“I think there’s more room for media criticism … the good stuff,” writes Capital New York editor and former New York Observer editor Tom McGeveran.
There’s a readership for media stories, it’s just a question of whether the readership is large enough, even at the saturation point, to support x number of writers and editors at x publication. I think in the case of the Observer, it might have been, or could have been. Not everyone slices the tomato the same way to make their sauce. The important thing is to have something to cook with.
* Notes on the media on the media (capitalnewyork.com)
* Techdirt: We have no obligation to call Teri Buhl for comment. (techdirt.com) | Earlier from Buhl.
* News execs say “nobody under 30 reads anything anymore” so they’re embracing video. (blog.newscred.com)
* What journalism schools can learn from music conservatories. (knightlab.northwestern.edu)
* Slate’s “traffic-whorey stories” haven’t been that successful, says editor David Plotz. (paidcontent.org)
* Philadelphia Inquirer columnist resigns after management issues its “liquidation” threat. (“There’s something very demeaning about that word.”) ((phillymag.com)
* New York Daily News is returning to Manhattan after being washed out of its offices by Sandy. (crainsnewyork.com)
* Will Bunch’s goal is to make the NRA’s enemies list. (philly.com)
* Just say no! Beyonce’s publicist wants BuzzFeed to take down “unflattering” photos. (@hreins)
* Hollywood Reporter’s Eriq Gardner blasts Radar Online for lifting parts of his Travolta story. (mediabistro.com) | Danny Shea has a similar beef with TVNewser. (@danielshea)