[the entire article]
We shouldn’t publish full articles unless we have to (say, if the article gets taken down). A couple of key paragraphs is fine. People can click to read the rest. And the folks that don’t want to will just miss out.
You like Ezra Klein as a writer? Don’t take away his traffic. I don’t mean to pick on anyone, and this isn’t directed at anyone in particular, but it happens far too often on Tumblr. We have to start somewhere, right? So why not here? — Ernie @ SFB
“Journalists are getting big stories wrong, over and over again.” - Scott Pelley
On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, we’re revisiting this video, which we first posted several months ago — it’s NBC News’ Chief Foreign Correspondent, Richard Engel, detailing to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow the horrifying tale of how he was abducted by pro-Assad forces within Syria, and how he came to be freed. Engel is one of the lucky ones (extremely lucky, considering the content of his story) — 23 professional journalists have been killed covering the civil war, the majority of them Syrian, on top of dozens more slain citizen journalists.
My quote isn’t all that great, but there’s some really smart things said by others in Ben Adler’s nice CJR piece.(via markcoatney)
Cover, Boston Magazine, May edition.
“Like a lot of writers, I get my hate mail, but this doozy still managed to surprise me.” - @carr2n (David Carr - NY Times)