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7 ways Andrew Sullivan changed blogging

cjr.org — From attribution to pacing, the digital crusader has been one of the most significant writers of our time It's hard to prove for sure who invented what on the internet. Innovations spread rapidly and sometimes seem to materialize simultaneously in many places.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @jayrosen_nyu: How Andrew Sullivan changed blogging cjr.org/the_kicker/and… by @stevenwaldman is recommended. And no, he didn't originate all those things.

Jan 29, 2015

How Andrew Sullivan changed blogging cjr.org/the_kicker/and… by @stevenwaldman is recommended. And no, he didn't originate all those things.

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cjr.org — An imbalanced proposal seems to be finding little support in Pennsylvania In a story that reminds me of The Onion's "Area Man" series, a group of ​randomly selected Pennsylvania citizens, with no collective policymaking expertise, has recommended that the state legislature change its shield law to narrow the protections for journalists.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @jonathanwpeters: Grand jury has issued report recommending changes to reporter's shield law. I throw shade at the report, for @CJR: bit.ly/1CEa05x

Jan 29, 2015

RT @CoreyHutchins: Grand-jury leaks shouldn’t get shield law protection, says grand jury: cjr.org/united_states_…

Jan 29, 2015

Grand-jury leaks shouldn’t get shield law protection, says grand jury: cjr.org/united_states_…

What will happen to

cjr.org — It's uncertain if the newspaper will replace Tanzina Vega, who is moving to the metro desk The future of race coverage at The New York Times is under scrutiny as Tanzina Vega, the paper's sole reporter on a national race and ethnicity beat that she created one year ago, is moved this week to the metro desk to cover the Bronx courthouse.
Jan 29, 2015

What's happening to The New York Times’ race beat? cjr.org/behind_the_new… It’s uncertain if the newspaper will replace Tanzina Vega

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What a cardboard cutout says about local news priorities

cjr.org — Stanford scholar James Hamilton discusses TV stations' pursuit of the marginal viewer Yesterday, Jim Romenesko introduced readers to " Michelle" and " Lisa DeVries," a pair of middle-aged, prosperous white moms who, according to management directives, comprise the target demographic for two local TV newsrooms. The newsworthy bit: Michelle is a cardboard cutout.
Jan 29, 2015

Stanford's Jay Hamilton drops some knowledge regarding those TV stations and their cardboard cutout demographics. bit.ly/1ziJ0Xa

Jan 29, 2015

I spoke to @stanfordJourn director James Hamilton about what a cardboard cutout says about local TV news priorities: cjr.org/united_states_…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @AdamWagner1990: Ratings of the TV show Cops, not crime data, are best predictor for amount of crime coverage on local TV stations: bit.ly/1Dkj5ik

Jan 29, 2015

"if there is no murder in that market on that day, then [TV news] would bring in another one via satellite coverage" cjr.org/united_states_…

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cjr.org — Should journalists apologize when their stories take off without them? Monica Guzman writes about journalism ethics for CJR. Earlier this month Slate Magazine published a Year in Outrage calendar, which chronicled the stories that enraged the general public each day of last year. Eric Meyer never meant to be Dec.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @meyerweb: I was interviewed by @moniguzman for a column about ethics in journalism. (It has nothing to do with GamerGate.) cjr.bz/1DjZTBt

Jan 29, 2015

RT @moniguzman: Just published my first piece in Columbia Journalism Review :) “@CJR: The ethics of saying 'sorry' cjr.bz/1DjZTBt

Jan 29, 2015

RT @moniguzman: Just published my first piece in Columbia Journalism Review :) “@CJR: The ethics of saying 'sorry' cjr.bz/1DjZTBt

Jan 29, 2015

Just published my first piece in Columbia Journalism Review :) “@CJR: The ethics of saying 'sorry' cjr.bz/1DjZTBt

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m.cjr.org — By Corey Hutchins Yesterday, Jim Romenesko introduced readers to " Michelle" and " Lisa DeVries," a pair of middle-aged, prosperous white moms who, according to management directives, comprise the target demographic for two local TV newsrooms. The newsworthy bit: Michelle is a cardboard cutout. Lisa is a stock photo on a poster.

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m.cjr.org — By Monica Guzman Monica Guzman writes about journalism ethics for CJR. Last month, Slate published a Year in Outrage calendar, which chronicled the stories that enraged the general public each day of last year. Eric Meyer never meant to be Dec. 28.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @jamesian: Wonderful ethical adventure story bit.ly/1ESggpR by @moniguzman for @CJR Why writer apologized in sympathy "not guilt" #algorithm

Snapchat ventures into news territory

cjr.org — But stories will not drive traffic to websites The app used by millions as a creative outlet for duck-face selfies, fleeting nude photos, and covert humiliation of unknowing passersby is the latest third-party platform to host news coverage.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @CJR: Tech dudes wanna make sure you, like, know what’s going on man cjr.bz/1zdjy5f

Jan 28, 2015

RT @Isa_Chapman: .@DavidUberti used to say that it annoyed him that there was no journalism in Snapchat & I thought he was a killjoy. http:…

Jan 28, 2015

Proud that I managed to cram references to duckface, sexting and frat parties into my latest piece @CJR: cjr.org/behind_the_new…

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Covering the Knicks? Good luck

cjr.org — The team's public relations staff appears to restrict access "The only thing worse than being a bad team is being a boring team," Frank Isola of The New York Daily News told me in a phone interview.

A Compulsion To Know

cjr.org — CJR's 2000 profile of Mike Allen On the occasion of Mark Leibovich's New York Times Magazine Politico 's Mike Allen, CJR is happy to offer you this take on Allen as originally published in our July/August 2000 issue. Like Leibovich's effort, it shows an inexhaustible information vacuum at work.
Jan 29, 2015

This thing is written like a Cole Porter sing, lilting melody MT @ksheekey: A Compulsion To Know cjr.org/campaign_desk/… via @cjr”

Is national media ignoring local science fraud?

cjr.org — Instances are being covered as local stories rather than as data points in a national narrative In a rare case, a former Iowa State University scientist was prosecuted by a federal attorney last summer for faking the results of his AIDS vaccine research.
Jan 28, 2015

RT @CJR: "If any journalists have pursued this bigger story, I have yet to see it." cjr.bz/1tpXQLQ

Jan 28, 2015

@inkkr a great piece on local reporting vs. national when it comes to science fraud cjr.org/the_observator…

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cjr.org — So far, the network has done little to distinguish itself-and observers doubt that it will CHICAGO, IL - When Wrapports LLC, the publisher of the Chicago Sun-Times, announced in October that it was launching a project called the Sun Times Network, the initial reaction here was mostly skeptical.
Jan 28, 2015

RT @rexerr: Of note here is disney.suntimes.com. How did I miss that? "the Sun Times Network does not look very good" bit.ly/1K4oRH2 via @cjr

Jan 28, 2015

RT @vouchey: Brutal: "It's still early, but the Sun Times Network does not look very good" cjr.org/united_states_… by @ruikaneya

Jan 28, 2015

It’s still early, but the Sun Times Network does not look very good writes @ruikaneya in @CJR cjr.org/united_states_…

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No more sugar daddies

cjr.org — Andrew Sullivan turned his popular blog into an independent, reader-supported site Andrew Sullivan's decision in January to leave the Daily Beast and turn his popular blog, The Dish, into an independent site that relies on reader payments of $19.99 a year (or more, if they choose; no ads, at least for now), touched off a lively discussion among media obsessives.
Jan 28, 2015

RT @CJR: Andrew Sullivan says goodbye to The Dish cjr.bz/1trU1pv Our 2013 interview with him cjr.bz/1trU44y http://t.co/IT0Nb1fdvm

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m.cjr.org — By Rui Kaneya CHICAGO, IL - When Wrapports LLC, the publisher of the Chicago Sun-Times, announced in October that it was launching a project called the Sun Times Network, the initial reaction here was mostly skeptical. Few media observers in Chicago had seen it coming, and much of the discussion on Twitter and comment threads revolved around the question: What is this thing?
Jan 28, 2015

At least cheapie local TV news knows to buy a working camera, why doesn't cheapie WWW news bother with passable HTML m.cjr.org/303546/show/4c…?

How the Houston Chronicle is catching up to a changing city

cjr.org — Top editor Nancy Barnes opens up about the paper's transition HOUSTON, TX - The biggest city in Texas isn't just big. Houston is vast, growing, and changing-fast. The city proper is the fourth largest in the country, and the population of the sprawling metropolitan area is now greater than Philadelphia's.
Jan 29, 2015

Say what now? Population of Houston, TX metro area now greater than Philadelphia’s: ow.ly/I7gdY via @columbiajourn.

Jan 28, 2015

About time, TBH RT @mallarytenore: How the Houston Chronicle is catching up to a changing city: cjr.org/united_states_…:

Jan 27, 2015

RT @CJR: Texas editor @nancycbarnes talks about changing her newspaper as fast as the city changes cjr.bz/1wxWQQQ

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cjr.org — Think before you speak Today, we're going to discuss "prior to" and "following," in the hopes that some people will realize they are not always good replacements for "before" and "after." "Prior to," as Garner's Modern American Usage notes, is "one of the most easily detectable symptoms of bureaucratese, commercialese, and legalese," and "is terribly overworked to boot."

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cjr.org — Step 1: Be strategic In the early hours of a November morning in 2011, a car pulled in front of the offices of El Siglo de Torrón, a newspaper based in the north-central Mexican city of Comarca Lagunera. The driver got out, lugging a vat of gasoline.

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cjr.org — Live and digital coverage of the Boston Marathon makes pretrial publicity almost inescapable As jury selection in the alleged Boston Marathon bomber's trial entered its final stages last week, defense attorneys filed a third motion to move the trial to a new location.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @CJR: Pretrial publicity and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev cjr.bz/1D3AKdQ

Jan 27, 2015

Why moving the #Tsarnaev trial won't nullify pretrial media coverage: cjr.org/behind_the_new… via @cjr

Jan 26, 2015

RT @CJR: Why moving Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial won't nullify pretrial media coverage cjr.bz/1zQ9MZu

Jan 26, 2015

Well done-- but reaches wrong conclusion: Why moving Tsarnaev trial won't nullify pretrial media coverage: cjr.org/behind_the_new…

Jan 26, 2015

Tsarnaev argues fair trial is impossible w/ Boston media coverage. But it's no different from anywhere else. Me @CJR: cjr.org/behind_the_new…

How media managers should share bad news

cjr.org — Communication is key during layoffs Jill Geisler teaches and coaches managers worldwide and is affiliated with the Poynter Institute. She's the author of the book, Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know, and the What Great Bosses Know podcasts on iTunes U. CJR editor Liz Spayd asks her questions each month on media leadership issues.
Jan 27, 2015

Emotional contagion RT @CJR: Media bosses: Be calm when everyone gets nervous and get nervous if they became too calm cjr.bz/1JAxOtu