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Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

  1. Judge Rules that Reposting an Entire Article Without Permission is “Fair Use,” June 21
  2. How Alec Baldwin Got an Overworked AOL Blogger Fired, June 22
  3. New York Launches Dating Website, June 20 (left)
  4. Gothamist is Looking for Journalists to Write Long-Form Features, June 23
  5. Why The Washington Post Passed on the Vargas Story, June 23
  6. AOL/Huffington Post Considering Paid Content, June 21
  7. Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Reveals He’s an Illegal Immigrant, June 22
  8. Al Qaeda “Hit List” Targets Media Execs, June 17

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Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

  1. Miami Herald Runs Ad Congratulating Heat on Championship, June 13
  2. “Hamsterization”: The Official Term for What the Internet Has Done to Journalism, June 13
  3. Latest GQ Cover Reads Like a Diary Entry, June 14
  4. The Ethics of Reporting Rep. Weiner’s Wife’s Pregnancy, June 10
  5. Newest New York Observer Features Fantastic Weiner Cover, June 15
  6. Meredith Folds ReadyMade, Cuts 75 Staffers, June 16

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Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

  1. The Best Angry Goodbye Notes from Fired Journalists, June 6
  2. Weinergate’s Biggest Media Winners and Losers, June 7
  3. New York Times Staffers Staged Intervention with Keller Over Recent Columns, June 3
  4. The Surprise Reason Why The New York Times Paywall is a Success, June 8
  5. Help the New York Times Read Through Sarah Palin’s Emails, June 9
  6. Top Six Reasons Why Arianna Huffington Will be AOL’s Undoing, June 7

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Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

  1. Hearst Corporation Completes Hachette Filipacchi Media Acquistion, May 31
  2. Rumors of Hearst Editor Being Axed Surface, May 31 
  3. MTV Has  a ‘Clutch’ Lead Blogger Opening, May 27
  4. Why Did Bill Keller Resign as The New York Times Editor, June 2
  5. Gawker and The New York Times  Writers Get Together for ‘Page One’ Screening Party, May 27
  6. The 10 Most Deadly Countries for Journalists, June 1

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Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

  1. White House Adds New Position to Deal with Unfavorable Online Media, May 23
  2. People.com Editor Comes Out as Transgender, May 20
  3. Did Someone Pay for the Leaked Sarah Palin Twitter Story? May 24
  4. Women Like The Nook, Men, The iPad, May 23
  5. USA Network Takes Over Entire New Yorker Issue, May 23
  6. Fortune Magazine Honors the Most Powerful Women, May 25
  7. Every Ebony Issue from 1959 to 2008 Now Online, May 20
  8. Does Adweek Have a Problem with Female Editors? May 24
  9. Disney to Withdraw ‘Seal Team 6′ Trademark Applications, May 25
  10. 1050 ESPN’s Jared Max Opens Up on Being Gay, May 24

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Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Here’s a look what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week.

  1. Hot 97 DJ Mister Cee Arrested for Public Lewdness, April 6
  2. Conde´Nast Fooled Into Paying 8 Million to Scammer, April 4
  3. AOL Fires Freelancers, Invites Them to Contribute for Free, April 4
  4. Detailing How the Huffington Post Lured Reporters Away from The New York Times, April 6
  5. MSG Network and WPIX, Big Winners at New York Emmys, April 4
  6. More Freelancers Fired at AOL, April 6
  7. Jay-Z Launches Lifestyle Website, April 4

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Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

Beginning today, FishbowlNY will list the top stories of the week. This gives you a second chance to see the headlines that got the most buzz.

  1. No Arrests in Death of Former Hot 97 DJ, March 29 (left)
  2. Missing Bronx Zoo Cobra Finds a Home on Twitter, March 29
  3. New Look for Prevention Magazine, March 25
  4. Former Gourmet Editor-in-Chief Ruth Reichl to Run Food Blog, March 30
  5. The New York Times Begins Paywall, March 28
  6. The Atlantic Pulls Unflattering Jay-Z Article, March 23

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Google-Baiting Tips: Stroke Your Traffic With the ‘Pantless Celebrity’ Headline

no_pants05192010.jpgIn the wake of David Carr‘s meditation on search optimization’s murder of the old-school headline, we did some more thinking on the subject and found perhaps the greatest headline technique of the search-optimization age: The “Pantless Celebrity” hed.

Here’s how it works. Any celebrity who wears anything other than pants in public (e.g. skirts, miniskirts, minidresses, a bathing suits) is eligible to be labeled “pantless” in any headline. It’s sexy, but also technically accurate! Notice that most of the clothing articles listed tend to be worn by female celebrities, which brings us to our next consideration: Who should be pantless in the name of Google-baiting?

For the trick to work best, not any famous person will do. We haven’t run the numbers, but we’re guessing “Antonin Scalia Pantsless” is not setting the Google Trends charts on fire. Better to pick a female celebrity whose pantlessness is in high demand. A headline with “Kate Moss … Pantless” or “Taylor Momsen Isn’t Wearing Pants” in it is sure to draw clicks. The Taylor Momsen example is particularly delicious because it plays a self-aware game of deliberately tasteless Google baiting. It’s a double-win, because the author winkingly acknowledges the ridiculousness of the practice, thus preserving a postmodern sense of irony and a veneer of journalistic credibility.

In a pinch, one may forgo mention of a celebrity, and opt for a trend piece about not wearing pants.

Technically accurate, salivation-inducing, and thrillingly shameless: The no-pants meme the way forward for Internet journalism. Embrace it, and all the attendant pageviews.

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