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Internships cause plenty of hardship and woe

Bad internships are like ill-fated summer romances: You go into them with an open heart and all the hope in the world, only to find out after three sizzling months they were using you the whole time. I’ve been fortunate in my fledgling career — and my love life — to steer clear of these summertime abusers. Show More Summary

Canadian ban on printing Rehtaeh Parsons’ name extends to advertisements, family finds

Canada won’t allow its journalists to print Rehtaeh Parsons’ name, because she was a victim of child pornography. That ban extends to advertising, too, one of Parsons’ family members has found, even if an ad only includes what couldShow More Summary

The Globe rolls out red carpet for documentary film

This year, editors at The Boston Globe noticed that they shared something important with Hollywood’s biggest night: three directors, all trained at nearby Harvard University, each got Oscar nods for documentary filmmaking. That got the paper’s attention. Show More Summary

From AIDS to Ebola: Journalism, disease, and the mentality of fear

I remember a day back in the 1980s when I first met a person who I thought had AIDS.  I was sitting at the front desk of the old storefront building of the Poynter Institute when a tall gaunt man entered through the glass doors and approached me with a question. Show More Summary

NBCUniversal settles intern lawsuit

Los Angeles Times NBCUniversal will pay $6.4 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought by former interns, Daniel Miller reports in the Los Angeles Times. The suit was originally brought last July by Jesse Moore and Monet Eliastam,...Show More Summary

N.Y. tabs met in secret lovenest

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories, then let’s get to the weekend. A New York Post/New York Daily News collaboration? Joe Pompeo reports the rival papers had unsuccessful discussions about “a number of potential business deals that...Show More Summary

Today in Media History: In 1946, the media reported on the first photos from space

There have been news stories about rockets since the earliest newspapers, but reports about the use of former German V-2 rockets after World War II marked the beginning of space news as we know it today. And what better example of early...Show More Summary

5 journalism tips from Mark Leibovich

Leibovich. Credit: Ralph Alswang Mark Leibovich says his 2013 book, “This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral — Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking! — in America’s Gilded Capital,” did not make his job harder. “Its actually been easier,” The New York Times Magazine’s chief national correspondent said in a recent phone interview. Show More Summary

Arthur Gregg Sulzberger, Anders Gyllenhaal, Alexandra Zayas among additions to Poynter’s National Advisory Board

The Poynter Institute announced Thursday the addition of five journalism leaders to its National Advisory Board, including Arthur Gregg Sulzberger, senior editor for strategy at The New York Times and Anders Gyllenhaal, vice president...Show More Summary

Callie Schweitzer named editorial director for audience strategy at Time Inc.

Time Inc. has named Callie Schweitzer its editorial director for audience strategy, Time Managing Editor Nancy Gibbs and Time Inc. EVP Todd Larsen tell staffers in a memo (below). Schweitzer joined Time last August after hitches at Vox Media and Talking Points Memo. Show More Summary

Peter Lattman named deputy business editor at The New York Times

New York Times media editor Peter Lattman will be deputy business editor at the paper, according to a memo from New York Times Business editor Dean Murphy: Peter will come back to the 2nd floor wearing two hats. He will direct our media...Show More Summary

Former AP editor sues over dismissal that followed retracted story

Style Weekly Dena Potter has filed suit against the Associated Press, saying “she was unjustly fired for an error in a story edited by another staffer,” Ned Oliver reports for Style Weekly. Potter was Bob Lewis’ editor in Richmond, Virginia,...Show More Summary

Could Sun-Times reporter’s resignation affect governor’s race?

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories. Will Sun-Times reporter’s resignation shake Illinois governor’s race? Sun-Times Springfield bureau chief Dave McKinney quit publicly yesterday, saying the paper suspended him after RepublicanShow More Summary

Today in Media History: Apple’s Steve Jobs introduces the iPod in 2001

The iPod, Apple’s hard disk-based digital audio player, was introduced by Steve Jobs on October 23, 2001. “‘With iPod, Apple has invented a whole new category of digital music player that lets you put your entire music collection in your pocket and listen to it wherever you go,’ said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. Show More Summary

‘Attacked’: Newspapers in Canada on the Ottawa shooting

Newspapers in Canada led with big images and headlines about Wednesday’s shooting in Ottawa. Here’s are a few of them, via Newseum. Ottawa Citizen, in Ottawa: The Globe and Mail, in Toronto: Montreal Gazette, in Montreal: The Hamilton Spectator, in Hamilton: The Calgary Sun, in Calgary: Read more

Reporter quits Sun-Times, cites ‘chilling effect in the newsroom’

Dave McKinney’s blog | Crain’s Chicago Business Chicago Sun-Times reporter Dave McKinney has resigned from the newspaper, saying, “I’m convinced this newspaper no longer has the backs of reporters like me” in a letter to Michael Ferro,...Show More Summary

Billy Penn launches desktop, mobile sites

Billy Penn Jim Brady’s new local-news startup, Billy Penn, launched Wednesday, carrying a note saying its site is still in beta. The homepage currently features Philadelphia stories mostly drawn from other news outlets, although there...Show More Summary

‘About 170? layoffs at CNN; headcount will be reduced by 300

Capital Layoffs hit CNN Tuesday, with cuts affecting multiple divisions throughout the far-flung news network, Alex Weprin writes for Capital. According to Capital, “a number of shows” have been axed, and the Time Warner-owned network has closed its entertainment unit. Show More Summary

The SF Bay Guardian is printing its last issue

San Francisco Chronicle | San Francisco Bay Guardian | SF Weekly The abrupt closure of the San Francisco Bay Guardian was announced Tuesday, with the alt-weekly’s website, Facebook page and employee email shuttered the same day, Demian...Show More Summary

Carlos Lozada: It’s OK if readers use reviews ‘as a substitute for reading the book’

Carlos Lozada announced Monday he would leave his job editing The Washington Post’s Sunday opinion section, Outlook, and become its nonfiction book critic. He’ll replace Jonathan Yardley, who is retiring.… Read more

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