QOTD: Multimedia Journalism

What is The Editor’s Prerogative? It’s when you take a piece of journalism and make it huge in scale and elaborate in delivery so that it is more in line with how important an editor thinks the story is than how new audiences actually want to consume it.

Khoi Vinh, former design director of the New York Times, on “Snowfall”-style multimedia stories

QOTD: Atom Bomb

Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work

QOTD: Fresh-Squeezed Creativity

I’m a giant vat of creative juices.

David Pogue on why he’s joining Yahoo

Bilton Twitter Book — Co-Founder Jack Dorsey Almost Went to Facebook (And More!)

An excerpt from a forthcoming book on the birth of Twitter reveals surprising new details about the company’s founders. Some not so pretty.

Meet the NSA’s Own Social Graphs, Composed of Americans’ Data

No arduous sign-up process required!

How the Attack on NY Times and Twitter Domains Could Have Been Worse

Look at all these unlocked domain names.


Red Sox Principal Owner to Buy Boston Globe Newspaper

New York Times Co. has struck a deal to sell the Boston Globe to John Henry, the principal owner of the Red Sox.

NYT Reporter’s Upcoming Twitter Book Hints at a Founding Tale of Palace Intrigue

A tech tale that can’t be told in 140 characters or less.

Social Influence

We have a long list of CEOs who are asking to get in.

— Daniel Roth, LinkedIn executive editor, on its Influencers program


I thought of myself as C.E.O. at every company I was at. Not many companies are set up so people low in the hierarchy can challenge everything like a C.E.O.

— Zynga CEO Mark Pincus, explaining to the New York Times’ Andrew Goldman why he got fired so often

Weekend Update, 4.26.09

The Oscars: The Party's Moved Online

The Oscars: The Party’s Moved Online