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Today in Media History: And the winners of the 2001 Pulitzers in journalism are…

The 2001 Pulitzer Prizes for journalism were awarded on this date 14 years ago today. Copies of the award-winning work is posted on the Pulitzer website and linked to below. Take a look at the remarkable journalism honored that year: Public...Show More Summary

NBC News offers new version of events for Richard Engel’s kidnapping

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories. A harrowing tale questioned On Wednesday, NBC News published a story by chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel that offered a new account of his 2012 captivity in Syria. Central to the story...Show More Summary

Career Beat: Elena Bergeron named senior editor at SBNation

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Elena Bergeron is now a senior editor at SBNation. Previously, she was editor in chief of (Email) Ryan McCarthy has joined The New York Times’ audience development team. Show More Summary

Congressional hearing: Russia’s use of pseudo journalism against U.S.

Screengrab from Russia is essentially “weaponizing” information through the effective, worldwide use of pseudo journalism, a congressional committee was told Wednesday. “Russia has launched an information...Show More Summary

Tampa Bay Times knew about gyrocopter stunt months in advance

The Tampa Bay Times was made aware of a Florida man’s intent to land a gyrocopter on the lawn of the United States Capitol Building last summer, according to a statement from Tampa Bay Times managing editor Jennifer Orsi released this...Show More Summary

ASME releases guidelines for native advertising

ASME Native advertising on websites and social media should be “clearly labeled,” according to new guidelines from the American Society of Magazine Editors released Wednesday. The recommendations come as an increasing number of newsShow More Summary

Capital New York rebranded as Politico New York

Capital New York Capital New York parent company Politico will rebrand the New York-based media and politics publication as “Politico New York,” the outlet reported Wednesday. The announcement comes as Politico prepares to spread its...Show More Summary

Access to police body camera videos: The Wild West of open records requests

This is another in a series of articles by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press covering legal issues that affect journalists. RCFP’s Jack Nelson-Dow Jones Foundation Legal Fellow Adam A. Marshall wrote this article. A Los Angeles Police officer wears an on-body camera during a demonstration for media in Los Angeles. Show More Summary

Washington Post journalist jailed in Iran has only seen his lawyer once

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories. ‘Kafkaesque restrictions’ Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post journalist imprisoned in Iran, has only been allowed to see his lawyer once, Carol Morello reports. Leila Ahsan, Rezaian's lawyer,Show More Summary

Today in Media History: Wireless telegraph reported the sinking of the Titanic

On April 15, 1912, the news media reported that the British steamship Titanic sank after striking an iceberg in the North Atlantic. Information about the disaster came fast, but it was often inaccurate, leading to numerous incorrectShow More Summary

NPR corrects: An earth day actually takes 24 hours

NPR An NPR story about the length of a day on Saturn picked up the following correction Tuesday: This post originally stated that it takes the Earth 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4 seconds to complete one rotation and that we round up to 24-hour days. Show More Summary

David Skok named managing editor for digital at The Boston Globe

Boston Globe digital advisor David Skok has been named managing editor for digital at the publication, Globe editor Brian McGrory told staffers in a memo Tuesday. Skok’s new title comes with the responsibility of being general manager...Show More Summary

Rezaian is likely the victim of internal Iranian politics

2013 file photo: Jason Rezaian, right, an Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post, and his wife Yeganeh Salehi, an Iranian correspondent for the Abu Dhabi-based daily newspaper, The National. Rezaian was detained in Tehran on July 22, 2014 along with Salehi, and two photojournalists. Show More Summary

Lumberjack: Now better than being a newspaper reporter

CareerCast Screen shot. CareerCast’s annual jobs rated report has “newspaper reporter” ranked dead last — worse than lumberjack, a profession which it beat last year. Decreasing pay, growing stress and a contracting industry all contributed...Show More Summary

WaPo: Decision regarding Brian Williams’ fate at NBC News ‘likely to come soon’

The Washington Post Newly-appointed NBC News chairman Andy Lack is likely to make a determination about Brian Williams’ future at the network soon, Paul Farhi writes for The Washington Post. Lack’s hand may be forced by the NBC’s forthcoming “upfront,” a slew of meetings between network officials and advertisers aimed at securing ad buys. Show More Summary

Jason Rezaian’s access to legal aid restricted

The Washington Post Imprisoned Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian has only been able to see his lawyer once since he was jailed, Carol Morello writes for the Post. The news comes a day after The Associated Press published a report...Show More Summary

Career Beat: Paul Fishleder named senior editor for investigations at NYT

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Paul Fishleder will be senior editor for investigations at The New York Times. Previously, he was deputy investigations editor there. Christine Kay will be a roving enterprise consultant at The New York Times. Show More Summary

Spying charges signal that WaPo reporter might be tried soon, friends say

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories. ‘To justify the arrest, they spread lies’ Friends of imprisoned Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian told The New York Times that a recent report accusing him of economic espionage indicates that a trial is nearing. Show More Summary

Today in Media History: 150 years ago news bulletins reported that President Lincoln had been shot

Late in the evening of April 14, 1865, actor John Wilkes Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC. Telegraph bulletins soon reported the news. Lawrence Gobright was in his Associated Press office when someone ran in with the news about President Lincoln. Show More Summary

Ezra Klein apologizes to Nate Silver for failing to link

Vox Vox co-founder Ezra Klein Monday apologized to Nate Silver in a blog post describing how the explainer site aggregates. The post came in response to a dustup on Twitter that arose after Silver accused Vox of stealing content from...Show More Summary

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