September 20th, 2014
I also see a lot of resumes from recent grads on their 4th or 5th internship and that makes me wonder…why is one not enough? Are times really so tough that the only career path available to recent grads is to hop from one internship to another, sometimes for years after school?
Adam Schweigert explores the value of internships in The End Of Interns.
September 19th, 2014
September 16th, 2014
When the agony of missing the shot trumps the joy of the experience worth shooting, the adventure athlete (climber, surfer, extreme skier) reveals himself to be something else: a filmmaker, a brand, a vessel for the creation of content. He used to just do the thing—plan the killer trip or trick and then complete it, with panache. Maybe a photographer or film crew tagged along, and afterward there’d be a slide show at community centers and high-school gyms, or an article in a magazine. Now the purpose of the trip or trick is the record of it. Life is footage.
September 15th, 2014
[T]his being France, there are some Gallic twists to the tale of the press’s battle for survival. That one of the most progressive papers in terms of content has become one of the most backward in its digital strategy is an indication of the unexpected shifts and growing pressures that all are facing. Perhaps the biggest story is the increasing concentration of media power in the hands of a tiny number of wealthy business executives and financiers. That has injected some badly needed fresh capital into the press, but raises ethical dilemmas for newsrooms.
September 12th, 2014

Nieman Lab takes an in-depth look at the gender breakdown of newsroom leadership, highlighting a number of women in management roles. 

The conversation will continue at ONA14 in the Lady Leaders Lightning Talk, which includes Meredith Artley, Anna Holmes, Ann Marie Lipinski, and Susan Smith Richardson, all of whom are featured in Nieman Lab’s article, as well as Liz Heron, Vivian Schiller, Callie Schweitzer, and Benét Wilson. 

September 11th, 2014
The “we need to have something on this” impulse leads to the worst (professional) writing on the web.

Alex Pareene on Takes, “the online media phenomenon wherein nearly every single outlet that produces “content” finds itself compelled to produce some sort of content related to some sort of news (or pseudo-news), despite having no original reporting or intelligent analysis to add.”

Read his first post The Taking Of The Media and follow up A Second Look At The Giant Garbage Pile That Is Online Media, 2014 on The Dish.

September 10th, 2014


"Stop the victim-blaming!" CNN did a superb job of holding Fox accountable for its shameful remarks about Ray Rice beating his wife. 

On September 8th, Fox advised women(like Ray Rice’s wife) who don’t want to be brutally beaten by their partners in an elevator to “take the stairs.” And for men who are considering beating their fiances: “When you’re in an elevator, there’s a camera.”

The next day, Fox & Friends addressed its poor judgment in commentary:

Comments that we made during this story yesterday made some feel like we were taking the situation too lightly. We are not. We were not. Domestic abuse is a very serious issue to us, I can assure you.

CNN’s Brian Stelter called Fox’s follow-up remarks a ”very cheap way to pretend to apologize,” a fairly spot-on assessment. 

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September 9th, 2014


For today’s AppleLive event, we partnered with animation studio foxadhd to live GIF the event. Check out more of their work on Vine and Instagram.

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