Tim Carmody

Tim Carmody

Everything changes; don't be afraid

Tim Carmody writes about media, technology, business, and culture. Formerly senior writer at Wired and senior reporter/features writer at The Verge. Currently writing at The Message.

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Betting on Grantland: Will ESPN's sports and pop culture site win big ...

ESPN's Bill Simmons periodically writes about gambling, whether it's on sports he's watching or trips to Las Vegas with his fantasy football buddies. So it seemed fitting that in the hours before Simmons' high-profile new venture Grantland launched — with Dan Fierman as deputy editor and starring…

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Citizen Bezos: Amazon's founder is looking for a legacy » Nieman ...

The Washington Post offers Bezos the chance to reinvent a newspaper during turbulent times, and in the process leave something to his family beyond Amazon.

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How our bits shape us: James Gleick's “The Information” » Nieman ...

1. Circumscribing information, or words as things God is an intelligible sphere, whose center is everywhere and circumference is nowhere. — Alain de Lille, 12th century, glossing the Corpus Hermeticum One of the more poignant sections of James Gleick's The Information: A History, A Theory, A…

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How sportswriting is taking over the web through innovation

Readers paying attention to sportswriting for the past few months have had ample room for excitement. Not only have we been treated to great takes on the Super Bowl, March Madness, new seasons for baseball and tennis, the specter of an NFL lockout, NBA and NHL playoffs, and an upcoming Barcelon…

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I happen to have that research right here, Mr. Keller: The day ...

Last month, The New York Times' outgoing executive editor Bill Keller trolled all of Twitter (including plenty of journalists at his own paper) by posting a single tweet: "#TwitterMakesYouStupid. Discuss." Today, Reuters's Anthony De Rosa posted an interview with Keller where (among other…

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In two years, Amazon moved from journalism savior to afterthought ...

In the brief moment between last week's unveiling of The New York Times's new smartphone- and tablet-centered subscription plans and today's launch of Amazon's Android Appstore, it's worth taking a short historical detour, if only to see how differently the world looks today from the time, not long…

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“Journalists have lost control of the story”: Twitter, tech bubbles, and ...

Editor's Note: I'm very happy to welcome Tim Carmody — who you may know from Snarkmarket, kottke.org, Wired.com, Twitter, or elsewhere — as a contributor to the Lab. Here he looks at how the increasing speed of media opens us to manipulation — and false nostalgia. There's nothing new about…

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Kara Swisher, Michael Arrington, and me: New conflicts, and new ...

Changing technology is changing journalism in more ways than we can probably even understand. One of those changes concerns the definitions of "journalist" and "journalism" themselves, the question of who's permitted to make or contest those definitions, and the other questi…

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Lessons for journalism from the Google Books decision, across ...

On Tuesday, US Judge Denny Chin rejected a settlement agreement between Google, the Association of American Publishers, and the Authors Guild for a 2005 lawsuit over the search giant's full-text scanning and displays of copyrighted books. While Judge Chin's decision makes the precise future of …

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PressForward: A new project aims to rethink scholarly ...

How journalists communicate has been radically changed by the Internet. Is it time for the academic world to catch up? Today, the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University launches PressForward, a new discovery portal and publishing platform for scholarship and i…

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Tim Carmody: Next year, Kindles, iPhones, and tablets will truly ...

In 2012, we're due for a great leap forward in mobile reading.

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From rumor to out: Tim Cook reminds us that “unpublishable” facts don’t live in a vacuum online

The Apple CEO confirmed what some websites had reported years ago — the fragmented lens of online media giving new meaning to the idea of an "open secret."...

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31 » October » 2014 » Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of Journalism

Tim CarmodyOctober 31, 2014. From rumor to out: Tim Cook reminds us that “ unpublishable” facts don't live in a vacuum online. The Apple CEO confirmed what ......

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When “data journalism” becomes “datum journalism”

Dataviz whiz Alberto Cairo had an interesting blog post over the weekend critiquing the new wave of data journalism sites as insufficiently rigorous: Perhaps I was exaggerating, but I'm seeing too much shoddy stuff in websites like Vox.com and FiveThirtyEight. They do publish interesting stories…...

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Some lessons from the demise of The Daily: Was it the platform, the content, the structure, or the business model?

The built-for-iPad "newspaper" is closing on December 15. Here are the ideas some are taking away from News Corp.'s high-profile venture into a platform-specific news organization....