A strong indication that publishers are stumped by the iPad: This morning in Times Square, a horde of Wall Street Journal paper hawkers were armed with iPads displaying the Journal’s application. One of these newsies tried to get the attention of this devoted reader of the Times dead-tree edition. “Look! The Wall Street Journal is on the iPad,” he said. “You’ll never get ink on your fingers again!” Perhaps, but at $19.78 a box, these Ink Away Hand Cleaning Pads are still a better deal.
11:53 AM - April 9, 2010
Extra! Extra! Clean Fingers!
Disappointing Deadspin - It broke the Manti Te’o story, but then stopped reporting and resumed trashing
Fox News not outraged by retailers’ War on Thanksgiving - As giant stores commercialize the last holdout, Bill O’Reilly & Co. shrug
A bogus NY Post piece sets off a frenzy - Serious problems with column alleging Census rigged unemployment for Obama
GoldieBlox picks an unfair fight with the Beastie Boys - A dismal press performance on a clear case of aggressive copyright infringement
BuzzFeed’s all-positive books section - It doesn’t make sense to pledge positivity if your aim is to provide readers with critics’ takes on new books. It makes more sense if your aim is to cultivate a thriving community.
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
The 184-year-old Rhode Island newspaper is the oldest major daily paper in the country
Pro-tip: “avoid critiquing writing with terms that could reasonably be used to describe a penis”
And why we changed the way we work
How should I propose?
Timelapse of a photo-realistic painting of the actor being done on an iPad
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.