How is it possible that someone who is literally on the other side of the country right now made me smile that much? Can’t wait for him to get back here.
It’s intimacy, the intimacy of reading and touching the world. It’s the...– For Their Children, Many E-Book Fans Insist on Paper - NYTimes.com (via infoneer-pulse)
Dear Starbucks, When I’ve got an exam the next morning and know that I can run to my local 24/7 grocery store to get a sweet can of your Doubleshot energy+coffee that tastes like vanilla love combined with an electromagnetic field of “oh-yes-you-can-stay-up-and-study,” how could I ever resist? Without you, I would be in a deep slumber instead of in a jittery academic whirlwind...
People who watch Fox News, the most popular of the 24-hour cable news networks,...– A new study from Fairleigh-Dickinson University, assessing which news outlets are the most informative. The most informative sources were, on the whole, NPR, The Daily Show, and Sunday morning shows as a whole. The least informative were Fox News, MSNBC, and “a local TV news broadcast.” (Unanswered:...
Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets...– Hafiz of Persia
Ben Parr is a technology journalist, web entrepreneur and aspiring world...– The bio of Mashable editor-at-large Ben Parr, who All Things Digital confirmed this evening is leaving the site. He’s one of the site’s most-well-known personalities, so this is big in the blogging world. No comment from Mashable itself on the news. (via shortformblog)
ohnewsroom: Reporter calling sources on deadline: “Did I call this number already? I can’t remember.”
This has been the week
I’ve stayed up past 3 a.m. every night this week doing work. I’m very ready for a break. Can I get a hell yeah?
I don't usually do this but...
I’m in the mood to answer any questions you guys might have about my life, job, school, or anything else. So… Any questions?
Breakdown: Arrests today during Occupy "Day of...
shortformblog: 400 estimated arrests in “Day of Action” protests nationwide 300 estimated arrests in New York City alone, where emotions run high 99 estimated arrests at the Brooklyn Bridge, a symbolic place source
Reporters: Need a good read? Take note
medilldc: Need a good book? Columbia Journalism Review asked journalists, scholars, and critics to recommend titles for “the next generation of reporters.” Here’s the edited list. These are about to be added to my Christmas list.
Brant's SP Newsprint Files for Bankruptcy →
infoneer-pulse: SP Newsprint, one of the country’s biggest newsprint makers, filed for Chapter 11 protection on Tuesday in federal bankruptcy court in Delaware. In a court filing, the company, which is based in Greenwich, said that it had $100 million to $500 million in assets and the same amount in liabilities. Newsprint makers have faced tough times in recent years amid rising commodity...
Study: More Than 15% of Workers Get Hired Through... →
infoneer-pulse: In a survey released today, recruiting software platform Jobvite noted that more than 22 million Americans used social networks to find jobs in 2011. One in six people, more than 15%, say they found a job through social networking. Fifty-four percent of job seekers are using Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter for their search. Even though there’s a higher job seeking volume on...
That awkward moment when you’re sitting in the...
Sometimes sleep is an elusive notion.
Journalism is more than a job, it’s a way of life.– Donald L. Ferguson and Jim Patterson (via socialmeetsmedia)
The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a...– Mark Twain (via quote-book)
The days of Excel spreadsheets and HTML tables are gone. Whether we’re watching...– “New Tools for Today’s Investigative Journalist,” Dan Meredith (via lifeandcode)
ohnewsroom: Writer to editor: “How do you spell Lil Jon’s ‘Yeaaah?’ Multiple As or multiple Es?”
Bus detours for UNCA bus on Monday
thebluebanner: Blame construction: From the press release from the City of Asheville: ASHEVILLE – Asheville Transit will detour Route #2 and #18 for on Monday, Nov. 14 from 7a.m. – 5 p.m. due to construction on campus. During this time only two bus stops will be served on the UNC Asheville campus: • Bus-stop at the Main Entrance to campus below the Humanities Lecture Hall on Edgewood Rd....