I’m more popular than John Key – half-wishful thinking

April 21, 2009

Well, it’s something (shameless self-promotion to come).

According to the Halfdone blog stats for April 2009, I am at number 42 in the NZ blogosphere rankings. Your prime minister, the Right hon. John Key is number 43.

Ha, that’s great, but I won’t crow too loudly.

The Tumeke rankings, which as of today [21 April] are only up for February 2009, have EM at number 58 and JK at number 54. Though, if I could be indulged just another second or two, JK is dropping (down 2 places from January) and I’m rising (up 19 places from January).

So maybe I’ve over taken him, maybe not quite yet.

A giant hat tip to all my visitors. I hope you like it.


New York Times wins 5 Pulitzers, but that doesn’t help the bottom line

April 21, 2009

The New York Times has won five Pulitzer prizes for its journalism today [Guardian.co.uk], but over the last year or so the share price has tanked. It seems that winning a Pulitzer doesn’t cover the cost of well…winning a Pulitzer

While we should celebrate the Times‘ continuing success as a newspaper of record, despite some serious upfcuks in the past (Jayson Blair, Judith Miller), we should also perhaps be preparing an obituary for the style of reporting that helps the paper be consistently one of the world’s best.

IN 2010 maybe the headline will be “Google wins 5 Pulitzers for re-assigned New York Times staff”.

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