Random Media Notes

By

Amazon reports that Kindle Books outsold real books on Christmas day (and Mashable shows why that’s just PR smoke and mirrors).

An argument for schools to stop blocking social networking sites.

Crime reporters in Mexico face deadly peril.

The Society of Professional Journalists slams “checkbook journalism.” (via MediaBistro)

A Chinese novelist is suing Google over its books project. (via PW)


Isaac Fitzgerald has been a firefighter, worked on a boat, and was once given a sword by a king, thereby accomplishing three out of five of his childhood goals. Formerly of The Rumpus and McSweeney’s and most recently the founding editor of BuzzFeed Books, Isaac is now the co-host of BuzzFeed News’ Twitter Morning Show, #AMtoDM. He also appears frequently on The Today Show to talk books, and is co-author of Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them and Knives & Ink: Chefs and the Stories Behind Their Tattoos (with Recipes) (winner of an IACP award), and the author of a YA novel and picture book forthcoming from Bloomsbury. He uses Twitter. More from this author →