State of our media

Paul Carr's news site NSFW Corp joins with Silicon Valley-backed PandoDaily according to  Dominic Rushe at The Guardian. Noah Gray at Nature shared this quote from the story: "If u want…Silicon Valley friendly, go to TechCrunch & see press release after press release…written up by children." Nicholas Jackson at Pacific Standard Magazine said, “Glad I canceled my subscription a couple weeks ago when they dumped @voraciousbrain.” Danny Gold at Vice wrote, “Everyone is against billionaire's backing journalism outlets until a billionaire backs theirs.”

David Carr, Amy Chozick, Edward Wong, Nathaniel Popper all worked together for the Times to write Signs of Change in News Mission at Bloomberg. Casey Common at the Minneapolis StarTribune called it a “Good piece on the conflicting missions at Bloomberg News.” Ben Smith at BuzzFeed wrote, “So for the first time in years, the vague assumption that one day Bloomberg acquires the NYT seems quite far off.” Glenn Thrush added, “Great deep dive on existential crisis at Bloomberg News. Same dilemma now as when I was there: markets v. journalism.”

Ravi Somaiya at the New York Times writes that Drones Offer Journalists a Wider View. Jerome Taylor at AFP tweeted: “@nytimes reports on how media organisations are increasingly using drones to get footage.” Sital Patel from MarketWatch wrote, “NYT: Drones offer journalists wider view using cameras on drones. Look at Philippines typhoon destruction from the air.”

For more on the media, read David Carr’s NYT column Overlook the Value of Interns at Great Peril. He also tweeted: “Internships are dead. Long live internships. My thought on rolling a relic forward into something meaningful.” Max Chafkin at Inc. shared this quote from the piece: "Unpaid internships typically provide people who already have a leg up a way to get the other leg up." Rachel Swarns at the New York Times said, “@carr2nsays paid internships in publishing are ‘imperative’ bec they bring diverse workers/thinkers into the industry.”

Over on his blog, Robert Feder says that Sun-Times and Guild agreed on a new contract. Chip Mitchell from WBEZ explained, “Sun-Times reporters, editors reach tentative pact with new owners.” Alex Garcia from the Chicago Tribune kept it positive, hoping: “Sun-Times may hire back photographers?”

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