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News organizations continue to confuse llamas with alpacas

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

The New York Times The New York Times added the following correction on Wednesday to a story about about Wisconsin llama races: A picture caption on Monday with an article about llama races in Hammond, Wis., misidentified the animals shown running down the street. Show More Summary

Pro-pot group uses Maureen Dowd lookalike on billboard

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

U.S. News & World Report The Marijuana Policy Project has placed a billboard in Denver featuring a woman with red hair, holding her face in one hand, with the legend “Don’t let a candy bar ruin your vacation.” New York Times columnist...Show More Summary

While reporting on Ebola, the smell of chlorine ‘is one of the most comforting smells in the world’

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

The first defense against #ebola: rubber boots, hand sanitizer, chlorine. (Not pictured: vigilance and common sense) pic.twitter.com/WMccSOJApr — Ben C. Solomon (@bcsolomon) August 10, 2014 It’s like being immersed in a swimming pool. Show More Summary

Democrats’ trust in media falls

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Gallup 54 percent of Democrats have a great deal or fair amount of trust in the news media, according to a new poll by Gallup. That’s a 14-year low. Republicans’ trust in the media fell from last year, and independents’ trust inchedShow More Summary

Gubernatorial candidate bars student journalists from marijuana presser

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Student Press Law Center Student journalists at Columbia College Chicago were turned away from an Illinois gubernatorial candidate’s press conference about medical marijuana because they weren’t considered part of the “working press,”...Show More Summary

AP shifts style on Islamic State again

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Associated Press Here’s yet another style change related to the terrorist group that has been known as ISIS, ISIL and the Islamic State: the Associated Press now refers to it mostly as “the Islamic State group.” Previously, the AP told...Show More Summary

Spin loses another editor-in-chief

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories. Craig Marks is no longer EIC of Spin: Marks tells Poynter via email he’s out. He was the publication’s fourth editor in two years. Stephen Blackwell, SpinMedia’s fourth CEO in the same amountShow More Summary

Today in media history: George Washington’s front page farewell

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

On September 17, 1796, President George Washington chose not to publicly deliver his farewell address. It was published on the front page of newspapers instead. The speech was first printed in Claypoole’s American Daily Advertiser and...Show More Summary

Scottish newspaper supports independence, sees sales rise

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

HoldtheFrontPage.co.uk | The Guardian | The Colbert Report | Reddit Glasgow, Scotland’s Sunday Herald is the only Scottish newspaper encouraging its readers to vote for independence, Nick Hudson writes in Britain’s HoldtheFrontPage.Show More Summary

Nearly 40 percent of African-Americans think news does not portray them accurately

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

American Press Institute 38 percent of African-Americans believe “the news they consume does not at all accurately portray their community or does so just slightly,” a new report from the Associated Press–NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and the American Press Institute says. Show More Summary

Is it original? An editor’s guide to identifying plagiarism

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

If you’re reading this, it happened again. Right now, an editor may be about to issue an apology or a stern rebuttal. Someone’s reputation and body of work is being scrutinized. And a gaggle of self-appointed fact-checkers may be plugging sentence after sentence into Google for any traces of dishonesty. Show More Summary

Zakaria accused of lifting material from New Yorker and AP for TV scripts

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Our Bad Media Fareed Zakaria ripped material from The New Yorker, The Economist, the Associated Press and other outlets for his CNN show “GPS,” the sphynxlike media critics @blippoblappo and @crushingbort write in their latest set of...Show More Summary

Tallahassee Democrat will retool newsroom, following other Gannett papers

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Tallahassee Democrat The Tallahassee Democrat “could not get where we needed to go by simply tweaking an outdated operation,” Executive Editor Bob Gabordi writes. “So, we called a timeout and a reset.” As at the Tennessean and otherShow More Summary

Advice for newspaper editors: Pay attention to BuzzFeed

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

A group of legacy media executives was told on Monday that it has a lot to learn from the likes of BuzzFeed. “You may not approve of their editorial content,” said Amy Webb, CEO of Webbmedia Group. “But you must learn from their digital...Show More Summary

‘I tweeted a funeral. (On assignment.) Creepy? Public service? You decide.’

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

This story originally ran on Saturday, Sept. 13, in the Miami Herald. It has been reposted with permission. Carol Rosenberg will be featured Tuesday night on @muckrack’s #MuckedUp chat. When I report from Guantánamo for the Miami Herald,...Show More Summary

Newspaper revenue will rise — just not in North America

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

PwC | The Guardian Newspaper revenue “will start to climb again in 2015,” a recent report from PwC says. Things look bright for newspapers in large markets like Brazil, Mexico and China, the report says, as well as smaller markets like Hong Kong, Turkey and Peru. Show More Summary

Zakaria plagiarized in TV show, critics say

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories. Zakaria plagiarized in TV show, critics say: Mysterious media critics @blippoblappo and @crushingbort tell Poynter they will have another post on Our Bad Media later this morning outlining what...Show More Summary

Today in media history: Steve Jobs leaves and returns to Apple

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Two of the biggest news stories about Apple’s Steve Jobs took place on September 16. Jobs resigned from Apple on September 16, 1985. Twelve years later, on September 16, 1997, he became interim CEO. Although the producers of this 1985...Show More Summary

NYT will call terror group ‘Islamic State’

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

The New York Times The New York Times will use the name Islamic State to refer to the terrorist group also known as ISIS and ISIL, Times standards editor Philip Corbett writes. It had previously taken a “wait and see” approach to the name, Corbett writes. But with the group more prominent in the news than ever, we reopened that discussion last week. Show More Summary

People surveyed about Ferguson don’t agree about much, except that the media made things worse

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

St. Louis Post-Dispatch | KMOX On Monday, Steve Giegerich with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote about a survey of St. Louis County residents about events in Ferguson. KMOX also published a story about the survey. KMOX posted the survey results, which report it was conducted “September 13th through September 14th, 2014. Show More Summary

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