Bookmark and Share is one of the best resources a multimedia/new media/any media person can access. The site offers endless practical lessons, tips, heads-up etc…in all things media. In this post, Deb Wenger offers a new twist in the old  ‘year in review’ piece by aggregating (used to be called ‘compiling’) a list of the ‘most trafficked posts’ for their blog of the year. The list is great because a) it’s a great list of must-reads; and b) it offers insight into the transformation/revolution heaving through media (used to be called ‘journalism.’)

What journalists wanted to know in 2009

Posted on December 31st, 2009 by Deb Wenger

OK, I may be taking a little poetic license with the headline, but I thought while every news organization in the country was doing “year in review” stories, Advancing the Story should, too.  So, in case you missed any of them, here are the most trafficked posts for our blog this year.


Citizen Huff

Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times

Becoming more publisher than columnist, Arianna Huffington calls Huffington Post an “Internet newspaper.”


 Published: March 31, 2008

“Ari Emanuel called me last night with an idea for a blog,” Arianna Huffington said last week as she sipped an iced coffee in the New York offices of The Huffington Post last week.

 Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times

Arianna Huffington in her company’s New York offices.

In several ways, it was a classic Huffington statement, combining Hollywood celebrity (Mr. Emanuel, the famous movie agent), national politics (his idea was an essay on how Hillary Rodham Clinton learned, in his words, “how to manipulate words to cover up her lies”), with an imperfect grasp of new media terminology (she meant “post,” not “blog”). And of course, Ms. Huffington herself was at the center of the whole episode.