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News VP for Lee Enterprises will step down

9 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Joyce Dehli, vice president of news for newspaper company Lee Enterprises, announced Monday afternoon her decision to leave her current job. Dehli, who has held the vice president job since 2006, decided to resign because of a desire to return to writing, according to a company announcement: So why did I decide to leave? Life is short. Show More Summary

Patricia Smith’s new life as a poet

13 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

The New York Times In The Working Life, Rachel Swarns’ column for The New York Times, Swarns reintroduces readers to Patricia Smith, “Staten Island’s literary sensation, a poet, an English professor and a star on the national stage.” She’s the same Smith, Swarns writes, who left The Boston Globe in 1998 after admitting to fabrication. Show More Summary

Former Fox employee kills himself outside of News Corp building

14 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

The Wall Street Journal A man who fatally shot himself outside News Corp’s New York headquarters was a former employee of a Fox News affiliate, Pervaiz Shallwani and Heather Haddon wrote Monday for The Wall Street Journal. The Wall Street...Show More Summary

In the move downtown, New Yorker staff dug through paper and booze

16 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

The New Yorker Read about this week’s cover, “Moving Day,” by Bruce McCall: http://t.co/7pmmuof1oC pic.twitter.com/5zWQUQb4eU — The New Yorker (@NewYorker) January 26, 2015 The New Yorker’s latest cover is a farewell to 4 Times Square, where the magazine’s offices were located for 15 years. Show More Summary

The word of the day is bombogenesis

17 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories. Please don’t get blown away today (and don’t get frostbite) Vox voxifies on where the mighty storm came from (Canada) and how much snow may fall (lots.) (Vox) | The word of the day is bombogenesis. Show More Summary

Career Beat: Steve Korioth named news director at WVVA-TV

18 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Steve Korioth is now news director at WVVA in Bluefield, West Virginia. Previously, he was interim news director there. (Rick Gevers) Theodore Ross is now features director at The New Republic. Show More Summary

Today in Media History: Lotus 1-2-3 was the killer app of 1983

18 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

In the late 1970s and early 1980s electronic spreadsheet programs became important tools for computer-assisted reporting. Two of the first programs were VisiCalc and Lotus 1-2-3. The introduction of VisiCalc came in 1979. Lotus 1-2-3‘s...Show More Summary

The U.K.’s National Newspaper Building is open. Here’s what it looks like

British Library | Harrogate Advertiser | The Baltimore Sun More than 60 million newspapers are now at home at the National Newspaper Building in Boston Spa, West Yorkshire in the United Kingdom, according to the British Library. TheShow More Summary

Dean Baquet: ‘I don’t have enough time’ to tweet

Spiegel Online New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet told Der Spiegel in an interview published Friday that he’s too busy to stay “constantly” active on Twitter: I know this is going to get me in trouble, but I’ll say it: The whole notion that I am supposed to constantly tweet is ridiculous. Show More Summary

Modern Farmer’s last 2 paid staffers walk out

The New York Times The last two paid staff members at Modern Farmer walked out on Friday, Kim Severson reported for The New York Times. The magazine and website, founded in 2013, “ceased publication Friday, as the last of the paid editorial staff members walked out its doors. Show More Summary

Student journalists celebrate paper’s 100th birthday with a new site and an old look

For months, they’ve thumbed through old newspapers. Some years are bound in blue and red books, some loose, “but they’re all kind of decrepit,” said Setareh Baig, editor-in-chief of FSView & Florida Flambeau at Florida State University. On...Show More Summary

‘Sports Prose,’ ‘Sports Annotated,’ ‘Sports Emoji’ and other suggestions for Sports Illustrated

Many Poynter readers expressed shock and sadness Friday after a National Press Photographers Association report revealed that the magazine was cutting its entire photo staff. Several had suggestions for how the magazine could continue...Show More Summary

Sports Illustrated cuts entire photojournalism staff

NPPA Sports Illustrated has fired its entire photojournalism staff, according to a report from the National Press Photographers Association. Six photographers at the sports magazine were let go in a company-wide move to “restructureShow More Summary

5 things journalists actually could have used from SkyMall

If you’ve been in an airplane ever, you’ve thumbed through SkyMall and likely wondered why you’d need a globe that opens into a bar or an NFL high heel wine holder. On Thursday, SkyMall filed for bankruptcy, so our time to turn those thin pages and hate-browse could be ending. Show More Summary

Theodore Ross joins The New Republic

The New Republic announced Friday the appointment of Theodore Ross to the newly created position of features director, in charge of overseeing longform editing and reporting. Ross will work with writers, designers and developers to shepherd...Show More Summary

Why The New York Times avoids swearing

The New York Times The New York Times tries to limit its use of profanity to “situations where the specific language is crucial to the story,” New York Times standards editor Philip Corbett told Times public editor Margaret Sullivan for her column Friday. Show More Summary

Las Vegas Review-Journal cuts comments

Good morning and happy Friday. Here are 10 media stories. Another end to comments, this time in Vegas The Las Vegas Review-Journal has temporarily cut comments "due to an increase in uncivil behavior and dialogue..." (Las Vegas Review-Journal) | The newspaper explained the move more in-depth on Medium. Show More Summary

Career Beat: Alexander Burns joins The New York Times

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Alexander Burns is now a metro political correspondent at The New York Times. Previously, he was a senior political reporter for Politico. (Washington Post) Zanny Minton Beddoes will be editor at The Economist. Show More Summary

Today in Media History: Coverage of North Korea’s 1968 seizure of the USS Pueblo

On January 23, 1968, the U.S. navy ship Pueblo was seized during an intelligence mission off the coast of North Korea. Eighty-two crew members were captured when North Korean planes and ships attacked the USS Pueblo. (One member of the...Show More Summary

Corporate raider Carl Icahn set his sights on Gannett

Gannett has yet to complete the split of the company in two, spinning off publishing from television and video, but the prospect already has a famous corporate shark nibbling. Carl Icahn, who controls 6.6 percent of Gannett stock asked...Show More Summary

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