Media

Politico Is Hypnotized by Chelsea's "Increased" Role in the Clinton Foundation
August 13, 2013

Politico has a story today on the Clinton Foundation, and Hillary Clinton's increasingly large role there. Do you know who else has an increasingly large role at the foundation? Chelsea Clinton. How do I know this?

BuzzFeed Feeds on Anthony Weiner's Diminishing Buzz
August 13, 2013

The New York media world met IRL Monday night for a BuzzFeed-hosted conversation with former congressman and current mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner at a packed bar not far from BuzzFeed HQ in Manhattan’s Flatiron District.

Hypocrisy for Sale: Craigslist Founder Invests in Journalism Ethics Book
August 12, 2013

Here’s a fun little trip through an era of “disruption” in the media industry:February 2, 2010, Silicon Valley Watcher:Rick Edmonds, over on Poynter Online, notes that the classified ads sector dropped to $6 billion in 2009.

Now The Washington Post Owes Reza Aslan An Apology, Too
August 09, 2013

Last night, The Washington Post published a strongly worded argument about Reza Aslan, the scholar who Fox News pilloried for having the audacity to write a book about Jesus when he is (in the interest of “full disclosure”) a Muslim.

Newspapers Should Be More Like Amazon
What Jeff Bezos can teach The Washington Post
August 08, 2013

What’s intriguing about Jeff Bezos, who purchased The Washington Post this week, is not that he’s a digital guy or that he has a lot of money—though both certainly help—but that ever since he founded Amazon, he’s specialized in the long view.

Washington Post Editor to Staff: Don't Expect to See Bezos Around the Newsroom
August 08, 2013

Reporters and editors at the Washington Post have been doing their best to learn as much as they can about their new owner, but Amazon founder Jeff Bezos seems to be in no rush to get to know them.

Dear Lawrence O'Donnell, Don't Mansplain to Me About Russia
August 08, 2013

Tonight, I went on Lawrence O'Donnell's show, and Lawrence O'Donnell yelled at me. Or, rather, he O'Reilly'd at me.

From the Stacks: “The ‘Star’ Winks Out”
August 15, 1981
August 07, 2013

On the 32nd anniversary of the closing of the Washington Star (and in light of the Post's surprise sale), our original reporting on the Star's demise.

At Jeff Bezos's Post, Paperboys May Be More Important Than Reporters
A newspaper delivery network solves the last mile problem
August 06, 2013

Gee, what ever would an Amazon founder want with a delivery network that can bring things to 500,000 customers by 5 a.m.?

Author of Bezos Book: 'He's Buying a Lot of Political Influence'
August 05, 2013

Businessweek senior writer Brad Stone has written a book about Amazon—titled The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon—that will be released by Little, Brown in October.

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