Hyperlink Companion to “Look at Me” by Maureen Tkacik

Here are a series of links to accompany the article Look at Me! by Maureen Tkacik, Columbia Journalism Review, June 2010

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Tkacik’s career at glance:
-1998 intern at Philadelphia Daily News
-Wrote Internet column at the Asia headquarters for Time magazine
-2001 – LA bureau of Wall Street Journal covering the “youth beat” – music, fashion, pop culture. Fired for mishandling of a story about Abercrombie
-2004 – Began writing for Philadelphia Magazine
-2006 – Took job at American Apparel as part of effort to write book about “nothing-based economy”
-2007 – Took job at Gawker Media, helped launch Jezebel
-Freelance for the Nation, New York magazine, The New York Times, The Baffler, Vice, The Washington Post, Philadelphia and Boston magazines, VanityFair.com, Gawker, Talking Points Memo, etc.
-Currently – Blogger for Das Krapital, Washington D.C. City Paper

A few articles Look at Me! references:
Fear and Laptops on the Campaign Trail, New York Times Magazine, Sept 26. 2004
Exposed by Emily Gould, The New York Times, May 25, 2008
Rising Stars of Gossip Blogging, The New York Times, March 31, 2010
A New Horizon for the News by Michael Massing, The New York Review of Books, Sept. 24, 2009

Question: Why does Maureen Tkacik say that Gawker was “probably the least-demoralizing media job I’ve ever had?”

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