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The Matrix Awards: Media Revolutionaries

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At a high-heeled and smart-suited luncheon at the Waldorf-Astoria today, women (and some men who know what’s good for them) gathered to honor each other at The Matrix Awards. New [...]

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Irony Abounds When it Comes to Plagiarism

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Oh, Matt Haber! The unintentional (we assume) folly of it all! Over at the Observer‘s Media Mob blog, contributor Matt Haber wrote an item called “The Liars’ Club: An Incomplete [...]

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Terricio? Or Berrence?

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About the only fun thing we learned watching the Oscars last night was this: Terrence Howard and Benicio del Toro are the same man, different races. It’s not only the [...]

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This Time It’s <i>Tasini v. Clinton</i>

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A cache of about a dozen progressives met on the 43rd floor of a Hell’s Kitchen apartment building last night to hear a campaign pitch from freelance hero Jonathan Tasini. [...]

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<i>Fast Company</i>‘s Fast 50 Party

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Some belated observations from Fast Company‘s 10th Anniversary party the other night. 1. It was refreshing to see a measured celebration for a magazine that has, from all accounts, been [...]

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When The Complete <i>New Yorker</i> Isn’t Enough

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Overwhelmed by decades of cool wit and epic reporting? Buried in the miserable search functions of the otherwise glorious Complete New Yorker? Well, there’s a blog for that. Between the [...]

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How to Move 16,701 Spaces on Amazon.com’s Sales Rank…

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…Read aloud on NPR‘s Morning Edition Yesterday, the Overheard in New York book was ranked number 16,768 on Amazon. This morning, Renee Montagne interviewed author Michael Malice and Overheard in [...]

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Just the Calm, Soothing Facts

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If you’ve got some time to spare at noon, The Leonard Lopate Show on WNYC is discussing fact checking in publishing. “The revelation that James Frey made up incidents in [...]

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<I>WaPo</i>: First on Email Links, Last on Publicity

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Not to be outdone by the mighty Times, a press release breathlessly landed in our inbox moments ago. We could almost hear WPNI PR man Eric Easter gasping for air [...]

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<i>NYT</i> Cracks Window for The Rabble Its Readers

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Following the lead of almost every other newspaper in the country, The New York Times will, starting tomorrow, enable readers to email staff writers by clicking on bylines. The memo [...]

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Media Minutiae: Feisty Friday Edition

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• But pirates don’t have offices… Time Inc. will launch OfficePirates.com and venture into that previously unexplored world of people doing stupid things and putting them on the Internet. Keith [...]

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Mort Rosenblum Laments AP

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Former Associated Press bureau chief and career man Mort Rosenblum has some issues with leadership at the wire service. Like any good rabble rouser, he wrote a letter. And shared [...]

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No One is Safe From Outsourcing

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We had to work (lest we be outsourced), so we missed today’s terrifying Magazine Publishers of American forum: “Media Outsourcing in India.” Here’s how the MPA advertised the event: Though [...]

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Breakfast at Michael’s: Court TV Puts on a Show

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Our colleague Sarah Weinman of Galleycat stopped by Michael’s this morning (where else?) for a breakfast talk called “Journalism 101: True or False,” that was really just another excuse to [...]

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What Alt-Weekly <B>Doesn’t</b> Need an EIC?

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Right there in the middle of the Village Voice‘s letters page this week (at least the online version) is a help-wanted ad. C’mon kids! You too can be editor-in-chief of [...]