Posts Tagged: digital media

Writing History

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I was pretty sure I could produce a manuscript superior to anything [this editor had] ever published before by letting my cat walk over my keyboard a few times.

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The Rumpus Interview with Terry McDonell

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Terry McDonell talks about his new memoir The Accidental Life and his career in the magazine business, which spans the beginning of New Journalism through the digital revolution.

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Tech Companies Profit While Writers Starve

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Digital media companies are suddenly worried about declining ad revenue, and the venture capitalists funding these companies have also turned off the faucet of cash as they realize that success stories like BuzzFeed and Mashable are not the unicorns everyone thought they were. Instead, the big winners have been the technology companies like Google and […]

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Please Sir, I Want Some More

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At The New Inquiry, Christine Baumgarthuber sketches the elitist history of food writing over the centuries before praising digital media’s impact on food culture:  In a food blog—or any blog, for that matter—the global nature of the Internet pervades and informs the local act of writing. This engenders new territories of knowledge. The fluid nature […]

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Unlocking the New Yorker

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Those little blue padlocks are gone for good. Starting this week, newyorker.com will release all its content to the public, free of charge, until summer’s end. Unfortunately for subscription commitment-phobes, the site will then transition to a metered paywall system (think New York Times) come fall. The obvious solution is to read everything the New […]

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Swinging Modern Sounds #50: The Big 5-0!

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While it’s possible to find a lot to worry about in the world of contemporary music, there’s always something new to listen to as well, post-historical, outlying, pre- or anti- or minimally digital music. And so maybe there will be five more years of Swinging Modern Sounds.

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A Internet-Based Literary Performance Piece

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Do you know about the Precession? Judd Morrissey and Mark Jeffrey’s project is pioneering new digital landscape, making the act of writing into a visually-stimulating performance piece, combined with the personal act of reading work on the Internet. It is a collaborative performance piece, a social commentary and ready for you to experience at any […]

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