July 21st, 2014
If you’re not including what will be the majority demographic in our country at the table in positions of leadership, your company just could not be destined for the level of success it should be destined for
July 18th, 2014
While my personal capacity to tell technology stories in the past year has diversified, I’ve noticed something: my beat is rapidly disappearing.

Dave Lee, technology reporter for the BBC

Technology journalists are facing extinction — Medium

July 15th, 2014

Kara Swisher: Tech’s Most Powerful Snoop — NYMag

This profile on Kara Swisher, co-executive editor of Re/code, is a must-read. 

Related: Swisher will lead a session on launching new news efforts at this year’s Online News Association Conference with Melissa Bell, senior product manager/executive editor at Vox.com and Lara Setrakian, CEO of News Deeply. There’s still time to register for ONA14 at a discounted rate. 

July 15th, 2014
[T]he little, insidious coincidences that start to add up and grate. It’s when no women (or people of color) are featured as speakers at tech conferences or even considered among the most “desirable” innovators to be invited. It’s when a man and a woman walk into a room, and the man is assumed to be the leader. It’s the online comments left by trolls each time a story about women in technology is published. And it’s even when an exhibitor doesn’t bother to spend a few minutes to acknowledge a female journalist who wants to learn more about the company and its products. It all begs the question about whether the technology industry is as much of a meritocracy as it likes to believe it is.
July 14th, 2014
As it considers rules governing the relationships between content creators and service providers, the FCC asks, ‘What is the right public policy to ensure that the Internet remains open?’
As the leading organization representing thousands of digital journalists worldwide, we’d like to respond to that question: The right public policy is one that ensures the Internet serves as an unrestricted platform for a rich, diverse and inclusive news media ecosystem.
July 9th, 2014
Brown struck a bit of gold, while others pan hopelessly. But to pretend that a reward is always (or even ever) commensurate with the amount of work one does is to misconstrue how the world works. If potato salad leads people to reflect on the injustices of modern American capitalism, then we really may be on to something.
Ian Crouch on how Zack Brown’s ten-dollar Kickstarter campaign raised nearly seventy grand: http://nyr.kr/1jeqGK2 (via newyorker)
Reblogged from The New Yorker
July 8th, 2014
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