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7:20 AM ET, May 30, 2011


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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
The article as luxury or byproduct  —  A few episodes in news make me think of the article not as the goal of journalism but as a value-added luxury or as a byproduct of the process.  —  * See the amazing Brian Stelter covering the Joplin tornado and begging his desk at The Times to turn …
Mathew Ingram /
No, Twitter Is Not a Replacement For Journalism  —  Updated: In the wake of a number of events, including the use of Twitter as a real-time reporting tool by New York Times writer Brian Stelter during the aftermath of the recent tornado in Missouri, media theorist and journalism professor Jeff Jarvis …
Mathew Ingram /
NYT Reporter Shows the Power of Twitter as Journalism  —  Updated: Anyone who has been following the protests and revolutions in the Middle East for the past few months has probably heard of Andy Carvin, the NPR editor who has been using Twitter to curate news from the region.
Discussion: Future of Journalism, Thanks:mathewi
...the deadline:
What I Learned In Joplin  —  I'm going to write this in a stream of consciousness, the same way I experienced Joplin.  —  It was my first time covering — more accurately, trying to cover — a disaster.  The National desk knows I am a weather geek, so I came close to covering the tornadoes …
Discussion: Felix, The Wire, Poynter and Mediaite
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Funny or Die: Groupon's Fate Hinges on Words  —  RACHEL HANDLER is struggling to say something funny or perhaps amusing or at least clever about horses.  Her mind is empty.  She can't recall the last time she was on a horse or even saw a horse.  The minutes fly by.  Horses are nothing to joke about.
Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
Harvard Business Review Reinvention Is Paying Off  —  Shortly after editors at the Harvard Business Review tore up their magazine in 2009, adding pictures to the cover, reader comments to their signature case studies and colorful illustrations — the horror! — cranky reader comments started coming in.
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Trifling Twitter  —  When a member of the old guard barges into their cozy backyard, the Digerati jump up and strike indignant poses.  And when the intruder's point is missed, its author gets crucified.  This is what happened to Bill Keller, the New York Times' executive editor, when he dared to write a column critical of Twitter.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Here's How You Might Be Able To Watch Live TV, For Free, On Your iPad  —  Your iPad can do lots of things, but live TV generally isn't one of them.  With a few exceptions, the TV networks don't want their programming going out live anywhere but your big screen, under their supervision.
Taffy Brodesser-Akner / Los Angeles Times:
Can Jane Pratt's preach to the snarky?  —  Sassy magazine's former editor, who spawned a generation of witty and cynical female bloggers, hopes her site appeals to 18- to 49-year-olds.  —  Emily McCombs, managing editor, left, Jane Pratt, creator, and Cat Marnell of Sassy and Jane magazines …
Katie Van Syckle / Grub Street New York:
Lipton, Lapham, Talese, and Others Have One Last Drink at Elaine's  —  On the Upper East Side last night, the door of the beloved Elaine's was one of the toughest in the city.  It didn't matter if you stood in line for hours, had press credentials, lived around the corner for 30 years …
Discussion: Gothamist and FishbowlNY
The Huffington Post:
Weather Channel Star's Emotional Reporting From Joplin Gains Attention  —  NEW YORK — The Weather Channel's Mike Bettes arrived in storm-ravaged Joplin, Mo., right after a tornado had ripped through its soul.  He looked around, spoke to the camera and began to cry.
Discussion: AllThingsD
Joe Mullin / paidContent:
HuffPo Tells Judge: Tasini Blogged For Fame, Not Cash—Throw Out His Lawsuit  —  Lawyers for The Huffington Post have moved to dismiss Jonathan Tasini's novel lawsuit claiming that the popular internet newspaper actually owes money to its unpaid bloggers.  Tasini got exactly what he was looking …
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