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2:40 AM ET, May 31, 2011


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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 …
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 /
NYT Reporter Shows the Power of Twitter as Journalism
Discussion: Future of Journalism, Thanks:mathewi
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Jann Wenner: Magazines' Rush to iPad Is ‘Sheer Insanity and Insecurity and Fear’  —  Successful Migration to Tablet Editions Will Take ‘Decades,’ Rolling Stone Co-Founder Says in Interview  —  Nobody mistakes Jann Wenner — whose Wenner Media publishes Rolling Stone, Us Weekly and Men's Journal — for a digital fanboy.
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.
Kevin Poulsen / Threat Level:
Hacktivists Scorch PBS in Retaliation for WikiLeaks Documentary  —  Hackers posted a fake news story to the website of PBS's Newshour on Sunday.  —  A hacker group unhappy with PBS Frontline's hour-long documentary on WikiLeaks has hit back at the Public Broadcasting System by cracking its servers …
Michael Shmith / The Age:
Long way from hot metal: the changing face of newspapers  —  The composing room at the former Age building on Spencer Street, during the last days of hot metal in 1983.  —  ALTHOUGH there are many people, even of the iPad generation, who still automatically associate the word “qwerty” …
David Carr / New York Times:
An Outsider Making Waves in Hollywood  —  LOS ANGELES — On an unusually clear day in West Hollywood last week, Janice Min took a seat at the Soho House, the full expanse of the Hollywood Hills serving as a backdrop for lunch.  It was odd to see Ms. Min, a fixture of Manhattan magazine publishing …
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
The Value Live Video Streaming at The Wall Street Journal is both the Audience and Process  —  In addition to connecting with a valued audience with live programming, the process of creating daily Webcasts is valuable to the news organization, explains Kevin Delaney, Managing Editor of the
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.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
New Business Model in Vogue at Condé Nast  —  Condé Nast—the glitzy magazine empire that was brought to its knees by the advertising recession—is grappling with the fundamental challenge also facing many of its peers: how to preserve its print business while it also tries …
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Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer:
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Discussion: Future of Journalism
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Checking in with the Newport Daily News: Two years after a digital paywall, print is still king