How We’ll Report the Apocalypse

More here, and so, so good.


Overused Words in Press Releases [INFOGRAPHIC]

 

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QOTD: Carr Takes Newspaper Business to Task

“While the rest of us were burning hot dogs on the grill last week, the newspaper industry seemed to be lighting itself on fire.”

This is an amazing piece from none other than  New York Times’ media scribe, David Carr. Go read it all.


QOTD: @ReutersHulk Speaks on All Caps and Other Important Things

Margarita Noriega posted a great recap of the day of playing @ReutersHulk. Go and read it, but look closely at this quote:

Quite a few reporters have urged me to fight Twitter, but I think the account survives as a testament to the limits of using any social network. No one should be under the impression they own their social accounts. 

Emphasis mine. And remember it.


Media Kerfuffles HCR Ruling

Covering the news of it is a little more interesting, but you can’t get by a certain sub-story. This picture is worth more words than diving in on it, though:

(via Mediaite on Tumblr)


Reuters Hulk: The Internet Eats Itself

Oh, Reuters Hulk, that didn’t take long.

Context: this slightly over the top, and all caps, reaction to the Supreme Court ruling on Arizona’s controversial immigration law. The reaction got panned a little since the other wire service counted it as a win in the other direction.


Interesting-Dot-Boston

Via Universal Hub, Dan Rowinski notices something fascinating buried in the ICANN TLD requests:

Adam at UH talks a bit more about the business model:

And like Fenway bricks, the Globe will seek to sell personalized domains to Bostonians, who, being proud of their city, will rush to buy them. But non-locals need not fret – the Globe says it’ll sell a .boston address to anybody who wants one, such as people who want the world to know they’re moving to Boston or just enjoy the city.

Journalism be saved!


Believe It Or Not: Today In Why I Love the Internet

The Red Sox aren’t playing the best right now (or haven’t since, well, August), but I still go to games because I’ll never grow tired of watching baseball at Fenway. Since it’s 2012, I have a smart phone and I tend to talk about just about anything that I think is fun on Twitter. So when Fenway organist Josh Kantor played the theme to Greatest American Hero in a mid-inning break yesterday, I had to share my joy – after all, the song is actually my phone ring these days.

What I wasn’t expecting was Kantor to hop on Twitter the next afternoon and make a quick search to see how the selection was received by the Fenway Faithful. I definitely appreciated the tweet back from him and of course the discovery of the other dozen or so people who loved it as much as I did.

Internet, please don’t change.


QOTD: Today’s…Wait For It…News

I dunno, I think he nailed it.


Saints Owner Begs Newhouse to Keep Times-Picayune Daily

Passionate and interesting argument from Tom Benson, owner of the New Orleans Saints:

It is hard for me to imagine no Times-Picayune on Monday, February 4, 2013, the day after our city hosts Super Bowl XLVII. Cities like ours deserve, and have, at least one daily paper. A city that will celebrate 300 years as a city deserves a daily newspaper.

I understand the need to embrace the evolving technology that comes with the digital media. However, I see on a daily basis the need to have a vibrant newspaper in the hands of those that have made it a daily habit to pick up the paper and read it from cover-to-cover. I proudly count myself in that number and have for much of my life. Our city needs and deserves the Times-Picayune to remain a daily newspaper, which will work hand-in-hand with your digital storytelling ventures.

I don’t know if I agree that the lack of tangible paper to hold on will change the coverage, but you can’t hand the Super Bowl MVP a Tablet to hold up with the hometown headline (actually, yes you can).


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