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Writers of the world, unite! Ted Cruz makes New York Times best-seller list

Good morning. The right gets the literary approval it craves from the left Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) claimed he was shafted when his new campaign book didn’t make The New York Times best-seller list. He might as well have used the Karl Marx rallying cry ("Workers of the world, unite!"). Show More Summary

Career Beat: Alessandra Galloni named global news editor at Reuters

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Sasha Frere-Jones will launch an entertainment vertical at the Los Angeles Times. Previously, he was executive editor at Genius. (Poynter) Alessandra Galloni is now global news editor for Reuters. Show More Summary

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the life and work of Ida B. Wells

Screen shot, Google Thursday’s Google Doodle celebrates the 153rd birthday of journalist Ida B. Wells. Fearless and uncompromising, she was a fierce opponent of segregation and wrote prolifically on the civil injustices that beleaguered her world. Show More Summary

White House reporters now circulate pool reports among themselves

Thanks to a coordinated effort among Washington political reporters months in the making, White House officials no longer get the first read of daily bulletins that detail the comings-and-goings of the commander-in-chief. Pool reports,...Show More Summary

Jordan is using anti-terrorism laws to detain journalists

Jordan, which was ranked 143 out of 180 on the Reporters without Borders Press Freedom Index, has used a counter-terrorism law to detain at least five journalists this year. According to a report by Human Rights Watch, most of theseShow More Summary

New York City’s most famous voice works at Bloomberg News, but it’s not Mike Bloomberg

The New Yorker The most famous voice in New York City belongs to somebody at Bloomberg News. But it doesn’t belong to Michael Bloomberg, the former three-term mayor who is back atop the financial media goliath he founded. And it doesn’t...Show More Summary

President Obama to reporter: ‘That’s nonsense and you should know better’

President Obama exhibited his typical cool and analytical manner Wednesday in arguing for the new Iran nuclear deal and rebutting a variety of initial criticisms. Well, he did so with one notable exception during a long White House press conference in which he even asked himself questions that he proceeded to answer. Show More Summary

Michael Stoll persists in vision to create a public-radio-style newspaper despite lack of funds

This is the third of four profiles of journalists at nonprofit news startups. Michael Stoll Michael Stoll started his nonprofit, noncommercial investigative news venture from scratch in 2008. Stoll was an experienced reporter living in the Bay Area during the painful shrinking and transformations of the San Francisco Chronicle and the Examiner. Show More Summary

First Look Media and Glenn Greenwald contribute to Chelsea Manning’s legal fund

First Look Media | The Intercept | Politico First Look Media, the news organization established by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, announced Wednesday a matching fund campaign dedicated to the legal defense of Chelsea Manning, who was convicted after leaking U.S. Show More Summary

How 5 newspapers ran news of the Iran nuclear deal

On Wednesday, many newspaper front pages from around the world led with Tuesday’s news of a deal limiting Iran’s nuclear capabilities. Here’s a quick collection of five of them, from Newseum and Kiosko.   Neue Vorarlberger Tageszeitung...Show More Summary

With a new multimedia project, CNN Digital is finding odd, small stories from around the country

CNN Digital launched “Great American Stories” on Wednesday with five stories from around the country. The multimedia, cross-platform project tells the stories of “the unexpected places and unforgettable characters who’ve helped define...Show More Summary

Sasha Frere-Jones to launch entertainment vertical at LA Times

Sasha Frere-Jones, the former New Yorker music writer who left that magazine for the annotation startup Genius, will be a cultural critic at large for the Los Angeles Times, the newspaper announced Wednesday morning. At the Los Angeles...Show More Summary

Tom Friedman’s big exclusive: Unapologetic Obama makes his Iran nuke case

Good morning. Op-ed columnist again scores a White House win The White House is wary of “old” mainstream media and so proud of itself for tapping new outlets, even granting Obama interviews to the likes of YouTube “creators” who probably couldn’t even place Europe on a map. Show More Summary

Career Beat: Tal Kopan named digital politics reporter at CNN Politics

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Tal Kopan is now a digital politics reporter at CNN Politics. Previously, she was a cybersecurity reporter at POLITICO. (Email) Mark Hanner is now assistant news director at WDJT. Show More Summary

The rise of the mobile editor

The mobile editor is becoming an essential position in a 21st century newsroom. (Flickr Photo by Michael Coghlan) As the number of mobile readers climbs over 50 percent for many newspapers, it is logical that we would infuse mobile thinking throughout the newsroom. Show More Summary

One journalist didn’t see any news humor shows for women. So she made one.

Last summer, Keli Dailey read a lot about comedy news. As she prepared a pitch to launch her own news humor Web show, Dailey read about the impact shows such as “The Colbert Report” and “The Daily Show” had on people’s awareness of the news. Show More Summary

The goal of BuzzFeed’s Cocoa Butter ‘is to inform and delight an underrepresented audience through social channels’

On Tuesday, BuzzFeed launched new Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts called Cocoa Butter. In a staff memo, BuzzFeed’s Heben Nigatu, co-host of the podcast “Another Round,” wrote about Cocoa Butter’s start and focus: Hey y’all! I wanted to let you know about a new distributed project called Cocoa Butter. Show More Summary

The Post and Courier, AP and others challenge South Carolina gag order

The Post and Courier Cleve O’Quinn reported Monday that The Post and Courier’s parent company, The Associated Press, the South Carolina Press Association and the parent company of WCIV-TV jointly filed a motion challenging a gag order and the sealing of documents about the Emanuel AME shooting. Ninth Circuit Judge J.C. Show More Summary

Billy Penn has doubled its traffic since May

Medium After local news startup Billy Penn launched in October, its founder articulated a principle that described the kind of readers he wanted to draw. Central to his philosophy: The concept of good traffic and bad traffic, and the...Show More Summary

Fake Bloomberg story has Twitter mulling $31 billion takeover offer, hikes share price

It was total baloney, even if somebody probably made money off the baloney. There was an Internet kerfuffle Tuesday with what purported to be a Bloomberg News story about Twitter mulling a big purchase offer. It looked like a Bloomberg...Show More Summary

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