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Providence Phoenix to close

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

WPRI The alt-weekly Providence Phoenix will close, Ted Nesi reports. The paper was founded in 1979 as the NewPaper and survived the death of its sibling paper, the Boston Phoenix, which closed last year. … Read more

News station lays off journalists, will play Beyoncé songs instead

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Houston Chronicle Houston news station KROI laid off 47 employees Wednesday and will, for the time being, play only Beyoncé songs, David Barron reports for the Houston Chronicle. The station “aired its last broadcast Wednesday, October 8, 2014,” its website says. Beyoncé in Paris last month, pausing briefly from her war on working journalists. Show More Summary

School board candidate says plagiarism was due to a mistake

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Chalkbeat Indianapolis Public School Board candidate Ramon Batts used material from the ACLU and two other organizations in replies to a survey by the education publication Chalkbeat. He says it’s because he was up late, Hayleigh Colombo...Show More Summary

Here are the media’s best 404 pages

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Bloomberg Politics got some attention Monday after an enterprising reporter noticed that navigating to a broken page on the site reveals this animation of Joe Biden shooting lightning at a revolving “404? symbol: That got me thinking:...Show More Summary

Christian Science Monitor plans Passcode, a cybersecurity vertical

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Coming soon (-ish, by January of next year at the latest) The Christian Science Monitor will launch its first vertical, Passcode a “modern field guide to security and privacy.” “The Monitor saw a real opportunity to do something different,...Show More Summary

How will gigabit connectivity change journalism?

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Pew Research Center Faster bandwidth in the next 10 years is likely to mean “online life will be significantly changed, though the precise contours of the change are not fully clear.” In a new report, the Pew Research Center canvases...Show More Summary

Images of Ebola make front pages around the world

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Trends are easy to notice when you scan front pages each morning, and even easier when they include images of people in bright yellow get-ups both in the U.S. and abroad. Here’s a collection of images from Thursday, courtesy Kisoko and Newseum. Show More Summary

After Schiller exit, an odd tension at Twitter

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories. Vivian Schiller’s exit could signal tension for Twitter and journalists: Adam Sharp, who is in charge of government partnerships, will return to heading news partnerships as well. (Re/code) |Show More Summary

Today in Media History: Google buys YouTube in 2006

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

On October 9, 2006, Google announced it was acquiring YouTube. “Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced today that it has agreed to acquire YouTube, the consumer media company for people to watch and share original videos through a Web experience, for $1.65 billion in a stock-for-stock transaction. Show More Summary

NYT corrects: ‘She is a performer from the show, not a drag queen from the show’

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

An excellent correction rides below Michael Powell’s Oct. 8 column about the San Francisco Giants: An earlier version of this column, using information from the San Francisco Giants, described incorrectly the cast member of “Beach Blanket...Show More Summary

Vivian Schiller out at Twitter

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Vivian Schiller is no longer Twitter’s head of news. She announced her departure from the post Wednesday night. 1/3 Stepping down from Twitter so new global media lead @katies can reorganize as she sees fit. Wish everyone at twitterShow More Summary

Cops catch copper thief in old Seattle Times building

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

The Seattle Times A copper thief skulking around the former headquarters of The Seattle Times was busted Saturday morning after workers at soup restaurant in the building complained their water had mysteriously shut off, John de Leon...Show More Summary

Digital First Media’s chief technology officer exits

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Bob Mason, formerly chief technology officer at Digital First Media, left the news organization last week, a company representative confirmed today. Mason is now vice president of hosting at NewsCycle Solutions, a newsroom software company, where he oversees cloud computing. Several higher-ups have left DFM in recent months. Show More Summary

‘It has been surreal’ to cover Ebola in Dallas

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

A hazardous material cleaner removes a wrapped item from the apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan, the Ebola patient who traveled from Liberia to Dallas, stayed last week, in Dallas, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. Duncan died on Wednesday. (AP Photo/LM Otero) On Wednesday, Dr. Show More Summary

Gannett shifts some costs of USA Today layoffs to states

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

USA Today laid off about 70 people last month. Those who lost their jobs received a week of pay for every year of service, health care through the end of September and the vacation pay they’d already accrued for the year. But as they...Show More Summary

Politico had a meeting

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories. Breaking: Politico had a staff meeting! An era-defining event occurred in Beltway journalism Tuesday, when Politico held the best-covered staff meeting since Jeff Bezos bought The Washington Post. Show More Summary

Today in Media History: The 1871 Great Chicago Fire

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

The Great Chicago Fire was one of the major news stories of the 19th century. On October 8, 1871, a fire started in or near O’Leary’s barn in Chicago. The blaze, which began at about 9 p.m., quickly spread and destroyed much of the city. The...Show More Summary

Bloomberg deal ends early looks at market-moving consumer survey data

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

The Wall Street Journal | University of Michigan Customers who paid extra will no longer get an early look at the University of Michigan’s consumer confidence survey, thanks to a deal between the university and Bloomberg LP. ThomsonShow More Summary

Alexis Madrigal joins Fusion as Silicon Valley bureau chief

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

The New York Times deputy editor Alexis Madrigal will join the Fusion network, as “Silicon Valley bureau chief and the anchor of a television show,” Ravi Somaiya writes for The New York Times. Mr. Madrigal, 32, will start Nov. Show More Summary

Twitter sues U.S. government for right to disclose info about surveillance requests to users

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Twitter | Associated Press Twitter has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI, “seeking to publish our full Transparency Report, and asking the court to declare these restrictions on our ability to speak about...Show More Summary

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