The Daily Stern
: TAKE IT BACK: A wide-ranging group of concerned Americans — broadcasting companies, performers’ unions, Margaret Cho, Penn & Teller, the ACLU, Minnesota Public Radio — filed a complaint with the FCC yesterday asking it to revoke its decision calling Bono’s F-word profane.
Written by Robert Corn-Revere — a First Amendment attorney I spoke with for my soon-to-appear story on all this — and a colleague, it points out the absurdity of the FCC’s position (and, by extension, Congress’ efforts to make things even worse). Lowlights:
Not to be an ass but…
: Wired reports on Bloggercon and got this wrong:
Another journalist, Jeff Jarvis, former Sunday editor of the Daily News, lamented the loss of having an editor to watch over him.
Jarvis comments on politics on his blog, called BuzzMachine. Without an editor, Jarvis said he has had the complete freedom to become a blowhard.
“I plan on writing an entry soon,” said Jarvis, “which I will call ‘Blogging made me an asshole.'”
Actually, I was lamenting having to deal with an editor again. Blogging has made it impossible for me to play nicely with them anymore. But more on that later. You already know the headline….
Church, state, and brothel
: Scott Donaton, editor of Ad Age, suggests a new wall between church and state in magazines: one for magazines that try to deliver news, a different wall and set of standards for magazines that deliver entertainment: “Each side could then operate by a standard of editorial integrity judged against the expectations of their respective audiences rather than those of journalistic watchdogs.”
Blogs about biz
: Rick Bruner has started yet another blog to compile links to blogs about business.