob Sacha is an accomplished multimedia journalist who transformed from analog to digital with great...