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An Old Problem in the Present Day for New Media

Whereas once they were thought to be climbing to success upon the dying corpses of newspapers and magazines, “new media” publishers and websites find times are getting tough. The same fate that brought low their predecessors, the drying up of advertising dollars, might be in the offing for them, too.


On Twitter and Language

Ralph Fiennes asks, “Is Shakespeare relevant,” in an age of tweets and texts.  In response to Fiennes-as-Luddite, E.D. Kain launches into a virulent defense of new technology and language’s continuing evolution.  However, I think...


New Media Playground

Even if you’re not a sports fan, GQ’s profile of Deadspin editor-in-chief A.J. Daulerio is worth reading because it’s such a perfect distillation of the clash between old and new media cultures. Deadspin’s raison...


Little Brother is watching

Scott posted this extraordinary video of a Seattle police officer punching a seventeen year old girl in the face and it really is quite shocking to see. What struck me about the incident, though,...


On Blogging

Reading both Andrew’s comments on the Atlantic’s site re-design and Ta-Nehisi Coates, I am reminded again of the importance of creating something personal with new media, that blogging is not journalism exactly, and that...


Exporting Authoritarianism

I wish I was as sanguine about the future of authoritarianism as Anne Applebaum, who breezily predicts that repressive regimes not named the People’s Republic of China will have a rough go of it...



[UPDATE – In true, tail-between-legs fashion, I have walked back significantly from this post here.  I didn’t do my homework, and I overstated my case.] I have to admit, I’m not a big fan...