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When I’m being attacked online and my editor backs me up in the comments.
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When I’m being attacked online and my editor backs me up in the comments.


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dendroica:

"I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express."

(via xkcd: Free Speech)

Thank you XKCD!  This is so accurate.

theatlantic:

Report: Journalists Are Miserable, Liberal, Over-Educated, Under-Paid, Middle-Aged Men

Today, the term ink-stained wretches is exactly one-third accurate.

Journalists aren’t quite so blotched from pens and printers, now that the newspaper die-out has wiped out 50 years of advertising gains in a decade. With cleaner shirts, less paper, and worse pay, we’re more like carpal-tunnel wretches. We’re older on average than we used to be, slightly more moral, and far more lugubrious about the future of our profession.

Here is the state of the American journalist, according to a survey from Indiana University.

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

flavorpill:

A pioneering female journalist at a time when women were relegated to the lifestyle section, Elizabeth Jane Cochran, writing under the pen name “Nellie Bly,” pulled off stunt journalism that entranced America and had its part in shifting the world a bit.  So why is Nellie Bly’s reputation such that people have to seek her out, that we don’t read her words today? 

Was Nellie Bly the Great American Journalist?

Editor Says Bristol “Isn’t Ready” For Gay Marriage Front Page After Complaints

“It was an historic day for Bristol. The city’s first same-sex marriage. We thought it was front-page news. And we illustrated the event with the picture that defines any marriage – the happy couple’s first kiss.

“I’m a Bristolian, brought up in South Bristol. Real Bristol. One of the things I love about my home town is how characterful, tolerant and non-conformist its people are. So I thought Bristol was ready for that picture.

“But, boy, was I wrong. We lost thousands of sales of the paper. Which surprised me. Because, on the day, we received just nine phone calls of complaint.”

whiteboyfriend:

NPR posted an article with a title asking why people don’t read anymore, but the content was just an April Fools joke. Then people started to embarrass themselves.
(gawker)

Love it. -AR whiteboyfriend:

NPR posted an article with a title asking why people don’t read anymore, but the content was just an April Fools joke. Then people started to embarrass themselves.
(gawker)

Love it. -AR whiteboyfriend:

NPR posted an article with a title asking why people don’t read anymore, but the content was just an April Fools joke. Then people started to embarrass themselves.
(gawker)

Love it. -AR

whiteboyfriend:

NPR posted an article with a title asking why people don’t read anymore, but the content was just an April Fools joke. Then people started to embarrass themselves.

(gawker)

Love it. -AR

mediamattersforamerica:

Wow: Fox News actually issued a correction for its misleading chart from yesterday—and comes up with a way less alarming chart about Obamacare. http://mm4a.org/1i9UMcg

tastefullyoffensive:

I see what they did there… [x]

tastefullyoffensive:

I see what they did there… [x]