Tag Archives: Digital Excavation

Jake Tapper On His Transition From Salon To ABC News

Following a Romenesko tweet, I read a MediaBistro interview today with Richard Lawson, a Senior Writer for The Atlantic Wire who used to write for Gawker.  After reading the interview, which had some resonant thoughts for me on seeking “a … Continue reading

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Some Perspective On The Battle For Warren Buffett’s Heart Between Civic Good And The Bottom Line

Over at Forbes, Jeff Bercovici asks what superinvestor Warren Buffett’s true feelings are regarding the print press, particularly newspapers. Does he think they are a foolish business venture or a cause worthy of support? Using Berkshire Hathaway’s purchase of the Media … Continue reading

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Is The Offering Of Doughnuts A Small Kindness Inside Of The Wild Kindness?

Since the first days of this blog, it’s been readily apparent, I’m sure, that I’m a big fan of David Berman and the Silver Jews. But it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything Jews’ related. That changes today. With … Continue reading

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Philip Converse, The Custodian Of A Mysterious Musical Legacy

In a bid to delay doing some assigned reading this afternoon — an Annual Review of Political Science article called “On Assessing The Political Effects of Racial Prejudice” — I spent a little time searching through archives I have access to … Continue reading

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Political Scientist Morris Fiorina Used The Term Super PAC In 2002

In January, Politico’s David Levinthal published an interesting article tracing the origins of the term “super PAC.” According to Levinthal, reporter Eliza Newlin Carney was the person who “made the first identifiable, published reference to ‘super PAC’ as it’s known today … Continue reading

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Jack Shafer Demonstrates The Helpful Curation Needed For Digital Excavation

Last October, I wrote that rather than focusing on the various stories of the day (sorry, I have nothing to say about Jeremy Lin), I was interested in finding “great things that are old but could be new to me on … Continue reading

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Recovering Rave Reviews For De Palma’s Blow Out

Tonight, I watched Brian De Palma’s Blow Out, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I’ve known for a while now that De Palma’s early work is cherished among cinephiles as being made with a very particular set of skills. But until recently, I … Continue reading

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