This weekend’s biggest Internet news involves The Curator’s Code, a new system “for honoring the creative and intellectual labor of information discovery by making attribution consistent and codified, the celebrated norm.” It involves using neat little symbols to demonstrate “hat tips” and “via” links. This way, everyone on the Internet will be rewarded for their hard work/finding that cat video before anyone else.
off the record
This week’s Village Voice cover story is an installment in an ongoing investigative series The Truth Behind Sex Trafficking, which aims to debunk alarmist and overblown statistics about prostitution.
The article (by Kristen Hinman who was a longtime writer for other VVM publications) posits that underage prostitution does exist, tragically, but it’s largely conducted voluntarily Read More
One of the most memorable moments in the New York Times documentary Page One took place in the offices of Vice magazine, when Vice co-founder Shane Smith, while being interviewed by David Carr, compared The New York Times coverage of Liberia with that put out by his own outfit.
“And The New York Times, meanwhile, Read More
At the Movies
In one of the more quotable moments from the documentary Page One, media reporter David Carr refers to his colleague, television reporter Brian Stelter, as “a robot created by The New York Times to destroy me.”
Since then, Mr. Stelter’s been doing damage control on his metallic reputation. He’s escorted CNBC beauty Nicole Lapin down Read More
The Most Exciting Documentary In The Entire History Of The (Navel-Gazing Media Reporting) Universe™, Page One, is coming to a limited-release cinema near you.
And with it, a star is born: New York Times media reporter David Carr.
Too Big To Fail
The Social Network screenwriter, West Wing creator, and Making Movies playwright Aaron Sorkin has taken every available chance to assail bloggers that he’s been given. Incredibly, he’s been given many, and he continues to use them to take the opportunity to reiterate his tired anti-blogger rhetoric time and time again. Yet: his latest swipe—backhanded, sniveling, and skeptical of a proven New York Times reporter if only because of said reporter’s background as a blogger—is especially impressive.
Homeless men idled outside the Four Seasons restaurant as financial titans and celebrities shuttled in from the rain, assisted by burly bouncers. Upstairs, at Monday’s postpremiere party for HBO’s Too Big to Fail—based on the book by New York Times financial reporter wunderkind Andrew Ross Sorkin—sprawling platters of sushi and ceviche awaited consumption.
“Well,” Read More
Rachel Maddow devoted Thursday night’s entire episode of her MSNBC show to an interview with Jon Stewart. The “Daily Show” host addressed criticism of his recent D.C. rally and outlined his issues with MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News.
The Oct. 30 “Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear” on the National Mall was attended Read More
David Carr let his freak flag fly on his most recent vacation.
The New York Times columnist spent his six day vacation on Deadman’s Cay — a tiny, remote island in the Bahamas.
“Should I cook you dinner?” he asks a terrified gecko. “I will not cook you for dinner.” Long pause. “You are invited, Read More
Much of Jon Stewart’s schtick involves critiquing the media, but those who question Stewart face the wrath of his devoted followers.
At his Oct. 30 “Rally to Restore Fear and/or Sanity” where he spoke before approximately 200,000 supporters, Stewart focused on the press, or as he described it, “the country’s 24-hour political pundit Read More