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The Best Documentaries of 2011 via Roger Ebert’s Journal

Why not fold documentaries into my list of the “Best Films of 2011?” After all, a movie is a movie, right? Yes, and some years I’ve thrown them all into the same mixture. But all of these year-end Best lists serve one useful purpose: They tell you about good movies you may not have seen or heard about. The more films on my list that aren’t on yours, the better job I’ve done.

I just received a copy of ‘Page One: Inside the New York Times’ and I can’t wait to watch it! I love a good documentary on a cold or rainy day.  (I even like the cheesy ones on Netflix once in a while :3 )  I’m going to watch the NYT doc soon. Let us know about your fav documentaries via Tumblr or Twitter!  Happy new year!
-Chao (@cli6cli6)

The Best Documentaries of 2011 via Roger Ebert’s Journal

Why not fold documentaries into my list of the “Best Films of 2011?” After all, a movie is a movie, right? Yes, and some years I’ve thrown them all into the same mixture. But all of these year-end Best lists serve one useful purpose: They tell you about good movies you may not have seen or heard about. The more films on my list that aren’t on yours, the better job I’ve done.

I just received a copy of ‘Page One: Inside the New York Times’ and I can’t wait to watch it! I love a good documentary on a cold or rainy day.  (I even like the cheesy ones on Netflix once in a while :3 )  I’m going to watch the NYT doc soon. Let us know about your fav documentaries via Tumblr or Twitter!  Happy new year!

-Chao (@cli6cli6)

Chao: First it was bloggers, then it was crowd sourcing, now—Robots! Check out this article from the NYT that talks about a software that can write an article based on data such as sports scores and financial data.  Photo from Waste Not Do Want.

In Case You Wondered, a Real Human Wrote This Column



The clever code is the handiwork of Narrative Science, a start-up in Evanston, Ill., that offers proof of the progress of artificial intelligence — the ability of computers to mimic human reasoning.
The company’s software takes data, like that from sports statistics, company financial reports and housing starts and sales, and turns it into articles. For years, programmers have experimented with software that wrote such articles, typically for sports events, but these efforts had a formulaic, fill-in-the-blank style. They read as if a machine wrote them.



Read on at NYT

Chao: First it was bloggers, then it was crowd sourcing, now—Robots! Check out this article from the NYT that talks about a software that can write an article based on data such as sports scores and financial data.  Photo from Waste Not Do Want.

In Case You Wondered, a Real Human Wrote This Column

The clever code is the handiwork of Narrative Science, a start-up in Evanston, Ill., that offers proof of the progress of artificial intelligence — the ability of computers to mimic human reasoning.

The company’s software takes data, like that from sports statistics, company financial reports and housing starts and sales, and turns it into articles. For years, programmers have experimented with software that wrote such articles, typically for sports events, but these efforts had a formulaic, fill-in-the-blank style. They read as if a machine wrote them.

Read on at NYT

Sam Sifton and Nancy Franklin Quit Journalism’s Cushiest Jobs

Sam Sifton is leaving his gig as New York Times restaurant critic after only two years. He’s moving up to become the paper’s new National Editor. Who will be his replacement? A rumor is going around the Times newsroom that it could be Pete Wells.

Also today in people saying goodbye to insanely cushy journalism jobs: Nancy Franklin,the TV critic at The New Yorker, is quitting her job after 13 years. “Happy to have had, for 13 yrs, the best job ever, and happy to be giving it up,” she says. She wrote a couple of pages a week. About television. In The New Yorker. For a cushy salary. And she’s quitting. During a recession. Without even having another job offer. Actually, we completely understand. Droning about TV in The New Yorker week after week could induce serious inferiority complex in anyone.

via Gawker


Meet the new boss: Jill Abramson’s NYT ascent and its potential impact on the digital side of the Times

AOL’s Huffington Post has poached another big name from the New York Times: Energy reporter Tom Zeller.Read more

AOL’s Huffington Post has poached another big name from the New York TimesEnergy reporter Tom Zeller.

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New York Times Gets Its Own Blog Wrong


Future of journalism tip: Spell the names of your blogs right
via Mediabistro

New York Times Gets Its Own Blog Wrong

Future of journalism tip: Spell the names of your blogs right

via Mediabistro

Digital subscriptions visualized 

Digital subscriptions visualized 

Photographs of Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico were provided to the New York Times by a worker on a nearby boat who asked not to be identified.

Photographs of Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico were provided to the New York Times by a worker on a nearby boat who asked not to be identified.

The New York Times maps America with an interactive of US census data from 2005 - 2009.
PS, the above is our hometown.

The New York Times maps America with an interactive of US census data from 2005 - 2009.

PS, the above is our hometown.

via moneyries:

On another note, is this the most link-heavy @nytimes article yet?

via moneyries:

On another note, is this the most link-heavy @nytimes article yet?