Media Notebook: A Talk With Ken Lerer And Ken Auletta

Two of the media world's most famous Kens -- Ken Lerer (founder of HuffPo and NowThis News, and chair at Buzzfeed) and Ken Auletta (New Yorker journalist) -- had a public chat this past Tuesday, September 13 at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. The topic? The business of journalism. Before I get to my notes, … Continue reading Media Notebook: A Talk With Ken Lerer And Ken Auletta

Gawker Media hacked; passwords leaked, then analyzed

Gawker Media hacked; 188, 279 passwords revealed, then analyzed by the Wall Street Journal. "Monkey" is in the top 10? Makes me feel positively brilliant with my password choices across the board. Although judging by my own password choices, I'd wager (hope?) that people don't really go crazy with difficult passwords for media sites like … Continue reading Gawker Media hacked; passwords leaked, then analyzed