Images from Buzzfeed
He’s everywhere nowadays. He’s done Vice. He’s done Vox. He’s done Buzzfeed. He even made a funny vid for Buzzfeed. The legacy media has stopped pretending not to care. The Washington Post even ran a snarky article called Which image of Obama mugging for Buzzfeed’s cameras diminishes the presidency most, ranked. Meanwhile, Michelle Obama danced with Ellen, having previously done push-ups with her. For fans of the presidency, here are the White House pool reports or as one journalist called them ‘a mutually agreed upon plagiarism pact‘, courtesy of Gawker.
Thanks to Kasie Pleiness for the blog of the week.
- How Obama Became a Youtube (and Buzzfeed and Funny or Die) star (Backchannel)
- How Pete Souza Became President Obama’s Secret Weapon (Washpost)
- Campaign Reporting as Foreign Beat (Philip Gourevitch)
- Off the Bus (AJR)
- Blogpost: What are the hidden pressures on journalists in the US? Pick one hidden pressure – whether it be direct or indirect, visible or stealthy – or one case whereby a US journalist has found their work come under pressure, and write about it in a 300-word blogpost (for Thursday 17th 12 noon).