Marissa Mayer, on the Tumblr acquisition as announced via press release on Yahoo’s Tumblr. Exclamation: Tumblr. + Yahoo! = !!
Barry Diller, April 29, 2013
Meanwhile, The Archivist surges on. Thanks Tumblr peep.
She’s a source of widespread frustration and anxiety who is demoralizing, uncaring, morale-draining, and very unpopular. He demands excellence and relevance.
She is difficult to work with, unreasonable, impossible, stubborn. He has a strong vision and insists on seeing it carried out.
She is AWOL and disengaged. He attended Sundance and SXSW.
She is not a naturally charismatic person, not approachable, tough as nails. He is direct.
She is brusque, blunt, and dismissive. He does not like to waste time.
She is uncaring, unable to march forward or provide reassurance, and doesn’t make people feel good. He is not your mommy.
She is condescending. He is the boss.
Pretty much. Via annfriedman.
Tumblr’s Storyboard was a daily read for many Mashable editors, so we’re offering to publish some of its planned stories in the wake of its shut-down.
A year ago, Tumblr did something unprecedented — we created an editorial team of experienced journalists and editors assigned to cover Tumblr as a living, breathing community. The team’s mandate was to tell the stories of Tumblr creators in a truly thoughtful way — focusing on the people, their…
ALSO: Drunk on a plane. The only way to go out (or down?! It’s really bumpy.) Sorry for the all caps! XO
Guys! Tumblr has pitched a panel at the Online News Association conference this weekend, about the future of journalism — and whether news outlets like Tumblr & Facebook can compete with old media. Please **VOTE** to hear us! This is all user-decided. We <3 our users! Read More
Jessica Bennett, Executive Editor, Tumblr
Xana O’Neill, Online Editor, WNYC
Allie Townsend, Editor, Facebook Stories
(GIF by Jason Oberholtzer)
I used to have a very elaborate inside joke with a few other women in media. It was called The Island, and the narrative went like this: All of the editors we know to be sexual harassers or professional bullies are on a plane together, probably heading to some sort of “ideas festival,” when the…
New Yorker editor David Remnick, on how good reporting can mean calling a source so many times that “the person [decides] it’s better to give you the time than to endure the constant assaults of your calls and emails.”
Storyboard: David Remnick on the Art of the Profile
TUMBLR: It seems iPhone photos have become so ubiquitous that you’d have to be an absolute dinosaur not to embrace them. Is there still any real debate about their journalistic validity?
Ben Lowy: There are still purists who hold onto that idea that the iPhone is not still a real camera, or doesn’t make a real image, and quite frankly, I think those arguments are bullshit. There’s nothing real about black and white film photography that is any more or less real than me taking a picture on my iPhone.
Benjamin Lowy will be filing dispatches from Libya throughout the week, exclusively on Tumblr. (via storyboard)
Columbia Journalism Review’s July/August cover pays tribute to Newsweek’s 1970 “Women in Revolt” cover.
Let Your Interviews Be Heard… And Seen
Old tapes. New unheard stories. We bring journalists’ lost interviews back to life via podcast, radio and YouTube. The future of journalism? Remixing the past. What do you have on tape? Tell us what’s in your archives.
Attn: Journalist friends! This is pretty awesome. Brought to you by former Newsweeker and ABC Producer David Gerlach.
An interview with Ann Friedman, former executive editor of GOOD and creator of editor #RealTalk.
Nora Ephron’s first job in New York was as a Newsweek “mail girl” in 1962. In her interview, she was asked why she wanted the position.
— “I want to be a writer,” she told the woman.
— “Women don’t write at Newsweek,” she was told.
“That was what it meant to be a girl then,” Ephron later told me.
(Photo via the NYT)