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The Post-Advertising Future of the Media - The Atlantic
We’ve accelerated backward, as if in a time machine, whizzing past the flush 20th century to a more distant, more anxious, and, just maybe, more exciting past that is also the future.
journalism  media  newspapers  history  usa  politics  engagement  business  nytimes  news  advertising  technology  subscription 
15 days ago by allaboutgeorge
Call it the Frank Rich Discount: The Sunday New York Times moves from premium product to loss leader — and the best deal for digital access » Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of Journalism
Want the digital bundle? Subscribe to the Sunday paper, get the digital bundle for (less than) free — but have the Sunday Times delivered to a local library instead of your house. Or a community center, or a nursing home. Or, if you’re feeling cheeky, maybe directly to a recycling center, or a Boy Scout camp for kindling? That moves the Frank Rich Discount from win-win to win-win-win.
library  newspapers  nytimes  media  journalism  attention  paywall  business 
march 2011 by allaboutgeorge
The New York Times Twitter strategy leaves room for innovation
“I like to think about [tweeting] like being up on a panel," Heron said. "You can be conversational, you can be funny, you're not writing a story ― but you're still not going to say anything that gets you in trouble.”
journalism  media  twitter  nytimes  social  technology 
march 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Why The New York Times Will Lose to The Huffington Post | Epicenter |
Rather than learning from or trying to emulate HuffPo’s hugely valuable editorial technology, then, the NYT is sticking its head in the sand and retreating to a defensive stance of trying to make as much money as possible from its core loyal readers. There’s no growth in such a strategy. Indeed, the opposite is true: the NYT is making it both hard and expensive to become a core loyal reader. Meanwhile, the open web will become ever more accessible and social, with friends pointing friends to news in a site-agnostic manner. The NYT is distancing itself from that conversation, standing proud and aloof. It’s a strategy which is doomed to fail.
nytimes  journalism  media  newspapers  blogging  attention  social  reading  business  paywall  technology 
february 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Sue de Beer’s Latest Video, at Park Avenue Armory -
“As an artist, you shed all these objects which were the ‘you’ back in the moment when you made them,” she said. “And then you go back and hardly recognize them and feel like the person who made them wasn’t you but someone else, like a sister or something. And you wonder ‘What was she like?’ ”
memory  art  creativity  attention  identity  beauty  nyc  nytimes  video 
january 2011 by allaboutgeorge
“There’s a lot of pressure to play for the short term”: The Bay Citizen’s editor on its $15 million future » Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of Journalism
“The partnership, I think, has tended to push us in a little bit more traditional direction than we might have gone otherwise,” Weber told me. “There’s definitely an issue of orientation. If you’re thinking about something as a New York Times story, you think about it differently than if it’s just going to run on I think it’s made the coverage feel a little bit more traditional in its approach.” Were it not for the partnership, quite possibly, “we would be further along in developing the kind of voice and style of our own kind of journalism.”
entrepreneurs  journalism  media  bayarea  news  nytimes  reputation 
january 2011 by allaboutgeorge
Readers With Plenty to Say -
Having opened Pandora’s box of comments, The Times now faces a huge challenge meeting reader expectations. Some of the problems could be fixed, I believe, by more communication from The Times — more frequent and prominent explanation of things like comment cutoffs.

But the larger problem is capacity. The Times needs to supplement its comment moderation staff to meet the demand, either with more people or additional analytical tools, or both.

Failing that, it will not capture the full value, and loyalty, of an engaged readership that isn’t content merely to read.
comments  community  nytimes  reading  newspapers  moderation  attention  behavior  business 
december 2010 by allaboutgeorge
The Public Square Goes Mobile -
From carshares to communal ovens, local currencies to walkability indexes, people increasingly understand that they can effect change in their own backyard, block and neighborhood. In this country’s quest for individuality, we sometimes forget we do need other people; this project helps facilitate that. It may take more than a minute, but it’s worth a shot.
technology  public  mobile  community  behavior  society  nytimes  activism  environment  creativity 
november 2010 by allaboutgeorge
The Sociology of the Hipster - Essay -
The attempt to analyze the hipster provokes such universal anxiety because it calls everyone’s bluff. And hipsters aren’t the only ones unnerved. Many of us try to justify our privileges by pretending that our superb tastes and intellect prove we deserve them, reflecting our inner superiority. Those below us economically, the reasoning goes, don’t appreciate what we do; similarly, they couldn’t fill our jobs, handle our wealth or survive our difficulties. Of course this is a terrible lie. And Bourdieu devoted his life to exposing it. Those who read him in effect become responsible to him — forced to admit a failure to examine our own lives, down to the seeming trivialities of clothes and distinction that, as Bourdieu revealed, also structure our world.
status  presence  reputation  sociology  power  nytimes  fashion  aesthetics 
november 2010 by allaboutgeorge
CULTURAL STUDIES | Reflections in the Facebook Mirror
“Online there’s a whole different set of clues for evaluating people you come across. If you meet someone in person, you can see if he’s a slob or if he woke up this morning and spent seven hours on himself. But people online are remarkably similar to what they are in real life. If you’re a jerk online, you’re probably a jerk in real life, too.”
facebook  nytimes  social  socialnetworking  biography  identity  community 
june 2010 by allaboutgeorge
New Music’s Tireless Advocate - The Bay Citizen
“I talked to composers because I was trying to understand the Bay Area new music scene, and they began asking me to perform their music,” said Cahill, whose composer friends at that time included Larry Polansky, Evan Ziporyn, Amirkhanian and Adams. “Premiering these pieces gave me a feeling that I never had while playing Beethoven and Brahms. I felt like I was introducing something new.”
classical  classicalmusic  newmusic  oakland  baycitizen  nytimes  art  bayarea  music  livemusic 
june 2010 by allaboutgeorge
A Conversation With Aniruddh D. Patel - Exploring Music’s Hold on the Mind - Question -
What do humans have in common with parrots? Both species are vocal learners, with the ability to imitate sounds. We share that rare skill with parrots. In that one respect, our brains are more like those of parrots than chimpanzees. Since vocal learning creates links between the hearing and movement centers of the brain, I hypothesized that this is what you need to be able to move to beat of music.
interviews  music  brain  science  nytimes  medicine  language  thinking 
june 2010 by allaboutgeorge
It’s Smarter to Be Chivalrous Than Comfortable -
There are so many young people today that want to get into the business, and that’s wonderful. Photography is an incredibly powerful medium. A picture can force people to think, or to respond in some way to the images they see. So if I can help someone during our brief encounter on the plane, that’s O.K. with me.

It makes up for getting my picture snapped while I’m snoring.
photography  television  interviews  nytimes 
may 2010 by allaboutgeorge
"For Better": The science of marital unhappiness - Nonfiction -
It's not that if you have a bad memory of your first date that you're headed for divorce, but I think it's a useful tool to listen to yourself and your partner, and when you start to hear the negativity creep in, it's a red flag.

I was in marriage counseling at one point and the counselor wanted to hear about our first date, and I thought it was a ridiculous question. I thought we needed to talk about what's happening now, not what happened 20 years ago. And I wish she had stopped to explain that it does matter. Later, I would tell the exact same story and there would be a few little negative fingers in there. There's a big difference between saying, "We got horribly lost on our first date," and, "Of course, you didn't stop to ask for directions." It's the same first date but by the time he's being accused of not getting directions, you can tell that the relationship is going south. You can see that the structure of the relationship has changed.
marriage  relationships  love  science  research  books  nytimes  memory  story 
may 2010 by allaboutgeorge
On Future Performance - Opinionator Blog -
In fact, I think that it is precisely this kind of surprising freshness that technology can allow — through what can be precisely customized for each project and through the unexpected new discoveries that each project seems to require or reveal — that remains one of its continuing attractions for me.

But we can’t take such freshness for granted. Musical technology is so ever-present in our culture, and we are all so very aware of it, that techno-clichés and techno-banalities are never far away and have become ever more difficult to identify and root out. It is deceptively challenging these days to apply technology to music in ways that explode our imaginations, deepen our personal insights, shake us out of boring routine and accepted belief, and pull us ever closer to one another.
music  technology  nytimes  art  creativity  opera  interview  npr  karaoke 
may 2010 by allaboutgeorge
The Accidental Music Lesson - Opinionator Blog -
Once, at my last piano lesson before heading off for vacation, I asked Mrs. Kutzen what her plans were for the summer. Her reply: “Michael, musicians don’t take vacations.” I filed this line away in a special part of my brain, an informal collection of “accidental music lessons.” My interpretation of Mrs. Kutzen’s words has changed through the years, like a Talmudic discourse that is argued from different points of view:

1. Musicians just don’t ever feel quite right going an extended period of time without playing their instrument.

2. Music isn’t a job that you punch in and out of. It’s an obsession, a calling and your purpose in life.

3. Musicians don’t make a lot of money and you’re not going to be able to afford a vacation anyway.
music  teaching  classical  classicalmusic  learning  education  miami  nytimes  nyc 
may 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Rebel Music - Opinionator Blog -
When I am composing, I try to return to that time and place of inexperience when I was knocked sideways by dangerous sounds. Why else write? Why else listen?
music  classicalmusic  nytimes  songwriting  beauty  creativity 
may 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Magazine Preview - The Data-Driven Life -
At the center of this personal laboratory is the mobile phone. During the years that personal-data systems were making their rapid technical progress, many people started entering small reports about their lives into a phone. Sharing became the term for the quick post to a social network: a status update to Facebook, a reading list on Goodreads, a location on Dopplr, Web tags to Delicious, songs to, your breakfast menu on Twitter. “People got used to sharing,” says David Lammers-Meis, who leads the design work on the fitness-tracking products at Garmin. “The more they want to share, the more they want to have something to share.” Personal data are ideally suited to a social life of sharing. You might not always have something to say, but you always have a number to report.
data  psychology  culture  health  nytimes  sociology  business  productivity  mobile  information 
may 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Women Who Drink Gain Less Weight - Well Blog -
Dieters are often advised to stop drinking alcohol to avoid the extra calories lurking in a glass of wine or a favorite cocktail. But new research suggests that women who regularly consume moderate amounts of alcohol are less likely to gain weight than nondrinkers and are at lower risk for obesity.
alcohol  women  drinking  health  men  nytimes 
march 2010 by allaboutgeorge
The Song Decoders at Pandora -
It’s the “social” theories of music-liking that get most of the attention these days: systems that connect you with friends with similar tastes, or that rely on “collaborative filtering” strategies that cross-match your music-consumption habits with those of like-minded strangers. These popular approaches marginalize traditional gatekeepers; instead of trusting the talent scout, the radio programmer or the music critic, you trust your friends (actual or virtual), or maybe just “the crowd.”
Pandora’s approach more or less ignores the crowd. It is indifferent to the possibility that any given piece of music in its system might become a hit. The idea is to figure out what you like, not what a market might like. More interesting, the idea is that the taste of your cool friends, your peers, the traditional music critics, big-label talent scouts and the latest influential music blog are all equally irrelevant. That’s all cultural information, not musical information.
media  music  internet  nytimes  pandora  attention  reputation  marketing  business  oakland  technology  listening  aesthetics 
october 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Eating Up “Food, Inc.” - Nicholas D. Kristof Blog -
One window into journalism: A good chunk of Friday afternoon was spent chasing one elusive fact. Food, Inc. reported that the number of FDA food safety inspections had fallen from 50,000 in 1972 to 9,164 in 2006. I thought that was a telling statistic and included it in my draft, but I also asked my assistant, Natasha Yefimov, to double-check the figures with the FDA.

The FDA said the figures were wrong — both of them. The FDA acknowledged that the number of inspections had dropped, but said the 1972 figure was 10,610, while the fiscal year 2006 figure was 7,498 domestically and 125 abroad. The FDA said it had no idea where the other numbers could have come from. [...]
nytimes  politics  news  journalism  food  film  cinema  documentary  government 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
N.Y. Times mines its data to identify words that readers find abstruse » Nieman Journalism Lab
This is mostly just interesting — quiz: how many of these words can you define? — but it’s also a reminder that news sites are sitting on a wealth of data, from popular search terms to click rates, that can help them adjust to reader preferences. So are Times scribes being asked to rein in their vocabularies? That might be a Sisyphean (#37) task, but no, Corbett merely advised reporters to “avoid the temptation to display our erudition at the reader’s expense.”
language  english  newspapers  nytimes  journalism  seo  media  attention 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
My Brief Life as a Woman - Well Blog -
I was in the middle of treatment for an aggressive case of prostate cancer last winter, and it included a six-month course of hormone therapy. My Lupron shots suppressed testosterone, which is the fuel for prostate cancer.

When your testosterone is being throttled, there are bound to be side effects. So, with the help of Lupron, I spent a few months aboard the Good Ship Menopause with all the physical baggage that entails. It’s a trip that most men don’t expect to take.
women  men  health  humor  nytimes  cancer  identity  food 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Motherhood Again - Phylicia Rashad Plays the Matriarch in ‘August - Osage County’ -
“Every role affords me something different in the way of understanding, and that’s really why you take these roles,” Ms. Rashad said, “not to show that thing that people talk about of showing what you can do, that has nothing to do with anything.”
acting  theater  drama  writing  parenting  nytimes  playwriting 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
‘American Idol’ - The Triumph of Soft Rock -
That he shined on softer material — "Mad World," "Feeling Good," "One" — demonstrates the little-acknowledged truth about Mr. Lambert. Histrionics aside, he’s truly just an old-fashioned song-and-dance man, without the dancing; a lifetime in and around musical theater will do that to you. "Idol" wanted him to be something more, and he may well have wanted that for himself. If Mr. Lambert was hiding something, it wasn’t his sexual preference — it was his conservatism. If only he’d have let America see the real him.
rock  music  criticism  writing  nytimes  public  dance  songwriting  men 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Findings - Message in What We Buy, but Nobody’s Listening -
“Evolution is good at getting us to avoid death, desperation and celibacy, but it’s not that good at getting us to feel happy,” he says, calling our desire to impress strangers a quirky evolutionary byproduct of a smaller social world.

“We evolved as social primates who hardly ever encountered strangers in prehistory,” Dr. Miller says. “So we instinctively treat all strangers as if they’re potential mates or friends or enemies. But your happiness and survival today don’t depend on your relationships with strangers. It doesn’t matter whether you get a nanosecond of deference from a shopkeeper or a stranger in an airport.”
psychology  science  nytimes  marketing  books  biology  friendship  relationships  happiness  death  love  evolution  social 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
36 Hours in Toronto -
Sidewalks are spotless, trolleys run like clockwork, and the locals are polite almost to a fault. That’s not to say that Torontonians are dull. Far from it. With a population that is now half foreign-born — fueled by growing numbers of East Indians, Chinese and Sri Lankans — the lakeside city offers a kaleidoscope of world cultures. Sing karaoke in a Vietnamese bar, sip espresso in Little Italy and catch a new Bollywood release, all in one night.
toronto  canada  travel  nytimes  cities  karaoke 
may 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Yahoo Teams With Newspapers to Sell Ads -
“It’s a new source of revenue that we think is going to be a growing source of revenue,” said William Dean Singleton, the chief executive of the MediaNews Group, which owns 54 dailies and is one of the original members of the consortium. “It is still small compared to the recessionary print declines we are seeing.”
media  journalism  newspapers  business  communication  nytimes  yahoo  medianews  marketing 
march 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Editor & Publisher: Forget Micropayments -- Here's a Far Better Idea for Monetizing Content
I think that Keller and other newspaper editors, struggling to survive a nasty downturn in print revenues and unable to find a way to adequately replace them on the digital publishing side, would approve of the Kachingle approach. That is, if they can get their minds past the hurdle of the payment for their content being voluntary, and that their content payment is mixed up in the big pile of money with all sorts of publishers, down to the pajama blogger. Otherwise, the Kachingle approach addresses Keller's concerns about stifled traffic, search engines and fleeing advertisers.
journalism  media  newspapers  business  blogging  news  internet  money  nytimes  blog 
february 2009 by allaboutgeorge
D.I.Y. News Blog Post Contest, Episode 2 - The Lede Blog -
Welcome to our second D.I.Y. News Blog Post contest. Since many readers quickly solved the riddle in our first challenge, this time around we’re making things a little harder.

You will see that there are two photographs in this post. Both taken today, at two points on the globe not far apart. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to use the comments box below to tell us specifically where they were taken and how they relate to one another. Please include links to news articles on the Web that help put the images in context, so we can explain what happened, where it happened and why it matters.

Good luck.
newspapers  nytimes  journalism  social  news  media  photography  games  public 
february 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall - Errol Morris Blog -
During the last week of the Bush administration, I asked the head photo editors of these news services — Vincent Amalvy (AFP), Santiago Lyon (AP) and Jim Bourg (Reuters) — to pick the photographs of the president that they believe captured the character of the man and of his administration. There are overlapping pictures — of the president with a bullhorn at Ground Zero, of the president looking out the window of Air Force One over New Orleans, of the president receiving the news on the morning of 9/11. It is interesting that these pictures are different. They may be of the same scene, but they have different content. They speak in a different way.
blog  president  nytimes  bush  film  history  photography  news  usa  politics  journalism  media  newspapers 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
The Last Professor - Stanley Fish Blog -
The other night, my son asked me why he couldn’t just “enjoy his life,” without the bother of schools or teachers. I answered by dropping a spoon into a glass of water, “Is the spoon straight or crooked?,” I asked. “It’s straight,” he replied. “Look again,” I said. “It looks crooked,” he told me, “but I know that it’s straight. ” “Your eyes tell you that it’s crooked,” I told him, “but your mind knows that the water is distorting what you see. That’s why your mind is important, and that’s why you have to learn to think.”

My water trick was taken from Plato’s “Republic,” and as some academic once wrote, “QED.”
thinking  education  academia  nytimes  attention  brain 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Ubuntu and Its Leader Set Sights on the Mainstream -
“I want to find out what it’s like to have a gigabit connection to the home,” he said. “It is not because I need to watch porn in high-definition but because I want to see what you do differently.”
linux  code  business  news  technology  nytimes  google  innovation  opensource  software  microsoft  computers  programming 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
New York Times Economix Blog: New York, New York, America's Resilient City
[...] According to National Association of Realtors data, New York is the only city in the continental United States, outside of San Francisco Bay, where median sales prices remain north of $500,000. [...]

[...] This is not the first time that New York has weathered a downturn well. Between 1950 and 2000, all but 2 of the 10 largest American cities lost 20 percent or more of their populations. America’s older, colder cities were buffeted badly by an exodus of manufacturing jobs, suburbanization and the move to the Sun Belt. Some cities — Cleveland, Detroit and St. Louis — shrank to one-half or less of their former size. New York and Los Angeles were the two cities that grew. While Los Angeles had everything going for it — cars, sunshine, movie stars — New York, then as now, seemed to have everything going against it. [...]
newyork  nyc  nytimes  losangeles  realestate  housing  economics 
january 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Strangers May Cheer You Up, Study Says -
“There’s kind of an emotional quiet riot that occurs and takes on a life of its own, that people themselves may be unaware of. Emotions have a collective existence — they are not just an individual phenomenon.”
sociology  nytimes  happiness  psychology  health  social  friendship  relationships  emotion  research  science 
december 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Op-Ed Columnist - The Behavioral Revolution -
Roughly speaking, there are four steps to every decision. First, you perceive a situation. Then you think of possible courses of action. Then you calculate which course is in your best interest. Then you take the action. [...]
nytimes  economics  psychology  social  thinking  behavior  attention  reputation 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge U.S.: Newspapers Axe Monday Issues on Paper Costs, Ad Slump
"It's not like we're shut off from the world when the local paper stops one day out of the week," said Tossell, 50, a life-long Kewanee resident. "In a small town, gossip gets around town faster than the newspaper comes out."
social  newspapers  media  marketing  journalism  business  corporations  nytimes  kansas 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Advertising - Newspapers’ Web Revenue Is Stalling -
"[...] Large papers like The Washington Post or The New York Times can sell premium ad space on, for example, a newspaper’s home page, for $15 to $50 for every thousand impressions. But these and other papers of all sizes have increasingly relied on middlemen — known as ad networks — to sell less desirable space, typically for around $1 for every thousand impressions. The networks usually charge advertisers double that or higher, industry insiders said.

While some publishers rely on ad networks, others are devising strategies to avoid them. [...]"
newspapers  business  corporations  marketing  media  online  blogging  local  nytimes 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The AP and newspapers : John Temple : Rocky Mountain News
"[...] The New York Times provides all its content for free on the Web before any reader can see it in the Rocky Mountain News. And they can see the whole thing, not just our edited version. Clearly that makes sense for the Times and the readers. But it doesn't make sense to continue spending our money on it. The AP faces legitimate questions about its future role, just as local news organizations do.

That's not because editors are angry. It's because the world is changing. [...]"
journalism  newspapers  media  editing  denver  colorado  nytimes  web 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Biking on a Brompton: One Reporter’s View - Green Inc. Blog -
"Once you have the knack, a rider can tuck in the back wheel, fold the midsection, flip down the handlebars and left pedal, and lower the seat – all in about 20 seconds."
travel  bicycling  aesthetics  exercise  cities  urban  nytimes  green  environment  health 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
36 Hours in San Francisco’s Mission District -
"With a population that is about half Latino, a third white and an estimated 11 percent Asian, the Mission still remains a wonderful mishmash. Where else can you find epicurean vegan cafes, feisty nonprofits and a Central American butcher shop that, for a memorable time, anyway, had women’s undergarments in the window?"
missiondistrict  sanfrancisco  california  nytimes  travel  asian  white  cities  urban  latino 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Findings - As External Barriers Disappear, Internal Gender Gaps Widen -
“Humanity’s jaunt into monotheism, agriculturally based economies and the monopolization of power and resources by a few men was ‘unnatural’ in many way. In some ways modern progressive cultures are returning us psychologically to our hunter-gatherer roots. That means high sociopolitical gender equality over all, but with men and women expressing predisposed interests in different domains. Removing the stresses of traditional agricultural societies could allow men’s, and to a lesser extent women’s, more ‘natural’ personality traits to emerge.”
men  women  gender  psychology  health  evolution  research  science  sex  culture  nytimes  nature  poverty 
september 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Op-Ed Columnist - I’m Singin’ in Beijing - Op-Ed -
“I really don’t know how a little girl in China might respond to being told your teeth are not good enough. But doesn’t that happen all the time in Hollywood?"
hollywood  china  olympics  nytimes  games  music 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Night Life Reprogrammed -
"A debate about what to call the Web video business quickly broke out. 'I look at the term "Internet TV" as the same thing as "vegetarian chicken," ' said Mr. Smooth, explaining that Web video is a new art form that should not be compared to the stale stuff flowing from television sets."
television  video  web  online  nyc  social  technology  nytimes 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Op-Ed Columnist - Paul Krugman - Bits, Bands and Books, Paying for Creativity in a Digital World - Op-Ed -
"[E]verything that can be digitized will be digitized, making intellectual property ever easier to copy and ever harder to sell for more than a nominal price. And we’ll have to find business and economic models that take this reality into account."
business  internet  media  publishing  nytimes  economics 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Link by Link - This Is Funny Only if You Know Unix -
“You can draw something that appeals to 1 percent of the audience — 1 percent of United States, that is three million people, that is more readers than small cartoons can have.”
comics  humor  internet  nytimes  creativity  diy  art  code  computers  language 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: It's Not You, It's Your Books
“I think sometimes it’s better if books are just books. It’s part of the romantic tragedy of our age that our partners must be seen as compatible on every level.”
books  essay  literature  nytimes  reading  relationships  fiction  nonfiction  love  aesthetics  identity 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Words Will Tell - Measure for Measure - Opinion - New York Times Blog
"[W]riting lyrics becomes like running multiple code-breaking programs in your head until just the right word with just the right number of syllables, tone of vowel and finally some semblance of meaning all snap into place."
songwriting  poetry  nytimes  music  beauty  creativity  language  english 
march 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The Lobbyist, The Drudge, The Times, The Fixer --
"In New York, there are other kinds of newspapers that handle stories like this. They are called 'tabloids,' from the Greek root "'tab,' meaning 'SLAIN FROZEN PROSTITUTE,' and the Latin suffix '-loid,' meaning 'IN QUEENS LOVE NEST WITH HALF-GOAT POPE BABY
newspapers  news  ethics  law  nytimes  politics  campaigns  mccain 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
E&P: Sherman's March: Man Who Forced Knight Ridder Sale, Says Goodbye to Newspapers
"In documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), PCM said it no longer owned any stock in The New York Times Co., Lee Enterprises or Belo, and that it was effectively done as an investor in The McClatchy Co."
newspapers  news  media  corporations  nytimes  business 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Celebrating the Semicolon in a Most Unlikely Location - New York Times
"In response, most New Yorkers accelerate; they don’t pause to contemplate."
english  grammar  nyc  nytimes  culture  language  transit 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: You Remind Me of Me
“[W]e found that people who were mimicked actually felt more strongly about the product when they knew the other person was invested in it.”
nytimes  psychology  research  social  toread  marketing  health  behavior  identity  communication 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
The Science of Online Dating and Compatibility Testing - New York Times
“They think they know what they want. But meeting somebody who possesses the characteristics they claim are so important is much less inspiring than they would have predicted.”
dating  relationships  nytimes  love  online  data  information  research  marriage  academia 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Economy and Geopolitics Decide Where Oil Goes Next - New York Times
“There is still a lot of demand that is outside of the United States. There is increasing oil consumption, particularly in the developing nations, and oil is getting more difficult to find.”
energy  economics  nytimes  china  india  globalization 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Machinist: Why I Miss The Dead-Tree Newspaper
"On the Web, in order to determine if a piece is important, you've got to click on it -- and the more clicking you're doing, the less skimming."
newspapers  media  information  aesthetics  news  journalism  attention  gtd  nytimes  publishing 
october 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Letter to the Editor | New York Times Video
"Charles Ferguson, a filmmaker, presents a rebuttal to claims made by L. Paul Bremer III that top American officials approved the decision to disband the Iraqi army." I saw "No End in Sight" last night.
politics  video  nytimes  iraq  war  government  military  film  cinema  documentary 
september 2007 by allaboutgeorge
The Long Ride Home - Paper Cuts - Books - New York Times Blog
Almost makes me wish I took the train, and does make me wonder about audiobooks on CD.
books  nytimes  transportation  travel 
august 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Bush Intervened in Dispute Over N.S.A. Eavesdropping - New York Times
"I had just witnessed an effort to take advantage of a very sick man, who did not have the powers of the attorney general because they had been transferred to me."
bush  president  politics  gop  privacy  security  nytimes 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
S P-I: New York Times adds sharing tool
"The discussions are happening on the other sites, but there is still a way to link back to the ( site. So it is really to build awareness around the articles with users who may or may not have heard about the article."
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december 2006 by allaboutgeorge

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