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Career Beat: Molly Wood will be a host and reporter at Marketplace

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Molly Wood will be a host and reporter at Marketplace. Previously, she was deputy technology editor at The New York Times. (Email) Felicia Sonmez will edit the China Real Time blog for The Wall Street Journal. Show More Summary

Today in Media History: News coverage of the 1944 eruption of Italy’s Mount Vesuvius

Although it had to share the front page with news about World War II, the March 18, 1944 eruption of Italy’s Mount Vesuvius was one of the biggest stories of the year. An article excerpt from the Abilene (Texas) Reporter-News: “The volcanic crater of Mt. Show More Summary

New NYT styleguide reflects an evolving paper

Three Rivers Press is now selling an updated version of The New York Times stylebook, which contains every update that’s been added to Times style since the last edition was published in 1999, New York Times standards editor Philip Corbett...Show More Summary

Jay Yarow named executive editor at Business Insider

Jay Yarow, formerly the deputy editor at Business Insider, has been named executive editor there, according to an announcement from Business Insider CEO and Editor-in-Chief Henry Blodget. Yarow replaces former Executive Editor Gus Lubin,...Show More Summary

Sunshine Week in 5 cartoons

Sunshine Week kicked off Monday, and so far we’ve seen a lot of resources for reporters, some horror stories and pieces about why it matters. Editorial cartoonists are also showing what’s at stake. Via email and phone, I asked four of...Show More Summary

Reuters: Digital First Media has a lead buyer

Reuters Apollo Global Management LLC is “in advanced talks” to purchase most of Digital First Media’s assets for $400 million, Greg Roumeliotis and Liana Baker report for Reuters: The potential deal illustrates private equity’s interest in the newspaper industry. Show More Summary

Bloomberg News’ Matthew Winkler on hearing women’s voices in the newsroom

Matthew Winkler, who resigned his position as editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News in December, recently spoke at a United Nations panel on media and gender about how to include the perspective of women both within the newsroom and as part...Show More Summary

Career Beat: Ryan Heath is senior EU correspondent at Politico

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Ryan Heath has been named senior EU correspondent at Politico. Previously, he worked at the European Commission. Pierre Briançon will lead coverage of France at Politico. Show More Summary

White House scraps transparency rule during Sunshine Week

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories. ‘It’s a little tone deaf’ The White House is doing away with a regulation that "subjects its Office of Administration to the Freedom of Information Act," Gregory Korte reports for USA Today. The office, which maintains White House records, has been legally exempt from the FOIA since 2009. Show More Summary

Today in Media History: Vietnam War era photo of returning prisoner of war and his family

On March 17, 1973, near the end of the Vietnam War, Associated Press photojournalist Slava Veder photographed the reunion of a released prisoner of war with his family. The “Burst of Joy” image, which was taken at California’s Travis...Show More Summary

Techmeme is probably rewriting your clickbait headlines

So far this month, editors at Techmeme and its sister site Mediagazer have rewritten more than half of the headlines that appear on the influential news aggregators, Techmeme CEO Gabe Rivera tells Poynter. In the month of March, Techmeme’s...Show More Summary

5 journalism lessons from Nightline’s Byron Pitts

Byron Pitts, photo by Tom Cawthon If you had asked a young Byron Pitts what he wanted to be when he grew up, he wouldn’t have answered with “astronaut” or “firefighter.” His reply, even then, was “’60 Minutes’ reporter.” Now the chief...Show More Summary

SXSW report: Washington Post’s digital numbers even better than officials claimed

According to Capital New York, Washington Post Executive Editor Martin Baron and Chief Information Officer Shailesh Prakash gave a presentation at the South by Southwest Interactive festival on how the technological innovations introduced by Jeff Bezos have changed the newspaper’s fortunes. Show More Summary

5 open records horror stories from The Associated Press

The Associated Press In advance of Sunshine Week, The Associated Press compiled a state-by-state open-records update that includes several transparency nightmares, including a Florida sheriff’s office that wanted $399,000 to search for...Show More Summary

Survey: Young people are reading the news (after weather and traffic, before playing games)

Good morning and hello again. Here are nine media stories. #Millennials Good news: A study released Monday reports that young people are reading the news, but they're not getting it the same way as previous generations. "News is their third top digital activity after e-mail and check of weather and traffic. Show More Summary

Career Beat: Cameron Joseph will be a campaign reporter at The Hill

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Cameron Joseph will be a reporter in the Washington bureau of the New York Daily News. He is a campaign reporter for The Hill. (Email) Ernesto Sánchez is now editor-in-chief of Variety Latino. Show More Summary

New study finds millennials are strong news consumers, but take an indirect path

Millennials are getting a bad rap as a newsless and disengaged generation, according to a new study of their news habits. But print newspapers and digital home pages are not their main way of finding what they are looking for. Rather...Show More Summary

Today in Media History: The first African-American newspaper, Freedom’s Journal, was founded in 1827

Freedom’s Journal, the first African-American newspaper, was founded on March 16, 1827. “‘We wish to plead our own cause. Too long have others spoken for us.’ Thus declare Samuel Cornish and John B. Russwurm on the front page of Freedom’s...Show More Summary

As Sunshine Week dawns, journalists, advocates, call for transparency

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Sunshine Week, an annual initiative promoting government transparency, starts Sunday. To mark the occasion, several journalists and media organizations have taken public stands in favor of better open records laws and more transparent...Show More Summary

Here’s what Facebook knows about ethnic minorities on social media

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

There were a few relevant insights for journalists in a SXSW session Friday that was primarily designed to motivate advertisers and marketers to target Hispanics, African-Americans and Asians on Facebook. If you want to get relevantShow More Summary

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