6 May 2013
Twitter is ready to be a true news operation
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.
10 February 2012
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.
13 September 2011
NY Times: Computer-Generated Articles Are Gaining Traction
“In five years,” he says, “a computer program will win a Pulitzer Prize — and I’ll be damned if it’s not our technology.”
26 May 2011
Spot.us is like Kickstarter for reporting.
28 March 2011
STACK aggregates the best independent magazines in the world into a single subscription. You get a different stack of magazines each delivery.
30 August 2010
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.
25 June 2010
n+1 is a great online and offline magazine artfully bucking the offline media death march.
23 June 2010
The Wimbledon 2010 live blog has an delightful commentary of the longest match in Wimbledon history which is still not over and is tied 59-59, suspended after the second day of play.
7.20pm: And so this match goes on and on, on and on. Somewhere along the way, the players have mislaid their names. The man who was once Mahut is now a string-bag of offal. The man who was Isner is a parched piece of cow-hide. The surviving members of the audience don’t seem to care who wins. They just cheer and applaud whoever looks likely to make a breakthrough and bring this nightmare to a close. Invariably they are disappointed.
The offal looks fresher, possesses a piercing backhand and still throws itself about the court on occasion. But the cow-hide can serve and has the advantage of going ahead by one game and forcing the offal to catch-up. This the offal is only too happy to do. It hits a backhand down the line and then follows that up with an ace, and the score now stands at 45 games apiece.