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Don’t reblog Pitchfork so much; or, how to share Big Media and still support your friends

Don’t reblog Pitchfork so much; or, how to share Big Media and still support your friends
By Elise Granata

When your small thing (see: all-ages show space, pop-up series, band) gets written up in a big thing (see: giant online magazine, widely circulated newspaper, cool blog), it’s a big deal. 868 more words

DIY

Freeploid clickbait FAIL

The Burlington Free Press is allegedly entering the Brave New World of Journalism’s Future: an age with resource-starved newsrooms, reporters scrambling to fill multiple “content streams,” Orwellian job titles like “Content Coach” and “Engagement Editor,” little or no copy editing, and a fixation on “audience analytics,” i.e. 421 more words

The Media

Meet Dan Feliciano's uvula

Well, I think we can stop taking submissions for Worst TV Ad of 2014 (Vermont Regional). Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner!

That’s a screengrab from the… 435 more words

2014 Election

Scandal! Panic!! Naked Hippies!!! Taxpayer Dollars!!! AAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

About five weeks ago, the Vermont Historical Society announced a bit of good news: it won a $117,521 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to conduct research and create exhibits and programs about Vermont’s countercultural movement of the 1970s. 468 more words

The Media

Berkeley students launch campaign against Bill Maher: He's a "bigot"

Students at the University of California, Berkeley have come out against the school’s decision to invite comedian Bill Maher to speak at their winter graduation. 327 more words

The Media

MONDAY, OCTOBER 31 DECLARED A HOLIDAY IN THE PHILIPPINES

Manila, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – Filipinos woke up this morning to the exciting news that President NoyNoy Aquino has signed an executive order declaring Monday, October 31 a special non-working holiday. 111 more words

Politics