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Cosign With Jay Rosen

This: Editing by click rate is stupid and unethical. Chasing traffic is an abyss. The hamsterization of journalism is degrading the work environment for news professionals. Expecting reporters to report, write, blog, tweet, shoot video, sift the web, raise their metabolism, and … Continue reading

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Johann Hari Vs. Johann Hari On The Ethics Of Making Sh!t Up

by matttbastard Johann Hari, September 2011: “If I had asked the many experienced colleagues I have here at The Independent… they would have explained just how wrong I was. It was arrogant and stupid of me not to ask.” Indeed … Continue reading

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Obligatory WFT McChrystal?! Post

by matttbastard Cole drops an Apocalypse Now reference, while The Artist Formerly Known as Tacitus thinks shitcanning is imperative if the republic is to survive the impact of McChrystal’s insta-infamous still-unpublished Rolling Stone interview [h/t Ben Smith]. Perhaps. Laura Rozen usually has sound instincts and excellent sources: One early … Continue reading

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Canadian Libel Reform, Meet Economic Reality

by matttbastard So, you think that recent SCOC ruling will help fight the chilling effects of Canada’s draconian libel laws? Think again, says Ryerson journ prof Jeffrey Dvorkin: While editors are hailing the ruling as a breakthrough for more aggressive … Continue reading

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Hey, WaPo — Peeing On the Floor = Wingnut SOP

by matttbastard Jesse Taylor explains why, contra aimai, the latest example of desperate hand wringing on the part of the traditional media over the scourge that is online incivility (fetch forth teh fainting couch!) misses the mark by honing in … Continue reading

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Don’t call it a comeback (well, OK, if you must…)

by matttbastard Don’t worry, I’m not gonna put forth a sorry Nikki Finke-style excuse for my lack of productivity this summer. All responsibility for low creative yield is entirely mine and mine alone (FYI, the dog ate my motivation). Ok, … Continue reading

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What If They Threw a War and Nobody Came?

by matttbastard It appears John Cruickshank has dumped Kathy English as his designated useful idiot in The Toronto Star’s ongoing asymmetrical (and largely one-sided) proxy tussle with the intertoobs. This time the projectile has been launched by the normally not-failtastic columnist … Continue reading

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Clinton Coverage & Media “Anecdrama”

by matttbastard (photo by NYCArthur, used under a Creative Commons license) Great post @ Foreign Policy’s FP Passport Blog from Annie Lowrey: Seven months ago, Hillary Rodham Clinton — the powerful New York Senator, former First Lady, and runner-up in … Continue reading

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Dinosaurs and Mammals

by matttbastard Apropos, especially in light of the recent public tussle between the straight-from-the-Jurassic editorial staff of the Toronto Star and a certain far-sighted columnist/blogger: Undeniably, there is money to be made in digital publishing with free reader access, but … Continue reading

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NBC Sports Blog Lifts Steel Curtain on ESPN’s Roethlisberger Rape Embargo

by matttbastard If only the GENERAL mainstream media establishment would go after each other with this kind of righteous gusto when warranted — as is DEFINITELY the case here: “We really don’t want our coverage of the civil lawsuit filed … Continue reading

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