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daily 07/27/2012

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daily 07/26/2012

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daily 07/16/2012

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daily 07/10/2012

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daily 07/06/2012

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    • Denton hopes this will finally make reporters and sources pay attention to the comments instead of dismissing them; to help ensure that, he’s ordered his staff writers to reply to interesting comments on their articles.
    • The goal is to erase the traditional distinctions between writers, editors, readers, subject, and sources,”
    • (When asked about GOOD, Denton replied that it “sounds like they were trying to put a high-tech complexion on an old-fashioned bankruptcy,” which suggests he doesn’t intend to mimic GOOD’s decisions
    • At Gawker, numbers like these can often mean someone’s job is in trouble. Not that fear for their livelihoods and constantly changing job descriptions are new for Denton’s employees, who are treated differently from most professional writers and reporters. “Gawker writers are hardly professional,” said former Gawker editor Choire Sicha, who now runs the website the Awl. “The guiding principles at Gawker are: People are pretty scared of Nick, people always feel they are about to be fired, and the job is shifting beneath their feet.” Still, these less-than-stellar stats will increase pressure on writers to adapt to Kinja. Responding to the low traffic numbers, Denton explained that “making the best sites we can should increase uniques.” For Denton, of course, a centerpiece of “the best sites” is Kinja.
      • Doesn’t bode well for AJ
    • But will other outlets follow Gawker’s lead? Denton thinks they will, once Kinja ushers in a new style of “public journalism” that will be more trustworthy than the traditional kind where reporters interview sources in private and then write about it.
    • It’s time for the leakers and the moles to bypass the traditional gatekeepers of information; and it’s time for them to be subject to challenge, not just by their pet reporter, but by readers,” Denton said.
      • This could have been done using the old and useful comment system. A precedent exists though. We can adjust to the change.
    • Had Chalabi been publicly interviewed by Miller and her readers in Kinja, Denton implied, maybe he would have been exposed.
      • This could have been addressed even with a traditional comment system. The key is forcing the writer to address issues.
    • It’s no secret that internet comment systems, particularly on mainstream news sites, are broken.
    • Even if it doesn’t revolutionize journalism, Kinja could fix this problem, since it allows writers to control which comments are displayed.
      • Combines community manager with writer.
    • I think it will work for any place that has a lot of comments and a small group of users who control the comments,”

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daily 07/01/2012

July 1, 2012 Leave a comment
    • The PRI’s march back from humiliation owes as much to widespread anger over skyrocketing drug violence and an anemic job market as to any lessons learned.

    • “Ask your parents,” she said.

    • The PRI was equally a target. Amid chants and fireworks, marchers carried posters bearing the face of former President Carlos Salinas de Gortari, of the PRI, grafted to a rat’s body.

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