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Apr 13

The Ballad of Geeshie and Elvie -

The search for blues history that reads like a mystery novel and shows the continuing power of music a century after it is recorded.

Apr 11

via Romenesko, a BuzzFeed-style hed from the 1906 New York World

via Romenesko, a BuzzFeed-style hed from the 1906 New York World

Apr 09

“One mustn’t be so rigid or egotistical to think that every comma is sacrosanct.” — Edward Albee (via theparisreview)

onaissues:

What are the implications of apps like Whisper and Secret for journalism? Nieman Lab takes a look at how some journalists are using anonymous secret-sharing apps.

onaissues:

What are the implications of apps like Whisper and Secret for journalism? Nieman Lab takes a look at how some journalists are using anonymous secret-sharing apps.

“It’s a cultural problem. There is still far too much tolerance for anecdotal evidence as the foundation for news stories.” — The NYT’s Aron Pilholfer in an interview about the need for more data driven reporting. (via endofjournalism)

(via lifeandcode)

Apr 04

“Internet slang. We used to make an effort to avoid this, and now I see us all falling back into the habit. We want to sound like regular adult human beings, not Buzzfeed writers or Reddit commenters. Therefore: No “epic.” No “pwn.” No “+1.” No “derp.” No “this”/”this just happened.” No “OMG.” No “WTF.” No “lulz.” No “FTW.” No “win.” No “amazeballs.” And so on. Nothing will ever “win the internet” on Gawker. As with all rules there are exceptions. Err on the side of the Times, not XOJane.” — Max Read, Editor, Gawker, in a memo to staff, via Poynter. Gawker bans ‘Internet slang’. (via futurejournalismproject)

Mar 31

John McPhee: The Art of the Interview : The New Yorker

Mar 26

Cover Story: Mac DeMarco -

really nice presentation 

Mar 14

jeremywaite:

Speaking this afternoon @SXSW the rather fine “writer who draws” @austinkleon pimping his new book ~ #showURwork #sxswi. This was taken from his first book “Steal like an artist”.

jeremywaite:

Speaking this afternoon @SXSW the rather fine “writer who draws” @austinkleon pimping his new book ~ #showURwork #sxswi. This was taken from his first book “Steal like an artist”.

Mar 09

18 Brilliant Quotes from Nate Silver @FiveThirtyEight -

jeremywaite:

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Jon Stewart suggests that Nate Silver, statistician, blogger at FiveThirtyEight and author of The Signal and the Noise: The Art and Science of Prediction, should ask people to bow down to him and that he should call himself Lord and God of the Algorithm. Why?

In the 2008…