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Bad forecast for weather clickbait: Weather Channel up for sale

Good morning. And what does Mars smell like? Weather is a news and journalism mainstay. But the cable channel is for sale. (Bloomberg). It was bought by Blackstone Group, Bain Capital and Comcast Corp.'s NBCUniversal for $3.5 billion...Show More Summary

Front page of the day: The other side of school choice

Wednesday’s front page of the day comes from The (Charleston, South Carolina) Post and Courier. Today was the first day in The Post and Courier’s series on “the unintended consequences of school choice.” As part of the series online,...Show More Summary

12 basics of interviewing, listening and note-taking

As a writer I would NOT give myself high marks for the crafts of interviewing, listening, and note-taking. But I have sat at the knees of journalists who are experts at these elements of craft: John Sawatsky of ESPN, Jacqui Banaszynski...Show More Summary

A prime Amazon clash at The New York Times

Good morning. Executive, public editors spar over expose Margaret Sullivan has a largely thankless task of assessing her paper's performance as public editor. It's likely that many around her have thinner skins than they'd concede. She's both their institutional badge of honor and analytical scarlet letter, branding them as occasionally deficient. Show More Summary

Career Beat: Madeline Boardman named digital features editor for Entertainment Weekly

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Madeline Boardman is now digital features editor for Entertainment Weekly. Previously, she was an online staff editor for Us Weekly. (Email) Erin McPike will be a political reporter at Reuters. Show More Summary

Company-wide job cuts hit Alabama Media Group for the second time this year

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Several employees at Alabama Media Group have been laid off, the Advance-owned regional media company announced Tuesday. In a memo to staffers announcing the cuts, Alabama Media Group executive Michelle Holmes said between five and nine...Show More Summary

The Journalist and the Activist: the legacies of Julian Bond and Gene Patterson

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Julian Bond of the Georgia state legislature and civil rights leader is seen in 1968. (AP Photo) A half century ago, Julian Bond fought for civil rights and against the Vietnam War. Bond is now dead, but his legacy lives on. So doesShow More Summary

NYT public editor: More hard evidence needed in Amazon exposé

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

The New York Times Since The New York Times published its searing indictment of Amazon’s workplace culture over the weekend, multiple publications have dissected the 5,000-word in-depth and offered critiques. And no wonder: In interviews...Show More Summary

Major news outlets condemn charges against reporters in Ferguson arrests

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Nearly 40 news organizations have signed onto a letter condemning recent charges against two reporters who were arrested at a Ferguson, Missouri McDonalds a year ago while covering the protests that followed the police killing of Michael...Show More Summary

Fishing columnist’s big shark catch ‘made us think seriously about never swimming again in saltwater’

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Larry Winston writes the weekly fishing column for the Shelter Island (New York) Reporter. So yes, he catches a lot of fish. Winston, who is retired and has written the column for the Reporter for about two years, has also caught a lot of sharks over the years. Show More Summary

Career Beat: Jonathan Swan joins The Hill’s campaign team

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Dana Bash is now chief political correspondent at CNN. Previously, she was chief congressional correspondent there. (Poynter) Jonathan Swan has joined The Hill’s campaign team. Show More Summary

Front page of the day: ‘Katrina @ 10?

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Today’s front page of the day comes from Gambit in New Orleans, Louisiana. Gambit led with a look into what’s changed in the city since Hurricane Katrina hit on Aug. 23, 2005. Via Newseum: The image under the curled back white paper is from Gambit’s first cover after the hurricane. Show More Summary

BuzzFeed announces $200 million investment from NBCUniversal

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

BuzzFeed | Re/code BuzzFeed on Tuesday announced that NBCUniversal has invested $200 million in the social news outlet, confirming earlier reports that a major equity deal was in the works for the two media companies. In a statementShow More Summary

Heavyweight clash over featherweight clickbait

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Good morning. Times versus Post on clickbait It falls short of Ali-Frazier, but here's a New York Times thesis: "Since the days when most major cities supported multiple newspapers, the news media has long been subject to groupthink, and prone to search for sensation. Show More Summary

Fusion to create new virtual reality unit

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Credit: Fusion Fusion, the digital news outlet funded by Univision and Disney, is creating a virtual reality unit tasked with bringing the burgeoning reporting tool into its newsroom, according to a memo from Editor-in-Chief Alexis Madrigal. Citing...Show More Summary

Poynter will host a Mobile News Summit at Columbia Journalism School

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

On Monday, the Poynter Institute for Media Studies announced a Mobile News Summit on September 13 and 14 at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. The event features 100 journalists and leaders from several organizations. Show More Summary

Front page of the day: Protests in Brazil

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Today’s front page of the day comes from Jornal Do Commercio in Recife, Brazil. Like many newspapers in Brazil, it led with news and images of Sunday’s anti-government protests: The BBC reports about 350,000 people took part in protests...Show More Summary

Dana Bash named chief political correspondent at CNN

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Dana Bash, CNN’s chief congressional correspondent, has been promoted to chief political correspondent at the network, filling a void left by Candy Crowley departure late last year. According to a staff memo from CNN Washington Bureau...Show More Summary

Managers, use that ‘You’re a Fraud’ voice in your head to become a better leader

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Did anyone out there wake up this morning convinced that today was “The Day?” The day they discovered you don’t know what you’re talking about? I did. Fact is, I wake up on many mornings feeling that way. And I’m not alone. WheneverShow More Summary

Commentary: Amazon whiffs in response to New York Times report

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Amazon was not at its prime this weekend when it rush-delivered an object lesson in the wrong way to handle negative publicity — especially when the CEO of the company owns one of America’s most prominent newspapers. Over the weekend,...Show More Summary

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