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After a Rocky Few Years, Hasbro’s TV Strategy Is Changing Again

What looks like an entertainment company, spends like an entertainment company and programs like an entertainment company? It's Hasbro, a toymaker. Hasbro makes not just toys but also hugely popular intellectual property, which for decades has been key to its bottom line. Show More Summary

C’mon editors, get this baby living to 200!

Former Washingtonian editor Jack Limpert, who put out the cover on the left in 1982, read Time’s piece from the latest issue (“actually good journalism”) and concluded that “you might live to 142 but you’ll be four feet tall, almost blind, diabetic, and, if you’re a man, beware of shrunken testicles.” He adds: “As an … Read More

Ken Silverstein resigns from Pierre Omidyar’s First Look Media, blasts ‘dishonest’ leadership

Investigative reporter Ken Silverstein has resigned from First Look Media’s The Intercept after 14 months, saying he and others were hired “under what were essentially false pretenses [by being] told we would be given all the financial and other support we needed to do independent, important journalism, but instead found ourselves blocked at every step … Read More

[SPONSORED POST] Learn investigative reporting from Boston University journalism professors

Sponsored Post The New England Center for Investigative Reporting is accepting applications for their 2015 Investigative Journalism Certificate Program. The program is aimed at college students, recent graduates and working journalists...Show More Summary

Bruce Sinofsky- Co-Director of Paradise Lost: Child Murders At Robin Hood Hills, Dead at 58

Bruce Sinofsky, co-director of such award winning documentaries as Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster and the West Memphis Three Paradise Lost trilogy, passed away in his sleep early Saturday morning from complications of diabetes. He was 58. Show More Summary

You do mean britches, right?

“An unfortunate typo from my hometown paper,” writes Romenesko reader Rhiannon Meyers. “Spotted in [Friday’s] Times Tribune in Brookshire, Texas.” I notice that it’s also “bitches,” not britches, in the online headline.

‘Mother Jones’ Writer David Corn Takes Credibility Hit On ‘O’Reilly Factor’

Mother Jones writer David Corn appeared to have Bill O’Reilly on the ropes, drawing comparisons to Brian Williams’ fabrications for O’Reilly’s coverage of the Falklands War for CBS in 1982. Then the latest edition of the O’Reilly Factor aired. Show More Summary

Is this the former CEO of Dow Jones?

“Lex Fenwick at a fashion show?” asks the Dow Jones employee who sent this photo. “I’m told it is really him, but I’m not certain 100 percent.” Help us out, please, Dow Jones employees. (Drop me a confidential note at jim@jimromenesko.com.) Fenwick resigned – the Guardian said “ousted” – as Dow Jones CEO in January … Read More

Bloomberg’s Pui-Wing Tam is named New York Times technology editor

“Now we are about to take our coverage up another notch.” New York Times business editor Dean Murphy and deputy business editor Peter Lattman on Pui-Wing Tam being named technology editor: Cybersecurity breaches. Billion-dollar start-ups. Show More Summary

Reporters rely on anonymous sources in heightened NBA coverage

Thursday at 3pm marked the NBA trade deadline, teams' last chance to make major roster upgrades before the playoffs. Reporters had spent the day and those leading up to it in fierce competition to satisfy rabid fan interest by making note of every twist in every potential trade, from rumors that a team was expected to pursue or attempt to...

Read this story with a raised eyebrow

…and the disclaimer “I love the disclaimer at the bottom of this Business Insider story” (@aysrick) – Note: It appears a BI editor didn’t love it as much; it’s now gone.

Morning Report for February 20, 2015

On NPR over the past year, attribution to “officials” was heard 2,022 times; “critics,” 1,055 times; “experts,” 636 times; and “analysts, 351 times. (npr.org) Las Vegas Review-Journal and other Stephens Media properties are sold to GateHouse Media’s parent company for $102.5 million. Show More Summary

Why serious journalism can coexist with audience-pleasing content

In his editor's letter this week announcing a redesigned New York Times Magazine, one with much more digital content and a podcast tie-in, editor Jake Silverstein offered a preemptive defense against concerns that this might run against the magazine's reputation for sterling journalism. Show More Summary

Eric Holder Attacks FOX News, Mocks Them For Pressing ‘Radical Islam’ [Video]

Over the last six months, the world has been exposed to what many have called “Islamic terrorism” executed by those who follow “radical Islam.” The Inquisitr reported the latest on such in which MI5 warns that Islamic terrorists are planning to attack the west. Show More Summary

Buffalo News drops the Associated Press

The Buffalo News spends about 5% of its news budget on the AP, and “given the changes in the marketplace, it makes sense to use that money differently,” the Warren Buffett-owned paper is telling readers this Sunday. “In place of the AP, we are publishing more from the large news organizations that have long been … Read More

CSI and Elementary Are Coming to Hulu

Two of CBS' biggest crime dramas are heading to Hulu. The video platform scored the exclusive rights to CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Elementary. As more people view shows on digital screens, top players like Hulu, Netflix and Amazon end up battling for premium linear content. Show More Summary

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