Caitlin Petre’s comparison of how Gawker and the New York Times use audience metrics for Columbia Journalism’s Tow Center is a long, but interesting read for anyone wanting to nerd-out on Gawker, media, blogging and the Kinja platform.
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Via a long-form story at Washingtonian Magazine (because, of course it would be in 'Washingtonian'): It was the final indignity in a chaotic and embarrassing fall from the top. For six years, David Gregory had owned the most coveted job in political journalism. Meet the Press first aired in 1947 and is now the…
Auto journalists are flown around the world for free to test cars. It's an amazing gig. But some of them are disappointed that car companies aren't giving out free swag for them to remember these business trips. Not vacations. Seriously. This is despicable.
On August 26, 1970, more than 20,000 women gathered in New York and across the country for the Women's Strike for Equality, calling for equal rights in the workplace, a repeal of anti-abortion laws, and free childcare. You know, all the things we've since achieved. Wait, what's that? We haven't? Not even the — but how…
We mentioned this while it was happening yesterday, but it's another thing altogether to see video of Chicago sports radio hosts trying to doing their show as they learn their entire station is going to be shut down.
Page A1 of Tuesday's New York Times, that is. Years ago the paper mostly kicked its nasty habit of placing the continuation of many stories from the front page in other sections — forcing readers to "jump" across sections. Most A1 stories now stay in the A section.
"Katie Couric on Diane Sawyer: 'I Wonder Who She Blew This Time'" reads one headline. "HATE-Y COURIC" proclaims another. Not to be outdone: "EXCLUSIVE: Betrayal, jealousy, and bitterness: New book reveals the vicious rivalry between Diane Sawyer and Barbara Walters - and how Diane ran newsroom like an imperial court…
The 48-year-old San Francisco Bay Guardian has printed its last issue. According to the SF Weekly, it was founded by a husband-and-wife team looking to "print the news and raise hell." I never had the chance to read it (I like reading alt-weeklies from around the country whenever I find one) but judging from the…
Your afternoon traffic update is always filled with a lot of hot naked guys, right?
A college newspaper in Illinois claimed that someone dumped 800 copies its last issue in the trash following a report on a hazing investigation involving a campus sorority .
Happy anniversary, I guess.
When Gawker founder Nick Denton and media critic-provocateur Michael Wolff get in a room together, things are bound to get interesting. The two talked privacy in the digital age to an audience of aspiring young journalists at The Hewitt School in New York Friday morning. Excerpts:
"Who would go into journalism to go do stories that others have already done? The fun [of reporting] is not in localizing a story; the fun is in nationalizing a local story – finding something that's happening in your town, that's so interesting that you write about so completely that [Poynter's Al Tompkins]…