Notes on the media on the media
A big issue was made, I remember, about whether or not we would publish a thoroughly reliable and well-sourced report our newsroom had obtained that one of the employees had locked himself in the bathroom of an apartment where a funeral party was being held for the magazine, and had covered the room in vomit.
Another great piece from Tom McGeveran on people groaning about “media coverage”/navel gazing and what it means to evolve in the analytics age.
One thing to remember about coverage is that if 100 other news websites are “reporting” on Kim Kardashian and the mayor’s race you either have to be really really good at reporting on the mayor’s race or report on something other than Kim Kardashian to be a good, sustainable news site. That depends on your definition of “good” and “sustainable” though.