Jokes and jabbering among journalists
Medium.com is trolling all of us, hard, with the headline "It is Impossible to Believe How Mindblowing These Amazing New Jobs Are." It begins, "Our venture-funded vertical-driven content prosumer phablet platisher is rapidly growing and we need to add some Ninja Rockstar Content Associates A.S.A.P. See below for a list of open positions!" Matt Rosoff points out there is an "immediate opening for a world-class OUTRAGE OPTIMIZATION EXPERT to furyhack our traffic across social media." Freelancer Tristan McConnell had some favorites: "Data Churnalist, Explainer Explainer and other #JournalismJobs for a brave new media world." CNET's Stephen Shankland concluded, "This is the funniest indictment of new media I've read yet. 'Reimaginatorialize the verbalsphere!'"
In actual real news, from Mediabistro we learn that ... Prometheus Global Media is acquiring Mediabistro. For $8 million, by the way. "The owner of @THR and @Billboard is buying @Mediabistro's editorial assets, including @tvnewser," CNN's Brian Stelter broke it down.
Mashable's Amanda Wills and Andrew Freedman pointed out that the NY Times seems to have lost the Spelling Bee today. Not missing a beat, Daily Beast's Justin Miller demanded, "Bring back Jill!" The Weekly Standard's Mark Hemingway took it in a similar direction: "Abramson would have never let this happen!" Sorry, NYT, but you'd best expect these quips for a while.