"How getting laid off from my first ‘real’ job made me love journalism even more"
The editor of @the_intercept (he used to run @Gawker) a mister @johnjcook explains to readers what he is doing. http://t.co/9a9MHs5Wr9
On the Internet, there’s no such thing as the “average reader.”
The Wonk Bubble is the best kind of cluster, a bit like Silicon Valley for technology, Boston for universities or Savile Row for suitmakers. As the best in the world cluster together, they up the game of all the players and help to create whole new economies. This started a few years ago in the economics blogosphere, as moderated by the University of Oregon’s
As the Wonk Bubble continues to grow, and online news organizations become more comfortable with this new form of journalism, you’ll increasingly find that the wonks’ journalistic techniques—the explainers, the charts, the accessible-yet-informed voice—will appear all over the news file. Eventually, a separate wonk site will feel as quaint as a separate blog site feels today. This is how journalism evolves nowadays. And it’s doing so at an all-in cost substantially lower than that of, say, the glossy business magazine I used to write for. This isn’t a bubble: It’s a bargain.
"Another model is the Greenwald one of partnering with a rich backer who believes in your journalistic mission as much as you do. The problem here is that no one believes as much in you as you. And, given the Tina Brown example, you can lose amounts of money in digital journalism that might make even the most devoted backer choke – and close you."
ecause company culture, a concept pioneered by Edgar Schein, is the operationalizing of an organization’s values. Culture guides employee decisions about both technical business decisions and how they interact with others. Good culture creates an internal coherence in actions taken by a very diverse group of employees.