Posts tagged journalism

A Look Into Gezi Park

I was in Turkey last month as the protests in Gezi Park hit their peak. Here’s what a day in the park looked like. For more, you can read my piece in Forbes: Gezi Park’s Last 24 Hours: A View From The Ground

Scenes From The Nets’ Press Conference

Here’s a quick, behind the scenes look at the Brooklyn Nets’ introduction of KG, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry. Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov stopped by, as did Nets GM Billy King and head coach Jason Kidd. 

If you say something which everybody already knows, that doesn’t automatically make you boring.
Via Felix Salmon in Good Old News

Four Types of Scoops

by Jay Rosen

News Folk, What Say You?
If the scoop it’s something that would have come out anyway, I sort of agree with the above. But, not all scoops are of that nature. It’s possible that if some news organization didn’t bring a certain scoop to light, it might have lingered in the shadows indefinitely.
Bottom line: IMHO scoops do matter, just as long as they’re not ‘Twitter Scoops’ where said reporter might break the news before anyone else, get 1,000 RTs and then a press release with the exact same information comes out five minutes later. Still, those 1,000 RTs are probably pretty exciting for that reporter, and good for the news org that employs them (in some way).

News Folk, What Say You?

If the scoop it’s something that would have come out anyway, I sort of agree with the above. But, not all scoops are of that nature. It’s possible that if some news organization didn’t bring a certain scoop to light, it might have lingered in the shadows indefinitely.

Bottom line: IMHO scoops do matter, just as long as they’re not ‘Twitter Scoops’ where said reporter might break the news before anyone else, get 1,000 RTs and then a press release with the exact same information comes out five minutes later. Still, those 1,000 RTs are probably pretty exciting for that reporter, and good for the news org that employs them (in some way).

jaredbkeller:

taylorlorenz:

News tweets

I just…I can’t. 

Community managers unleashed!

Most critically, no advertising will be getting in the way. The decision on advertising was the hardest, because obviously it provides a vital revenue stream for almost all media products. But we know from your emails how distracting and intrusive it can be; and how it often slows down the page painfully. And we’re increasingly struck how advertising is dominated online by huge entities, and how compromising and time-consuming it could be for so few of us to try and lure big corporations to support us. We’re also mindful how online ads have created incentives for pageviews over quality content.

The Advertising Portion of Andrew Sullivan’s “We’re Going Independent” Post

There will be no advertising, at least in the onset. A bold component to a bold move by Sullivan and co. 

Look: I chose digital over print 12 years ago, when I shifted my writing gradually online, with this blog and now blogazine. Of course a weekly newsmagazine on paper seems nuts to me. But it takes guts to actually make the change. An individual can, overnight. An institution is far more cumbersome. Which is why, I believe, institutional brands will still be at a disadvantage online compared with personal ones. There’s a reason why Drudge Report and the Huffington Post are named after human beings. It’s because when we read online, we migrate to read people, not institutions. Social media has only accelerated this development, as everyone with a Facebook page now has a mini-blog, and articles or posts or memes are sent by email or through social networks or Twitter.

Andrew Sullivan on the end of Newsweek’s print existence, and the beginning of its all-digital life. (via newsweek)

Are you wondering why blogger Andrew Sullivan is going independent? Check out this post he wrote after Newsweek decided to go digital only. In it, he says that we look to people for news these days, not institutions. When I read this in October, I wondered why Sullivan would keep his brand under the umbrella of an institution if he really felt this way. Today, he’s answered that question.

Keep. The. Party. Rocking.

Keep. The. Party. Rocking.

"Our cover story this week may generate controversy, but only among the stupid."
- Bloomberg Businessweek Editor, Josh Tyrangiel 

"Our cover story this week may generate controversy, but only among the stupid."

Bloomberg Businessweek Editor, Josh Tyrangiel