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Mark Penn "Cooks the Books" on Bloggers

Lane Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lane Hudson

Mark Penn has commentary up at the Wall Street Journal. Good heavens. For 1250 words, it sure is an intellectually lazy piece of crap.

Mark Penn: More Americans Earn Primary Income As Bloggers Than Firefighters Or Bartenders

Wall Street Journal | MARK PENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In America today, there are almost as many people making their living as bloggers as there are lawyers. Already more Americans are making their primar...

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: April 20, 2009 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Imagine you had invited me to your home for some sort of potluck dinner, and I had promised to bring a freshly baked pie, only to show up with a pie p...

Why It's Wrong to Pay for Blog Coverage

Andy Sernovitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andy Sernovitz

There's no reason to go here. It only takes one missed disclosure statement to ruin your reputation forever. Feel free to take advertising, but when you sell your editorial, you are forever tainted.

Obama Braces Self for Wrath of Pajama-Clad Blog Commenters

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

The source said that the pajama-wearing chorus could grow louder this week "because most of them have already seen 'Star Trek' and they're back in front of their keyboards."

"Whose Blog Is It, Anyway?"

Earl Pomerantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Earl Pomerantz

On its most basic level, a blog is simply a platform where guys, or the female version of guys, can freely and fearlessly express whatever they want.

Should Newspapers Charge for Online Content? To Answer This Question, You Have to Consult a Lawyer

Peter Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Scheer

Information wants to be free, but the creators of information also need to eat. Which of these interests ultimately prevails, although partly a business issue, depends fundamentally on legal considerations.

How Social Media Today and its Online Communities Reinforce Blogging

Ari Herzog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ari Herzog

Disclosure: In late February, I was recruited by Robin Carey and Jerry Bowles, co-founders of Social Media Today and joined their team as a community ...

Maddie Spohr: Tragic Death Inspires Web Community

Michelle Lamar | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michelle Lamar

Since Maddie passed, almost $24,000 has been raised for the March of Dimes.

Liberal Bloggers To White House: We're Not Stenographers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ben Smith has an article on Common Purpose, one of the many groups Rahm Emanuel has set up to coordinate messaging among liberal interest groups. The...

Yoani Sanchez, HuffPost Blogger In Cuba, Accused Of 'Provocation'

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Cuban authorities accused blogger Yoani Sanchez on Wednesday of staging a "provocation against the Cuban Revolution" after she and others spoke public...

Live from the G-20 Summit: Another Blogger Breakthrough

Sam Graham-Felsen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sam Graham-Felsen

Today, at the G-20 Summit in London, blogger Richard Murphy was called on by Prime Minister Gordon Brown -- another historic breakthrough for the blogosphere.

"Should I h8 AZNs?": When Satire Fails, It's Racist

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Unfortunately, "Should I h8 AZNs?" is not satire. It highlights a very real cultural anxiety and its attendant racist backlash without taking it to task in any substantive way.

Fast Times at Facebook High

Raymond Leon Roker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Raymond Leon Roker

Sunday's NY Times piece reminds us that in this ever connected and status obsessed online ecosystem, you have to constantly be vigilant about your connections and information.

Iranian Christian Bloggers Missing: FCNN

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At the same time that the Iranian government is mulling capital punishment for "offensive bloggers, reports have emerged that two Iranian Christian bl...

Iran Mulls Death Penalty For Offensive Bloggers (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A new Al Jazeera English video reports that Iran is considering a law that would make "offensive" blogging punishable by death. The video notes an Am...

Why Does Obama's Teleprompter Hate America?

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Without a doubt, many of the attacks from the far-right against President Obama have amounted to nothing more than the political equivalent of speaking in tongues.

How to Become a "Death of Newspapers" Blogger

Paul Dailing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Paul Dailing

The more you self-reference, pick feuds and talk about the failure of TimesSelect, the better you're doing. If you make it sound like you're the one who figured out newspapers are dying, you win.

In Memory of Omidreza Mirsayafi

Jillian York | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jillian York

Omidreza was you. He was me. He simply was born in the wrong country, at the wrong time, and chose the wrong day to write about something he believed in.

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

Jay Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jay Rosen

Sometimes the people the press thinks of as deviant types are closer to the sphere of consensus than the journalists who are classifying those same people as "fringe."

Norris's Nutty War on President Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The long history of hate violence in America further is more than enough to raise the antenna on the danger of violence against prominent political figures.

America: Make April 8th "National Info-Less Day"

Spencer Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

That's 24 hours in which no person, no media organization, no blogger, no social network, no whoever or whatever can disseminate, transmit, broadcast, pass along any new information to anyone else.

It's Not Your Father's News

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

New York Times Columnist David Carr says "Google, The Huffington Post, and Newser have built their audiences and brands on other people's labors."

Obama, Lieberman, and "The Hug": Color It Purple

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

We need pressures from the left in our party to remind us why we chose to be Democrats rather than Republicans.

The Most Important Story of the Year

Mike Stark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Stark

With the formation of Accountability Now PAC, progressives have developed a tool that provides the ability to set standards and, in some cases, exact accountability when our elected leaders fall short.