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The New Republic Discovers That Media Reporters are Self-Important

magazinesThe New Republic has uncovered something: Some media reporters and those in the media are full of themselves. In its exploration of why people care about The Wire’s “media diet” feature (in which journalists list what they read), TNR found that there’s a lot of bragging and/or lying going on:

Divulging your media diet is the more elite equivalent of sharing a Granta link on Twitter to demonstrate your obscure and fashionable tastes. And it’s easy to see why the media loves a media diet: it stokes industry vanity, it smacks of insideriness, it reflects assorted journo-rivalries and feuds…

To read the past few years’ worth of media diets is to witness the inexorable slide into greater and greater delusion in our virtual self-depictions…

Surprise!

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Link Service Tracks Media Popularity

Bit.ly, a link shortening service, just released an interactive map that tracks media popularity. It’s a fun little item to explore on a Friday.

According to its numbers, The Guardian is the most popular newspaper site in New York. Sorry New York Times and WSJ!

The map also says that the most popular magazine site is Businessweek, the most popular TV/radio site is PBS, and the most popular online only publication is Slate.

Keep in mind that this only means these are the most popular sites according to bit.ly users. Still, it’s interesting. Or at least, more interesting than this.

New Year, New Job Skills

With every new year, we make a promise to our resolutions that that we won’t abandon them, that this year will be different. By February, we can’t even remember what they were.

It’s time to get serious about turning ourselves around — and we can help.

All this week, we’ve got great step-by-step AvantGuild features to help media professionals shed their old habits and begin anew in 2012. Read more

Dear Glamour Bloggers…

0816glamourblog.jpgSpecifically, dear Glamour preggers blogger Christine Coppa:

We didn’t mind it recently when you wrote us to promote your blog. It was a bit shameless, but we write a media blog… we’re used to it. But the next time you send out a promotional e-mail, check your spelling. Please?

From: christine coppa [mailto:REDACTED]
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2007 12:37 PM
To: mediabistro.com
Subject: mediabistro.com: General questions, comments, or crises

Hello Mediabistro.com Was wondering if you could plug my blog. I pen Storked! for Glamour.com. It was noted in WWD this week and has been also noted by Babble.com, thehuffingtonpost.com and gawker.com. Much apprecited. Christine M. Coppa

FBNY apprecites your e-mail as well, Christine.

— Neal Ungerleider