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Andrew Beaujon heading for Washingtonian

Poynter’s news editor, Andrew Beaujon, announced to staff Friday that he’s leaving for Washingtonian, where he’ll be a senior editor. “I’m grateful that Poynter gave me a shot as a media blogger,” Beaujon said. “I’ve loved my time here and care deeply about my coworkers. Show More Summary

In St. Louis, high school journalists are telling their own stories about Ferguson

Jennifer Fowler watched news as it flowed out of Ferguson, Missouri, in August. She felt scared. She wanted to know what was real. And she wanted to tell the story herself. When her senior year finally started at McCluer North High School in neighboring Florissant, Missouri, she got the chance. Show More Summary

3 lessons from the G20 Summit ‘Factcheckathon’

Earlier this week, nine fact-checking websites joined forces to fact-check the statements made by world leaders during the G20 summit in Australia. Glenn Kessler wrote about the results in The Washington Post. I coordinated this first...Show More Summary

I’m dreaming of a Christmas without holiday clichés

It’s beginning to look a lot like laziness from headline writers across America: The result is the same no matter which holiday standard you plug into Google. Here’s “Deck the Halls”: If you’re looking to shake off the Christmas clichés,...Show More Summary

As the media waits in Ferguson, it begins covering itself

WJBK-TV In August, when the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editor-in-Chief Gilbert Bailon spoke with Poynter about Ferguson coverage, he said “Ferguson is an inner-ring suburb of 21,000 that has never seen such glare of the national media.” Three months later, Ferguson has seen a lot of glare, (including from Poynter. Show More Summary

New York magazine creates ‘pop-up blogs’

Since May, New York magazine has launched an irregular series of “pop-up blogs” to expand its coverage on a variety of topics including relationships, the arts and travel. The blogs focus on a specific theme — exploring Paris, untangling...Show More Summary

‘Desperation can be your best ally’ and other lessons from Mario Garcia’s master class

Visual staffs are usually the first to get cut from the budget, Mario Garcia said Thursday at Poynter, but in journalism, sometimes it’s good to feel desperate. “Desperation can be your best ally,” he said. In the 1980s, no one was desperate because ads brought in so much money. Show More Summary

Want to cover Will and Kate? Fill out an application, and don’t wear jeans

Prince William and Kate Middleton will visit the U.S. Dec. 7-9. U.S. journalists who wish to cover the event have till 11:59 Friday to submit an application for credentials. The royal visit will mostly be confined to New York, though the Duke of Cambridge will spend a little time in D.C. Show More Summary

Scotland gets a pro-independence newspaper

The Guardian The National, Scotland’s first explicitly pro-indepence newspaper, will launch Monday, Mark Sweney reports in The Guardian. Gannett subsidiary Newsquest will publish the paper, which Glasgow Sunday Herald Editor RichardShow More Summary

Career Beat: Dan Lyons named editor-in-chief at Valleywag

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Dan Lyons is now editor-in-chief at Valleywag. Previously, he was a marketing fellow at HubSpot. (Re/code) Rachel Racusen will be vice president of communications at MSNBC. Show More Summary

Fusion tracks news orgs that use term ‘illegal immigrant’

Fusion Despite “all the good reasons not to use” the term illegal immigrant, “it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines,” Felix Salmon writes. He lists news orgs that make a point of not using it (AP, the Los Angeles...Show More Summary

Push for Parity: What do women in leadership need next? Courage.

This essay is the fifth in our Push For Parity essay series, featuring stories about women in leadership in journalism. For more on our series and details about how you can contribute, see Kelly McBride’s essay introducing the project. Show More Summary

NYT edges closer to layoffs

Good morning. Almost there. Here are 10 media stories. NYT may have layoffs, after all A memo from Janet Elder says the news org may not have enough buyout applications to forgo layoffs. "Early efforts to handicap the outcome regrettably point to having to do some layoffs." Also, if you take the buyout, MOMA will not let you in for free anymore. Show More Summary

Today in Media History: Before digital recording there was Edison and his 1877 phonograph

The digital recorders we use today can trace their history back to the 1870s. There were a number of inventors who built the foundation of audio technology, but one stands out. On this date in 1877 Thomas Edison introduced his phonograph. Show More Summary

Halifax Media Group will be bought for $280 million

Herald Tribune New Media Investment Group Inc. will purchase Halifax Media Group for $280 million, according to a report in the Sarasota (Florida) Herald-Tribune. The purchase will include the 24 dailies owned by Halifax Media Group,...Show More Summary

CPI has a wall of shame for no-commenters

Public officials and flaks who stonewall reporters, beware: Your face might be the next added to this website. “____ couldn’t be reached,” a new Tumblr from the Center for Public Integrity, puts a spotlight on prominent officials and institutions that refuse to talk to news organizations for important stories. Show More Summary

Re/code joins the list of news orgs cutting comments

Re/code Re/code’s Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg wrote on Thursday that comments are now gone from the site. We thought about this decision long and hard, since we do value reader opinion. But we concluded that, as social media has continued...Show More Summary

NPR: ‘Profanity dramatically increases engagement’

NPR NPR health blogger Scott Hensley has a strategy to generate buzz on social media: start cussing. He told NPR’s Social Media Desk that quoting a little profanity from a recent Jack Shafer interview in a tweet bumped his engagement...Show More Summary

ABC News says story Craigslist calls a ‘Hit Piece’ will be fair

Craigslist blog Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster says ABC News plans a piece that “mischaracterizes our efforts to prevent free classified ads for recalled sale items by craigslist users, and falsely accuses us of not cooperating with the...Show More Summary

Photojournalist reminds us why kids shouldn’t cook the turkey

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Mike Di Sisti had a good, and funny, reminder for us on Wednesday — don’t let your children cook the turkey at Thanksgiving. In a video feature, Di Sisti, a photojournalist and multimedia picture editor for the Journal Sentinel, asked a group of first graders how to cook a turkey. Show More Summary

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