Read: David Carr, Journalism, Even When It’s Tilted - NYTimes
“In a New York magazine piece, Mr. Rich wrote: “Is David Gregory a journalist? As a thought experiment, name one piece of news he has broken, one beat he’s covered with distinction, and any memorable interviews he’s conducted that were not with John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Dick Durbin or Chuck Schumer.” And he derisively suggested that Mr. Gregory begin to host his network’s “Today” show, so that he can “speak truth to power by grilling Paula Deen.”
“Dear Mr. Carr and Mr. Somaiya,
I expect that you will correct your recent article on the U.S. Investigation of WikiLeaks found here: https://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/25/world/europe/wikileaks-back-in-news-never-left-us-radar.html?&smid=tw-nytmedia&pagewanted=all
I am a journalist— and the proper title for me is journalist…”
“In his obituary of Hastings, Ben Smith links him to the tradition of Hunter S. Thompson and of oppositional Watergate-era journalism. That feels right — Hastings blended the best of both styles. Political journalism, if you approach it the wrong way, is a high-speed ticket to the world of the comfortable. You’re not supposed to use that ticket. You’re supposed to afflict the comfortable. You’re supposed to make them hate you, fear hearing from you, and tell you things they know they shouldn’t. I’m worried about all the unaccountable S.O.B.s who’ll never have to worry about Michael Hastings reporting on them. Reporters: Give them something to worry about.”
"Everyone should see this beautiful tribute from Rachel Maddow to Michael Hastings." - @BuzzFeedAndrew
“The incomparable A. J. Liebling wrote once that there are three kinds of journalists: the reporter, who says what he’s seen; the interpretive reporter, who says what he thinks is the meaning of what he’s seen; and the expert, who says what he thinks is the meaning of what he hasn’t seen. The first two—reporters and interpretive reporters—have been largely undermined by economics and incuriosity. But the third category never stops growing. We are now a nation of experts, with millions of people who know the meaning of everything that they haven’t actually experienced.”
“I did consider stinging him with a too-good-to-be-true single source story, to see if he’d run with it. I can’t help but wonder if someone else has had the same idea.” - Willard Foxton, The Telegraph”
Columnist for the Telegraph loathes Glenn Greenwald so much he says he considered “stinging” GG with a fake news tip. - @jayrosen_nyu
“We will know the identity of the leaker before too long. The leaker, when caught, would be treated prosecutorially a lot harsher if they are caught — even from Bradley Manning — because the document was classified at a higher level.” - Marc Ambinder - 4 Unanswered Questions About NSA Spying Leaks - ABC News”
@ggreenwald to Marc Ambinder: “Maybe if you call yourself journalist, you shouldn’t be leading way calling for leak investigation & harsh treatment “
“Rock and roll is dead, the web is dead, Facebook is dead, Hip Hop is dead.
At one time or another, everything seems to be considered dead and buried. The latest tripe is that the Social Media Editor, as a practice, is dead. This is ridiculous.”
Anthony De Rosa, Soup - Kill off the social media editor at your own peril.