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Florida newspaper runs photo of ‘two-headed alligator’

TBT, the tabloid publication of the Poynter-owned Tampa Bay Times, may have been duped by a prankster. It ran a photo of a two-headed alligator on its front page Monday. The image comes from Justin Arnold, who wrote on his … Read mo...

Print magazine doubles its fundraising goal

All Digitocracy Last week, HRDCVR, a project to create “a book-shaped magazine by and for the new everyone” more than doubled funding goals on Kickstarter, raising $67,230 from 516 backers. On Monday, Emiley Mallory wrote about the magazine and … Read more

NYT tweeted Hobby Lobby ruling 41 minutes after SCOTUSblog

In a remarkable display of caution lasting eons in Twitter time, The New York Times waited about 40 minutes after the news broke to post the Supreme Court’s ruling [PDF] on whether some companies can be required to … Read more

Iowa’s oldest newspaper carrier dies

The Des Moines Register | The Daily Journal Des Moines Register carrier Frank Wheeler died Thursday in Montezuma, Iowa. He was 95, the Register reports. Wheeler wasn’t the paper’s longest-serving carrier, Kyle Munson wrote last year: “My colleagues in … Read more

Truth Goggles launches as an annotation tool for journalists

// When Dan Schultz first described Truth Goggles close to three years go, he deemed it a “magic button” that could tell you “what is true and what is false on the web site you are viewing.” That concept – … Read more

Time Inc. digital boss: We want to create the next Facebook

Less than a month after its spinoff from Time Warner, Time Inc. has ambitious goals — it wants to build “the next LinkedIn, the next Gilt, the next Facebook,” the company’s new digital vice president M. Scott Havens said in … Read m...

How WTOP landed a Matt Drudge interview

Matt Drudge doesn’t give many interviews, but he spoke with Washington, D.C., radio station WTOP Friday. How did that happen? “It was a bit of good timing and good fortune,” WTOP Program Director Laurie Cantillo tells Poynter in an … Read more

Poynter’s morning roundups

Here’s a quick look at the media news of the day so far. What are we missing? Let us know. – MediaWire Morning: Glen Taylor’s plans for Star Tribune | NPR’s new approach to diversity | NY1 stops using … Read more

Australian journalists meet with Egyptian diplomat, government obstructing media in Honduras

Here’s today’s MediaWireWorld roundup of journalism news from outside the U.S. Send tips to Kristen Hare: 1. Australian journalists meet with Egyptian diplomat: 10 Australian journalists met with an Egyptian diplomat and delivered a statement calling for the release … Read more

‘Retro’ email newsletters are ‘taking off’; Facebook blasted for News Feed study

Here’s our roundup of the top digital and social media stories you should know about (and from Andrew Beaujon, 10 media stories to start your day): — “Newsletters are clicking because readers have grown tired of the endless stream of … Read more

Glen Taylor’s plans for Star Tribune, NPR’s new approach to diversity

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories. AP hires robots: The news co-op will use automation technology from Automated Insights to produce more than 4,000 earnings-reports stories (it now produces about 300). No job cuts: “If anything, we are … Read more

AP will use robots to write some business stories

AP will announce Monday that it plans to use automation technology from a company called Automated Insights to produce stories about earnings reports. The software means that “instead of providing 300 stories manually, we can provide up to 4,400 automatically … Read more

Jose Antonio Vargas: ‘The hardest stories we tell are always about ourselves’

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Early in his career, Jose Antonio Vargas wrote two stories on immigration, including one on undocumented immigrants and driver’s licenses while he was also trying to get one. “And that’s when it got really surreal,” he told Poynter in a … Read more

Washington Post corrects headline about Irish mass grave

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

A June 4 Washington Post story about a former home for unwed mothers in Tuam, Ireland, got a new headline on June 24: “Historian believes bodies of 800 babies, long-dead, are in a tank at Irish home for unwed … Read more

Journalists prank and tell

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

On his last day before retiring in 1989, Detroit Free Press managing editor Neal Shine found his desk on the sidewalk, Poynter Affiliate Faculty Bill Mitchell told me in an email. “We arranged with Free Press electricians and other … Read more

Guardian clarifies: Assassination of Franz Ferdinand was in fact a big deal

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

The Guardian A century later, The Guardian has published a look back at how the newspaper’s coverage downplayed the June 28, 1914, assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria: “It is not to be supposed,” wrote a correspondent for the … Read more

Detroit newspapers’ building sold

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Detroit Free Press A real estate services company has bought the building that houses the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News, John Gallagher reports in the Free Press. Bedrock Real Estate Services “is the real estate arm of … Read more

Knight Foundation commits $1.4 million to improving DocumentCloud

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Investigative Reporters and Editors announced today that the Knight Foundation has pledged $1.4 million to developing the document-hosting service DocumentCloud in order to make the platform “faster, easier to use and more robust.” The two-year grant will allow the DocumentCloud … Read more

Chick-fil-A has a ‘folksy new food journalism site ‘

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Mother Jones Chick-fil-A has a new food journalism site, Kiera Butler reported Thursday for Mother Jones. It’s called “Let’s Gather.” Some articles featured on the site currently include “Supernatural Superfoods,” “Our Year Without Groceries” and a lot of buzzing … Read more

Friday roundup roundup

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Here’s a quick look at the media news of the day so far. What are we missing? Let us know. – MediaWire Morning: Public TV wants the ban on ads reviewed | The New York Times “never had blogs” … Read more

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