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Posts Tagged ‘Paul Carr’

Greenwald Venture Gets a Name: First Look Media

PMO Headshot Studio_Michele ClementIt doesn’t get much better these media days than a billionaire backer and a Honolulu dateline. NUY prof Jay Rosen posted today that the Glenn Grennwald-Pierre Omidyar (pictured) venture that he is now also a part of will be called First Look Media:

First Look Media is made up of several entities, including a company established to develop new media technology and a separate nonprofit journalism organization. The journalism operation, which will be incorporated as a 501(c)(3), will enjoy editorial independence, and any profits eventually earned by the technology company are committed to support First Look’s mission of independent journalism. The name of First Look Media’s initial digital publication is yet to be announced.

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PandoDaily Acquires NSFWCORP

NSFWCorpTestimonialsThis morning, PandoDaily’s Sarah Lacy writes that one out of three can sometimes in fact be very good.

In her item about PandoDaily’s agreement to acquire Paul Carr‘s NSFWCORP, she notes that there are still two other ideal partnerships on her radar and that this one is very safe one for NSFW:

We aren’t just getting Paul. I’m equally thrilled to announce that we’re also adding Mark Ames, Brad Jonas, Yasha Levine and David Sirota as full-time staffers. NSFWCORP contributors like John Dolan and Dayvid Figler will be making regular appearances too, and Katherine Dolan will continue to work her copy editing magic behind the scenes.

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How Paul Carr is Aiming for 10,000 NSFWCorp Subscribers

Hamish McKenzie, a Baltimore-based reporter for PandoDaily, has an interesting look at the evolution and current state of affairs at Paul Carr‘s NSFWCorp.

Carr is about halfway towards his critical-mass subscriber goal of 10,000 for the Las Vegas based long-form journalism site. Recently, he pitched a ten-year, $200 Web-print subscription and has from the beginning of his 15-month old venture hung it on paying writers well:

Carr employs a staff of eight writers. He pays freelancers about $1 a word for online pieces, with print rates ranging between $1,000 and $5,000 a story, which can be more than 10,000 words long.

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Valleywag Expose Gives Rise to SFW Catchphrase ‘Google Me’

Old email messages never die. They just linger on main and third-party servers until an enterprising reporter like Valleywag’s Sam Biddle can get their electronic hands on them and go to town.

Biddle’s rollicking piece resurrects a pair of July 2012 missives from PandoDaily founder Sarah Lacy and NSFW Corp. head honcho Paul Carr in the wake of her website’s inaugural LA event at Cross Campus in Santa Monica. The Carr email is the foul-typed piece de resistance, with the major highlights bold-ed by Biddle.

While much of the best Carr bits are NSF-headlining, there’s also this mid-point aside to Cross Campus CEO Ronen Olshansky:

But first, do me a favor: Google me. Read a few of my columns in the Guardian, the Times, the Wall Street Journal or on blogs like TechCrunch and — of course — PandoDaily. Or pick up one of my books.

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Paul Carr Reveals NSFW Corp Publishing Plans

The post-TechCrunch cat is out of the bag with regards to Paul Carr, courtesy of his former workmate Alexia Tsotsis. Responding to her blog post (which he has also, very helpfully, added to via a funny Skype interview), the Las Vegas based entrepreneur (pictured) has confirmed that his top secret Not Safe For Work Corporation is a vanguard Internet publishing company.

Carr will be aiming his content exclusively at those using tablets and e-book readers. Here’s the skinny, courtesy of Tsotsis:

NSFW Corp’s first publication will be The New Gambit, which Carr describes as The Economist as written by The Daily Show writers–something like The Onion but for real news.

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Las Vegas Start-Up Stonewalls Former Colleague

San Francisco based TechCrunch writer Alexia Tsotsis (pictured) has a funny item about her efforts to find out the nature of a new start-up being put together in Sin City by her former blog mate Paul Carr.

Turns out Carr is not so talkative now that he’s on the other end of the 2.0 reporting equation. However, after Tsotsis refused to take no-comment for an answer, he sent her an email listing 25 areas of focus his start-up will not be involved with. These include:

5. Giving a shit about your social graph
8. A browser plugin that explains to blog readers why something “is news”
14. Publishing a newspaper
15. Creating a crowdsourced database of Julian Assange’s hypocrisies
21. A microblog platform for public resignations
25. Quora

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WNYC Hosts Debate on Merits Of Citizen Journalism and Technology

twitter3_091110_mn.jpgLast week’s tragedy at Fort Hood, so close to Veteran’s Day, left the public scared and confused — not only because of the senseless nature of the crime which left 13 dead, but because some of the information that leaked out about the event from the ground turned out to be false.

After US Airways Flight 1549 fell into the Hudson River last year — and the first photo of the event landed on Twitter — people have looked to Twitter to provide first-hand accounts and early information about breaking news. But what if the information from these citizen journalists (if that’s what they are), isn’t accurate?

Yesterday, WNYC‘s Brian Lehrer hosted Jeff Jarvis of BuzzMachine and Paul Carr of TechCrunch in a debate about the relative merits of citizen journalism and technology.

After the jump, how the debate unfolded

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