The number of hip-hop hits penned by someone other than the person rapping them doesn’t even need to be mentioned at this point. And we’re all well aware that rappers are not so much diarists as storytellers, bigger-than-life characters, and ciphers for their neighborhood or region, all at once. Fact, fiction, and fantasy are merged […]

The number of hip-hop hits penned by someone other than the person rapping them doesn’t even need to be mentioned at this point. And we’re all well aware that rappers are not so much diarists as storytellers, bigger-than-life characters, and ciphers for their neighborhood or region, all at once. Fact, fiction, and fantasy are merged […]

“Jonah was and remains on a features contract with Wired,” spokesman Jon Hammond told BuzzFeed. “We chose to maintain our contract.” Lehrer, Hammond said, made “a horrible mistake” in fabricating quotes for his book, “Imagine,” but Hammond said Wired continues to stand by a comment he made when Lehrer was first caught in a lesser […]

“Jonah was and remains on a features contract with Wired,” spokesman Jon Hammond told BuzzFeed. “We chose to maintain our contract.” Lehrer, Hammond said, made “a horrible mistake” in fabricating quotes for his book, “Imagine,” but Hammond said Wired continues to stand by a comment he made when Lehrer was first caught in a lesser […]

The way you demonstrate your trustworthiness to a major media company (credentials, qualifications, professionalism) is almost diametrically opposed to how you demonstrate credibility online (transparency, reputation, accessibility). Michael Barthel in Salon. Cut, paste, plagiarize  Everything on the Internet is stolen. So why does the Web delight so much in nailing a plagiarist in the MSM? (via […]

The way you demonstrate your trustworthiness to a major media company (credentials, qualifications, professionalism) is almost diametrically opposed to how you demonstrate credibility online (transparency, reputation, accessibility). Michael Barthel in Salon. Cut, paste, plagiarize  Everything on the Internet is stolen. So why does the Web delight so much in nailing a plagiarist in the MSM? (via […]

Hubris and Envy

lareviewofbooks: Robert Zaretzky with some historical perspective on the Lehrer affair: His book, haild by the critics, presents itself as a guide to human nature; it claims scientific rigor, yet is written for the non-specialist. And then, it is discovered that when he is not recycling old material, the author has simply invented new material, […]

Hubris and Envy

lareviewofbooks: Robert Zaretzky with some historical perspective on the Lehrer affair: His book, haild by the critics, presents itself as a guide to human nature; it claims scientific rigor, yet is written for the non-specialist. And then, it is discovered that when he is not recycling old material, the author has simply invented new material, […]

Attracting these consumers is itself a new challenge. Most of us will no longer tolerate interruptions, meaningless pitches, garish pop-ups, Las Vegas-style skyscraper ads or junk email. We are looking for real meaning, solid relevance, timeliness, and yes, transparency and truthfulness The View – Looking To The Future Of Media | Raedar (via mediafuturist)