notes.husk.org. scribblings by Paul Mison.

2013-10-02

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revdancatt, Exploring The Gender Balance Of Bylines On The Guardian:

For the month of September there were 7,862 articles written with 8,927 bylines, some articles have more than one byline. There were 2,617 female (29.3%), 6,030 male (67.6%) and 280 “other” (3.1%) bylines, just under a third of all bylines are by women. As it turns out there are only 5 sections where female bylines outnumber male bylines: Fashion, Education, Life and style, Money and Travel. That’s 5 sections out of 26 in total.

revdancattExploring The Gender Balance Of Bylines On The Guardian:

For the month of September there were 7,862 articles written with 8,927 bylines, some articles have more than one byline. There were 2,617 female (29.3%), 6,030 male (67.6%) and 280 “other” (3.1%) bylines, just under a third of all bylines are by women. As it turns out there are only 5 sections where female bylines outnumber male bylines: Fashion, Education, Life and style, Money and Travel. That’s 5 sections out of 26 in total.

2013-08-19

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“ More than most media companies, Vice is a trick pulled on its own audience: lured by the promise of not giving a fuck, cool kids are assembled into a space where their desirable not-give-a-fuckness can be sold to corporate sponsors for hefty fees, which go into the pockets of Vice’s owners. ”

Hamilton Nolan for Gawker: The Revolution Will Not Be Vice.

(Vice is worth 1.4 Instagrams.)

2012-03-06

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“ I’ve also created a mirror of kottke.org on Tumblr so you can read and share posts right in your dashboard. I’ve chosen just these few options because I don’t want a pile of sharing crap attached to each post and I know that kottke.org readers actually use and like Twitter, Tumblr, and even Facebook. ”

Jason Kottke: kottke.org redesign, 2012 version. I have to say, the Tumblr mirror is very well done, and it makes a lot of sense (although as a minor quibble, it does mean variant URLs).

A bit of me is sad that even the mighty A-listers of old are feeling the need to put on various service-dependent buttons and mirrors. Another bit is realistic that this is where the eyes are. Ho hum.

2012-02-21

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“ Every hour spent summarizing is an hour not spent reporting. And at the end of the day, this job is only really fun if you discover what no one else already knows. ”

Charles Duhigg, quoted on Jim Romenesko’s post, NYT reporter defends Forbes writer accused of ‘stealing’ his work.

For the context: Duhigg wrote about data mining for the Times (as quoted here previously), but the article came to the public’s attention largely through a summary of some of the more interesting parts in Forbes. Romenesko’s piece is a good look at what three participants - Duhigg; Kashmir Hill, who wrote the Forbes summary; and Nick O’Neill, who wrote about who got the attention - have to say about the turn of events.

2011-08-07

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“ Once you understand that there’s an architectural politics baked into technology design, it’s easy to look at the protocols and interfaces and say: I can see what will happen to the people that use this, and therefore the world they inhabit. ”
Quinn Norton: Ways in which I am old.

2010-12-03

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“ When publishers appear to love their own books so little, when they’re apparently happy to pass off a print-on-demand photocopy of a book as a full-price volume, it’s hard for the reader in turn to feel much love for these gradually disappearing objects. I want to love books, but if the publisher treats them merely as interchangeable units, where the details don’t matter so long as the bits, the “content”, is conveyed as cheaply as possible, then we may be falling out of love. ”

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