Posts Tagged ‘journalism’

Media: Taibbi on Valerie Bertinelli, uh, Thomas Friedman

In Uncategorized on January 19, 2009 at 5:59 pm

In the New York Press, political writer Matt Taibbi challenges NYTimes columnist Thomas Friedman as jumping on the bandwagon for the “green” movement. Wait for the graphs, where he applies Friedman’s methodology to Valerie Bertinelli’s physique.

The best: “This is Friedman’s life: He flies around the world, eats pricey lunches with other rich people and draws conclusions about the future of humanity by looking out his hotel window and counting the Applebee’s signs.” (From NY Press).

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From NY Mag: Saving the Gray Lady

In Uncategorized on January 13, 2009 at 5:05 pm

I’ve been kind of entrenched in the New York Times lately. I browse its website everyday and I currently have a copy of “The Trust” floating around my house from the library. NY Mag is always pretty critical of other journalistic ventures, but in this piece by Emily Nussbaum they give the Times some props for their technological innovations. And they’re right. The techniques featured in the article would increase access and take the way information is consumed to another level. It would no longer be just reading, but reflecting on that subject’s world.
The best:
“…there is something exhilarating about watching web innovation finally explode at the Times, with its KICK ME sign and burden of authority.” From New York Mag.