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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.

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.

chrisamico's blurblog

chrisamico.newsblur.com — By Wes Lindamood Screenshots from Lost and Found, the story of amateur photographer Charles Cushman In September of 2012, Claire O'Neill and I published a story about an amateur photographer named Charles Cushman. Cushman was a rare character for a couple of reasons.

chrisamico's blurblog

chrisamico.newsblur.com — It's the end of Winter 2015 and, well, we don't need to tell you that it has snowed a bit. Last Sunday we celebrated breaking the all-time seasonal snowfall record with 108.6 inches. Below is an animated map of SNODAS-modeled snow depth during the heart of this winter, when we saw approximately 300 feet of snow fall in the span of three weeks.

Newsroom engagement shark

"He's running as a..."

storify.com — Okay, so according to this "as a...." way of thinking, Romney ran as a conservative in 2008. He ran as a center-right (but severely conservative, in his own words) candidate in 2012. And in 2016 he will run as a.... Who knows, right? The world is his messaging oyster.

Exhibiting signs of Stockholm Syndrome, CNN hires Mike Rogers as expert analyst.

storify.com — News release, Jan. 7, 2015: "Former U.S. Representative Mike Rogers (R-MI) joins CNN as a national security commentator offering expert analysis on a wide range of political, counterterrorism, and national security topics... Rogers begins his new role at CNN beginning today on The Lead with Jake Tapper."

My reaction to Chuck Todd interviewing Dick Cheney about the Senate's torture report.

Newsies, techies and that troublesome term "product."

storify.com — Julia Ioffe, who resigned from the New Republic this week, said of its owner Chris Hughes (Facebook co-founder) and his CEO Guy Vidra (former Yahoo executive)... "We don't know what their vision is... It is Silicon Valley mumbo jumbo buzzwords that don't mean anything."

O que se deve saber sobre as mudanças no jornalismo

observatoriodaimprensa.com.br — Por Jay Rosen em 25/11/2014 na edição 826 O objetivo de minhas aulas de "pensamento digital" é fazer com que os alunos saiam completamente informados sobre as mudanças que estão afetando o jornalismo. Aqui estão os principais tópicos e tendências que espero que eles dominem até o final do curso.
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Apr 19, 2015

For why we need investigative journalism it would be difficult to imagine an illustration better than this story. washingtonpost.com/local/crime/fb…

Apr 18, 2015

The bizarrely indirect ways people find for saying to me, "I"m a conservative. You're not. And I'm angry about it." Of course they're right.

Apr 18, 2015

RT @jktrotter: buzzfeed's editor-in-chief admits he deleted editorial posts under pressure from buzzfeed's own business department tktk.gawker.com/buzzfeed-delet…

Apr 18, 2015

Effective critique of a New York Times story that gives a dubious summary of fair use, from a dubious source: forbes.com/sites/sarahjeo…

Apr 18, 2015

@PaulCantor I'm saying that it's a view so over-simplified as to be useless. Not saying that page views have nothing to do with succeeding.

Apr 18, 2015

@PaulCantor No one who understands online journalism or its economics thinks page views = success.

Apr 18, 2015

You might have missed my latest post. It's called Good Old Fashioned Shoe Leather Reporting. pressthink.org/2015/04/good-o… pic.twitter.com/GqZWARqjzY

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