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Purdue deletes video of Bart Gellman speech, cites use of classified material

Now you see it, now you don’t. Barton Gellman, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner who’s worked mostly for The Washington Post, spoke last month at Purdue University as a “Dawn or Doom” colloquium. It involved his take on national security...Show More Summary

Players’ Tribune moves into second year as alternative outlet for athletes

When the Players’ Tribune issued a release it had hired Kevin Durant as its new deputy publisher last week, it prompted the usual jokes on social media and elsewhere. USA Today even did a post noting that Kobe Bryant, who holds the title...Show More Summary

Somalia now tops CPJ’s list of countries where journalists are murdered with impunity

3 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

For the first time since 2008, Iraq isn’t at the top of Committee to Protect Journalists’ annual Impunity Index. The annual report details countries where journalists are killed with no resulting convictions. This year, the top spotShow More Summary

Bill Simmons hammers ESPN again, concedes Grantland didn’t make money

4 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Vanity Fair Bill Simmons, the sportswriter and broadcaster who was bounced from ESPN, told a Vanity Fair gathering that the sports network avoided overt criticism of the National Football League. “The way ESPN has covered the N.F.L.Show More Summary

The winner of the Nobel Prize in literature went to j-school

4 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Belarusian journalist and writer Svetlana Alexievich the 2015 Nobel literature winner, is surrounded as she leaves a news conference in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize...Show More Summary

Former congresswoman says she was forced to ditch journalist’s links in her PhD thesis

5 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

International Business Times A former congresswoman took out WikiLeaks references in a doctoral dissertation due to fears she might be prosecuted, she said. Former U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney of Georgia said that she originally used “many...Show More Summary

Front page of the day: Shutout

5 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Today’s front page of the day comes from the Chicago Tribune, which led with the Chicago Cubs’ shutout win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League Wild Card game. Via Newseum: Here’s the front page from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Follow...Show More Summary

Mamma Mia! Meryl Streep rips male film critics

8 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Good morning. Surprise (not), gender imbalance America's newsrooms remain impervious to real diversity, which extends to columnists and critics. Promoting her latest movie on the Suffrage Movement, Meryl Streep Wednesday inspired Heartburn...Show More Summary

4 telltale signs you’re too print-centric

8 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

(Stock image from Deposit Photos) Some call me the Sun Sentinel’s digital cop. I’ve made it a personal mission to keep the journalists who create content from thinking in print terms. Will a story zone? What is the 1B centerpiece? Should...Show More Summary

Gannett to buy Journal Media Group for $280 million

18 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

The sign by Gannett’s (now TEGNA) headquarters is seen in McLean, Va in 2010. (AP Photo) Newspaper giant Gannett announced on Wednesday it has inked a deal to purchase Journal Media Group for $280 million. The deal will enlarge Gannett, already the largest U.S. Show More Summary

Commentary: Corporate media’s lack of vision threatens photojournalism’s future

22 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Sometimes, the cumulative insults to talented visual journalists make me want to holler and throw up both my hands. Early last Saturday, veteran Pulitzer Prize-winning St. Louis photojournalist David Carson was approached via Twitter...Show More Summary

Police arrest city commissioner for hitting TV reporter on camera

WTVY Amos Newsome, a Dothan, Alabama city commissioner, was booked by police on Tuesday after hitting WTVY reporter Ken Curtis in the head. Curtis, who was asking Newsome whether he had plans to resign following a voter fraud scandal,...Show More Summary

Edith Chapin named executive editor at NPR

Edith Chapin has been appointed executive editor of NPR by Michael Oreskes, the public radio network’s news chief. Chapin, who was previously acting executive editor, replaces Madhulika Sikka, who left NPR for the millennial-focusedShow More Summary

How to create a hackathon in your newsroom

As storytelling evolves on the Web, media and technology industries are overlapping more than ever before. People from each field are learning more about what there is to know and adapt to by working together within organizations and...Show More Summary

Donald Trump launches two-tweet tirade against POLITICO

POLITICO found itself in the crosshairs of Donald Trump on Wednesday, as the perennial media critic and presidential candidate railed against the Rosslyn-based political news outlet. Trump dashed off a two-tweet attack that called POLITICO...Show More Summary

Annie Leibovitz was ‘rooting’ for Caitlyn Jenner as she shot iconic Vanity Fair portrait

Caitlyn Jenner poses for Annie Leibovitz on the cover of Vanity Fair #CallMeCaitlyn — VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) June 1, 2015 Vanity Fair Photographer Annie Leibovitz didn’t see the secretive...Show More Summary

Huffington Post writers seek union, question company’s diversity

Arianna Huffington, co-founder of The Huffington Post. Editorial workers at The Huffington Post are going union, constituting the latest and largest digital media enterprise to do so. A publicly unspecified number of the roughly 300,...Show More Summary

How The New York Times plans to double digital revenue by 2020

The New York Times In an update to its investors in August, The New York Times took a line that has become familiar among media companies: Although print revenue continues to fall, increasing digital revenue is helping the company stem...Show More Summary

Newseum launches a site to help students explore the past through the news

Newseum Newseum announced Wednesday that it launched a new site, NewseumED, which offers lessons plans and resources for elementary, middle and high school students “to make history relevant today and to help educators shed new light...Show More Summary

30 cranky bits of wisdom on the craft of journalism

(Stock image from Deposit Photos) Preface by Roy Peter Clark Twenty years ago, Poynter published a series of booklets on the mission and craft of journalism. One, a little red book titled “The Sayings of Chairman Mel,” honored the journalism aphorisms of Melvin Mencher, a legendary journalism professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. Show More Summary

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