"I am a lover, and have not yet found my thing to love" ~ Sherwood Anderson

6th March 2014

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Tagged: mediajournalismseoI had this jobit was soul deadening

8th January 2014

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All journalism is advocacy journalism. No matter how it’s presented, every report by every reporter advances someone’s point of view. The advocacy can be hidden, as it is in the monotone narration of a news anchor for a big network like CBS or NBC (where the biases of advertisers and corporate backers like GE are disguised in a thousand subtle ways), or it can be out in the open, as it proudly is with Greenwald, or graspingly with Sorkin, or institutionally with a company like Fox.
— Matt Taibbi, telling the truth at Rolling Stone (via politicalprof)

Tagged: wise wordsmatt taibbijournalism

Source: politicalprof

14th September 2013

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ealperin:

pleatedjeans:

A reporter was having her wedding when the quake hit Sichuan today. She went to work immediately. via

^REAL-LIFE LOIS LANE, RIGHT HERE.^

ealperin:

pleatedjeans:

A reporter was having her wedding when the quake hit Sichuan today. She went to work immediately. via

^REAL-LIFE LOIS LANE, RIGHT HERE.^

Tagged: journalismthis reporter is a BAMF

Source: pleatedjeans

9th July 2013

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triflesandparsnips:

ibeggedformercytwice:

purpleyin:

The most amusing thing is this IS exactly how the BBC report on practically everything.

this was exactly like watching the BBC news oh my god

Not just the BBC — this looks like more than one “special report” I’ve seen in an American broadcast news program.

Tagged: journalismbbc newsthis is a special report

Source: purpleyin

8th May 2013

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CAN YOU IMAGINE LIVING… IN A WORLD…

shananaomi:

where every time a man (allegedly) brutally killed a woman it was endlessly covered by all mainstream news networks all the time and everyone knew all about it? 

You know what they say, “Dog bites man” is everyday life, “Man bites dog” is a headline. It’s so common that it doesn’t even merit a second glance, not that it’s a good thing. 

Tagged: jodi ariasmurder she saidfeminismjournalism

Source: shananaomi

21st April 2013

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shannonmbrown:

Hed from the Ulster Gazette (Northern Ireland).
Everything about this, including the hed from the BBC story referencing it(“Armagh Gazette does the fandango”), is aces. It appears the deputy editor is a big fan of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. 
~ via Romenesko

shannonmbrown:

Hed from the Ulster Gazette (Northern Ireland).

Everything about this, including the hed from the BBC story referencing it(“Armagh Gazette does the fandango”), is aces. It appears the deputy editor is a big fan of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody

~ via Romenesko

Tagged: journalismqueenbohemian rhapsody

11th April 2013

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lettersfromtitan:

afterelton:

nypost:

New York Post front page for Thursday, April 11, 2013

Well done, NY Post

The NY Post is an evil evil rag.  But this is why everyone in New York reads it.  It would be a devastating blow to the character of our city to be without its particular brand of trash.

The NYP is so trashy, but one of my desert island, top 5 all-time dream jobs has always been to be a copy editor there, just to be able to make up the glorious heds they use.
Perhaps the most (in)famous is Headless Body in Topless Bar, which has long been considered the ne plus ultra of trashy, punny heds. 

lettersfromtitan:

afterelton:

nypost:

New York Post front page for Thursday, April 11, 2013

Well done, NY Post

The NY Post is an evil evil rag.  But this is why everyone in New York reads it.  It would be a devastating blow to the character of our city to be without its particular brand of trash.

The NYP is so trashy, but one of my desert island, top 5 all-time dream jobs has always been to be a copy editor there, just to be able to make up the glorious heds they use.

Perhaps the most (in)famous is Headless Body in Topless Bar, which has long been considered the ne plus ultra of trashy, punny heds. 

Tagged: The New York Postjournalismpuns make the baby Jesus crymedia matters

Source: nypost

30th January 2013

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jawdust:

Why you should be in passionate horny love with Elizabeth ‘Nellie Bly’ Cochrane
Born in 1864/65, Elizabeth, one of 15 children, was always ‘the rebellious one’. Fierce as fuck from an early age, she testified against her abusive stepfather in her mother’s divorce trial.
In 1880 she enrolled in a teacher-training college but had to leave after her first semester due to lack of funding - then moved to Pittsburgh to help run a goddamn boarding school. 
This is where we get to the good shit. Age 18, she wrote a letter-to-the-editor of the Pittsburgh Dispatch bitchslapping the everloving fuck out of a sexist ballsack of an article entitled ‘What Girls Are Good For’. 
The editor was so goddamn wooed by her razor-sharp tongue that he RAN AN AD asking her to identify herself. Elizabeth owned up, and was hired instantaneously, her badassery radiating from her pores and intoxicating all within a twenty mile radius.
Working under the pen-name Nellie Bly, Elizabeth kicked the butts of morons everywhere, writing articles aimed at social justice, particularly labour laws to protect working ‘girls’ and reform of Pennsylvania’s divorce law, which greatly favoured men.
Not content with changing the world from behind her desk, Elizabeth became a founding mother of investigative journalism. She was expelled from Mexico for exposing political corruption, and henceforth wrapped in cotton wool by her editors. Infuriated by their mollycoddling, Lizzie left them a note essentially telling them to fuck themselves and hot footed it to NYC. She was still only 23.
Within six months she was hired by Joseph fucking Pulitzer himself, and continued her batshit crazy investigations uninhibited. Her very first assingment had her feigning mental illness to expose repulsive conditions in Blackwell’s Island Insane Asylum. Her cutting report was so fucking horrifying, compelling and persuasive that it triggered public and political action, leading to reform of the institution.
In the next couple of years she had herself thrown in jail and hired by a sweatshop, all for shits and giggles. Oh, and to uncover incomprehensible injustice, cruelty, poverty, and the concealed, heinous treatment of the vulnerable and voiceless. 
But was pioneering journalism, social revolution and batshit badassery enough for our Liz? Like fuck it was. On a whim Nellie did what any self-respecting 25 year old woman in the 1800s would do - she emulated Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days, and did it in 72.
Millions followed her journey, and its appeal to a semi-literate populace resulted in greatly increased newspaper readership. So while travelling the entire globe (IN THE 1800s, AS A WOMAN) by ship, train, burro and balloon, she helped the world to read.
Having essentially conquered the entire goddamn universe before hitting 30, Nellie retired, and wed 72 year old industrialist Robert Seaman. Their marriage was a happy one, and after his death she took over Iron Clad Manufacturing Co.
But Lizzie was a writer, what would she know about the metal industry? Well, she INVENTED the steel barrel that became the model for the widely used 55-gallon drum and turned her inherited businesses into multimillion-dollar companies, so apparently a fuck ton.
Furthermore, she set a precedent for working conditions, ensuring her workers had good pay, gymnasiums, staffed libraries, and health care, all completely unheard of at the time, while still writing to further the plight of the Suffragette movement.
Nellie may have died age 58 of pneumonia, but HBICs live on forever.

jawdust:

Why you should be in passionate horny love with Elizabeth ‘Nellie Bly’ Cochrane

  • Born in 1864/65, Elizabeth, one of 15 children, was always ‘the rebellious one’. Fierce as fuck from an early age, she testified against her abusive stepfather in her mother’s divorce trial.
  • In 1880 she enrolled in a teacher-training college but had to leave after her first semester due to lack of funding - then moved to Pittsburgh to help run a goddamn boarding school. 
  • This is where we get to the good shit. Age 18, she wrote a letter-to-the-editor of the Pittsburgh Dispatch bitchslapping the everloving fuck out of a sexist ballsack of an article entitled ‘What Girls Are Good For’. 
  • The editor was so goddamn wooed by her razor-sharp tongue that he RAN AN AD asking her to identify herself. Elizabeth owned up, and was hired instantaneously, her badassery radiating from her pores and intoxicating all within a twenty mile radius.
  • Working under the pen-name Nellie Bly, Elizabeth kicked the butts of morons everywhere, writing articles aimed at social justice, particularly labour laws to protect working ‘girls’ and reform of Pennsylvania’s divorce law, which greatly favoured men.
  • Not content with changing the world from behind her desk, Elizabeth became a founding mother of investigative journalism. She was expelled from Mexico for exposing political corruption, and henceforth wrapped in cotton wool by her editors. Infuriated by their mollycoddling, Lizzie left them a note essentially telling them to fuck themselves and hot footed it to NYC. She was still only 23.
  • Within six months she was hired by Joseph fucking Pulitzer himself, and continued her batshit crazy investigations uninhibited. Her very first assingment had her feigning mental illness to expose repulsive conditions in Blackwell’s Island Insane Asylum. Her cutting report was so fucking horrifying, compelling and persuasive that it triggered public and political action, leading to reform of the institution.
  • In the next couple of years she had herself thrown in jail and hired by a sweatshop, all for shits and giggles. Oh, and to uncover incomprehensible injustice, cruelty, poverty, and the concealed, heinous treatment of the vulnerable and voiceless. 
  • But was pioneering journalism, social revolution and batshit badassery enough for our Liz? Like fuck it was. On a whim Nellie did what any self-respecting 25 year old woman in the 1800s would do - she emulated Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days, and did it in 72.
  • Millions followed her journey, and its appeal to a semi-literate populace resulted in greatly increased newspaper readership. So while travelling the entire globe (IN THE 1800s, AS A WOMAN) by ship, train, burro and balloon, she helped the world to read.
  • Having essentially conquered the entire goddamn universe before hitting 30, Nellie retired, and wed 72 year old industrialist Robert Seaman. Their marriage was a happy one, and after his death she took over Iron Clad Manufacturing Co.
  • But Lizzie was a writer, what would she know about the metal industry? Well, she INVENTED the steel barrel that became the model for the widely used 55-gallon drum and turned her inherited businesses into multimillion-dollar companies, so apparently a fuck ton.
  • Furthermore, she set a precedent for working conditions, ensuring her workers had good pay, gymnasiums, staffed libraries, and health care, all completely unheard of at the time, while still writing to further the plight of the Suffragette movement.
  • Nellie may have died age 58 of pneumonia, but HBICs live on forever.

Tagged: nellie blyBAMFSbadasseryjournalism

Source: jawdust

5th December 2012

Link reblogged from The Electric Typewriter with 387 notes

Ten Authors We Love →

tetw:

with links to 150+ outstanding articles & essays

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Over the last few weeks we’ve been scouring the internet in search of all the best writing by our favourite authors. We’ve collected it all in new author pages — over 150 great reads so far:

David Foster Wallace - A non-fiction writer in a class of his own. All 20 of the DFW essays that we found online are listed here.

Joan Didion - When it comes to memoir, few can compete with J-Diddy’s atmospheric brilliance. 15 of her best essays are here.

Hunter S. Thompson - Electric prose and plenty of bad craziness. Read 20 of Dr. Gonzo’s classic articles here.

Tom Wolfe - A founding father of the New Journalism. Read our selection of 15 pioneering articles here.

Malcolm Gladwell - The New Yorker’s resident mind-reader. We’ve compiled a list of our 20 favourite Gladwell articles are here.

Susan Orlean - A writer with a rare eye for off-beat subjects and human detail. 20 of our favourite pieces are collected here.

David Sedaris - A great memoirist with a sense for the sublime. Discover 20 of his best essays here.

John Jeremiah Sullivan - JJS has a talent for building compelling narratives from the strangest stories. 12 great examples are here.

Zadie Smith - A novelist whose essays overflow with energy and insight. The 6 finest are listed here.

Walter Kirn - Dry humour and razor sharp wit combine to make Kirn’s brand of cultural critque stand out. Find 7 great reads here.

Tagged: readingwritingjournalism

16th August 2012

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shananaomi:

Lost & Found, my OUT magazine cover story about The Perks of Being a Wallflower, is now online and should be hitting newsstands & awesome bookstores very soon.
we’ll also be posting extended interviews with ezra miller & author/filmmaker stephen chbosky later this week…
got questions about the story? hit my ask box & i’ll do my best to answer them all.
ETA: the gallery of beautiful photos of ezra, logan lerman & johnny simmons is up, too.

shananaomi:

Lost & Found, my OUT magazine cover story about The Perks of Being a Wallflower, is now online and should be hitting newsstands & awesome bookstores very soon.

we’ll also be posting extended interviews with ezra miller & author/filmmaker stephen chbosky later this week…

got questions about the story? hit my ask box & i’ll do my best to answer them all.

ETA: the gallery of beautiful photos of ezra, logan lerman & johnny simmons is up, too.

Tagged: outperks of being a wallflowerpretty boys all in a rowshana naomi krochmaljournalismproud