‘It could be that I’m overly paranoid about this, but I have a sneaking...– Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, In Libyan Capital, Reporters Encounter The Surreal (via copyeditor)
Manual typewriters aren’t going gently into the good night of the digital era....– New type-ins and typists embrace ‘typecasting’ in the ‘typosphere.’
San Francisco columnist Jeff Yang recently talked with Poynter.org contributor Angie Chuang about the racial and anti-Japanese remarks that the disaster in Japan has sparked. During their e-mail exchange, Yang shared his thoughts on the Japanese people’s response: “I do think that the response of the Japanese people both to the crisis and the commentary around it has been exemplary – the...
You may hear me, with humor in my voice, talking about getting “props” from my...– Roy Peter Clark responds to Roger Ebert in “Am I too old to LOL? Are you?”
How 6 newsrooms are using mapping tools to explain... →
The Washington Post innovations team shows how papers from Des Moines to Spokane are presenting the data. Related: Explainer maps locate, contextualize and localize news from Libya, Japan
With their new metered pay wall, the NYT is just one incy-wincy step away from...– “Why the New York Times’ Pay Model is Similar to NPR and Spot.Us,” David Cohn (PBS MediaShift Idea Lab)
Alternating, incomplete accounts do not create balance. At best, they allow...– “New York Times follow-up on Cleveland, Texas, rape story corrects, repeats original mistakes,” Poynter.org
Still Not Going To Do This Every Day: In Which... →
markcoatney: The other day, while listening to the very nice TAL episode “Original Recipe”, in which the show reveals the original recipe for Coca-Cola, Ira Glass notes that because Coca-Cola is made from coca leaves, a controlled substance in the U.S., all the leaves Coke uses are first shipped from South…
Hissy twit: Missing N.Y. cobra lives it up on... →
msnbc: A venomous snake who went missing from New York’s Bronx Zoo may be eluding zookeepers, but thousands of fans have found her on Twitter.
Like a web search engine, journalism is about getting people the accurate...– Jonathan Stray » The editorial search engine (via greglinch)
But the argument over the paywall has taken on a strangely moral cast for what...– “The NY Times Paywall Goes Up. When Is It Immoral to Go Around It?” James Poniewozik, TIME
I’m going to optimistically argue that the basic problem is that most...– How The Mainstream Media Is Failing Us With Its Nuclear Hysteria (via “Misinformation Clouds Much Japan Coverage,” CJR)
I’m the president of the United States. You think I’ve got to go borrow...– President Barack Obama, on the fact that he owns an iPad, via Peter Kafka of AllThingsD
For the first time, Wired cover features a female...
April’s issue of Wired features a cover story about Limor Fried, an electrical engineer who founded Adafruit Industries and who has been named one of the most influential women in technology. Some have found fault with the cover. But others, including Texas State University’s Cindy Royal, are praising Wired: “I am thrilled that the Wired staff made the decision to spotlight the...
News Iimerick: The zone that won't fly
Obama tonight explains why The aircraft restrictions apply To Gadhafi alone Since the call for a zone For Syria’s one that won’t fly. -Limerick by John Dillon
Can we still read your Tumblr for free?
thedeadline: Only until I determine that you’re willing to pay to read my Tumblr. (Ask me anything)
… Maybe it is compassion fatigue. Cara Vonderbruegge, 23, an event...– “Inundated With News, Many Find It Difficult to Keep Up on Libya,” The New York Times
We’re beginning to enforce the idea that our content is not out there to...– Nisenholtz: Paywall part of New York Times strategy to ‘manage the link economy’
If this had happened in Silicon Valley, there would be a garage involved. But in...– New York Times’ David Carr on The Atavist, in “Long-Form Journalism Finds a Home”