"These are some of the biggest reasons why people don’t tweet. Which is why we actually take this very seriously."
Joshua BentonTwitter says it wants to solve the "journalists’ careers end because someone digs up an old tweet" problem and it's thinking of options
(by me, piggybacking on @reckless and @CaseyNewton)
By reducing deductions for real estate taxes, Trump’s 2017 tax plan has harmed millions — and helped give corporations a $680 billion gift.
Joshua BentonAccording to this @ProPublica analysis, home prices in metro Boston are about 4% lower than they would be without the 2017 GOP tax bill.
(Suffolk County down 4.9%, Norfolk County 4.2%, Middlesex County 3.9%.)
CBS News will create "60 In 6," a six-minute program produced in the style of its venerable magazine show "60 Minutes," for Quibi's mobile audience.
Joshua BentonI'm starting to think about Quibi like I did about early days of Civil: There's this inexplicable bubble of cash floating around, looking for a home with the right keywords and catchphrases, and I guess we should just be happy some of it will pay for news
China, If You're Listening \ First Impeachment Testimony \ Trump Ropes In Pence \ Pelosi Shades McCarthy
Joshua BentonIt may be that both the seriousness and newsiness of ImpeachmentFest are helping their videos avoid the worst wacky-cable-news instincts. But this is a legit useful summary of a crazy day in DC, artfully prepared, and not annoying
Two companies with similar editorial values and brands that mostly complement instead of overlap. This is the kind of smart merger we should see more of.
Joshua BentonI think the merger of @voxmediainc and @NYMag is a good thing that opens up a lot of possibilities, particularly around subscription/membership. And here's 2,000 words to tell you why!
This year’s contenders write about New Orleans, Northern Ireland, the southern border, and more. History—and how it inflects the present—is the presiding theme.
Joshua BentonI wish the @PulitzerPrizes issued a longlist for its biggest awards a few weeks before the finalists and winner are announced. Would allow a lot of great work to get its own moment in the sun.
The party seems content with the pre-Internet era throwbacks.
Joshua BentonPrompted by this Axios piece that describes Biden/Warren/Sanders as the Democrats' three 70-somethings — which is chronologically true. But I think only two of them *seem* like 70-somethings.