If Only…

zenis:

wet dream: being financially secure with a career i enjoy

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When you see a mosquito in the room, and then can’t find it.

When you see a mosquito in the room, and then can’t find it.

“Under the ‘Newsroom of the Future,’ there are 16 job descriptions. Each newsroom employee at each Gannett property must be in one of these positions. They are all digital-centric and aligned with Gannett’s new “Picasso” initiative, in which journalism is driven solely by metrics and journalists are expected to be marketers and ‘community connectors.’ [A Gannett journalist writes in an email: “As a reporter who went through the Picasso training, that line is a little misleading. First, it’s not solely on metrics. Second, metrics is more than clicks. The Chartbeat and Omniture dashboards we have allow us to measure engagement, traffic source referral patterns, social boost etc…”]

Gannett has begun training its staff on its new rubric, dubbed the “Newsroom of the Future.”  I find this far more interesting than I SHOULD.  ALSO:  It feels like they still don’t quite get it.

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the-feature:

Inside the dark, lucrative world of consumer debt collection.

NYTimes Interactive has done it again, with another beautifully-presented piece on consumer debt collection

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Don’t make stuff because you want to make money — it will never make you enough money. And don’t make stuff because you want to get famous — because you will never feel famous enough. Make gifts for people — and work hard on making those gifts in the hope that those people will notice and like the gifts.

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kwmurphy:

7 Mistakes You’re Making with Olive Oil

Shampooing your dog with it.


Pouring it on Lord Denethor and lighting him on fire.


Trying to use it as currency.


Carrying it in a gallon freezer bag and telling people it’s your nephew Walt.


Freezing it in the shape of olives.


Dressing like Popeye and trying to have sex with it.


Using it as a metaphor to describe Johnny Fontaine’s hair to Tom Hagen.

kwmurphy:

7 Mistakes You’re Making with Olive Oil

  1. Shampooing your dog with it.

  2. Pouring it on Lord Denethor and lighting him on fire.

  3. Trying to use it as currency.

  4. Carrying it in a gallon freezer bag and telling people it’s your nephew Walt.

  5. Freezing it in the shape of olives.

  6. Dressing like Popeye and trying to have sex with it.

  7. Using it as a metaphor to describe Johnny Fontaine’s hair to Tom Hagen.

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  • Me: But I have about fifty books at home I haven't read, there's no reason for me to buy these.
  • My brain: Okay, but consider this: more books.

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Happy 4th of July!

(Source: scumsberg)

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Do not listen to those who say there is nothing you can do to the very large and very real social and environmental problems that beset our world.

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If you are interested in the future of digital journalism, this is something you MUST READ.  Twice, Jonah Peretti has helped revolutionize the way information is created, curated, and shared—with HuffPo, then Buzzfeed.  This is a LONG interview with the founder/editor, and it is enlightening.