Is social media journalism comparable to traditional journalism? -
Interesting piece about what makes for traditional journalism. Money quote:
”’Authenticity’ is now revered by the proponents of new media, but it is not the same thing nor does it carry the same weight as authority. Authority requires context as well as multiple and repeatable access. Privileged access combined with getting out of the chair and getting onto an actual ‘beat,’ creates an information product that is usually unattainable by social media practitioners.”
If you’re having high gas price problems, I feel bad for you, son — I got 99 problems, but $4.99 ain’t one. HIT ME. (My first time making a meme graphic? What up.)
Watching Glee reminds me how much I love a good preachy TV show. Subtlety is great and everything, but I’m also cool with a show that has a point of view and tells it to me. I’d rather have the opportunity to discuss and explore big ideas rather than pulling a “The Master” and leaving it all up to the audience to decide, thus freeing the storyteller from any responsibility to have actually said anything at all. Glee’s like Aaron Sorkin Jr., and that’s rad. More statement TV please, thanks.
NEWS ALERT: Lady Gaga likes pizza -
Lady Gaga’s record label wants her to lose weight. Ugh. Meanwhile, she apparently also loves pizza and pasta, so long story short, I’m in love.
Linsday Lohan’s life WOULD be the perfect Lifetime movie.
We helped Lifetime spice up their “Liz & Dick” poster a little bit | HuffPost Comedy
Just got home from #ONA12 and learned a lot but mostly got my photo taken for a Tumblr.
Mike Roe, KPCC
Can’t wait to be Ghost Han Solo with you, baby.
(Source: from-the-stone-to-the-hallows, via paperclippe)
Community without Dan Harmon by Rob Schrab
Interviewer: Okay. Which designers do you prefer?
Hillary Clinton: What designers of clothes?
Hillary Clinton: Would you ever ask a man that question?
Interviewer: Probably not. Probably not.
[Via UniteWomen.org; State.gov]
I promise that my only bias is toward more stories about Batman.
Do the Mainstream Media Have a Conservative Bias?
Just did a training in writing voice and aggregation with trainers from NPR; here’s the super fast post about Carmageddon that I wrote!
Carmageddon II: The 405 Strikes Back
This September, be afraid. Be very afraid. The traffic threat that terrified Los Angeles is once again rearing its ugly head, with I-405 shutting downin both directions for 10 miles on either side of the Sepulveda Pass.
Contractors already demolished one side of the Mulholland Bridge during the first Carmageddon, but there’s been another side lurking that needed to go down too, and that time has come.
The 405 is the busiest freeway in the country, which makes the prospect of it being shut down for 53 hours between I-10 and U.S. 101 enough to cause authorities from Metro, Caltrans, Metrolink, the LAPD, the California Highway Patrol, the L.A. Department of Transportation and the L.A. Fire Department to caution the public to watch out.
What can you do? Authorities advised the public in a press release to plan ahead, avoid the area and stay local while eating, shopping and seeking entertainment.
Is all the fear warranted? The first Carmageddon ended up with roads seeming relatively clear and free, with lighter traffic than usual, but that followed a long awareness campaign. Will motorists pay attention a second time around?
“I have every confidence they’ll rise to the occasion again,” said L.A. County supervisor and Metro board member Zev Yaroslavsky, according to the Huffington Post.“Let’s make this another Carmageddon-Schmarmageddon experience for us all.”
Spectators should probably stay away — not only to avoid the traffic, but because it’s not expected to be very spectacular, NBC L.A. reports.
(Source: im-gonna-wreck-it, via paulscheer)
mkronline asked: When will NPR rename itself to National Public Internet?
When internet begins with an “R”? — Daisy Alioto. Official nominee for a successor to Mad’s Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions.