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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.

“You Should Learn to Code” Is The New “You Should Go To Law School” Talk Dads Love To Have

medium.com — (Turns out that it's kinda-sorta her digitally-aware dad's fault.) By Sylvie Rosen and Jay Rosen Sylvie Rosen, 17, is a high school senior in New York. Her father, Jay Rosen, 58, is a professor of journalism at New York University. Jay: Have you taken any kind of programming class?

Five Best Ideas of the Day

aspen.us — Why we fumbled Ebola in the U.S., the end of non-partisan journalism, the harsh effects of suspensions on black girls, how ISIS's loss is Iran's gain and more.

Journalists need a point of view if they want to stay relevant

theconversation.com — If extreme polarization is now an enduring feature of American politics - not just a bug - how does that change the game for journalists? I have some ideas, but mainly I want to put that question on the table. "Conflict makes news," it is often said.

Too big to face: the press and the case for war in Iraq

storify.com — In 2008 David Gregory said on MSNBC: "I think the questions were asked. I think we pushed. I think we prodded. I think we challenged the president. I think not only those of us in the White House press corps did that, but others in the rest of the landscape of the media did that."

NPR refuses to admit an obvious error when criticized for it

storify.com — On Saturday the ombudsman posted his assessment. His main point was that Greenwald and Fishman were over the top when they wrote that NPR was being "reckless and deceitful." He said he found "no intention to deceive, as Greenwald charges with no proof."

My little fix for Meet the Press

storify.com — A suggestion that would leave most of the show intact and solve some of its problems.

Social media wiz shares wizdom

pinterest.com — Pins about Social media wiz shares wizdom hand-picked by Pinner Jay Rosen | See more about social media marketing, social media and twitter.

The People Formerly Known as the Audience

huffingtonpost.com — The people formerly known as the audience wish to inform media people of our existence, and of a shift in power that goes with the platform shift you've all heard about. Think of passengers on your ship who got a boat of their own. The writing readers.

Edward Snowden, meet Jeff Bezos

pressthink.org — What we do know about Snowden is something we don't know about the new owner of the Washington Post: whether he can go up against the most powerful and secretive forces on the planet... and win. In exchanges with Washington Post reporter Barton Gellman prior to his name becoming public, Edward Snowden said something that got overlooked.

A First Look at NewCo’s structure

pressthink.org — Today Pierre Omidyar announced some details about how his new venture in news will be organized. My summary and explanation... First, the official release: PIERRE OMIDYAR PROVIDES INITIAL FUNDING OF $50M TO ESTABLISH FIRST LOOK MEDIA Honolulu - Dec.
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Oct 31, 2014

@dicktofel No, it doesn't. I guess I didn't write it well enough, then.

Oct 30, 2014

I take issue with one part of @the_intercept's post today about @mtaibbi's departure from First Look. pressthink.org/2014/10/first-… cc @ggreenwald

Oct 30, 2014

@DavidCornDC Blind spot for the political press. It's identifying with the voters vs. identifying with operatives trying to move the voters.

Oct 30, 2014

@anjalimullany I am going to make working that system out part of the course.

Oct 30, 2014

When @Circa gives you an alert, it is ACTUALLY on alert, and not "of all the donuts we made today, these are the best tasting donuts."

Oct 30, 2014

The bias of people shouting "bias" blinds them to the real biases in mainstream journalism, says Steve Waldman. washingtonmonthly.com/ten-miles-squa…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @medickinson: I often talk about the importance of Dads influencing their daughters in tech, @jayrosen_nyu interviews his daughter medium.com/matter/you-sho…

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