March 17, 2007 |
IN a third-floor Flower District walkup with bare wooden floors, plain white walls and an excitable toy poodle named Simon, six guys dressed mainly in T-shirts and jeans sit all day in front of computer screens at desks arranged around the oblong room's perimeter, pecking away at their keyboards and, bit by bit, at the media establishment. The world headquarters of TPM Media is pretty much like any small newsroom, anywhere, except for the shirts. And the dog. And the quiet.
October 5, 2007 |
The juggling of multiple and often conflicting responsibilities has become an integral part of the multi-tasking life. A whole new set of issues can arise when those separate duties intersect. For AJ Schnack, the collision has come between his work as a documentary filmmaker -- his latest, "Kurt Cobain About a Son," opens today at the Nuart -- and a blog he started called All These Wonderful Things (edendale.typepad.com).
September 4, 2005 |
WALTER CRONKITE'S reassurance that "that's the way it is" wouldn't cut it in the television news world of today, with so many other information sources at viewers' fingertips. So the old-school news divisions are embracing blogging in the hopes of engaging 21st century television watchers. Everyone from NBC anchor Brian Williams to Fox News host Greta Van Susteren now posts daily dispatches on their respective websites, offering inside glimpses of how their newscasts are produced.
February 8, 2008 |
It was not the most comforting of e-mails: "May God honor my sword by slaying Wael Abbas." Cyberspace can be a messy, dangerous place, especially if you're Abbas, who with keyboard, digital camera and a bit of cunning has become one of Egypt's most popular bloggers. His posts, often with scratchy video, catalog police torture, political oppression, labor strikes, sexual harassment and radical Islam.
November 14, 2008 |
It's more than a rumor: The great Silicon Valley gossip-rag experiment has come to a humbling conclusion. Nearly three years after launching Valleywag, blog magnate Nick Denton has decided to fold the site into Gawker, which covers the media business. For the last month, Denton has been saying to anyone who will listen that online advertising is undergoing a sharp slowdown as the economy continues to tank and Web publishers are going to get nailed.
October 3, 2007 |
BoingBoing.net, the popular everything blog that now gets 7.5 million page views a month, today will launch a daily online TV show. Five days a week, tv.boingboing.net will feature free three-to-five-minute daily reports on the same sort of eclectic stuff that has made BoingBoing.net such a favorite with arty intellectuals, pop culture fans and Web geeks worldwide. BoingBoing's platinum blond cyberbabe Xeni Jardin will host with the website's co-creator, Mark Frauenfelder.
June 6, 2005 |
When General Motors Corp. wanted to stop speculation this spring that it might eliminate its Pontiac and Buick brands, Vice Chairman Bob Lutz took his case directly to dealers and customers who were up in arms about the possibility. He wrote about it on the company's weblog. "The media coverage on the auto industry of late has done much to paint an ugly portrait of General Motors," began Lutz's entry on GM's FastLane Blog, which the company launched in January.
January 11, 2006 |
When it comes to blogging in your office, lawyer Mike Oliver has a basic premise: Don't point and click too fast. "If you're the employee and you're upset because you didn't get a raise or you're not getting along with your boss, the inclination now is to post your unhappiness on a blog," said Oliver, who has taught cyberspace law at the University of Maryland and is formulating a blogging policy for his nearly 40 technology-based clients. "But I find this highly dangerous for the employee."
September 25, 2009 |
It would be easy to miss this newsroom of the future. It's disguised inside a graceful wood shingle home, just beyond the living room crammed with children's toys, tucked on one side of a modest kitchen. From this modest perch in a woodsy section of Altadena, beneath the towering San Gabriel Mountains, Tim Rutt has created a blog that has made him the talk of his community and the latest star of the kind of hyper-local journalism that is sprouting around America. Rutt's banner moment came a few weeks back, when the Station fire roared across the mountains above Altadena and his altadenablog.
July 6, 2005 |
Before moving to Los Angeles in 1999 to pursue a career in art, London native Lisa Salem traveled alone to India and spent two winters with Irish squatters in an abandoned train car without electricity or water. But those adventures pale in light of Salem's latest expedition: She's walking across L.A. and won't return home until she's crisscrossed the entire sunbaked urban sprawl.