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Archived Since:January 30, 2012

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Journalists wounded and detained in Iraq

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Committee to Protect Journalists Committee to Protect Journalists reports that two journalists were injured while covering clashes in Iraq on Sunday, the director of a local TV station was arrested, and a newspaper office was raidedShow More Summary

Rupert Murdoch is not giving up, the BBC cuts hundreds of jobs

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Good morning. Let’s do this. Rupert’s not leaving: Rupert Murdoch “is determined and unlikely to walk away anytime” from his bid for Time Warner. (NYT) | “Are people losing interest in the machinations of media giants, and the consolidation...Show More Summary

Gawker hires NYT’s Leah Finnegan, who ‘hates the right people’

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Leah Finnegan, a staff editor at the New York Times, has joined Gawker as senior editor. Finnegan “has a good Instagram account and hates the right people,” Gawker Editor-in-Chief Max Read says in a memo to staffers, assuring them she’ll...Show More Summary

Busted for having weed? Washington City Paper will pay your fine

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Washington City Paper Washington City Paper is offering to pay the fines of anyone who gets a citation for possessing marijuana in Washington, D.C. after midnight Thursday. That’s when the city’s new law that decriminalizes holding small...Show More Summary

5 tips for journalists who cover trauma

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

On Wednesday, journalists witnessed and tried to help after an Israeli strike in Gaza killed four Palestinian boys, Jack Mirkinson reported for Huffington Post. Peter Beaumont wrote about what he witnessed for The Guardian. William Booth...Show More Summary

Brady: Local coverage should involve communities – and help them improve

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

In the weeks after Jim Brady announced plans to launch brother.ly, a local news web site in Philadelphia, he and Poynter’s Butch Ward had an email conversation about Brady’s previous experiences with guiding digital newsrooms. Ward:Show More Summary

Brady takes another shot at local journalism with new venture

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Sometimes people console Jim Brady about his bad fortune. After all, they lament, he left his job as executive editor at washingtonpost.com to go run TBD.com, an ambitious local news site that folded about two years after it started....Show More Summary

The real problem with clickbait

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

The Daily Beast | Vox And so friends, it is time once again for our civilization to push up its sleeves like improvisational comics in the ’90s and ask: “What’s the deal with all this clickbait?” Pierce Brosnan. RT @washingtonpost: Son of _____________ is interning on Capitol Hill. Show More Summary

Firm seeks ‘Content Shepherd’

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Here’s a bit of a job ad found today in the jobs section of The Washington Post from Callahan & Associates. It may be the best job title ever. Content Shepherd. · If our writer’s room was a NASCAR team, then this position would be the...Show More Summary

Publishers resurface evergreen content; Thailand’s the place to be for drone journalism

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

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): — New York magazine is posting old content to its Facebook page, and Business Insider is doing so on its homepage, according to Digiday’s Ricardo Bilton. Show More Summary

Rupert Murdoch bids on Time Warner

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories. Rupert Murdoch bid on Time Warner: 21st Century Fox made an $80 billion offer, Andrew Ross Sorkin and Michael J. de la Merced report. Time Warner passed, but Murdoch is “unlikely to walk away.” Fox would sell CNN if it bought the company. Show More Summary

Pam Oliver got an ‘expanded role,’ not a demotion, Fox says

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

The Washington Post | Sports Illustrated Erin Andrews will replace Pam Oliver as Fox Sports’ lead sideline reporter, a move that represents “clearly an expanded role” for Oliver, Fox Sports spokesperson Dan Bell tells Poynter in a statement. Sports...Show More Summary

Vargas released by Border Patrol

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

The U.S. Border Patrol has released the journalist and activist Jose Antonio Vargas, his group Define American says in a statement. He was detained while leaving McAllen, Texas. In the statement says he came to Texas “to shed a light on children who parts of America and many in the news media are actively turning their backs on. Show More Summary

Margaret Low Smith: ‘It will ache to walk out the door’

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

After The Atlantic announced today it was hiring Margaret Low Smith, the senior vice president for news at NPR, her email inbox was inundated with messages. It was a “slight out-of-body experience,” said Low, who will head up The Atlantic’s...Show More Summary

Copy editors will love Weird Al’s new song

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

OK, copy editors. Put down the red pencils. Loosen the top buttons of your cardigans. Give “Weird Al” Yankovic three minutes and 46 seconds of your day, and in his new song “Word Crimes,” he will discuss: The difference between “less”...Show More Summary

Why we love stories about ‘coming home’

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

In this April 10, 1996 file photo, the ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in the 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz” are shown on display during a media tour of the “America’s Smithsonian” exhibition in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga) Journalists...Show More Summary

Margaret Low Smith leaves NPR for The Atlantic

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

NPR senior vice president for news Margaret Low Smith will join the Atlantic as a vice president and the president of the Atlantic’s events division, according to a press release Tuesday. Smith joined NPR in 1982. She’s been in charge of news since 2011. Show More Summary

Reports: Jose Antonio Vargas detained in Texas

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Journalist and immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas has been detained in McAllen, Texas, Lara Drasin with Define American told Poynter in an email. Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, is an undocumented immigrant and the founder of Define American. “Mr. Show More Summary

World Cup was most talked-about sporting event in Facebook history

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

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): — At journalism.co.uk, Abigail Edge rounds up seven tips from Google’s Dan Russell on...Show More Summary

88-year-old man shoots at Detroit news crew

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

WXYZ WXYZ’s Jonathan Carlson and a photographer were shot at Monday in Detroit outside the home of an 88-year-old man. Carlson and the cameraman went to the man’s house because police said he’d been the victim of a home invasion. “As...Show More Summary

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