The Atlantic, on the Obama campaign Tumblr — perhaps the best piece yet on political memedom, the uniqueness of Tumblr as a platform, and why it makes sense in the political sphere. (Only thing missing: a quote from Liba Rubenstein!)
Iconic Newsweek covers from the 60s and 70s. RIP.
So many years of so many bad decisions. We always said the Newsweek Tumblr would outlast the print edition. #RIP
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)
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
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.
WHY WOMEN STILL CAN’T HAVE IT ALL (The Atlantic)
We’re excited to announce the official launch of Storyboard, our new hub for in-depth conversations with Tumblr’s creative community. We’ll be posting regular features on creators working in and around Tumblr’s massively diverse cosmos — writers, musicians, animators, scientists, artists, archivists, chefs, comedians, or anyone else with a great story to tell. Today we’re talking about Michael Stipe, the New York Times, Afghanistan, and the design mechanics of the Tumblr Dashboard.
We want to hear your stories too. If you’re interested in submitting a story (or even a story idea) for us to publish, just post it on Tumblr tagged with #storyboard. Our editors will monitor the tag and the community’s interactions there, promoting stories that resonate. And if your story really works, we’ll ask to expand it for publication on Storyboard itself.
Last but not least, if you find yourself in New York City on May 10, we’d love to hang out at the official Tumblr meetup celebrating Storyboard’s launch. It’s at Powerhouse Arena, 7-9pm, with drinks on us and several Tumblr celebrity mystery guests (cough Topherchris, Tommypom, cough).
FINALLY…. We are live! (Ed’s note: Chris Mohney and I seriously need a drink.)
Ashley Judd has had enough of what she calls a “pointedly nasty, gendered, and misogynistic conversation about femininity in our culture, and she’s inviting women—and men—to speak up about their own experiences. “I want people to share their puffy-face moment,” Judd said on NBC’s Nightly News. “I think what happened to me is very common. It might look a little different than other people’s lives because they might not be public figures, but we all go through it.”
So let’s hear it! Tell us your puffy-face moment—those times you were bullied or judged for your looks, and what you did about it—by writing about it on your tumblr! Be sure to use PUFFYFACEMOMENT as a tag so we’ll see it! We’ll be publishing a bunch of them on The Daily Beast, and reblogging our favorites right here on nwktumblr.
In case you missed it and have no idea what we’re talking about, see this post for some background.
This is awesome. Do it, Tumblr!
—This story makes me cry.
And boy are his arms tired.
What’s a cat café and why are they becoming illegal in Japan?
Click through for answers, and maybe some cute cat pictures.
The owner of the cat cafe, which is having the number of hours it can display cats restricted:
"Everybody knows cats are really happy in the evening, with their big, cute eyes. So I just can’t understand why the people at the top are ignoring this. It’s really strange."