The New Yorker's Emily Greenhouse examines Twitter's dilemma in dealing (or not) with threats to its users, its "free speech problem" as it matures and is a major platform for expression and personal visibility. "The more trolls take to Twitter, then, the more the company will need to think not only about the beauty of speech but also about its limits," she writes.
Henry Blodget, writing for his Business Insider blog, suggests the new figures on The New York Times' digital revenue suggest the future for journalism is bright. Even though it will be a smaller operation, he believes it will be viable. Not everyone is the Times, but Blodget asserts the numbers indicate that newsrooms can emerge healthy enough to do their work.
A common assumption is that programming and writing are different functions and call for very different people. But Casey Frechette, writing for Poynter, argues that there are significant overlaps and that learning to program can improve one's writing. He says programming can help you better self-edit, organize thoughts, write precisely and concisely, simplify and follow a style with discipline.