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5 quick thoughts on the sale of the Financial Times — a logical deal now that we see it

Most big-deal acquisitions, however unexpected, make sense once they are in place. And the sale of the Financial Times, though quickly consummated since first reports Sunday, was not all that surprising. Here are my quick thoughts on...Show More Summary

Peter Bhatia named editor at The Cincinnati Enquirer

The Cincinnati Enquirer Peter Bhatia, formerly editor of the Portland (Oregon) Oregonian and current director of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, will be editor and vice president of audience engagement...Show More Summary

NPR Visuals is trying to reduce the effects of privilege while hiring

Recently, NPR Visuals announced that they would allow applicants to resend cover letters for their fall internship positions. They felt that their hiring process had not been a level playing field for everyone. The issue of diversity has been a topic of constant discussion within the journalism community. Show More Summary

Japanese financial newspaper company Nikkei buys the Financial Times

Marketwatch | Fox Business Nikkei, the Japanese financial newspaper company that owns multiple dailies, announced Thursday morning it is buying the Financial Times from news and education company Pearson PLC for $1.29 billion. The deal,...Show More Summary

WNYC’s Data News Team wants to build things that are playful and useful (like an ice cream finder)

WNYC’s ice cream bot. (Photo by Jenny Ye/WNYC) At 3:15 each afternoon, WNYC’s Data News Team knows if it’s ice cream weather or not. They built a bot for that. On Tuesday, the team shared their love of ice cream with New Yorkers with the debut of an ice cream finder. Show More Summary

Report: Axel Springer is frontrunner in Financial Times sale

Reuters Less than a day after Bloomberg reported that the Financial Times was on the auction block, the newspaper appears to have found a buyer: Axel Springer, the Berlin-based media conglomerate that recently went into business with...Show More Summary

Pearson to sell Financial Times to a ‘global, digital news company’

Good morning. Bloomberg, Axel Springer, Thomson Reuters among suitors Rumors heated up Thursday as the company confirmed it was in very serious ("advanced") discussions to sell the financial bastion it's run for 60 years. It confirms...Show More Summary

Tom Gage inducted into the Hall of Fame in the same year he loses his job

Tom Gage, The Detroit News’ former traveling beat writer on the Detroit Tigers for 36 years, throws out a first pitch before the spring training. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) Tom Gage is struggling to describe the weirdest year of his life. Show More Summary

Leela de Kretser named managing editor of

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Leela de Kretser is now managing editor of Previously, she ran her own media consulting firm. (Email) John Temple is leaving First Look Media. Previously, he was president of audience and products there. Show More Summary

New York Times drastically underestimates Justin Bieber’s popularity

The New York Times An important note was appended to a New York Times story Wednesday that examines the celebrities of online video. An earlier version of this article misstated the number of times that Justin Bieber’s Vine videos have been watched. Show More Summary

John Temple leaves First Look Media

John Temple, president of audience and products at First Look Media, is leaving the company, he announced on First Look Media’s blog Wednesday. “The time has come for me to leave First Look,” Temple wrote. “The company has reached aShow More Summary

This newspaper is giving its front page to an artist for 26 days

The letter G in newstands on Monday. (Submitted photo) The moment Anna Schuleit Haber convinced a newspaper publisher to let her take over the front page for 26 days went like this: Schuleit Haber, an artist, sat in a meeting the editor...Show More Summary

Bill Simmons to host talk show on HBO

The New York Times When ESPN announced that Bill Simmons would be leaving the network, speculation on his future job prospects were rampant. Some speculated he would join Fox Sports. Some floated Turner Sports as a possible destination. Show More Summary

Sara Clemence named news director at Travel + Leisure

A few months after its rebranding, Travel + Leisure has hired a new overseer for much of its news report. Sara Clemence, previously the travel editor for The Wall Street Journal, will start at Travel + Leisure next week as news director. Show More Summary

Washington Post takes case of jailed correspondent to the U.N.

The saga of Jason Rezaian’s arrest, jailing and trial is now entering its second year. But if The Washington Post has its way, it won’t last much longer. On Wednesday, The Washington Post announced it has filed a petition with a UN working...Show More Summary

4 more journalists are missing in Syria

Committee to Protect Journalists In the last month, four journalists have gone missing in Syria, Committee to Protect Journalists reported on Tuesday. Those journalists are Ángel Sastre, Antonio Pampliega, and José Manuel López from Spain and Jumpei Yasuda from Japan. Show More Summary

Public editor: New York Times could do a better job of linking

The New York Times In a post that examined The New York Times’ decision not to link to a story that exposed an alleged attempted tryst between Condé Nast executive David Geithner and a male escort, New York Times Public Editor Margaret...Show More Summary

The AP uploaded a lot of history to YouTube

The Associated Press The Associated Press announced Tuesday that it’s “bringing more than 1 million minutes of digitized film footage to YouTube” in partnership with British Movietone. The videos, from AP Archive channel and BritishShow More Summary

9 ways to make your feedback more effective

It’s not just about giving feedback, it’s how you give the feedback. (Flickr photo by Greg Anderson Photography) Newsroom managers who come to Poynter often return home with a new determination: To give their staffs more feedback. That’s a good thing, because feedback happens to be what their staffs need most from them. Show More Summary

Media huffing, puffing not blowing down The Donald’s house (yet)

Good morning. Trump remains strong even after shot at McCain Huffington Post will only cover him as "entertainment," the Des Moines Register told him to quit the GOP race, Mother Jones labels a Tuesday speech "the most insane ever" and...Show More Summary

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