"TPM founder Josh Marshall confirmed the pending investment today by phone. The round is small, between $500k and $1 million. ... The TPM network of blogs has 1.5 million unique monthly visitors and 15 million page views according to Google Analytics, says Marshall."
we’ve put together five video tours of newsrooms that are new, innovative, or otherwise noteworthy ... [Talking Points Memo, Gawker Media, Daily Telegraph, Spokesman Review, and Valley Independent Sentinel]"
"[TPM's] newsroom is this little room of six or eight computers, and this could be the newsroom of the future - small, nimble, specialized," he explains. "So as the major metropolitan newspapers are cutting jobs, this is giving [students] this sense that
"[A] George Polk Award was given [last week] to a blogger. Not just any blogger, of course. Josh Marshall ... of Talking Points Memo"
"Now that Josh Marshall's Talking Points Memo political blog has won a George Polk Award for legal reporting, can we please officially bury the tired old nonsense about blogging not being real journalism?"
Profile of blogger-journalist Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo
Carolyn O'Hara on Assignment Zero: "In believing that Assignment Zero can prevent its reporting from being hijacked by warring groups that want their vision of the world reinforced, is Rosen putting way too much faith in the wisdom of his crowd?"