In the News 25.09.14 : Today’s Articles of Interest from around the Internets


In the News 25.09.14 : Today’s Articles of Interest from around the Internets

Today’s Articles of Interest from Around the Internets



1. Like it or not, native advertising is squarely inside the big news tent

“Maybe it’s just a new iteration on the advertorials newspapers and magazines have run for decades. Maybe it’s a scurrilous devaluation of journalism. Either way, it’s here, and at the highest levels of the business.”

Read the rest of this article at Nieman Lab



2. Difference Maker

“When my husband and I married, we both saw ourselves as ambivalent about having children. Since then, aside from a brief interlude of semi-willingness, my ambivalence had slid into something more like opposition. Meanwhile, my husband’s ambivalence had slid into abstract desire. A marriage counsellor would surely advise a couple in such a situation to discuss the issue seriously and thoroughly, but, wrenching as it was to not be able to make my husband happy in this regard, it seemed to me that there was nothing to discuss. I didn’t want to be a mother; it was as simple as that. And as if to prove that my reasons weren’t shallow or rooted in some deep-seated antipathy toward kids, I decided to return to kid-related do-goodism.”

Read the rest of this article at The New Yorker



3. The Cut of Coco

“Chanel had a life that was both complex and complicated: a miserable childhood, a series of men each different from the others. While her earliest lovers would shape her and help her secure entrée into the greater world, the ones who followed were probably more hindrance than help. In any case, none of them made her happy in any lasting way. She also had a profitable partnership with Pierre Wertheimer, the man who made Chanel No. 5 a world-renowned perfume, but the story behind that partnership was one of constant court battles, with a deplorable wartime chapter followed by an unexpected return to success and fortune.”

Read the rest of this article at The New York Review of Books



4. What the Founders of Vice Media, Upworthy, and Aereo Have to Say About Media Innovation

“Inc. named Aereo, the broadcast TV subscription service, and viral-media startup Upworthy among our Most Audacious Companies this year, their bold navigation through the opportunities and perils of the media landscape being perfectly in tune with all we’ve celebrated throughout our 35 years. But those perils snagged Aereo founder Chet Kanojia in late June, when the Supreme Court KO’d the company’s service. He joined us, along with Upworthy’s Eli Pariser and Suroosh Alvi of the streetsmart Vice Media, to discuss his next moves–and much more.”

Read the rest of this article at inc.



5. Meet the College Women Who Are Starting a Revolution Against Campus Sexual Assault

A few years ago, an Ivy League student going public about her rape, telling the world her real name—let alone trying to attract attention by lugging around a mattress—would have been a rare bird. In America, after all, we still assume rape survivors want, and need, their identities protected by the press. But shattering silence, in 2014, means not just coming out with an atrocity tale about your assault but offering what Danielle Dirks, a sociologist at Occidental, calls “an atrocity tale about how poorly you were treated by the people you pay $62,500 a year to protect you.”

Read the rest of this article at NY Mag


6. The Art Forger Who Became a National Hero

. . . a “Vermeer” painting sold to Nazi Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring was traced back to van Meegeren — a painting of such high quality that experts agreed no one could have possibly fabricated it. Accused of plundering for the Germans, the artist was sentenced to death. In an odd twist, van Meegeren was given one last chance to prove his innocence: If he could produce a brilliant forgery before the eyes of court-appointed witnesses, he’d be spared. What ensued would make the man one of the most popular figures in the Netherlands.

Read the rest of this article at Priceonomics


P.S. previous articles & more by P.F.M.



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