Month: March 2012

  • Let’s take a moment to bloviate on reporters

    Rachel Maddow in Seattle. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Rachel Maddow, appearing on Wednesday on Howard Stern’s radio show: “What I’m worried about with news is we’re moving to all these business models where nobody is paying the reporters. Everybody’s paying people to comment on what  reporters turn up. Nobody’s paying the reporters. There have to be […]

  • A few pictures and videos you won’t see this week

    The Supreme Court of the United States. Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) When the Supreme Court begins hearing six hours of arguments on Monday about whether portions of the Obama health care law are legal, there are few things you won’t see: photos or video from the hearings. Several media organizations had petitioned the court […]

  • The ‘tragedy of comments’

    Gawker Media mastermind Nick Denton said Sunday at South by Southwest Interactive that he plans to institute a new commenting system on his family of sites within the next six weeks; one that still allows anonymous comments, but which makes commenters into moderators. On certain stories, the new system will only allow certain users to […]