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I teach journalism at NYU, direct the Studio 20 program there, critique the press and try to understand digital logic. I also advise media companies sometimes.

Trump, comb-over justice and Politico's Dylan Byers

storify.com — The problem starts here. Dylan Byers thinks I'm saying what he expects people to say: "Why are you covering Trump? He's an ass and a clown and he can't win." But that was not my observation. My observation was: by their own rules - the horse race game they freely decide to play - they have no choice.

"He Said, She Said" Journalism: Are We Done With That Yet?

huffingtonpost.com — There I am, sitting at the breakfast table, with my coffee and a copy of the New York Times, in the classic newspaper reading position from before the Web. And I come to this article, headlined "Ex-Chairman of A.I.G. Says Bailout Has Failed." I immediately recognize in it the signs of a he said, she said account.

Why Campaign Coverage Makes Just Plain Citizens Unhappy

medium.com — Think of it as a product that gets made before a majority of users are even in the market for it With a sample size of one, David Weinberger's clever s urvey, 'Who does a better interview - a pro at CNN or the crowd from Reddit?'

Why does the product (campaign coverage) get made before a majority of users are even in the market…

medium.com — With a sample size of one David Weinberger's clever scheme, 'Who does a better interview - a pro at CNN or the crowd from Reddit?' is just the provocation I need to explain something about that weird contraption: campaign journalism, American-style, presidential election division. It is justified under one principle and actualized under another.

chrisamico's blurblog

chrisamico.newsblur.com — Schools are now treating mass shootings like tornadoes and earthquakes - disasters beyond their control that students must be prepared for at all costs. A new survey from the Education Department found that 70 percent of schools practice school shooting drills, up from 53 percent in 2008. They\'re m

chrisamico's blurblog

chrisamico's blurblog

chrisamico.newsblur.com — There is no guaranteed "role." That's a fiction you and your colleagues created to keep the game the same every four years. So Role in the process... Says who? The political system evolves, man. You're supposed to be our guides to that. You see, this is the problem right here.

On the Deep Grammar of the White House Correspondents Association Dinner

commondreams.org — Have you ever come to know members of a family who collaborate in staying silent about something bad that happened in the past, something no one wants to talk about because to talk about it would probably tear the family apart? The innocent would have to accuse the guilty.

Rolling Stone’s ‘A Rape on Campus.’ Notes and comment on Columbia J-school’s investigation.

redef.com — 'The most consequential decision Rolling Stone made was right at the beginning: to settle on a narrative and go in search of the story that would work just right for that narrative.' Here's the text itself: Rolling Stone and UVA: The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Report: An anatomy of a journalistic failure.

Tech reporters blew the Meerkat story but, no, I can't name a single one because fear!

storify.com — Because when I 'm told that Meerkat's 'success' was the creation of a handful of West Coast tech bloggers who managed to lure major newspapers into covering a phenomenon that did not exist... I want to know who was involved in that, and which pieces are being referenced.
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Jul 06, 2015

A reporter who wrote a book on the Clintons explains the unwritten rules for covering Hillary. vox.com/2015/7/6/89001… pic.twitter.com/zpwsmxQ89u

Jul 06, 2015

A journalism company is not just news, but everything and anything that helps people feel "in the know." niemanlab.org/2015/07/how-re… via @mathewi

Jul 06, 2015

Jason Whitlock and the Messy Saga of ESPN’s ‘Black Grantland.’ nymag.com/daily/intellig… If you follow race issues in sports, do read.

Jul 05, 2015

'After long drought, Hillary to broaden media access, grant more interviews.' foxnews.com/politics/2015/…

Jul 05, 2015

The Daily Beast's executive editor instructs his reporters. twitter.com/NoahShachtman/…

Jul 04, 2015

@tomwatson I think you're wrong. Certainly not a big or consequential story, but if another candidate did it, there would be buzz and news.

Jul 04, 2015

@tomwatson I say IF Bush had done such a thing, journalists would not have buzzed about it and written stories about it? Is that your claim?

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