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The Politics of the New Huffington Post at AOL

(63) Comments | Posted February 9, 2011 | 7:25 PM

The top five questions journalists have about Monday's announcement that AOL will purchase The Huffington Post and Arianna Huffington will become the editor-in-chief of all AOL properties:

1. Will it work? (Howard Kurtz: "Can a fast-moving, irreverent, and sometimes racy product keep its DNA once transplanted into a...

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"He Said, She Said" Journalism: Are We Done With That Yet?

(39) Comments | Posted April 16, 2009 | 10:22 AM

There I am, sitting at the breakfast table, with my coffee and a copy of the New York Times, in the classic newspaper reading position from before the Web. And I come to this article, headlined "Ex-Chairman of A.I.G. Says Bailout Has Failed." I immediately recognize in it the...

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Audience Atomization Overcome: Why the Net Erodes the Authority of the Press

(81) Comments | Posted January 14, 2009 | 9:13 AM

It's easily the most useful diagram I've found for understanding the practice of journalism in the United States, and the hidden politics of that practice. You can draw it by hand right now. Take a sheet of paper and make a big circle in the middle. In the center of...

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The Culture War Option For The Palin Convention

(282) Comments | Posted September 3, 2008 | 9:46 AM

John McCain's convention gambit is now a culture war strategy. It depends for its execution on conflict with journalists, and with bloggers (the "angry left," Bush called them last night) along with confusion between and among the press, the blogosphere, and the Democratic party. It revives cultural memory:...

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Hype Busters at Mother Jones Bring the Noise

(88) Comments | Posted August 20, 2008 | 10:35 AM

Is the concept really so hard for the editors of Mother Jones to grasp? Hype-busting and the exercise of hype are very closely related things; one may easily turn into the other if you're not careful, in the same way that playing the race card and accusations of playing the...

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Three Questions For ABC News About Its Anthrax Reporting

(64) Comments | Posted August 4, 2008 | 2:42 AM

No need for a big preamble. Dan Gillmor and I are posting these questions simultaneously. (Here's his case for them.) We think ABC News should answer them. They arise from two columns by Salon's Glenn Greenwald, who has been tracking this story for some time.

* Vital...

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#NN08 Sketchbook: Code Pinkers at the Pelosi event didn't get that their tactics were for people who never expect to take power. #

- Jay Rosen, tweeted July 19, 2008

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#nn08 You know, if Markos was a control freak there would be no Netroots Nation. His "distributed ego" style should be studied. #

- Jay Rosen, tweeted July 19, 2008

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#NN08 Righties came to Austin to draft off Netroots media attention, but stories comparing the two note how small their event is. #

- Jay Rosen, tweeted July 19, 2008

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#NN08 Sketchbook. Gina Cooper, boss of Netroots Nation, isn't smooth in questioning Pelosi, but behind her the power of millions. #

- Jay Rosen, tweeted July 19, 2008

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#NN08 Sketchbook. Matt Yglesias: In policy debate you can't say, "I know, let's spend a $170 billion a year on it." But in Iraq... #

- Jay Rosen, tweeted July 19, 2008

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#NN08 Sketchbook: Politicians think "Netroots Nation" equals "youth," because kids get the Net. But glance at the crowd and: Fail. #

- Jay Rosen, tweeted July 19, 2008

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#NN08 Sketchbook Rick Pearlstein: impressive. Very. I love it when the youngest person on the panel has the longest view. #

- Jay Rosen, tweeted July 19, 2008

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#NN08 Sketchbook. Trippi's poem: "I came up top down." #

- Jay Rosen, tweeted July 19, 2008

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#NN08 Sketchbook Ned Resnikoff, an NYU journalism major introduces himself. He's disrupting our campus media: http://nyulocal.com/ #

- Jay Rosen, tweeted July 19, 2008

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#NN08 Sketchbook: I tell Joe Trippi that his "Nixon won on radio" (in 1960 debate) reference is basically an urban legend. Blank. #

- Jay Rosen, tweeted July 19, 2008

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#NN08 Sketchbook: I greet Matt Stoller. He tells me every Democratic candidate for Senate has come out for Net Neutrality. Nice. #

- Jay Rosen, tweeted July 19, 2008

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#NN08 Nancy Pelosi was moved up half an hour this morning so the speculation is that Al Gore is a surprise guest later today. #

- Jay Rosen, tweeted July 19, 2008

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California secretary of state explains to #NN08 how her press staff wanted to okay all updates to her Facebook profile. They lost. #

- Jay Rosen, tweeted July 18, 2008

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Karl Frisch of Media Matters in Austin Chronicle's story on Netroots: "We're ideological, not partisan." http://is.gd/WCk #NN08 #

- Jay Rosen, tweeted July 17, 2008