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No Hope in the New Media World

155113__newsies_l.jpgOver on The Big Money, Lesley M. M. Blume — who penned an article about Conde Nast‘s Web struggles — is back with a story detailing the trials and tribulations of “Media’s Lost Generation.” The takeaway: “Today’s journalists… have been left to wonder whether the very idea of ambition makes sense anymore.”

Blume speaks with experts ranging from Michael Caruso (“Today the goals are different. It’s mostly about self-expression.”) to FishbowlNY‘s Glynnis MacNicol (“Right now, the definition of success in the media is not to be unemployed.”) who offer their thoughts on the current state of the rapidly changing industry.

The author quotes one anonymous analyst at a private equity firm who points out that what we, the media, see as successful sometimes isn’t:

“Take the Huffington Post, for example. They don’t pay their writers, and who knows what the value of the company is. That company might not exist five years from now. It’s the big success story, and it’s not successful.”

Well, we never thought about it like that.

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Indiepixie Faith-Ann Young Profiled in Huffington Post

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Looking for more exposure while earning no money as a blogger? The Huffington Post welcomes your submissions, no matter how devoid of content.

With that in mind, Lesley M. M. Blume presents her third Woman of Style, and it’s Faith-Ann Young. Who?

A free-wheeling music reporter and photographer for Monocle, Flavorpill, MOG, and Blender, Ms. Young at once evokes a 1960s and 70s free spirit — and also the anarchism of the internet generation.

Faith-Ann is an indiepixie. Could there be a more revolting term of self-description?

Blume, who’s a decent enough YA novelist, isn’t exactly a master interviewer, but then, Faith-Ann’s not helping her out any.

Q. Talk about the relationship between today’s politics and the fashion of your peers.

A. People dress how they feel. In tandem with freedom fighters and war protesters in the 1960s, fashion transformed from bra-boosting to bra-burning.

My generation, “The Millenials,” is redefining the world as we know it.

There’s more, but why go on?

The WoS series is allegedly:

Women of Style is a serial Huffington Post feature that celebrates women of extraordinary, individualistic style that is undictated by trends.

Terminal, not serial.

(photo by Karl Jacob)