The journalism community prides itself on its social media use, but a study released yesterday reveals that mainstream news organizations are using Twitter wrong, i.e. to advance their own material as opposed to engaging with readers and followers.
Researchers from The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism and The George Washington University’s Read More
There’s not a single person in New York who would defend food in Washington, D.C. — or any city, for that matter — against food in our town. But this collection of disses that The New York Times has levied at D.C.’s glaring inferiority in all epicurean categories may indicate that the paper of record Read More
The Washington Post was really asking for it when, for a straight-faced story about paying sources for information, they talked to Gawker media overlord Nick Denton. The conversation consisted of “an exchange of electronic messages.”
“I’m content for the old journalists not to pay for information. It keeps the price down,” Denton electronically Read More
Good news from D.C.: The Washington Post Co. is reporting that with its struggling Newsweek property gone, the paper’s publishing revenues were up five percent this quarter. What’s more, online profits skyrocketed a whole 21 percent.
The company, which owns both The Washington Post and Slate Group, was sinking millions keeping Newsweek afloat Read More
Happy election day, everyone! Chances are, if you’ve already exercised you civic duty to vote, you’ve taken to Twitter to air your participation in democracy to the masses. Currently, #Election is the number one trending topic in the world, and a glance at the live stream of its related tweets provides bursts of news Read More
After a memo banning staffers from attending rallies — specifically the two high-profile ones to be orchestrated by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert later this month — made its way around the internet and collected backlash in its swath, NPR is trying to get other news outlets to join its side of Read More
Last Sunday, the editors of The Washington Post decided to deprive the funny pages of the weekly comic Non Sequitur. The strip, known for its typically off-beat humor, had waded into territory the higher-ups felt might be offensive. The cartoon consisted of a full-color cel depicting an innocuous Sunday afternoon in a park, Read More
Daily Beast editor-in-chief Tina Brown announced earlier this afternoon that she hired The Washington Post’s Howard Kurtz to take over as her website’s Washington Bureau chief.
“It was a hard decision for me to make because newsprint is in my veins and I have worked here for almost three decades,” Mr. Kurtz told Read More
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Daily Beast editor-in-chief Tina Brown announced this afternoon that Howard Kurtz, The Washington Post‘s media critic and an investigative reporter, will be taking over as the site’s Washington Bureau chief. “Howie knows that today the interaction of media and politics is the story,” Ms. Brown wrote in the announcement. “He combines integrity and Read More
Yesterday Washington Post executive editor Marcus Brauchli took questions from the newspaper’s readers in a live chat. The questions covered covered Mr. Brauchli’s editorial priorities and the Post‘s direction online, among other things. A few excerpts here.
On where Mr. Brauchli is putting his reporting “firepower”: “…distinctive journalism that matters most to our Read More