Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
The Sad, Bulls**t Story of Washington Post Blogger Dave Weigel's Resignation — The Sad Story of Dave Weigel's Resignation — Anti-Gay Activists Outed by Supreme Court — The Plight of the Single... Eligible Bachelor Alert: Prince Harry Hits NYC — By Jen Doll — Second Chances
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online: The Binary World of The Washington Post
Keach Hagey / The Politico: David Weigel quits - and a debate begins
Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
Who Smeared Dave Weigel? — Yesterday afternoon, The Washington Post's conservative blogger, Dave Weigel, resigned. This was following the leak of some emails detailing his personal political views to a DC hack-gossip named Betsy Rothstein and bowtied blowhard Tucker Carlson's website, The Daily Caller.
Discussion: Ombudsman Blog, Roger Ailes, FishbowlDC and Washington Post
Andy Alexander / Ombudsman Blog: Blogger loses job; Post loses standing among conservatives
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC: A Response to Weigel Resignation Aftermath
The Shame of JournoList — When the intra-liberal e-mail round-robin known as JournoList first attracted attention early last year, it seemed significant primarily as a milestone in the emergence of a kind of “movement liberal” mentality among certain media personalities — a team-player spirit …
Discussion: Hot Air, Liz Mair, The Atlantic Online, Mediaite and Ezra Klein
Doctor Zero / Hot Air: Big Government, Bad Journalism
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Online: The Post Shouldn't Have Fired Dave Weigel
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite: Who Screwed Dave Weigel?
Julian Sanchez / The Atlantic Online:
Weigel, WaPo, and the Tracy-Flickization of Public Life — Like Megan and most of my fellow guestbloggers, I'm fortunate to count Dave Weigel—until this morning a blogger covering the conservative movement for the Washington Post—as a friend. Insofar as that probably renders real objectivity impossible …
Discussion: BuzzMachine, Venture Chronicles, Vanity Fair, Yahoo! News, Big Journalism, The New Republic, Hot Air and Salon
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine: The myth of the opinionless man*
Michael Walsh / Big Journalism: David Weigel, the ‘Journolist,’ Wolves In Sheep's Clothing, and the Death Of Privacy
Jonathan Chait / The New Republic: More On Weigel — A couple points here. First, thinking …
Alex Pareene / Salon: David Weigel resigns because old media can't have nice things
A new business model for our journalism — Beginning July 1, we will introduce a new model for our subscribers to access and pay for our valuable content. This new model reflects the advancements being made in the electronic world and the resulting redefinition of our news and information service.
Magazine Writers Are Slow to Take Up Multimedia — An ideal pitch for a magazine story today would seem to require great possibilities for text and for multimedia. Freelance magazine writers, one would think, would be honing their multimedia skills so they could pitch well-rounded stories …
Brian Lowry / Variety:
Wackadoodle demo widens — More cable nets targeting viewers who believe in conspiracies, alien abductions, etc., — The proliferation of cable channels has seemingly offered dedicated locations for every age group, interest and niche — which might explain why TV has begun reaching out to the wackadoodle demographic.
Discussion: TVbytheNumbers and Inside Cable News
Judith Thurman / The New Yorker Blog:
Debenedetti Confesses! — Last April, in a Talk of the Town piece, I broke the story of a literary hoax perpetrated by an Italian freelancer, Tommaso Debenedetti, who, it transpired, had published interviews invented from whole cloth with Philip Roth and John Grisham.
Discussion: The Book Bench
Ian Crouch / The Book Bench: Contest: The Art of the Mock Interview
Meghan Keane / Capital New York:
AOL's Armstrong, ‘Content King,’ wears heavy crown — AOL turned 25 this Spring. To celebrate, the internet giant has been throwing a series of diverse events. In New York at the end of May, AOL's pop culture blog Urlesque threw a party on the Lower East Side at local bar Sweet and Vicious.
Discussion: news i/o
Ian Lamont / news i/o: AOL's brand problem
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
News Corp. unloads Beliefnet — Website carried religious, spiritual content — News Corp. said Friday it has sold Beliefnet, a website it purchased three years ago that caters to a community seeking spiritual content based on a large number of religions and even atheism.
Peter Lauria / The Daily Beast:
Has Perez Lost His Touch? — Blogs and Stories — Just a year ago, the Perez Hilton brand was expanding—to a fashion site, a record label, and TV opportunities. But his first two music acts have tanked. Is his influence fading? — In the profile picture on his personal Facebook page …