Comments on: Journalism’s new Marquee Brothers http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/08/21/journalisms-new-marquee-brothers/ Tue, 10 Feb 2015 19:54:39 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: thfranklin http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/08/21/journalisms-new-marquee-brothers/#comment-14696 Thu, 22 Aug 2013 18:55:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1897#comment-14696 Holy cow, it’s hard to log into your system.

I’m not a teenage girl, but how about Tavi Gevinson?

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By: Bob9999 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/08/21/journalisms-new-marquee-brothers/#comment-14695 Thu, 22 Aug 2013 17:27:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1897#comment-14695 This is an interesting article, except that I’m confused about why anyone who care what Walt Mossberg has to say.

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By: Suzana2012 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2013/08/21/journalisms-new-marquee-brothers/#comment-14694 Thu, 22 Aug 2013 17:23:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=1897#comment-14694 Have you overlooked Jim Romenesko? Roger Ebert would have succeeded if he lived but an Ebert site without him … I will be surprised if it works.

What about writers that seemed safe bets to cart their brand anywhere but, when they did, the following just didn’t materialize? Did that happen with Mickey Kaus? Might just be my own response. At Slate, Kaus had a distinctive, very opinionated voice and realized early on the attraction of a bunch of annotated links that the reader could pick and choose from. But I never think to go to Daily Caller. Maybe that’s due to the format,maybe it’s his current colleagues, maybe he just seems too shrill nowadays.

The original Wonkette had many fans but it must have been quickly obvious in her subsequent gigs that they didn’t follow her. I think her problem was that she didn’t have an in-depth knowledge of any corner of government and had trouble extending a thought for longer than a paragraph. The latter is hallmark of Gawker writers—no doubt related to ignorance of basic grammar and punctuation.

I think a Michael Kinsley brand would have worked in the early Web days but not now. He should stay aboard a large mother ship.

Steve Brill? I don’t know. I think he wants to.

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