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NOLA Media Group names James O’Byrne vice president of innovation

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Alan English is now publisher of The (Shreveport, Louisiana) Times. Previously, he was general manager there. (Gannett) James O’Byrne is now vice president of innovation for NOLA Media Group. Show More Summary

Why NYT journalists are essentially stuck in China

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories. Why New York Times journalists can’t leave China The country's visa backlog puts people currently stationed there "in an unenviable professional position: Should they leave their posts, they can...Show More Summary

Ben Smith, @crushingbort and @blippoblappo talk about plagiarism

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

I teach a journalism ethics class at Duke University that focuses on issues of trust. I spend about half the semester exploring the pros and cons of anonymous sourcing, the other half on plagiarism and fabrication. The plagiarism byShow More Summary

What does your newsroom look like?

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Our adjunct faculty member Craig Silverman is in Lima, Peru, and he has tweeted some images from El Comercial. They’re pretty stunning. A ceiling inside the offices of El Comercial in Lima. I'm in a tour so expect more. —...Show More Summary

Jane Hirt steps down as Chicago Tribune managing editor

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Chicago Tribune Chicago Tribune Managing Editor Jane Hirt will leave “to pursue personal interests,” Robert Channick reports in the Tribune. “I’m grateful to the Chicago Tribune for so many years of opportunities. Never a dull moment,” Hirt tweeted Wednesday. Hirt began her career at the Tribune as an intern. Show More Summary

Students plan #pointergate protest

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

MPRNews Students at Augsburg College in Minneapolis plan to protest an appearance by Stanley Hubbard. Hubbard is the chairman of Hubbard Broadcasting, whose KSTP accused Minneapolis’ mayor of “flashing a known gang sign.” The reaction...Show More Summary

21 journalism contests for awards season

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Journalists who aren’t forced to work on Christmas and Thanksgiving are doubly blessed. In addition to a rare day off and a meal that’s not eaten in front of a keyboard, they have journalism awards season to look forward to. From now until April, applications for some of America’s most prestigious journalism contests will remain open. Show More Summary

Time wants to know which word to ban in 2015: Bae? Disrupt? Feminist?

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Time For the fourth year in a row, Time wants to know what word should be banned in the coming year, and they’ve narrowed it down to a list of 15, including bossy and feminist. Katy Steinmetz offers short blurbs after the poll “in which...Show More Summary

Other privacy concerns overshadow worries about media choices

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

A new Pew Research Center survey on Internet privacy concerns, released today, has a nugget of good news for organizations producing targeted website content and advertising. It would overstate the finding to say Americans don’t care whether information is collected about the media they like and their purchasing habits. Show More Summary

The Internet is totally cool with Jonah Lehrer’s book deal

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories. Jonah Lehrer gets a new book deal Penguin Random House will publish the disgraced writer's new book with Shlomo Benartzi, "The Digital Mind: How We Think and Behave Differently on Screens," in May. Show More Summary

Today in Media History: How did TV introduce us to the Internet and the Web in the ’90s?

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

There were many steps that lead to the creation of the Internet and the Web. Here are four: – ARPANET computers were first connected in 1969. – On January 1, 1983, Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and Internet Protocol (IP) were accepted...Show More Summary

‘Traffic is great today’ at The New Yorker

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

How did The New Yorker arrive at the number of articles that will trigger its new metered paywall, which debuted today? It observed you cheapskates who gorged on its content for free all summer. “We studied reader patterns,” Editor Nicholas Thompson said in a phone call. Show More Summary

How newsletters became one of BuzzFeed’s top sources of traffic

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Last summer, Dan Oshinsky put a two-word subject line on a BuzzFeed newsletter about people who failed spectacularly at work: “You’re Fired.” Lots of people opened that email. It also upset many of them. Readers — including Oshinsky’s colleagues — replied, saying the newsletter made them think they’d been fired. Show More Summary

Veterans Day front pages show the many faces of our military

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Newspapers across the country led with Veterans Day on their front pages on Tuesday. Two things stood out about them as a collection to me this morning. The first is the diversity of stories. They’re not just about veterans my grandparents’ or parents’ ages, but also about vets my age and younger. Show More Summary

Matter announces finalists for international reporting fellowship

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Matter announced an international reporting fellowship in September. It pays pretty well: $10,000 plus another $5,000 for travel expenses. On Tuesday morning the publication, which is owned by Medium, named six finalists, whose proposals...Show More Summary

NYT corrected Gary Hart story after source’s recollection changed

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Good morning. Thanks, veterans. Here are 10 media stories. NYT corrects Gary Hart story Former Miami Herald reporter Tom Fiedler disputes the chronology he gave Matt Bai about when he saw Gary Hart's challenge to prove his infidelity. Show More Summary

Today in Media History: World War 1 comes to an end on Armistice Day

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

On November 11, 1918, on what would become known as Armistice Day, journalists around the globe reported that World War One had come to an end. The following Daily Telegraph video notes: “With the signing of the Armistice Treaty in Compiegne,...Show More Summary

Nigerian health reporter receives Knight International Journalism Award

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Stories by Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye, the first female top editor in the 40-year history of a prominent Nigerian paper, have sparked important changes in her community. On Monday, they earned her a Knight International Journalism Award from the International Center for Journalists. Show More Summary

14 media newsletters you should be reading

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

In the last few months, many media reporters have spilled ink over the revival of the email newsletter. David Carr gave newsletters the nod in June. Digiday recently devoted an article to unpacking four approaches to the medium. AndShow More Summary

Joyce MacDonald leaves National Public Media

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Joyce MacDonald, National Public Media’s interim president and CEO, has left to become vice president of journalism at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, according to a memo from NPR CEO Jarl Mohn. In July, MacDonald moved from NPR to become CEO of National Public Media, which sells corporate sponsorships for NPR, PBS and WGBH. Show More Summary

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