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NPR standards editor voices disapproval of Affleck episode on PBS

NPR An episode of PBS’ “Finding Your Roots” that glossed over the slave-owning heritage of movie star Ben Affleck is not in keeping with standards at NPR, Standards and Practices Editor Mark Memmott wrote Wednesday. Let’s keep this simple:...Show More Summary

NYT editors are now selecting stories specifically for mobile devices

The New York Times The New York Times Wednesday announced the rollout of a new version of its core iOS app, touting “a more urgent” news experience with stories chosen for mobile readers. The latest update is in line with a series of product announcements from The New York Times. Show More Summary

Cincinnati Reds manager swore a lot at the press in 5 minutes

Cincinnati.com On Tuesday, C. Trent Rosecrans reported for Cincinnati.com about a tirade aimed at the press from Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price. The television crews left and about 10 reporters remained in the room. That’s when Price took his turn doing the talking. What followed was a five-minute, 34-second expletive-filled tirade. Show More Summary

The winner for the best Pulitzer Prize lead is….

Let’s say you walk into a bookstore with about $25 dollars in your pocket on the prowl for a good read.  You pick up one volume, open to the beginning and read a short chapter called “Leaflets”: At dusk they pour from the sky.  TheyShow More Summary

White House Press Corps to members: ‘It’s time for us to band together…’

Amid a sense of increasing White House control over press coverage, the White House Correspondents’ Association has had enough. “It’s time for us to band together behind a comprehensive set of principles and practices we believe should...Show More Summary

Meredith cuts 100 jobs in reorganization

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories. Cuts felt throughout company Magazine publisher Meredith, which owns titles including Better Homes and Gardens and Shape, has laid off "about 100 employees" in a restructuring, Sydney Ember writes:...Show More Summary

Today in Media History: The seizure of 6-year-old Elian Gonzalez

Fifteen years ago today the news media reported on the seizure of 6-year-old Elian Gonzalez by armed U.S. federal agents. The story had begun a few months earlier: “On Thanksgiving Day 1999, 5-year old Cuban boy Elian Gonzalez is discovered floating in an inner tube by fishermen off the coast of Florida. Show More Summary

Career Beat: Johanna Maska named communications VP at Los Angeles Times

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Fran O’Sullivan will be editorial director of business at NZME. Previously, she was a business columnist at The New Zealand Herald. (The New Zealand Herald) Johanna Maska will be vice president of marketing and communications for the Los Angeles Times. Show More Summary

Post and Courier’s 90-year Pulitzer drought ends with public service gold

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Doug Pardue of the Charleston (S.C.) Post and Courier vividly recalls what inspired the title for the newspaper’s 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning series—which powerfully details how women in the state are being killed by domestic partners...Show More Summary

NYT takes 36 Hours from print to screen with Travel Channel

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

NYTCo The New York Times’ “36 Hours” column will become a Travel Channel show, the Times announced Tuesday. “Top Chef” winner Kristen Kish and U.S. soccer pro Kyle Martino will host six episodes “timed to coincide with new or updated...Show More Summary

Looking at the Pulitzers…with Pride

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Screengrab of Mike Pride, Pulitzer Prize Administrator, announcing the 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners at a press conference held in the Pulitzer World Room, Pulitzer Hall, Columbia University. Ask Pulitzer Prize administrator Mike Pride...Show More Summary

Meet TEGNA, Gannett’s forthcoming broadcasting company

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Gannett | USA Today Media giant Gannett announced Tuesday that its forthcoming digital and broadcasting company will be called TEGNA. The company will own Gannett’s non-publishing assets after its spinoff is completed in mid-2015, according...Show More Summary

Publishing revenue declines continue at Gannett on the eve of spinoff

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Gannett opened 2015 with a first quarter earnings report similar to those of 2014 — strong growth and profits in its broadcast and digital ventures divisions, but continued substantial declines in publishing revenues. With publishing...Show More Summary

For The Wall Street Journal, a Pulitzer long in the making

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

On Monday, the staff of The Wall Street Journal won a Pulitzer for investigative journalism, splitting the prize with The New York Times. The citation accompanying the award, given for the Journal’s project on the Medicare system, noted...Show More Summary

On many fronts today, images from the migrant boat disaster

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

The Associated Press reports that as many as 900 migrants from Libya may have drowned on their way to Italy. The EU has been under increasing criticism for lagging in its response to the crisis, with two shipwrecks believed to have taken the lives of as many as 1,300 migrants in the past week. Show More Summary

Report: Here are the 10 worst countries for censorship

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

On Tuesday, the Committee to Protect Journalists released a report ranking the “10 Most Censored Countries.” This year, Eritrea ranked No. 1. and Cuba ranked in the tenth spot. The report, which used measurements on Internet restrictions,...Show More Summary

Today in Media History: World War I news stories described the end of the Red Baron

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

It didn’t take long for newspapers to print the news that German World War I fighter pilot Manfred von Richthofen (aka the Red Baron) was shot down and killed in France on April 21, 1918. The April 22, 1918 edition of The (New York) Evening World published a short article and front page image of Richthofen. Show More Summary

Pulitzer Prize wins spark celebration, contemplation

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Good morning. Here are nine media stories. A cause for triumph The winners of the 99th Pulitzer Prizes were announced Monday, commemorating some of the year's best journalism. Here's a list of the winners, from Kristen Hare. (Poynter) | Katie Hawkins-Gaar took a look at how newsrooms celebrated. Show More Summary

Career Beat: Alexander Kaufman named business editor at HuffPost

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Alexander Kaufman is now business editor at The Huffington Post. Previously, he was an associate editor there. (Huffington Post) Sharon Carty is now editor in chief at Yahoo Autos. Show More Summary

Bloomberg gets its first Pulitzer

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Goliath came out of the shadows Monday. Bloomberg News won its first Pulitzer for engrossing work by reporter Zachary Mider on corporate tax avoidance. His stories were cited for a “painstaking, clear and entertaining explanation of how so many U.S. Show More Summary

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