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Is the NYT's web site worth billions?

If you assume "average revenue per user" is the right way to measure value, and the valuation on the Huffington Post is even in the general ballpark, then that's what you get: About 35% of the HuffPo’s users come form...

By Ezra Klein  | February 15, 2011; 9:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Don Draper: Scourge of business, hero of information

At the beginning of Ken Auletta's "Googled," Auletta talks with Mel Karmazin, then the CEO of Viacom. Karmazin is aghast at Google's campaign to measure the effectiveness of advertising by tallying clicks. "I want a sales person in the...

By Ezra Klein  | December 6, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Blogs vs. articles

Farhad Manjoo's piece on the collapsing distinction between blog posts and Web articles (or even normal articles) hasn't attracted as much bloggy navel-gazing as it deserves, so let me try to add some. I write both blog posts and articles....

By Ezra Klein  | October 21, 2010; 12:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Zuckerberg on 'The Social Network'

Mark Zuckerberg's response to "The Social Network" is quite perfect, and gets at some broader problems in both the fictional and the factual media: As he says, it's really peculiar that the movie was obsessive about accurately portraying his T-shirts...

By Ezra Klein  | October 20, 2010; 9:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Do opinionated outlets have a hiring advantage?

I was interested to see that Peter Goodman, one of the New York Times' marquee economic writers, was heading to the Huffington Post. But I was more interested to read why: "For me it's a chance to write with a...

By Ezra Klein  | September 22, 2010; 11:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Do the news media spend too much time on news?

The graph above comes from Pew's study of the media's coverage of health-care reform, and on first blush, it makes the media look, well, not great, but not awful. There really were a lot of stories devoted to the...

By Ezra Klein  | June 22, 2010; 9:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  Health Reform, Journalism  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Some thoughts on newsweeklies, Ezra Klein , May 7, 2010
A theory of bloggers and the MSM, Ezra Klein , May 5, 2010
What's the use of politician op-eds?, Ezra Klein , March 15, 2010
Some comments on the Atlantic redesign, Ezra Klein , March 1, 2010
The iPad will not save newspapers, Ezra Klein , January 28, 2010
Will bloggers profit if newspapers charge?, Ezra Klein , January 20, 2010
What the media could learn from the NFL, Ezra Klein , January 11, 2010
I wrote this headline, Ezra Klein , January 5, 2010
The media's Sarah Palin problem -- and ours, Ezra Klein , December 23, 2009
Seven stories Politico fears, Ezra Klein , December 1, 2009
The social skills of great journalists, Ezra Klein , November 10, 2009
Who Killed Gourmet Magazine?, Ezra Klein , October 13, 2009
Condé and McKinsey, Ezra Klein , October 6, 2009
The Town Halls the Media Didn't Cover, Ezra Klein , September 3, 2009
The Rise of the Circus, Ezra Klein , August 31, 2009
Why Is There so Much Horse-Race Coverage?, Ezra Klein , August 31, 2009
More on Reporting the Lies, Ezra Klein , August 24, 2009
Reporting the Lies, Ezra Klein , August 24, 2009
What Are Readers Worth?, Ezra Klein , August 20, 2009
Who's to Blame for Newspaper Revenues?, Ezra Klein , August 3, 2009
A Bit More on the Salons, Ezra Klein , July 13, 2009
Vouchers for the Media?, Ezra Klein , July 10, 2009
The Stars And Stripes Model, Ezra Klein , July 10, 2009
Can We Sell the News?, Ezra Klein , July 8, 2009
Kaiser Health News, Ezra Klein , June 1, 2009
 
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