Posts Tagged: The New New Journalism
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Life After Patch.com: A Newspaper Editor Returns To Newsprint

Patch.com was launched in 2007 when Tim Armstrong, the man who turned Google into an advertising company, noticed his very wealthy Connecticut bedroom community lacked a local paper with an events calendar. When Armstrong became head of AOL in 2009 with the mission of transforming the company from a fading dial-up service to a media brand, he sold Patch to his new employers. There are 850 Patch sites, supposedly hyperlocal news operations run by modestly paid newspaper journalists and supposedly supported by neighborhood advertising.

Because the Internet is mostly a garbage factory and AOL produces a great deal of Internet content, it stands to reason that much of AOL's content [...]

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Google Failure Makes Internet Disappear Up It's Own Ass

Journalism 3.0: "Judging by a Twitter search for the #googlefail, the problem was international in scope, though it wasn't immediately clear how universal the problems were."

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Pink Weekly Debuts Cash-for-Traffic Reporter Bonus Jackpot Scheme

At last Wednesday's weekly staff meeting at the New York Observer, an old-fashioned paper memo was distributed; it was not sent out by email. It explained a new trial incentive program for reporters, to begin immediately. A bonus pool-of money-had been set aside, and, beginning immediately, it would be dispersed to the staff as incentives for web popularity and web traffic.

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The state of journalism today

The body copy: "Almost. In a town hall Tuesday afternoon in Istanbul, Obama told Turkish students that they will be able to judge his accomplishments 'four years from now or eight years from now.'" The headline: "Obama Announcing Reelect?"

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New Word Rates In Journalism: 60% of 1 Penny

Job Description: • Write articles (20 articles within 5 days). • Min 500 words for each article. • This project should be completed within 5 days. • You only will be pay total of $60USD upon completion of all articles. • 100% correct punctuation and grammar!

That's 10,000 words. (To be written in five days.) For 3/5ths of 1 penny per word. Is this Dickens?

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Shoulder pads: the hotness returns

Gratuitous photogallery of the day: Shoulder pads are in again! Go ahead and click, we'll be here when you get back.