Jay Rosen’s smack down of Josh Errett, and Errett’s bewildered response, are all the fireworks you need this long weekend. (Read the original NOW article to see for yourself whether Errett “inferred” — implied, even! — that OpenFile is “citizen journalism.”)
How old is he? And what does he do again? (No, you don’t need copy editors. Screw that.)
Perhaps more questionable is that the Star article about Foursquare declines to mention that its primary subject is an employee of 50%-Torstar-owned Metro Toronto, which itself has a formal partnership with Foursquare. Hidden agendas for everyone!
“Leave blank to delete answer”? Nope. Apparently not.
“‘He’s young. He’s bright. He’s gay.’ Still 1 for 3, NOW!” — Eye’s Chris Randle
This is the document that Now sends to Eye Weekly’s advertisers. The secret to stealing business from your competitor? It’s all about the speciously-proportioned circle graphs.
New perspectives on old shit
Actually not a bad article once you get past the bestiality-themed sensationalism. Though it would have been a fun story to pitch.
“You print copies on the honor system; we trust that you will only make up to 5.”