evanfleischer
Hacking, as a practice, is much more specific and difficult than most people realize it to be. It’s more than someone going on television and saying ‘Edward Snowden’ three times like it was some sort of pundit’s version of ‘Bloody Mary.’ The amount of attention to detail that goes into building a website has its complimentary echo in hacking, in breaking a website apart. Each line on both sides of the coin of code has to be right.
washingtonpost
washingtonpost:

We’re chatting with Pulitzer Prize winner and writer extraordinaire Eli Saslow about writing, reporting and overall journalisming.
Submit your questions here and Eli will answer them in real time on Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 3 p.m. Between now and then, check out some of Eli’s best work here (including the stories that won him that top prize).

washingtonpost:

We’re chatting with Pulitzer Prize winner and writer extraordinaire Eli Saslow about writing, reporting and overall journalisming.

Submit your questions here and Eli will answer them in real time on Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 3 p.m. Between now and then, check out some of Eli’s best work here (including the stories that won him that top prize).

thisismybyline

How to win followers and influence journalism: lessons from journalists with the most followers on Twitter

muckrack:

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Anderson Cooper is the most followed broadcast journalist on Twitter. Wonder how he and the others who made the list do it?

Elizabeth Breese analyzed the habits of the most followed journos on Twitter. 

Click over to the Muck Rack blog to see what she found.

poynterinstitute
Great news writing occurs at the intersection of accident and craft — something significant happens and, given the chance, the reporter does something special with it. It also occurs at the intersection of reporting and writing — the dogged gathering of facts, expressed in graceful and efficient prose.
Roy Peter Clark, in an essay about why the Boston Globe’s article on “Danny,” the Tsarnaev carjacking victim, was a great piece of writing. Read more at Poynter. (via poynterinstitute)
shortformblog
shortformblog:

thehedrick:

After a lot of delay, I’m proud to announce the big news you’ve all been waiting for…The Thought Catalog e-book reissue of my book is now available!!Isn’t that cover sick?Anyway if you feel so inclined to buy it (only $2.99 btw), it’s available at Amazon: http://amzn.com/B00CEGR4FWApple iBookstore: http://bit.ly/12etgRyor Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/Yi0rI7
Hopefully this’ll make me a little scratch, I’m not expecting a lot but wouldn’t it be awesome if I could actually make a living doing this stuff? 
Also, if you guys wanna share this, well, I’d like that. Thanks Tumblr!!

Our pal is selling a book … Read more about it above.

shortformblog:

thehedrick:

After a lot of delay, I’m proud to announce the big news you’ve all been waiting for…

The Thought Catalog e-book reissue of my book is now available!!

Isn’t that cover sick?

Anyway if you feel so inclined to buy it (only $2.99 btw), it’s available at Amazon: http://amzn.com/B00CEGR4FW
Apple iBookstore: http://bit.ly/12etgRy
or Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/Yi0rI7

Hopefully this’ll make me a little scratch, I’m not expecting a lot but wouldn’t it be awesome if I could actually make a living doing this stuff? 


Also, if you guys wanna share this, well, I’d like that. 

Thanks Tumblr!!

Our pal is selling a book … Read more about it above.

Not writing? There’s an app for that: Write or Die
How the app works: Writers begin typing in the app’s window. When the typing slows to a stop, there are consequences. The writer can set how severe those consequences will be. In “gentle” mode, a notice pops up with a kind reminder that it’s time to start writing. In “normal” mode, the app begins to emit an unpleasant sound, which only stops once the typing begins again. In “kamikaze” mode, the app is set to destroy: when the writing has stopped for too long, the words begin to erase themselves. There is also a “nyan cat” mode, turning an Internet meme into a destructive force.
Read more: LA Times

Not writing? There’s an app for that: Write or Die

How the app works: Writers begin typing in the app’s window. When the typing slows to a stop, there are consequences. The writer can set how severe those consequences will be. In “gentle” mode, a notice pops up with a kind reminder that it’s time to start writing. In “normal” mode, the app begins to emit an unpleasant sound, which only stops once the typing begins again. In “kamikaze” mode, the app is set to destroy: when the writing has stopped for too long, the words begin to erase themselves. There is also a “nyan cat” mode, turning an Internet meme into a destructive force.

Read more: LA Times

ryeisenberg

ryeisenberg:

My high school english teacher gave me a link to this site during my senior year of high school (which was six years ago and now I feel really old) but I just dug it up again to help my sister with a paper and it’s so fucking useful that I thought I’d share it with all of you.

If you ever have any questions about how to properly format citations in-text or in your bibliography according to MLA/APA standards, check this site. It has all the answers you could ever need. 

fek
inothernews:

If we must aim to be on a listicle, let it be this one: the New York Observer’s 2011 Media Poachables list.
Repeat to yourself now: “I’ll be a better writer.  I’ll be a better blogger.  I’ll be a better writer.  I’ll be a better blogger.  I’ll be a better writer.  I’ll be a better blogger.  I’ll be a better writer.  I’ll be a better blogger.  I’ll be a better writer.  I’ll be a better blogger.”
Also, there are a couple of Tumblrers on this list.  That’s your inspiration for the day.

inothernews:

If we must aim to be on a listicle, let it be this one: the New York Observer’s 2011 Media Poachables list.

Repeat to yourself now: “I’ll be a better writer.  I’ll be a better blogger.  I’ll be a better writer.  I’ll be a better blogger.  I’ll be a better writer.  I’ll be a better blogger.  I’ll be a better writer.  I’ll be a better blogger.  I’ll be a better writer.  I’ll be a better blogger.”

Also, there are a couple of Tumblrers on this list.  That’s your inspiration for the day.