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NY Times uses Politico as microcosm of "online journalism"

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Piotr Rasputin, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Check out the headline.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/19/business/media/19press.html?pagewanted=1

    Actually a very interesting story, but the headline offers sweeping statement while the story offers a single case study.
     
  2. SportsDude

    SportsDude Active Member

    I've done the net thing, on a much smaller scale than anything like Politico, and it's much like the Times described. Instead of deadline pressure at 10:30 p.m., it's deadline pressure all day long. Getting beat by a few minutes is enough to cause embarrassment or worse. You celebrate a scoop, and forget it 15 minutes later because you are running on something else. It's a wonder anyone gets to sleep.

    Very tough way to make a living, especially for $40,000 in Washington D.C.
     
  3. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    I've thought of working for online ventures, or starting my one, but I like working 40 hours a week (sometimes 45), and not worrying about a 24-hour news cycle.
     
  4. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    It's better to burnout than it is to rust.

    Whatever POLITCO is doing it's running circles around The Times as far as being ahead of the curve with inside the Beltway stories.

    The Mike Allen newsletter has become the first thing I read in the morning.
     
  5. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Sorry, can't take Politico seriously. Especially because this is all I think about when reading it:

     
  6. SportsDude

    SportsDude Active Member

    My God, that was awesome.
     
  7. lantaur

    lantaur Active Member

    A lot of eyes will be on TBD.com - a more localized version of Politico (from the same company) - to see how it will work/make money.
     
  8. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Agreed. You can't take a lunch break because you never know who will get what when you are out. The bigger the site, the worse it gets.
     
  9. Dave Kindred

    Dave Kindred Member

    Every time I think "Around the Horn" is just too loud, I remember that all online journalism is shouting at me, too, begging for page views.
     
  10. lantaur

    lantaur Active Member

    *All*, Dave? Sorry, that's a bit too much of a generalization for me. (Plus, "page views" is old thinking - it is about time on site.)
     
  11. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Just read every Huffington Post headline. And I'm not part of the cool crowd that uses the term HuffPo.
     
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