Eggers and Klosterman Join ESPN, 242 Most Influential Publications, How to Choose a Domain Name

For today’s media and journalism stories, we have some ruminations on staying classy while increasing SEO, as well as some advice on how to pick a domain name for your outlet. ESPN signs on some high profile names including Dave Eggers and Chuck Klosterman. We learn of some of the most influential publications and article writing services online, and Lara Logan discusses her assault in Egypt.

It’s all the news fit to blog at Ebyline’s Daily Dose.

Slate Editor Rips SEO Baiting, Then Discusses Slate’s Impressive Increase In Google Search Traffic

David Plotz is not a fan of SEO baiting. And understandably so.

Slate’s editor-in-chief — who recently gave a lecture titled “Celeb Baby Bump: Pregnant Oscar Winner Natalie Portman (PHOTOS) – How to Make Great Web Journalism in an Age of Content Farms, Search Engine Optimization, and Idiotic Celebrity Slideshows” — runs a site that has been producing quality content for 15 years, well before Google changed the game.

In a chat with Advertising Age‘s Simon Dumenco, he worried about the current state of journalism jobs.”

CBS Reporter Recounts ‘Merciless’ Assault in Egypt

“Lara Logan thought she was going to die in Tahrir Square when she was sexually assaulted by a mob on the night that Hosni Mubarak’s government fell in Cairo.”

How to Choose a Domain Name

“So you’re all set. You have the concept for your web property and you’re ready to build. There is just one more thing, the domain name. Seems pretty strait forward doesn’t it? You just call it your company name. What if your company name is Acidophilus Research Incorporated or you don’t have a company?”

List of the 242 most influential publications in the world

Nate Silver, the political statistician extraordinaire, has turned his attention to publishing. His interest is honed by the fact that his blog is now hosted on the New York Times, which is currently implementing a paywall.

He has done an analysis of the most influential publications, consisting of a simple review of how frequently publications’ names appear in Google News and Google Blogs followed by the word “reported”, to give a representative sample of how often publications are quoted by others.”

All-Star Roster of Writers and Editors to Join New ESPN Web Site

“Consulting editors to the site will include:

  • Chuck Klosterman, a best-selling author of books, a former columnist for Spin,Esquire and, and a feature writer for New York Times Magazine, EsquireGQand Spin. Chuck will be writing about sports and culture exclusively for;
  • Malcolm Gladwell, the international best-selling author of The Tipping Point, Blink andOutliers and a feature writer for The New Yorker since 1996;
  • Dave Eggers, founder and editor of the independent publishing house McSweeney’s and bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize finalist for his memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius.”

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