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David Carr, 1956-2015

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

I’m devoting today’s newsletter to David Carr, The New York Times media critic who died on Thursday night. Unlike a lot of people writing about Carr today, I didn’t know him. But like a lot of people reading about Carr today, I was profoundly...Show More Summary

Today in Media History: In 1946 the press introduced the 30-ton ENIAC computer

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

30 years before Steve Jobs introduced his first computer, there was a 30-ton computer named ENIAC. In many ways ENIAC was one of the biggest computer stories of the 20th century. According to the Computer Museum, “Late at night on February...Show More Summary

David Carr remembered on the night of his death

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

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New York Times media critic David Carr has died

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

The New York Times Media critic David Carr died Thursday at the offices of The New York Times at age 58, according to a report in The New York Times. The cause of death was not immediately apparent. In a statement to the newsroom tweeted...Show More Summary

Mic news director fired for plagiarism

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Gawker | Politico Jared Keller, news director at Mic, has been fired from his position at the startup after a Gawker investigation unearthed “at least 20? plagiarized passages from a variety of news organizations including The Associated...Show More Summary

Report: Press freedoms are declining around the world

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Reporters Without Borders Reporters Without Borders published its annual index on press freedoms around the world on Thursday, ranking press freedoms in 180 countries. 2014, RWB reported, saw “worldwide deterioration in freedom of information.” From...Show More Summary

Move quickly, keep it simple and other tips for debunking

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

I recently completed a research project that saw me spend several months studying how news organizations handle online rumors and unverified claims. I also examined best practices for debunking online misinformation. This work, which...Show More Summary

One of the Chapel Hill victims previously recorded a conversation for StoryCorps

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

WUNC Last summer, when the StoryCorps Mobile booth visited Durham, North Carolina, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha took a former teacher along for a visit. On Thursday morning, WUNC published part of the conversation between Abu-Salha, whoShow More Summary

The company automating stories for the AP has been purchased, will turn to sports

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Automated Insights, the company that has enabled the Associated Press and others to automatically write earnings reports stories, announced Thursday it was acquired for an undisclosed sum. The buyer is Vista Equity Partners, which in May purchased sports data company STATS LLC. Show More Summary

Big time sports writer finds fulfillment covering small town team

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Dave Kindred In another life, Dave Kindred would have been winding down after covering the NFL playoffs and Super Bowl. February for Mr. Big-Time sports columnist usually meant getting prepped for the NCAA tournament with a column on the Duke-North Carolina game. Show More Summary

2 Al Jazeera journalists are out of prison in Egypt, but they’re not free yet

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Good morning. Here are nine media stories. It has been 411 days Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy are out of Egyptian jail on bail. The two Al Jazeera journalists were arrested along with Peter Greste, who has already been deported. Bail is a good first step, an Al Jazeera spokesperson said. Show More Summary

Career beat: Ellis Jones named editor-in-chief at Vice Magazine

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Ellis Jones is now editor-in-chief of Vice Magazine. Previously, she was executive editor there. (Politico) Jim Murphy is now vice president of morning programming at CNN. Show More Summary

Today in Media History: In 1877 Alexander Graham Bell made the first long-distance phone call to The Boston Globe

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

On February 12, 1877, Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated how to call long-distance by calling The Boston Globe. Later that evening, after Bell’s demonstration in Salem, a Boston Globe reporter sent the first news report by phone back to the paper in Boston. The Rutland Daily Globe reprinted The Boston Globe’s story. Show More Summary

Major news organizations to reveal new freelancer safety guidelines

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Freelance journalist James Foley in 2011. Photograph by Jonathan Pedneault A coalition of prominent news outlets and journalism advocacy groups Thursday will release a set of guidelines at Columbia Journalism School for the protection...Show More Summary

CBS’s Bob Simon Killed in Car Crash

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

One of CBS News’ most honored journalists, Bob Simon, died in a car accident in New York City Wednesday night. Simon was 73. Simon’s career spanned five decades from covering the Vietnam War to filing a story last Sunday for 60 Minutes...Show More Summary

4 questions (and answers) about coverage of the shootings in Chapel Hill

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Flowers sit outside the apartment building where three people were killed yesterday afternoon, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in Chapel Hill N.C. A long-running parking dispute between neighbors motivated a man to kill a woman, her newlywed husband and her sister at a quiet condominium complex near the University of North Carolina, police said Wednesday. Show More Summary

David Gura from ‘Marketplace’ joins Bloomberg TV

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

David Gura, senior reporter and substitute host for American Public Media’s “Marketplace,” will be a reporter at Bloomberg TV, according to a staff memo from Claudia Milne, head of U.S. television for Bloomberg. Gura will report from New York. Bloomberg has made a series of hires in recent months in a bid to build its video presence. Show More Summary

Here’s a list of local journalists and news orgs covering the shooting at Chapel Hill

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Here’s a quick look at local and area news outlets covering the shooting deaths of three Muslim college students, Deah Barakat, Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. I’ve also made a Twitter list with news organizations and journalists. Show More Summary

NPR standards editor: Stop using ‘countless’

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

NPR NPR standards editor Mark Memmott has counted up instances of the word “countless” in NPR’s copy. They’re not countless, he writes, but the word has turned up hundreds of times: It’s tempting to say that we’ve used one word a countless...Show More Summary

Digital video arms race continues — and little guys can play too

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

I wasn’t sticking my neck out far in a late December post predicting a boom year for non-broadcast video. Six weeks into 2015 plenty is happening: Publications of all kinds (Fortune for instance) are announcing new services and upgrades. Reuters,...Show More Summary

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