Local People With Their Arms Crossed
The new Tumblr “Local People With Their Arms Crossed” is yet another one of those awesome blogs highlighting trends we never even realized were trends.
Just look above - we coincidentally featured not one, but two (non-local) arm-crossings on page 41 of today’s print edition.
So kudos to Jeremy Barr for his creation!
Photos: Kirk McCoy / Los Angeles Times, CBS Films
I created this site because I think it ought to exist. The shifting homepages of major media sites should be saved so they can be studied. Done right, I believe PastPages could serve as a resource for scholars seeking to study coverage of news events, like the upcoming U.S. presidential election.
Facebook Timeline of the Day: Ernie Smith, the founder of ShortFormBlog, a breaking news website, stole a (Facebook) page from the New York Times and its terrifically detailed timeline, spending a month or so with illustrator Ben Claassen III to create a backstory for the “face” of the blog, Julius the laid-off RSS robot. Says Smith: “It’s as though Julius is at the forefront of publishing, even if he kind of fails along the way.”
Not to be missed: Julius gets scooped by Drudge in the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
Whoa. Thanks to TDW for taking the time to check it out!
test reblogged from shortformblog
Mitt Romney continues “economic lightweight” attack in Illinois:
Although the economy has turned around, the stock market has climbed and unemployment has dropped, Romney insisted that Obama had failed.
… Romney told more than 120 people, munching on free pancakes under bright fluorescent lights, that he was the only candidate with real-world experience. He did not discuss his work at a private equity firm, which made him tremendously wealthy, in any detail.
Emphases added by your Tumblr host. Folks at Politics Now, telling it like it is.
Photo: Mitt Romney and Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford serve pancakes during a brunch at the American Legion Post 246 on Sunday in Moline, Illinois. Credit: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images
‘Doonesbury’ abortion story arc moves to Op-Ed page: A story line about a woman seeking an abortion in Texas prompts Times editors to relocate the strip from the comics pages for the arc’s six-day run.
The front page of the Drudge Report ran a message above the lead image today in honor of Andrew Breitbart, who played a key role in building the site:
DEAR READER: In the first decade of the DRUDGEREPORT Andrew Breitbart was a constant source of energy, passion and commitment. We shared a love of headlines, a love of the news, an excitement about what’s happening. I don’t think there was a single day during that time when we did not flash each other or laugh with each other, or challenge each other. I still see him in my mind’s eye in Venice Beach, the sunny day I met him. He was in his mid 20’s. It was all there. He had a wonderful, loving family and we all feel great sadness for them today… MDRUDGE
Breitbart has a mention on HuffPo’s front page and a brief mention in this article of his role in building the site. EDIT: Dave Weigel reports via Twitter that the “Big” media empire he’s built will likely continue without him.
test reblogged from shortformblog
From James Rainey’s On the Media column: The media have a shaky history of covering protest movements without marginalizing the individuals involved.
The media have a history of getting mass social movements wrong. Some of that is by coldly calculated political intent, especially in these hyper-partisan times, some by the definition-defying nature of giant collectives, especially in their formative moments. Reporters want to know what these large and often-amorphous gatherings mean. Editors and producers want an instant take. And protest organizers crave the attention. They insist on their story being told, even as they’re arguing about just what the story should be.
Photo: An Occupy Wall Street protester in New York on Oct. 10. Credit: Timothy A. Clary / AFP/Getty Images
A new user-generated online community called Ahwaa — which translates to “passion” in English — is a place for members of the LGBT community in the Arabian Peninsula and beyond to vent their feelings and discuss just about any issue on their minds.
Photo: A screenshot of Ahwaa’s website. Credit: Ahwaa.org
reblogged via californiawatch:
An interesting experiment in bilingual journalism is taking place east of the L.A. River in Boyle Heights, this one with a sweetly old-fashioned component: a print edition.
The Boyle Heights Beat, or El Pulso de Boyle Heights in Spanish, launched this weekend. It’s a…
test reblogged from californiawatch
The Los Angeles television show “The Big News” — billed as the first 45-minute newscast in the nation — debuted in 1961. After it expanded to 60 minutes, executives from other cities visited to see how to set up a one-hour newscast.
Photo: Pete Noyes, standing, was city editor and then producer of “The Big News.” Credit: Pete Noyes collection
reblogged via futurejournalismproject:
England’s regulatory body for the press wants to bring newspaper and reporters’ Twitter feeds under its purview.
According to the Guardian, the Press Complaints Commission “believes that some postings on Twitter are, in effect part of a ‘newspaper’s editorial product’, writings that its code of practice would otherwise cover if the same text appeared in print or on a newspaper website.”
The Los Angeles Times has its own set of social media guidelines for the newsroom.
test reblogged from futurejournalismproject
Literary journalism might have lost favor in the magazine world, but new platforms emerge. Byliner, the Atavist and the Virginia Quarterly Review are taking the form into the future.
Photo: William T. Vollmann undergoes radiation screening in Japan. Credit: Byliner