End your week on a media note
Daily Intelligencer covered the Vox Launch, which prompted Heidi Moore at the Guardian to write: “Shorter Ezra Klein interview: ‘screw all y'all.’” David Graham from the The Atlantic shared another Klein quote: "I don’t believe in celebratory launch parties." Tim Carmody at The Wire liked: “We did not start this project attempting to firebomb all the servers that hold Wikipedia information” And Owen Thomas with ReadWrite pointed out one more: “... in the media there can be a weird condescension toward the idea of providing people simple useful info ..."
According to Yoree Koh at the Wall Street Journal, New Data Quantifies Dearth of Tweeters on Twitter. Koh tweeted: “Many Twitter accts don't say much. 44% of the 974 mill existing accts have never tweeted. 30% just 1-10 times.” Nisha Chittal with MSNBC added: “Only 13% of all Twitter accounts have written at least 100 tweets.”
Dave Itzkoff’s report for the New York Times that Stephen Colbert will Succeed Letterman on ‘Late Show’ is still making the rounds today. John Schwartz there liked this Colbert quote: "Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth.” Colleague Anand Giridharadas pointed out this bit of the article: "The statement did not address whether Mr. Colbert would stay in character." Sabrina Siddiqui with Huffington Post admitted: “I would really like to see a woman in the late-night talk show lineup, but Stephen Colbert is an excellent comedian.”
Michael Shear at the New York Times reports that Health Secretary Resigns After Woes of HealthCare.gov. Maria Newman there tweeted: “New media: Sebelius quit in victory. Old media: She quit in defeat.”