I think The Wire has an audience that understands that if they want to know what’s going on in the world — the tagline for the site is “What matters now” — if they want to understand what matters now, they need to understand not just what information is out in the world, but how that information is being processed and who it’s influencing. So much of that happens out in public now via social, and that team really has done an extraordinary job at sourcing out of social at the same time that they’re distributing back into that system.

I gave an interview to Nieman Journalism Lab. We talked about my new gig at The Wire, “social news,” the future of the TV business, FOMO, what I learned at TPM, and the challenges and advantages of public media.

It’s pretty long, sorry about that.

The Atlantic delivered record financial results and audience growth in 2013, improving its showing in these key categories compared with a year ago. Readership for The Atlantic across its print and digital editions was up 34 percent last year, making it the second-fastest-growing title, according to GfK MRI’s Survey of the American Consumer. And after achieving profitability for the first time in recent memory, in 2010, the 156-year-old magazine brand was profitable for the fourth straight year, this year posting its greatest profit yet.

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High up in the French Alps, on the top terrace of the Aiguille du Midi mountain peak, sits a new five-sided glass structure called the Chamonix Skywalk. The installation was inspired by the Grand Canyon’s glass skywalk, but it takes the concept to the next level. Instead of looking out over a railing, visitors can hover 1,035 meters (3,396 feet) above the valley in an enclosed transparent box, surrounded on all sides by custom-made 12 mm (1/2 inch) glass. The skywalk will open to the public on December 21, 2013.

via The Atlantic

Just looking at these pictures made me dizzy.

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High up in the French Alps, on the top terrace of the Aiguille du Midi mountain peak, sits a new five-sided glass structure called the Chamonix Skywalk. The installation was inspired by the Grand Canyon’s glass skywalk, but it takes the concept to the next level. Instead of looking out over a railing, visitors can hover 1,035 meters (3,396 feet) above the valley in an enclosed transparent box, surrounded on all sides by custom-made 12 mm (1/2 inch) glass. The skywalk will open to the public on December 21, 2013.

via The Atlantic

Just looking at these pictures made me dizzy.