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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.

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.

Out of the Press Box and onto the Field

omidyargroup.com — I have a personal announcement. I am joining up with the new venture in news that Pierre Omidyar, Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Jeremy Scahill are creating, along with Liliana Segura, Dan Froomkin, Eric Bates and others who are coming on board to give shape to this thing, which we are calling NewCo until we...

Neil Postman: A civilized man in a century of barbarism

salon.com — I have no count, but I sense a dwindling number of people in the academic world who are unclassifiable. Neil Postman, who died Sunday, was one, and now we can say he will always be one. Such figures - with reputation but no real discipline - have a tendency to make people think.
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Oct 25, 2014

@jeffjarvis Do their recommendations strike you as "radical" measures, Jeff? The authors say "radical action" is required. @richardgingras

Oct 25, 2014

@jason_pontin The proof is so thin that I don't see much point. And I don't follow gaming so I am reluctant to comment on games journalism.

Oct 25, 2014

@jason_pontin No, just a lot of aggregation and commentary on Twitter. Nothing sustained.

Oct 25, 2014

Via @mariabustillos, a scathing reply to @CJR's critique of "Gawker as internet bully." fredrikdeboer.com/2014/10/25/a-c… by Freddie de Boer. Deserved.

Oct 25, 2014

@akovacs Nice. You make a bullshit point — that an editor in chief doesn't represent his organization —and then call it a sideshow.

Oct 25, 2014

@akovacs @Jason What a load of crap. He's the editor in freaking chief and the CEO did nothing to distance himself from those accusations.

Oct 25, 2014

@Jason Charging a journalism scandal worse than Jayson Blair first, then starting your investigation, is neither smart, nor a high standard.

Oct 25, 2014

@mathewi @jeffjarvis @hblodget Yep. But duty to readers is greater. NDN, OTR and 'background' specify when that greater duty is overridden.

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