In this episode of Stuck@Om, I chat with John Markoff, a renowned technology reporter for The New York Times. John currently devotes his time to writing a biography of Stewart Brand, a writer, editor, and entrepreneur who is famous for saying, “We are as gods and we might as well get good at it.” John … Continue reading [Podcast] Stuck @Om with New York Times’ John Markoff
The New York Times has been a pointy edge of the coverage on Facebook, Google and Big Tech domination of our daily lives. They have often presented (relentless) wonderful reporting only to counterbalance it with hyperbolic opinions. As a subscriber, who is (happily and) willingly paying for his digital subscription, I am at liberty to … Continue reading New York Times & Digital Double Standards
Jill Abramson, former editor of The New York Times:
“From four years of teaching at Harvard, so many of my students are interested in journalism, but they mostly want to write first-person, highly personal narratives about themselves. That may reflect their age. But I think there’s too much of that in journalism. It’s not about us. It’s about the world, and covering the world.”
This has been my biggest gripe with the media establishment. Everything is about them, not about the news.