I spoke to CNN Reliable Sources host (and my former colleague) Brian Stelter a couple of weeks ago for the Reliable Sources podcast, and we discussed the usual political topics (Trump, Russia, my ex-boss Jared Kushner), but RS is mostly a show about the media, so we spent a lot Read More
I’ve been spending a lot more time on Twitter and watching cable news lately than is good for my mental health, but I’m constitutionally incapable of totally staying out of the news cycle when big things are happening. And given that we’re living in what appears to be a slow Read More
If you happen to be at Sundance next week, filmmaker Brian Knappenberger’s documentary about the Gawker/Hogan case, NOBODY SPEAK, is premiering. I’m in it, but haven’t seen it yet, but anticipate that it’ll be fair if sometimes unflattering to those of us on the Gawker side of things. I liked Read More
[I’m writing quite a bit right now about the election and what we can do to combat the negative effects of a Trump presidency, but here is something not Trump-related. Or only marginally Trump-related, at any rate.] Patch did a little story on The New York Observer ceasing print operations here. Read More
I’ve written about the Thiel / Gawker cases pretty extensively and don’t want to repeat myself endlessly. But here’s something that I think people are under-focusing on, and it really, really matters: I really don’t know the answer to the last couple of questions, so if anyone with more media Read More
The Washington Post asked me to write a short essay with the loose theme of “the last 25 years of the Internet” and so I wrote about the legacy of early blogging and how it has shaped digital media.
Someone asked me in an interview about my media consumption habits, and they’re pretty irregular. There are only a handful of sites I go to regularly, and like most people, I use social media to keep up with breaking news. But I do have a handful of newsletter subs I Read More
I didn’t talk to Sarah Ellison for this, and I feel like I have to state that because the way the reporter wrote it, it looks like I did. But the bit about the Richard Mack story is at least 98% accurate. (There were two reporters, not three.) I haven’t been talking Read More