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Jeffrey P. Bezos Visits Washington Post to Meet With Editors And Others (The Washington Post / Style)
The Jeffrey P. Bezos era at The Washington Post had its symbolic beginning at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, when the high-tech magnate indulged in a decidedly low-tech ritual: striking a triangle to summon editors for their afternoon meeting. The chimes, amplified electronically across the Post’s historic newsroom, is a decades-old tradition. The Guardian Speaking to the Post before meeting staff for the first time on Tuesday, Bezos said his major contribution would be to offer his “point of view” to the paper’s leadership. He also said he would provide “runway,” which the Post described as “financial support over a lengthy period in which the management can experiment to find a profitable formula for delivering the news.” AllThingsD Just because Bezos is going to own the press doesn’t mean he has changed his approach to the press. When he speaks to journalists, he says nothing. FishbowlDC WaPo reporter Paul Farhi reports that Bezos has high hopes for the future of the paper in the coming years. Bezos’ quest for a new “golden era” at the Post must’ve come as a great relief to Farhi, as the newspaper is taking a financial nosedive, a nosedive that caused the sale of the organization to Bezos after being owned and operated by the Graham family for the past 80 years. Nieman Journalism Lab Since when is an interview with the new billionaire owner of a newspaper a Lifestyles/Style story?
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To get “the heads up before something major goes down,” all you have to do is follow SportsPSA and turn on Twitter’s notifications. Then USA Today’s sports editors who operate the account will send you all the sports updates your little heart desires.
This isn’t much different from any of the many sports apps that use notifications, but it is new! So that’s… Something.
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New York Times Website Back up After Cyberattack (USA Today)
The New York Times‘ website was back in business Wednesday, a day after it was hacked by what appears to be the Syrian Electronic Army. “The situation is close to being fully resolved,” said Times spokeswoman Eileen Murphy, in a statement. LA Times The take-down of the Times‘ website for nearly two days this week exposed how easily computer hackers can exploit the Internet’s Achilles’ heel. As the website was being restored Wednesday, the tech industry scurried to assess the high-profile cyberattack and weigh what measures could be taken to prevent a similar breach. The Washington Post These attacks, which continued to effect some users of the Times and Twitter well into Wednesday, may have such long-lasting effects for two reasons, said Kenneth Geers, a senior global threat researcher at the security firm FireEye. For one, it takes a while for DNS information to move throughout the network — which could explain why some, but not all, users had trouble with the sites under attack. Geers also said that those in charge of security for the Times and Twitter may not have expected this kind of attack, and were caught unaware. “Some networks may never be the same” after this kind of attack, he said. Bloomberg Chalk one up for Twitter Inc. While The New York Times and Google Inc. had visitors to their sites redirected this week by hackers, the microblogging service was better able to deflect attacks because of a simple tool called a registry lock.
Hey @HowardKurtz am I forgetting something or didn’t I fire you for serial inaccuracy? Shurely shome mishtake as British hacks like to say..
— Tina Brown (@TheTinaBeast) August 5, 2013
For some context, Kurtz was fired after he wrote an incredibly stupid column about former NBA player Jason Collins, who came out via a Sports Illustrated article.
Maybe it’s time for Kurtz to just chill? Maybe.
British GQ just unveiled their September issue, featuring the members of the very talented and not at all flash in the pan boy band, One Direction. The reaction from their fans, called “Directioners” (yes we’re serious), has been instense. And not in a good way.
The tweets have come fast and furious, with most upset about Harry Style’s cover, which calls him “Up all night to get lucky.” The Directioners didn’t like that at all, and so they unleashed their preteen angst upon GQ and GQ staffers. Here’s a roundup of some of the best reactions.
GQ NEEDS TO SHUT THE FUCK UP BEFORE I BREAK MY GLASS NAIL FILE IN TWO AND STAB THEM IN THE EYES
— selmaaa (@itsniallstagram) July 29, 2013
Threatening to break a nail file is serious business. Try finding a two pack of those for under $2.50. You can’t!
In order to help Nocera understand this, we collected some of his complaints and issued some rebuttals. We hope this changes his mind.
So much on Twitter is frivolous or self-promotional.
Don’t follow people who are frivolous and self-promotional.
It can bury you in information.
Don’t follow too many people.
Because people often use Twitter to react to events instantly, they can say some awfully stupid things, as Roddy White, the Atlanta Falcons receiver, did after the George Zimmerman verdict, suggesting in a tweet that the jurors ‘should go home and kill themselves.’
Don’t follow people who say awfully stupid things. Or Roddy White. No one likes the Falcons aside from MC Hammer. Follow MC Hammer.
Alec Baldwin, currently among the leaders in the race to become the most annoying celebrity of 2013, wants to interview Edward Snowden for his WNYC podcast. The 55-year-old actor told Vanity Fair that he’s doing everything in his power to make it happen:
I want to try to interview him [Snowden] for my podcast on WNYC. I’m pressing all the buttons I have in London with friends of mine who know [Julian] Assange. I’m going to fly to Russia and try to interview Snowden.
That sounds great.
Baldwin also said that he’s never going to use Twitter again because “It’s just another chink in your armor for people to come and kill you.”
One could argue that if you’re not an idiot, people don’t try to “kill you,” but hey, what do we know? Other than there’s no way Baldwin stays away from Twitter, we mean.
Today’s rulings are a big step forward for all Americans striving to achieve equality. I couldn’t be happier or more proud. —A.W.
— Vogue Magazine (@voguemagazine) June 26, 2013
Anna Wintour finally tweeted. Using Vogue’s account she sent the above message, supporting the Supreme Court’s decision to end DOMA.
Now that Wintour has tweeted we can all sleep soundly at night. Unless we start wondering when she’ll use Foursquare, and Instagram, and Facebook, and Yahoo Answers, and…
Cohen had been with Wenner Media since 2002. She most recently served as Us Weekly’s editorial director.
In other Revolving Door news, Korin Miller has been named managing editor for Stylecaster Media Group. Miller most recently worked as site director for Cosmo. She had been at the magazine since 2009.
According to the Oriella Digital Journalism Study, more journalists are tweeting. The survey asked 553 journalists from 15 different countries about their digital habits. The results showed that about 60 percent of journalists are tweeting away in 2013, up from 47 percent last year.
The report found that Twitter was also the most popular social media platform, and it’s not even close. While 60 percent of the journalists said they use Twitter, the next most often used tool was a personal blog, at 34 percent. The blog was followed by Google+ (28 percent) but some of them must have been lying, right? Google+ is awful.
The journalists who were surveyed were from America, Brazil, France, Germany, Sweden, Portugal, Italy, Australia, Canada, China, India, New Zealand, Russia, Spain and the United Kingdom.