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Voice of San Diego Guidelines Get the Jay Rosen Seal of Approval

Nothing seems to bother press critic Jay Rosen more than what he calls the “he said, she said” model of journalism. You know, like when Warren Buffet says his tax rate is less than his secretary’s and the journalist reporting that statement feels obliged to get an obligatory “class warfare” quote from Republican trolls–and posits those two statements as somehow being equal.

Rosen is particularly bothered by NPR’s insistence on sticking to the “he said, she said” model. He’s in the midst of a two-part project to deconstruct NPR’s reporting techniques. But in the midst of that effort, Rosen was pleasantly surprised to find out that his anti-”he said, she said” model had made it into the Voice of San Diego’s editorial guidelines.

No “he said, she said.” The day we write a headline that says: “Proposal has pros, cons” is the day we start dying.

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Amy Tennery Named Managing Editor of Dan Abrams’ New Blog Mogulite

Dan Abrams has picked Amy Tennery to serve as the managing editor of his new site Mogulite, a blog about media moguls — a group of people seriously in need of more coverage — the New York Observer reports.

Tennery, formerly of The Real Deal, had concern about the gig at first, worried that “a site focused solely on the rich and powerful would be overly snarky or even petty.” Because media moguls are people, too!

However, her and Abrams agreed that the idea behind the site should be “to mine the inner workings of moguls’ lives while also trying to elevate the discourse.” Good thing. It is in serious need of some elevation. Also, we wonder if Tennery will write about Abrams himself?

So who is Tennery’s favorite mogul? the Observer had the wherewithal to ask (apart from Abrams, no doubt).

It’s Warren Buffet, because “he’s like a Mensa Teddy Bear.” No way! He’s our favorite too!

Dan Rather On Journalism|Mags Go Up In Price|New Yorker Dumps Second Fiction Issue|UMD’s Knight Center Closes|Buffett Calls Newspaper Publishers Complacent

TVNewser: An exclusive interview with Dan Rather, part of’s new Media Beat video series.

Mediaweek: As the print magazine industry continues to struggle, some publishers plan to raise cover prices on a number of titles in the new year.

WWD: The New Yorker is replacing its second fiction issue of the year with a new “world changers” themed issue, on newsstands this week. “I think one is enough for the time being,” editor David Remnick said of the magazine’s fiction issues.

Philip Merrill College of Journalism: The Knight Center for Specialized Journalism at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland will close at the end of the month. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which supports other journalism training programs at other universities around the country, helped found the center 22 years ago.

Editor & Publisher: Billionaire Warren Buffet, who owns The Buffalo News, says the newspaper industry has gotten too complacent and has relied on an outdated business model for too long. “When the Internet came along, you gave away your [online] product for free and charged for it in another place [print],” he said. “I’m not positive what you would have done differently, but not figuring out some kind of business model was a mistake.”

Will Twitter Be Time‘s Person Of The Year?

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Time Managing Editor Richard Stengel, Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravesnthal, Barbara Walters and Tom Colicchio. Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Time Inc.

Last night, Time magazine managing editor Richard Stengel hosted a distinguished panel of guests to debate the question that always surfaces around this time of year: who should be Time‘s Person of the Year?

Stengel co-moderated the good-natured debate with former New York City Mayor Rudy GiulianiTime‘s Person of the Year in 2001. Panelists like Barbara Walters were encouraged to bring lists of possible Person of the Year candidates who met the title’s criteria, which includes having a global impact in the past year, for better or worse.

After running through lists of possible Person of the Year winners that included Bernie Madoff, Captain “Sully” Sullenberger and the Iranian protesters, the six-person panel ended the night in a three-three split. Walters agreed with TV personality Dr. Mehmet Oz and Gayle King that “the guys from Twitter,” meaning Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams and Biz Stone, should take the prize. Giuliani, “Top Chef” judge Tom Colicchio and Pittsburgh mayor Luke Ravensthal all voted for “the economy,” settling on some amalgam of Ben Bernanke and the unemployed American worker as Person of the Year.

Stengel didn’t give any hints about who would end up the final winner later this year, but we’ll see in a few weeks when the Person of the Year issue hits newsstands.

Read on for more of the panel’s suggestions.

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White House, Warren Buffett Won’t Bail Out Newspapers

npbailoutbufgib.jpgThis week, both billionaire Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffet and White House press secretary Robert Gibbs made clear that the newspaper industry shouldn’t expect the government or the country’s most influential investor to alleviate its financial woes.

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Condé Nast Plays The CIT Card

FishbowlNY contributing editor and self-proclaimed “aviation nut” Greg Lindsay reports from an odd Condé Nast party atop Rockefeller Center:

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