I applaud @DJNF decision to reject me and reveal the emails of everyone who was rejected. Good thing my summer is already set cc @romenesko — Marie French (@mre545) March 6, 2014 From: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Mar 6, 2014 2:08 PM Subject: Application Rejected To: [Hundreds of email addresses] Dear Internship Applicant: Your application to the … Read More
Remember the digital divide? It was the next big problem circa 1995. Rich people had computers and Internet access, and poor people didn't, condemning their communities to economic stagnation and worsening inequality. No less a conservative...Show More Summary
A couple of months ago, I had a post headlined, “What Journalists Do That Get PR People Upset.” Here’s a follow-up that I suspect will get some PR people even more upset. One reason is this bit of advice: “Never call a reporter unsolicited, even if you have an existing relationship.” (That seems extreme.) Here … Read More
1970: By jove, the monocle has returned
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/06/us-directv-disney-idUSBREA242GU20140306 Looks like Dish’s internet TV deal with Disney may open the floodgates for news about similar arrangements: Reuters is reporting that DirecTV is in negotiations with Disney about also launching an internet-based TV service with programming from ABC and ESPN. Show More Summary
Cole Bolton, The Onion’s new editor — he once worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and claims he hates comedy — started working for “America’s Finest News Source” as a headline writer eight years ago. He became head writer last November, then was promoted to editor-in-chief in February. “Yeah. I’m just that good,” … Read More
Vobile wants to bring its video identification and management skills to YouTube publishers, which is why it hired YouTube analytics startup Blayze.
For years, even as most print-centric publications downsized, they maintained their status as the crème de la crème. The journalistic reputations of these former titans even increased as their circulation and ad revenues shrank: They were held up as examples of a dying breed, the last outlets standing for those who care about "real" reporting and quality editing. Plus the...
Newsmax TV, launching in June, aims to be a “kinder, gentler Fox News.” (businessweek.com) Chicago Tribune lets CNN know that one of its “Chicagoland” photos doesn’t look quite right. (chicagotribune.com) | Otherwise, the CNN series is “extraordinary.” (robertfeder.com) Times-Picayune: It was T-P Sunday editor James Karst – not Rebecca Skloot – who … Read More
The broadcast lobby may not be what it was in its heyday, but it's still got plenty of muscle, managing to quash an onerous bill provision could have kicked broadcast stations off basic cable tiers. The item was one of several that Republican...Show More Summary
Steve Neavling may be one of the most hated men in Detroit. Since leaving his post as a Detroit Free Press city hall reporter two years ago, this slim journalist has been stalked, threatened, punched, pushed, and, currently, he's facing an assault charge. "Today alone I got three death threats," Neavling, 37, said late last month, after one of his...
Here’s the memo that Los Angeles Times assistant managing editor John Corrigan put out this afternoon: After a great run at The Times covering entertainment and technology, Dawn Chmielewski is leaving to work for the tech news startup Re/Code. Among her many memorable stories, Dawn chronicled Disney’s struggles with “John Carter,” one of the costliest … Read More
The 2014 National City and Regional Magazine Awards finalists have been announced. Topping the list with double-digit nominations are Los Angeles Magazine, Philadelphia Magazine, Texas Monthly, and Washingtonian. Magazines with fiveShow More Summary
The Guardian had another big year of digital business last year, further brightening the paper's long-term outlook. The paper says its digital revenue will hit $117 million in its current fiscal year, which ends on March 31. That's up a quarter from $92 million the year before. That's an excellent performance. Even better, the paper says its overall revenue, including...
Digital professor and provocateur Jeff Jarvis recently tweeted, "Every time a rich person gives to a nonprofit, a journalism startup loses its wings." My fear is, every time a professor wings his analysis of nonprofit journalism, a startup loses its rich person. I admire my friend Jarvis and have learned a great deal from him over the years. Beyond his...