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There are fewer and fewer jobs in journalism, but last week an ultimate job was posted. Twitter, fast becoming the basic source, tool, and distribution point in news, is looking for someone to run its news operation:
“You will be responsible for devising and executing the strategies that make Twitter indispensable to newsrooms and journalists, as well as an essential part of the operations and strategy of news organizations and TV news networks. You should have a strong vision for the broad potential of Twitter and news, while also being able to rigorously manage and scale the news team’s daily impact.”
Well, there. The whole ball of wax.
This is, arguably, a bigger news job than Jeff Zucker’s job running CNN. Given the choice between being the executive editor of the New York Times or being the first Twitter news chief, you’d be well advised to think twice.
Anil Dash: The Right Wing’s $7 Billion Media Subsidy
Considering how much conservatives and right-wing political personalities in the United States claim to hate the liberal media, it’s remarkable how much money they’ve been able to funnel into the coffers of the liberal media institutions they malign.
This is brilliant: Newspaper staff work from branded café, open to the public
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“In five years,” he says, “a computer program will win a Pulitzer Prize — and I’ll be damned if it’s not our technology.”
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STACK aggregates the best independent magazines in the world into a single subscription. You get a different stack of magazines each delivery.
The Wilderness Downtown is an interactive film by Chris Milk featuring the music of Arcade Fire. It’s a little esoteric if not self-indulgent (ahem) at times, but does shine the light forward towards the future of music and interactive media.