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So, you want to be a journalist!

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NEWSBEAST: Tina Brown says Newsweek has ‘great DNA’; Web-centric Barry Diller’s in it for the printing press; Sidney Harman calls Brown ‘an indomitable force, THE unique talent in journalism’… And David Carr finds the merger worthy of ridicule

NEWSBEAST: Tina Brown says Newsweek has ‘great DNA’; Web-centric Barry Diller’s in it for the printing press; Sidney Harman calls Brown ‘an indomitable force, THE unique talent in journalism’… And David Carr finds the merger worthy of ridicule

Barry Diller (Wired), Tima Brown (Observer.com), Sidney Harman (USC), David Carr (NYT) ________________________________________________ As 92-year-old Sidney Harman embraces his new role as a multimedia mogul with the unbound enthusiasm of a…

‘Curse of Joe Biden’ … or editors stuck in their sophomore year

‘Curse of Joe Biden’ … or editors stuck in their sophomore year

Vice President Biden’s barely audible use of the “F” word was newsworthy, made-for-the-Internet flash. But front page play in four of New York’s five newspapers?!? New York media’s fixation with…

Consider this: Tens of thousands of your readers drive by a sign bearing an unarguably obscene word. The bloggers run it. How about you? [Multiple updates]

Consider this: Tens of thousands of your readers drive by a sign bearing an unarguably obscene word. The bloggers run it. How about you? [Multiple updates]

If you’re the NY Times (UPDATE: or even the NY Post!), you edit the photo. The scene is near the controversial Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn, NY (planned future home…

Newspaper sex: Let’s go to the videotape

Newspaper sex: Let’s go to the videotape

If you want to see where daily print journalism is heading in what is unquestionably America’s most competitive market, pick up New York’s two free dailies — AM New York,…

Think different

Iowa marketing guru Michael Libbie’s post this morning intones, “Follow and get crushed” — don’t sell your stuff “the way everybody else in the world sells their stuff.” Earlier this…

Subway tragedy: Everything changed in a New York minute

Subway tragedy: Everything changed in a New York minute

A woman going about her work-a-day routine dropped her gym bag onto a subway track at the start of Thursday night’s rush hour. Then she did what every New Yorker…