Even though our Unstaffed towns will not have editors, they will continue to receive daily posts from our central publishing team, and users will be able to contribute comments, events and blogs, as well as converse through our boards on the sites. We are also making arrangements to have these sites screened for appropriate content. —
» Patch now has some unstaffed sites JIMROMENESKO.COM
If we don’t start calling unstaffed sites ‘Zombie Patch,’ we’ve failed.” (@WolfeReports) — » Patch now has some unstaffed sites JIMROMENESKO.COM
3 powerful mobile engagement strategies you might have overlooked | Knight Digital Media Center -
Great ideas and tips @amygahan
Omidyar believes that if independent, ferocious, investigative journalism isn’t brought to the attention of general audiences it can never have the effect that actually creates a check on power. Therefore the new entity — they have a name but they’re not releasing it, so I will just call it NewCo — will have to serve the interest of all kinds of news consumers. It cannot be a niche product. It will have to cover sports, business, entertainment, technology: everything that users demand. At the core of Newco will be a different plan for how to build a large news organization. It resembles what I called in an earlier post “the personal franchise model” in news. You start with individual journalists who have their own reputations, deep subject matter expertise, clear points of view, an independent and outsider spirit, a dedicated online following, and their own way of working. The idea is to attract these people to NewCo, or find young journalists capable of working in this way, and then support them well. —
Why Pierre Omidyar decided to join forces with Glenn Greenwald for a new venture in news » Pressthink
Okay, this totally has my attention:
: "Is he on The Island?" On the (lack of) professional consequences for sexual harassers -
I used to have a very elaborate inside joke with a few other women in media. It was called The Island, and the narrative went like this: All of the editors we know to be sexual harassers or professional bullies are on a plane together, probably heading to some sort of “ideas festival,” when the…
(via Endia Beal: “Can I Touch It?” explores gender, race, and generational gaps in the corporate environment (PHOTOS).)
Very cool photo series challenging assumptions about styling and what it means in terms of race and class.
(via The line for new iPhones vs. the line for cronuts – Quartz)
What will Biology-Online do in the future to make sure that none of their employees perpetuate institutional racism and sexism? — Science Website Fires Asshole Who Called Biologist a ‘Whore’
So, I’ve decided something. I am often asked to be a Guest of Honor or a participant at conventions, which is nice. I also have a number of friends and fans who go to conventions, which is nice too. When my friends and fans go to conventions, I would like them not to have to worry, if they are skeeved on by some creep at the convention, that the convention will take the problem seriously. —
My New Convention Harassment Policy | Whatever
(via A portrait of billionaire Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, in tweets - Quartz)
"What are their superpowers?"
"This one can talk any enemy to death. And this one can knock her sister over."
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Longreads: Announcing the Longreads Member Drive: Help Us Reach 5,000 Members -
My name is Mark Armstrong, and four and a half years ago, I created Longreads.
What started as an afternoon project has now grown into something much bigger—a global community of readers, sharing what they love, across both nonfiction and fiction. Along the way we’ve built Longreads into…
As a HUGE fan f Longreads, I am signing up as a member—and helping to spread the word about this super cool service.
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