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Friday, December 17, 2010

Traditional journo mastheads becoming like Confederate banknotes, Bloomberg doesn't even have cubicles (report)

12/16/10, Slate: "The money is coming back, but the career currency has completely collapsed. The old certificates of status—a masthead spot at the Times!—
  • are like Confederate banknotes or
ownership shares in a tulip-growing syndicate. People say Bloomberg doesn't even have cubicles. Is this what people want? Are people going to the Beastweek because it is the future, or because it is Newsweek, or because it is Vanity Fair in 1985?
  • Are people going to the Huffington Post because—no, why is anyone going to the Huffington Post?"
"Nobody in journalism has a career plan anymore," Slate, 12/16, by Tom Scocca, via Poynter.org/Romenesko

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