The Faster Times – AOL Hell: An AOL Content Slave Speaks Out
Highly depressing read, both into the writing practiced at AOL and what this business considers important (just generating stupid trivial trash to generate pageviews).
Throwing Fire – LastPass Disclosure Shows Why We Can’t Have Nice Things
Even the technology journalism sites can’t get things right on occasion.
Nieman Journalism Lab – Baseless speculation! Frank Rich and the price of paywalls for writers
Good point to recognize this difference, but the point must still be made that both need to be paid, and half to find a system that enables writers and publishers to make money off the content.
NYTimes.com – Radiation + Cable Anchor + Science = ?
Cable news no matter the network typically is a pile of fail when it comes to science.
Union of Concerned Scientists – FoxNews.com Article Uncritically Passes on Climate Misinformation
Nice take down UCS.
The New Yorker – News Desk: Why Is Eric Schmidt Stepping Down at Google?
This is super short article but man it details the entire story of Schmidt leaving Google as C.E.O.
Toppling the statue of Saddam Hussein in Iraq : The New Yorker
This is a classic New Yorker story, take a single idea or story go really in depth, pull interesting nuggets and raise questions.
Geek Juice – Journalists need to learn what a ‘hacker’ really is
Journalism unfortunately by it’s nature leads people with limited training in any area other than writing to report on areas upon which they have no or limited knowledge thus leading them to say incorrect/stupid stuff.
The Economist – Another WikiLeaks inkblot: American exceptionalism, American hypocrisy
This is probably the best explanation as to why the Wikileaks story is so polarizing.
The Associated Press – Respected media outlets collaborate with WikiLeaks
This is an interesting aspect to the story of Wikileaks and the document dump it’s performing.