Kurt Andersen: Newspapers Are F***ed

Kurt Andersen claims he has merely stumbled from job to job. But a peek at his résumé—which includes such big media names as The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Time Magazine and the “Today” show—suggests that there is more to his success than just luck.

Blogs Are a ‘Godsend’ to Busy College Students

As soon as Adrienne Auge opens her Internet browser, Gawker is the first thing she sees.

Bill Grueskin: Reporters Break News on WSJ.com

Like many New Yorkers on that cloudless September day, Bill Grueskin was at work when the first plane hit the World Trade Center, which stood just across the street from his office at the Wall Street Journal.

Jim Romenesko: More Companies Will Start Hiring Bloggers

Jim Romenesko is a quirky man. Yes, his well-known blog, Romenesko, a selection of media stories from around the Internet, is a favorite bookmark among journalists everywhere. 

Craig Newmark: Craigslist Offers a 'Culture of Trust'

The name Craig Newmark may not be familiar to many people, but his Web site Craigslist is known by almost every young adult with a computer.

An Anonymous Blogger Tells All

As blogging continues to grow, so does the number of people disciplined or even fired from their jobs for posting candid comments about the workplace. But is it possible to remain anonymous while blogging?

Web Site Design: MSNBC.com is ‘Cluttered’

More than 800 million people around the world surf the Internet each month, according to recent statistics. With so many eyes gazing on home page after home page, aesthetics become a top priority.

Jacob Weisberg: Slate is Fundamentally Different from Most Print Media

The first issue of Slate, an online magazine, had page numbers. You read it page by page, clicking to go on to the next page, as if it were a print magazine in your hands. 

Public Relations Will Be Changed by Blogs

Lexi Gassner, an intern at Evins Communications, a public relations firm in New York, leaves a comment on a travel industry blog: “We represent San Ysidro Ranch and would be happy to hear feedback.”

What Makes a Good Blog?

The Internet contains nearly 3 million active blogs, according to one recent count, with topics ranging from politics to movies, to food, to the emotional ramblings of high-school teens. 

James Taranto Picks the ‘Best of the Web Today’

A high school and college dropout has managed to make a name for himself as one of the most opinionated people on the Internet. James Taranto is the editor of the Wall Street Journal online editorial page, OpinionJournal.com.

Lockhart Steele: 'Sell Yourself, Be Dirty'

When Lockhart Steele was asked what advice he would give to young journalists with aspirations of becoming successful bloggers, he replied: “Sell yourself, be dirty.”


A webzine produced by the Digital Journalism class at New York University in Spring 2005. Instructor: Patrick Phillips, editor & founder of I Want Media.

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