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Response to "Twitter Trap"

A few weeks ago I made a visit to the New York Times newsroom. Walking past a cubicle, I was introduced to Bill Keller, the Editor-in-Chief. Upon learning I work at Twitter, he said back, “I’m actually writing a piece about Twitter right now.” “Go easy on us,” I joked. His piece,  The Twitter Trap,…

Katie Couric's Social Media Path

About a month ago, I connected Katie Couric and Brian Solis for a conversation about Katie’s push into new media which started in 2008. What ensued was a discussion about the challenges, the opportunities and the areas of exploration they both think about when it comes to the convergence of “new” and “old” media. What…

Today: World Press Freedom Day

Today is World Press Freedom Day, a day devoted to remind everyone about the freedom of expression – and remember those journalists who lost their lives or freedom by pursuing it. But with it, it is also a chance to look at all the great things that are happening on different corners of the globe to…

Mobile Producer – Ideating a Job Description

Important Qualities Originally uploaded by ericaamerica08 Today I applied for a job as a Mobile Producer at Allbritton Communications – the parent company of Politico that is about to launch a new news organization, one that will serve the Washington, D.C. metro area and work to shape the “future of local news.” Not long after…

The End…of an Erica?

Sarah Burris, a very active youth blogger based in Kansas, took my post ‘The Truth, I Need It,” to a new level last night. I received a Tweet that read, “Sarah Burris has responded to your post with…“The End of an Erica.” At first, my stomach dropped. The title seemed dire. Then, upon reading it,…

The Truth. I need it.

It pains me, but  I have taken a serious hiatus from blogging. Why? It’s hard to say. My day job has drained me. The fate of journalism scares me. And it feels impossible, without giving up absolutely everything, including a personal life, to seek original content in my spare time, not just spin what’s already…

The Need for Watchdogs in Washington

The need for Watchdogs in Washington is more important than ever. I recently had a conversation with a progressive news organization. They intrigued me by explaining how they are expanding their political coverage online. But employees, for the time, are to be based in New York City. Don’t get me wrong, I am currently wearing…

What Are the Facts, Anyway?

In recent news, KeithOlbermann and Chris Matthews have been pulled from the anchor chairs for MSNBC’s election coverage.  This comes shortly after the National Review’s cover story, “Barack Obama’s Pet Peacock,” and the RNC chant “NBC! NBC!” when Sarah Palin mentioned “media bias” in her VP acceptance speech.  Sarah Palin Speech Highlights (3:01 for the…