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My Lead Story on New York Magazine Website

Is it legal not to pay 400+ volunteers who staff New York’s Fashion Week? This story just fell into my lap, complete with multiple document leaks. http://nymag.com/thecut/2015/02/what-its-like-to-be-an-unpaid-worker-at-nyfw.html

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My New Column in Huffington Post today

This one start’s out fast and light – about lousy headline writing – and gets a bit dense with trademark and a corporate conflict. Let me know what you think.

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How the Gawkering of a Headline Ate a New York Times Story

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Social journalism and open platforms are the new normal — now we have to make them work

Matthew Ingram of Giga Om picks up on my piece in Pando on social journalism.

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What happens when everyone has the ability to publish? One thing that happens is the traditional media industry loses much of its power, over both the content that people read and the advertising that helps support it — but the other thing that happens is a profusion of content of all kinds, from “citizen journalists” to brands and advocacy groups and everything in between. How can media entities take advantage of this phenomenon without losing their way in the process?

In a nutshell, that’s the dilemma that Ed Sussman tackles in a recent post on Pando. Sussman, CEO of a site called Buzzr, is a former president at FastCompany magazine who helped turn that company’s website into an early hybrid of publisher and platform — or what Jonathan Glick of Sulia has referred to as a “platisher” (a horrible-sounding term that I sincerely hope will never catch on).

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New column on Pando: “New Rules of Social Journalism.”

The New Rules of Social Journalism: A Proposal
by Ed Sussman

Follow up to the Observer piece called “Why Michael Wolff Is Wrong: Social Journalism Doesn’t Devalue Brands.”

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Marc Andreessen re-tweeted me…

Marc Andreessen re-tweeted my piece about social journalism in the NY Observer;  Tim O’Reilly and Nick Bilton favorites.  The Op Ed describes old media vs. new media perspective on social content.  http://observer.com/2014/03/why-michael-wolff-is-wrong/

I have to admit, I like rejoining the media-world conversation. Hard-core technology talk is not as much fun.

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Nick Bilton Favorite of Ed Sussman Op Ed tweet

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March 21, 2014 · 11:00 pm

My Op Ed in New York Observer

Called “Why Michael Wolff Is Wrong” it addresses social journalism, the Forbes contributor model and the march of new media into hybrid journalism/contributor platforms as most of legacy media stands by. http://bit.ly/OAXj6J

Running in third slide rotation on top of homepage. Cool.

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Quora Q&A: Any stories about working at the NY Times?

Check out the reprinted column on Slate.

 

 

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