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The Opinionator | Jason Linkins
All this adds up to the sort of categorical disaster that a good editor and steward of the most important opinion page in American letters should be capable of staving off. Fortunately for Brooks, he doesn’t have such an editor. He has James Bennet, a man whom former Times op-ed veteran Leah Finnegan has described (speaking of reality television) as “the Spencer Pratt of opinion journalism.” “This guy loves to troll, and position his writers as martyrs for their bad opinions,” writes Finnegan. “He also seems kinda bad at the basics of his job (writing and making sure facts are correct).”
nytimes  criticism  opinion 
january 2018 by tysone
Design View / Andy Rutledge - Journalism
If you follow many designers on Twitter or read any of a few popular blogs and news publications, you’ve been told that I recently offered up my proposal for the redesign of the New York Times website. If, however, you actually read my article and you possess common cognitive abilities, you’re aware that I did nothing of the sort.
nytimes  criticism  nytcriticism  design  hubris  from delicious
august 2011 by tysone
Designing a big news site is about more than beauty
It appears to be Pick On News Web Designers Day today. This comic — poking at news sites’ unwillingness to link, misuse of thumbnails, and addictions to share buttons, among other things — made the rounds of Twitter, to the point of crashing cartoonist Brad Colbow’s site.
forsnd  news_design  nytimes  design  criticism  nytcriticism  from delicious
july 2011 by tysone
There is no place for just shitting all over other people's work - (37signals)
Hiding behind your Twitter avatar and telling the world how terrible everything is is pretty easy. It’s even funny sometimes. Putting yourself on the line and making something original is really hard work. Which one do you want to be. Which one deserves our respect and attention?
design  criticism  from delicious
january 2011 by tysone
Film - ‘Inception’ Criticism Raises Questions for Critics - NYTimes.com
IF I had to issue a one-sentence manifesto for film criticism, it would be this: Any movie worth seeing is worth arguing about, and any movie worth arguing about is worth seeing.
movies  quotes  criticism 
august 2010 by tysone
'Top Secret America'—A Bust | The New Republic
Everyone says the 'Washington Post' series on the National Security State is great journalism. It’s not.
washingtonpost  journalism  criticism 
july 2010 by tysone
Laver's Law of Fashion - (37signals)
James Laver was a museum curator for the Victoria and Albert Museum in London from the ‘30s through the ‘50s. He was also a fashion theorist and historian who conceived Laver’s Law — an attempt to make sense of the fashion trend lifecycle.
fashion  criticism  thoughtful  ideas 
july 2010 by tysone
Poynter Online - Top Stories
What's left after all these waves? Not much news. Just another day at the beach, watching the media surf the breakers.
journalism  poynter  steve_myers  criticism  media  tv 
july 2010 by tysone
Bad Redesigns - CJR
"There seems to be a movement afoot to declutter news websites’ home pages. Problem is, it makes them harder to read and, thus, harder to navigate," says Ryan Chittum.
forsnd  news_design  design  criticism 
may 2010 by tysone
The Propensity for Density: Observatory: Design Observer
Today's decorative leanings, however, appear to lean less to the geometrical than the overtly botanical.
design  criticism 
may 2010 by tysone
Neither Luddite nor Biltonite: Interesting Times : The New Yorker
"The Internet and the devices it’s spawned are systematically changing our intellectual activities with breathtaking speed, and more profoundly than over the past seven centuries combined. It shouldn’t be an act of heresy to ask about the trade-offs that come with this revolution. In fact, I’d think asking such questions would be an important part of the job of a media critic, or a lead Bits blogger."
nytimes  criticism  culture  technology  newyorker 
february 2010 by tysone
Why we can't get enough of the stories about Tiger Woods and the Salahis. - By Jack Shafer - Slate Magazine
"Our hunger for salacious news about him isn't necessarily about voyeurism. We're embarrassed by the gap between whom we believed Woods to be and who he really is; and, having put Woods on that pedestal, we want to bring him down where he belongs—with the rest of us sinners. We're like the kid who, upon learning that there is no Santa Claus, conducts a wide-ranging investigation to determine how such a fraud was perpetrated on him. And we'll keep consuming Woods news until our picture of him more closely conforms with reality. We love to crown kings and cultivate messiahs. And then kill them."
shafer  tiger_woods  media  criticism  culture  journalism 
december 2009 by tysone
The Benefits of Pissing People Off
"Pissing people off is both inevitable and necessary. This doesn’t mean that the goal is pissing people off. Pissing people off doesn’t mean you’re doing the right things, but doing the right things will almost inevitably piss people off."
criticism  leadership  advice 
december 2009 by tysone
Op-Ed Columnist - Stung by the Perfect Sting - NYTimes.com
If you’re written about in a nasty way, it looms much larger for you than for anyone else. Gossip goes in one ear and out the other unless you’re the subject. Then, nobody’s skin is thick enough.
mauren_dowd  criticism  nytimes 
august 2009 by tysone
Pitchfork: Poptimist: Poptimist #23
The most productive kind of serendipity is when the fighting turns into flirting, where the surprise isn't the meeting but the liking.
serendipity  crowdsourcing  criticism  music 
july 2009 by tysone
Subtraction.com: Dear Designer, You Suck
Like it or not, you can’t have a serious discourse about an art form until you have people whose sole involvement in that art form is criticism. Design is far from having that. Especially the design forms to which I’m closest: graphic design, Web design, interaction design.
khoi_vinh  design  criticism 
april 2009 by tysone
Is the New York Times Web Site Trying Too Hard?: Michael Hogan | Vanity Fair
Saying “no” to yet another gimmicky Flash application is easy. For the sake of the paper—for the sake of journalism—I’d like to see nytimes.com stop trying so hard to be so damned great.
nytimes  nytint  nytmm  criticism 
april 2009 by tysone
Hugs to the NY Times (Scripting News)
"I think it was Alan Kay who said the Macintosh was the first computer worth criticizing. I think that's what the NY Times should understand, that as long as people are telling you what to do, it means they care. When they stop, that's when you need to start worrying!"
nytimes  criticism  innovation 
february 2009 by tysone
Spiersblr - *Sigh*...
So when the Times invents the next Digg or YouTube—something that actually changes the way people consume and filter media, or at the very least the way in which media is produced—I’ll stomach 3000 words about it. Until then, I don’t want to read an interminable piece about how web staffers at the NYT are actually doing their jobs, as if this were wildly unexpected.
nytimes  nytint  criticism  innovation 
january 2009 by tysone
Manohla Dargis: The critic as movie killer | The Big Picture | Los Angeles Times
It's an open secret in indie Hollywood that no one wants Manohla Dargis to review their movie, fearing that the outspoken critic will tear their film limb from limb.
film  criticism  nytimes  movies 
december 2008 by tysone
An interview with David Foster Wallace - Charlie Rose
Author David Foster Wallace talks about his collection of essays, "A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again".
video  davidfosterwallace  interview  culture  criticism 
september 2008 by tysone
Roger Ebert to Jay Mariotti -- Poynter Online - Forums
Ebert is a badass: "I was asked, "How can you work for a Murdoch paper?" My reply was: 'It's not his paper. It's my paper. He only owns it.' That's the way I've always felt about the Sun-Times, and I still do. On your way out, don't let the door bang you on the ass."
journalism  newspapers  criticism  chicago 
august 2008 by tysone
Paula Scher on the New Yorker Cover: It's How You Said It
To be effective, this kind of political outrageousness has to appear to be absolutely real. You have to look at it and think, "Oh my God, I can’t believe it! Did they actually do that?" It has to be so tasteless that it becomes good.
newyorker  satire  criticism  pentagram  design  illustration 
july 2008 by tysone
David Carr -- Talk to the Newsroom -- The New York Times -- Reader Questions and Answers - New York Times
"Make no mistake, I am an earner here, — I file a lot — but the bosses generally keep me away from breaking news or stories requiring nuance or subtlety."
nytimes  journalism  newspapers  criticism 
april 2008 by tysone

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