Tag Archives: print journalism

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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Thinks It Would Be Fun To Run A ‘News-Paper’

Well, THAT kind of came out of nowhere; there was some stuff on Twitter about all WaPo staff being summoned to the auditorium, and then suddenly we get the announcement that Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos went and bought the Washington Post newspaper for $250 million. Huh. The purchase does not involve Amazon; it is being financed entirely by Bezos himself. The sale did not include the broader Post Company, which owns Slate, Foreign Policy, and The Root. Please feel free to fill the comments with speculation about how the paper may be influenced by Bezos’s personal political views, which lean libertarian, at least according to Reason and to early Amazon investor Nick Hannauer, who is the sort of rich guy we’d rather see running a major paper, if such a thing even exists anymore. (Ha-ha! Your medium is dying!) Read more on Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Thinks It Would Be Fun To Run A ‘News-Paper’…
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Wonkette Games: Mark Sanford In Newsweek, Or High School Ayn Rand Essay Winner?

Mark Sanford reviewed Ayn Rand (like as a human?) for Newsweek. This is a thing that happened! Anyway, Mark Sanford really did not think this whole thing out, publishing his close reading masterwork in Newsweek, as this essay has all the makings of a winner of The Ayn Rand Institute’s annual 8th to 10th grade Anthem essay contest! Grand prize = $85,000, and plus your name and high school gets posted on the Ayn Rand fansite, which will become hilarious for your friends by 11th grade at the very latest. Anyway, see if you can tell which conjectures came from Mark Sanford’s Newsweek essay and which came from the 2009 Anthem contest winner from “Mariemont High School, Cincinnati, OH, USA.” As always, grand prize is an “iPhone,” except the “i” is capitalized and shit because RIGHTS OF THE INDIVIDUAL SDLFJSLDK. Read more on Wonkette Games: Mark Sanford In Newsweek, Or High School Ayn Rand Essay Winner?…
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Ann Coulter Speaks!

Wow, this gal is a quick healer! Less than a month ago her jaw was wired shut, and here she is talking again. She says it’s good that newspapers are going bankrupt, because this is how competition works in the Free Market, and competition is good, because people want more choices rather than less, and so offering people fewer choices in print media is … awesome? Whatever, nobody ever said Ann Coulter had to make sense. [YouTube] Read more on Ann Coulter Speaks!…
 

McCain Is Laziest Ad Maker Ever

You know how every newspaper in the world (of New Hampshire) endorsed WALNUTS! and then he bragged about it in an ad? Well apparently in Michigan — where he’s in a tight battle for the republic with Mittens — its particular flavor of dying print journalism also loves the crazy old man. McCain brags about this, too, in a new ad that is the exact same thing as the New Hampshire ad, just with different words. Read more on McCain Is Laziest Ad Maker Ever…