Category Archives: Journalism

Blog Tending as the New Zen Garden

This is an interesting article about Ta-Nehisi Coates’ approach to blogging.  I’m only an occasional visitor to his blog, but I’m always amazed at how deep and learned the conversation is.  A little bit of guidance from the blogtender goes a long way to weeding out the obnoxious pests that infest thought-gardens Internet-wide. At the […]

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Dear Journalists at Vice and Elsewhere…

McAfee’s location was exposed after he agreed to let two reporters from Vice Magazine tag along with him. Proud to finally be in the thick of a story rife with vices — drugs, murder, prostitutes, guns, vicious dogs, a fugitive millionaire and his inappropriately young girlfriend — they proudly posted an iPhone photo to their […]

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QT praises his editor Sally Menke – Roger Eberts Journal

http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/qt-praises-his-editor-sally-me.html I’m not much of a Tarantino fan, though I’ve heard some cute stories about him that makes me believe there’s a sweet guy under all those tics and incessant nattering. This little clip was posted by Roger Ebert to commemmorate Tarantino’s editor, Sally Menke, who died today. Certainly makes any statement QT will eventually […]

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http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l46ztgx0Gi1qabm6co1_400.jpg A-freakin’-men.

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Disgruntled Star Editor Takes Constructive Revenge – Torontoist

http://torontoist.com/2009/11/disgruntled_star_editor_takes_revenge.php The Toronto Star is making some cutbacks, and one of their wilier editors makes a case for continued employment.

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http://www.rrj.ca/issue/2000/spring/314/ Getting nostalgic for a wonderful former CBC reporter leads me to the heartbreaking news that he died a few years ago. There was nobody on Canadian TV quite as witty, refined, and credible as Bill Cameron. Such a loss for his family, for the industry, and for the faltering CBC. Carolyn Jack, producer of […]

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Twitter switch for Guardian, after 188 years of ink | Media | The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/apr/01/guardian-twitter-media-technology The Guardian announces its switch to a Twitter-based news outlet, though one suspects they’ll revisit this decision on April 2nd… This is one of the more marvellous and topical April Fool’s jokes I’ve ever seen. Well worth a 140-character read. As a Twitter-only publication, the Guardian will be able to harness the unprecedented newsgathering […]

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Teen stabbed in leg, but makes it to job interview, then hospital – Welland Tribune, Niagara Region, Sun Media – Ontario, CA

http://www.wellandtribune.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1422078 A 16-year-old Toronto student showed some real grit Wednesday and really impressed some potential employers, says The Canadian Press. Despite being stabbed in the leg he showed up for a job interview instead of going to the hospital. You just know this kid will be the type to show up to work despite having […]

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The New York Times – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_York_Times In reading the history of the New York Times, I didn’t expect to see this: The newspaper gave its name to Times Square in 1904 after it moved to new headquarters on 42nd Street in an area formerly known as Longacre Square. It was here that the New Year’s Eve tradition of lowering a […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070119/ap_on_re_ca/obit_oldest_woman_2 I get a cynical laugh out of these “oldest person has died” stories, both for the fact that they’re vaguely reminiscent of monarchical transitions (monarchy travels faster than the speed of light), and the thought that the new inheritors must find all the attention a bit stressful, as well as somewhat ghoulish. Julie Winnifred […]

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