HOW THE SAUSAGE IS MADE: Andrew Sullivan posted an e-mail exchange with Leslie Kaufman, a New York Times reporter looking for a quote (which she got) about Glenn Greenwald: “He obviously had strong opinions, but how is he as a journalist? Reliable? Honest? Quotes you accurately? Accurately describes your positions? Or is more advocate than journalist? … He says you are a friend, is this so? I get the sense that he is something of a loner and has the kind of uncompromising opinions that makes it hard to keep friends, but could be wrong.” http://bit.ly/11qBqXp ... The resulting story http://nyti.ms/14nt6vJThe New York Times Magazine explains how Buzzfeed works.
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Sunday, June 9, 2013
The Mechanics of the News
Our chapter on mass media talks about journalists interact with officials and other sources. At Politico "Playbook," Mike Allen offers a look: