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Michael Finnegan named chief operating officer of Atlantic Media

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Michael Finnegan, the chief financial officer at Atlantic Media, has been promoted to chief operating officer, Atlantic Media CEO David Bradley announced in a note to staffers today. Finnegan fills the role vacated by Justin Smith, who left Atlantic Media to run Bloomberg Media Group in 2013. Show More Summary

Career Beat: Stephen Crews named news director at WDHN

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Stephen Crews is now news director at WDHN in Dothan, Alabama. Previously, he was assignment manager there. Ken Curtis is now a senior reporter for WTVY in Dothan, Alabama. Show More Summary

Brian Williams returns

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Good morning. Back to the future and search for redemption One of NBC's biggest assets returns to work Monday, albeit to MSNBC, after his suspension (he'll be on air starting Tuesday). To an extent it's back to the future, given a terrific news hour he hosted during the cable channel's mid-1990s infancy. Show More Summary

Are relationships a missing link in media’s ongoing diversity problem?

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Journalism is facing its own battle for hearts and minds. That’s what I took from my recent conversation with Joshunda Sanders, author of “How Racism and Sexism Killed Traditional Media: Why the Future of Journalism Depends on WomenShow More Summary

NYT makes 50 of its best pieces of journalism free to read

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

The New York Times on Monday lifted its paywall for some of the paper’s best journalism published during the last four years, part of a larger celebration marking the Times’ recent 1 million digital subscriber milestone. The articles,...Show More Summary

What’s behind the continuing wave of television mergers?

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Traders gather at the post that handles Cablevision on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015. European telecommunications and cable company Altice agreed to buy New York cable operator Cablevision for $17.7 billion, including debt, as it pursues its aggressive expansion in the U.S. Show More Summary

Seeking to bring context to politics, NPR launches fact-checking feature

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Acknowledging what will undoubtedly become a major theme of 2016 campaign coverage, NPR on Thursday launched “Break It Down,” a regular feature devoted to fact-checking comments made by politicians including the massive field of presidential...Show More Summary

Brian Williams’ return: back to the future and the search for redemption

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Brian Williams returns to television news next week. (This is a 2014 file photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File) It will be an awkward, painful but perhaps restorative Back to the Future when Brian Williams returns to work Monday. The...Show More Summary

Debate Victor: CNN

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Good morning. Critically derided but ratings winner "Many critics trashed Wednesday's Republican debate…Except for the 23 million people who tuned in Wednesday night to check out the inexcusable moderator lapses, the missed opportunities, the marathonic CNN political programming. Show More Summary

The Washington Post’s new website: print-inspired hierarchy

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Without a doubt, perhaps one of the most appealing features of a printed newspaper page is how it can show hierarchy for the content it displays. When an editor and designer work together on establishing the priorities for content, then...Show More Summary

Layoffs hit the Times-Picayune and NOLA Media Group

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire Twenty-nine full-time newsroom positions are being cut at NOLA Media Group, which operates the New Orleans Times-Picayune and, the company announced Thursday. The cuts are part of an ongoing consolidation strategy implemented...Show More Summary

Bob Woodward’s first tweet is pretty awesome

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Bob Woodward joined Twitter on Thursday. He’s not verified yet, but a spokesperson for The Washington Post confirmed that’s really him. The Post associate editor’s first tweet is a nice jab at himself with a video from 2010 where heShow More Summary

Facebook launches Signal, a tool to help journalists sort through the noise

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Signal, which debuted today, helps journalists to find content and track trends across Facebook and Instagram. In keeping with its recent overtures to journalists, Facebook on Thursday launched a new hub with tools designed to help news...Show More Summary

Front page of the day: And the winner was…

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Today’s front page comes from The Orange County Register, which offered readers a quick way to catch up with Wednesday night’s GOP debate on CNN. The highlights (and lowlights) of the night are easy to find. And the way the Register chose to tease out details of the night (like themes for questions) is pretty fun. Show More Summary

Not done yet: ESPN’s Van Natta says follow-ups likely after takeout on Patriots

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Screengrab from ESPN’s investigation of the Patriots and the NFL. This won’t come as good news for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and the New England Patriots. Don Van Natta says there might be a Round 2 to last week’s big ESPN Magazine...Show More Summary

Advice from a Catholic priest on covering Pope Francis’ visit

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

On Sept. 22, Pope Francis will make his first visit to the United States, a much-anticipated journey that will take the leader of the Roman Catholic Church to Washington, D.C., New York and Philadelphia. Even dutiful journalists can be expected to make a lot of missteps in their coverage. Show More Summary

A marathon Trump debate

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Good morning. Great TV theater, even if two co-hosts MIA Whew. It may now be over. At more than three hours, it seemed to be of Lincoln-Douglas duration. Promoted by CNN as a de facto boxing match (Los Angeles Times), it featured lots...Show More Summary

San Francisco Chronicle becomes first newspaper to crowdfund through Beacon

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

The San Francisco Chronicle building. (AP photo) The San Francisco Chronicle Just days after Beacon announced a $3 million crowdfunding campaign, the Oakland-based startup has already lured a major customer: The San Francisco Chronicle. Earlier...Show More Summary

HuffPost: Trump is still ‘entertainment,’ not politics

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

The Huffington Post drew much attention, and raised many eyebrows, when it announced in July that it would cover Donald Trump as “entertainment,” not politics. He simply wasn’t to be taken seriously, it declared. “Our reason is simple:...Show More Summary

Amazon-Washington Post synergy: Get Prime, get a digital discount

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

The Washington Post Whether it’s coffee, water filters, school supplies, kid’s clothes, you name it, my family is addicted to the quickie shipping of Amazon Prime for $99 a year. Now, no surprise, that membership will bring a discount on a Washington Post subscription. Show More Summary

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