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New Yorker cover artist says resemblance to August cartoon is unintentional

The New Yorker’s new cover is a beautiful, understated take on the unrest in Ferguson this past week. It also bears a strong resemblance to an Aug. 21 editorial cartoon by R.J. Matson. (courtesy Cagle) Bob Staake, who illustrated the...Show More Summary

Lessons learned: TV-newspaper partner on investigative project

Dallas TV station KXAS (NBC5) and the Dallas Morning News teamed up to investigate complaints of harassment by hundreds of soldiers at the Army’s Warrior Transition Units (WTU’s) that were designed to help the injured heal. In the process...Show More Summary

Jian Ghomeshi charged with sexual assault

Toronto Police Service | Toronto Star Police in Toronto have charged former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi with four sexual assault counts and one of “Overcome Resistance – Choking.” He surrendered to police and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday, the police say. Ghomeshi withdrew a planned suit against the CBC Tuesday. Show More Summary

Fergus Bell leaves AP for startup that helps newsrooms verify content

Fergus Bell, who helped the Associated Press develop standards for verifying user-generated content, will become the head of newsroom partnerships and innovation at Social Asset Management Inc. SAM sells software to newsrooms that helps...Show More Summary

Here’s why food editors don’t mess with Thanksgiving (but some would like to)

You can always call the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line(TM) at 1-800-BUTTERBALL. (PRNewsFoto/Butterball Turkey Company) It was around the Jewish High Holy Days, actually, when Sheryl Julian learned not to mess with people’s recipes. TheShow More Summary

3 early food editors who did a lot more than share recipes

For about 10 years, Kimberly Voss has studied women’s pages. The newspaper sections that predated lifestyles sections started in the 1880s and have largely been dismissed as fluff. They covered fashion and food, she found, “but theyShow More Summary

News orgs want to help fix Ferguson

Good morning. Here are eight media stories. (No newsletter tomorrow or Friday — happy Thanksgiving, and see you Monday.) News orgs seek your ideas on Ferguson #FergusonNext is a project from the opinion shops at The Guardian, the St....Show More Summary

NYT corrects: Thanksgiving dishes article ‘contained numerous errors’

No, it’s not backing down on #grapegate. But The New York Times found numerous other issues with its Nov. 18 “The United States of Thanksgiving” feature: An article last Wednesday recommending a Thanksgiving dish from each state, with...Show More Summary

Today in Media History: Jimmy Breslin’s 1963 JFK column: ‘It’s an Honor’

On November 26, 1963, The New York Herald Tribune published “It’s an Honor,” one of the most memorable newspaper columns of all time. Jimmy Breslin tells the story of President John Kennedy’s funeral from the perspective of Clifton Pollard,...Show More Summary

No Thanksgiving holiday for St. Louis Post-Dispatch journalists who cover Ferguson

Some journalists at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch won’t be able to take Thanksgiving off, Post-Dispatch Editor Gilbert Bailon tells Poynter. “Only those who are directly involved in covering the Ferguson story,” Bailon writes in an email. Show More Summary

Judge orders Connecticut publication to hold story

Connecticut Law Tribune Stephen Frazzini, a judge in New Britain, Connecticut’s Superior Court, has forbidden Connecticut Law Tribune to publish an article, Thomas B. Scheffey reports. The article, by Isaac Avilucea, concerns a document...Show More Summary

Fox News reporter talks about getting camera busted in Ferguson

Fox News reporter Steve Harrigan was covering the unrest Monday night in Ferguson, Missouri, when someone in the crowd busted his photographer’s camera. “When we got there initally we were surrounded by eight or 10 young men calling me Darren Wilson,” Harrigan said by phone. Show More Summary

How David Beard plans to unite’s ‘journalistic city states’

David Beard’s first task as executive editor of will be to unite the public media organization’s “journalistic city states,” he said in an interview. That won’t be a small task. PRI is a Minnesota-based public radio distributor perhaps best known for “The World,” a show put together in Boston. Show More Summary

NYT urges staffers to avoid holiday clichés

The New York Times Via New York Times standards editor Phil Corbett, Mark Bulik reminded staffers Tuesday to cut the holiday clichés: As yuletide clichés go, “Christmas came early for so-and-so” is nearly a match for “’tis the season.” We’ve done a fairly good job of avoiding the latter. Show More Summary

How the Southern press foiled FBI’s attempt to smear MLK

Is it possible that we have to thank the white Southern press of the 1960s – even the segregationist press – for its restraint in resisting FBI attempts to smear the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., with sexual scandal? That question is raised, but not sufficiently developed, in a Nov. Show More Summary

Sam Zell gets a book deal

Sam Zell’s book “GRAVEDANCER: The Art of Winning in Turbulent Times” has been sold to Portfolio, Publishers Marketplace reported Tuesday. The book is “a personal and professional memoir” with “compelling stories about his biggest deals...Show More Summary

NYT names Kinsey Wilson its editor for innovation and strategy

The New York Times Company Former NPR executive Kinsey Wilson will become editor for innovation and strategy at The New York Times, the company announced Tuesday. Wilson, who is a trustee for Poynter, left NPR in October. At the Times...Show More Summary

Canadian newspaper defies ban on publishing Rehtaeh Parsons’ name

Chronicle Herald The Chronicle Herald in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Monday broke a court-ordered ban on publishing Rehtaeh Parsons name. Parsons died last year; she was tormented by a photo that she said showed her being raped. The photo...Show More Summary

Journalists hit with tear gas, other stuff, while covering Ferguson decision

Good morning. Here are nine media stories. How news outlets covered Ferguson decision The news media's demand for information was the "most significant challenge encountered in this investigation," St. Louis County prosecution Robert P. Show More Summary

Today in Media History: Two sports stories from 100 years ago today

Two important sports stories took place 100 years ago today. Both involved proud parents. One was in Pennsylvania, and the other, about 2800 miles to the west, in California. On November 25, 1914, the lead story in Philadelphia’s Evening Public Ledger was the high school championship football game between Northeast and Central. Show More Summary

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