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The L.A. Times has the ‘Star Wars’ style guide you’ve been wishing for

Harrison Ford, as Han Solo of “Star Wars” with Carrie Fisher in the filming of the CBS-TV special “The Star Wars Holiday” Nov. 13, 1978. Ford says he leaves the singing in the special to Carrie, who is the daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. Show More Summary

‘Overwhelming majority’ sign up for union at Huffington Post, ask for voluntary recognition

3 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

An “overwhelming majority” of Huffington Post editorial workers asked management Tuesday to voluntarily recognize that they’ve joined a union, the Writers Guild of America, East. Word of a unionization move at the high-profile digital...Show More Summary

Printer refuses to run International New York Times story (again)

4 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

A military junta and self-censorship in Thailand are a toxic mix for press freedoms, as The New York Times has learned again. For the second time in 10 weeks, a local printer has removed a story deemed critical of the nation from The International New York Times. Show More Summary

Front page of the day: World leaders start talking climate change at COP21

4 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

World leaders gathered Monday outside Paris for COP21, the United Nation’s summit on climate change. de Volkskrant, from the Netherlands, led Tuesday’s front page with a look at some of the leaders present. Via Newseum: If you find yourself...Show More Summary

Linda Ellerbee, of ‘Nick News’ fame, is retiring

5 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Ellerbee. (AP Photo) The Associated Press Linda Ellerbee, the decorated former network news correspondent who brought word of current events to children across the United States, is retiring, The Associated Press reports. “It’s really...Show More Summary

Media smog envelops ‘historic’ Paris climate confab

7 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Good morning. So what does it all mean? It was crystal clear Monday the Paris climate talks (COP21) represented "a critical moment for the world." (New Republic) That was unless you see them as "The West's self-destructive global warming penance" for liberals. Show More Summary

Most of your headline writing tricks don’t work, apart from these two

7 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Analytics firm Chartbeat has published a new study which finds that most of the conventions for writing catchy digital headlines don’t work very well. Author Chris Breaux, a Chartbeat data scientist, summarized results of testing a dozen...Show More Summary

Ta-Nehisi Coates: Jason Whitlock resembled ‘big-time drug dealer’ with recruiting pitch

23 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Money and exposure both reportedly figured into a heavy-handed pitch to lure National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates away from The Atlantic to join The Undefeated, ESPN’s so-called “Black Grantland” that began under the leadership...Show More Summary

5 resources for covering climate change and COP21

23 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

U.S. President Barack Obama, centre, attends a session at the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference, in Le Bourget, outside Paris, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. (Eric Feferberg/Pool Photo via AP) COP21, the United Nations climate change talks, started Monday in France. Show More Summary

Career Beat: Laura Feinstein is head of social stories at Fusion

Good afternoon! Here’s a career update from the journalism community: Laura Feinstein is head of social stories at Fusion. Previously, she was East Coast editor at Good Magazine. (Digiday) Job of the day: Chalkbeat is looking for an education reporter. Get your resumes in! (Journalism Jobs) Send Ben your job moves: Read more

New York Times makes changes to Carpetbagger blog

The New York Times The Carpetbagger, The New York Times’ reported review of Hollywood’s awards season, has been given a new home on the website and adopted a format that promises to be “less frenetic” in the coming months. The blog,Show More Summary

AP: It’s Hillary Clinton, not Hillary Rodham Clinton

Clinton. (AP photo) Political scribes, take note: The Associated Press has an updated style entry for the foremost Democratic presidential contender: Effective immediately, the AP is changing its style from Hillary Rodham Clinton to Hillary Clinton. The AP generally refers to people by the name they prefer. Show More Summary

Tribune Publishing denies sale rumor

Tribune Publishing Tribune Publishing executives in Chicago have rebuffed a rumor, started by media mogul Rupert Murdoch, that the company is on the verge of a sale: Over the Thanksgiving Weekend a rumor was reported in social media and the press regarding a potential purchase of Tribune Publishing Company. Show More Summary

Trump and Putin: birds of a fabricating feather

Good morning. The ongoing tale of two demagogues Given the holiday, you might have missed Donald Trump mocking the physical condition of Serge Kovaleski, a New York Times reporter who suffers from a congenital joint malady. Trump actually...Show More Summary

‘MY BAD!’ Mike Allen issues mea culpa for proposed softball interview with Chelsea Clinton

POLITICO | Gawker Mike Allen, POLITICO’s chief White House correspondent, this morning issued an apology for floating the possibility of a “no surprises” interview with Chelsea Clinton in 2013 during an email exchange with Clinton confidant Philippe Reines. The apology follows a report from Gawker’s J.K. Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant bypasses conventional media with retirement announcement

Kobe Bryant. (AP photo) Will he or won’t he? In recent months, mainstream sports outlets have spilled barrels of ink (and a profusion of pixels) over the possibility that Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant would make this season his last. Show More Summary

Rupert Murdoch says Tribune Publishing is being sold

Media business reporter Rupert Murdoch has scooped us all with a tweet Friday saying he has “strong word” that Tribune Publishing is being sold to a Wall Street firm and the Los Angeles Times spun off to a local group. Strong word Tribune...Show More Summary

Reader’s Digest parent company bets its life on hearth-and-home, wholesome audience

Bonnie Kintzer has had plenty of experience as a publishing consultant and executive as well as earning a Harvard MBA degree. Still, when she signed on as CEO in April 2014 to turn around the twice-bankrupt Reader’s Digest Association,...Show More Summary

How the media blew reporting the Chicago cop’s shooting of a teen

Jamie Kalven, who led the way on disclosures in the police shooting of Laquan McDonald. (Screenshot via YouTube) The video has now been seen around the world, sparking outrage and a rare first-degree murder charge against a Chicago police...Show More Summary

For The New York Times’ Sarah Maslin Nir, covering the Macy’s Parade is a life-affirming tradition

The night before she was supposed to cover the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as a freelancer for The New York Times, Sarah Maslin Nir set the alarm on her phone for 5:30 a.m. She wasn’t nervous or worried. She’d gone to the parade every year growing up. Show More Summary

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