You cannot promote your private, paid speaking business on the basis of your NPR...– Jim Cameron, volunteer program director for public-access station Darien TV79, about NPR’s Dina Temple-Raston’s refusal to allow a talk to be videotaped.
This “competition” between HuffPo and the NYT is a false one, whether comparing...– Top news sites lose unique visitors in May, while traffic peaks for many
Good luck playing hopscotch in the bureaucratic minefield that is the FCC. If...– Comment posted on Steve Waldman’s blog in 2009 after he announced that he would lead an FCC taskforce on the future of the media. The FCC report came out yesterday, and it shows how support for government journalism subsidies has fizzled. Romenesko has a roundup of reaction and analysis.
The FCC team that wrote the report coined the term “hamsterization” (based on a...– FCC report: Local TV ‘more important than ever,’ but thin on accountability reporting
it’s like whispering to your companion during a dinner party: you might not get...– Susan Orlean on sending private messages via social media (via newyorker)
You know who's sick and tired of bad press? →
utnereader: The millennials, that’s who.
Mike: Do you think that ProPublica is partly responsible for the growth of non...– From the transcript of an interview with ProPublica’s General Manager Richard Tofel. Interesting conversation, and of course we were happy to see the MinnPost mention. (via minnpost)
Joplin tornado: Photography meets technology
washingtonpostinnovations: The gut-wrenching images that emerged after a tornado struck Joplin, Mo. this week were made even more profound by digital and online storytelling techniques. The combination of traditional photography and digital technology put viewers inside the wreckage and show just how much devastation was caused to the area. In what has now become a fixture in online coverage,...