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Through The Wire: What happened with The Atlantic’s experiment in aggregation?

Almost a year ago The Wire dropped an important signifier from its name. The decision to drop the “Atlantic” was about letting the news and entertainment aggregator live on its own outside the parent company. Along with that came a new design and new URL, all emphasizing the point that The Wire was a brand...

The third edition of Circa is here, and improving the user experience is the name of the game

What does it mean to follow the news? What does it mean to follow a story? That’s the question that the third iteration of Circa’s news app, out today, wants to help users answer. Circa is in an interesting position. On the one hand, they’re industry darlings — partially credited with popularizing the card, they are...

Super Bowl Rematch Tops Nielsen TV Twitter Sports Broadcasts

The Hawks came out on top in a nail-biting overtime win, which did wonders for CBS, giving the network four out of 10 of its football contests in the top 10 Twitter response ratings. The Hawks-Broncos clash lit up the sports Twittersphere with 663,000 unique tweets reaching an audience of 7.2 million Twitter users. Show More Summary

How Facebook is changing who gets paid for your work

In 2009, Wired's then-executive editor, Chris Anderson, released a book with a daunting prediction. In Free: The Future of A Radical Price, Anderson claimed that the open-air marketplace of the Web made information, essentially, worthless. Show More Summary

LL Cool J's Guilty Pleasure Is Watching Mob Wives' Catfights

Specs Who LL Cool J Age 46 Claim to fame Grammy Award- winning rapper and star of NCIS: Los Angeles (Season 6 premieres Monday, Sept. 29 on CBS) Base New York What’s the first information you consume in the morning? I look at all the trending topics everywhere, but I also like to maybe read something from a book before I consume information. Show More Summary

Dean Baquet: Our traditional New York Times masthead structure no longer works

New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet is eliminating the managing editor position “in favor of four deputy executive editors who are as excited about the future as I am.” The editors who’ve been promoted are Susan Chira, Janet Elder, Matt Purdy and Ian Fisher. Tom Bodkin gets the title of creative director; he’ll be … Read More

CBS newsman Peter King hears from critics of SI’s Peter King and Rep. Peter King

Regarding comments tweeted to me about the @nflcommish newser today. Read the hash tag. #imnotthatpeterking — Peter King (@PeterKingCBS) September 19, 2014 Letter to Romenesko From PETER KING, CBS Radio News correspondent: Saw the [Morning Report] item about Gwen Ifill’s Twitter confusion with Gwen Stefani. Show More Summary

Bill O’Reilly: Al Qaeda Wants To Kill Me [Video]

Killing O’Reilly? Bill O’Reilly claims he has been on the Al Qaeda hit list since the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001. The O’Reilly Factor host on the Fox News Channel is on a book touring promoting his latest Killing tome, this timeShow More Summary

Morning Report for September 24, 2014

The U.S. Forest Service now wants journalists pay for a permit and get permission before shooting photos or video in federally designated wilderness areas. “It’s pretty clearly unconstitutional,” says a press advocate. (oregonlive.com) The Bezos Way: Washington Post cuts retirement benefits on the first day of contract talks. Show More Summary

Reporting on healthcare when it's politically hot or not

How should reporters cover healthcare when the Affordable Care Act is no longer a hot political story? It's an essential question, touched on recently in a Wall Street Journal column by Drew Altman, head of the Kaiser Family Foundation and founder of Kaiser Health News. Show More Summary

Dancing Miscue by Olympian Tops Nielsen Twitter Ratings

As the new TV season gets underway, there were some surprising results in the Twittersphere recorded by ratings service Nielsen. ABC's Dancing With the Stars topped this week's Nielsen Twitter ratings and produced some extremely nasty...Show More Summary

Afternoon Report for September 23, 2014

A Birmingham judge says the court erred by issuing a restraining order against the Montgomery Advertiser. (montgomeryadvertiser.com) Washington Post has added more than 100 staffers since Jan. 1; it now has 650 newsroom employees. (nytimes.com) Layoffs at the Orange County Register and Memphis Commercial Appeal. Show More Summary

Understanding The World Of Disappearing Messages

    Rebecca Sedwick was a 12 year old girl suffering at the hands of her bullies that committed suicide. Her mother, Tricia Norman, thought she had protected her daughter by taking her out of school and removing social media from the computer. Although Norman thought she was protecting her daughter, she failed to realize […]

Simon & Schuster should come clean about discredited Monroe/DiMaggio book

On Christmas Eve 1983, David Cay Johnston exposed C. David Heymann's Barbara Hutton biography as a fraud on A1 of the Los Angeles Times. Johnston reported that Poor Little Rich Girl contained numerous fabricated sources and pointed to facts that were either invented or so false that they raised grave additional questions about Heymann's credibility. Show More Summary

Adult Swim's Rick and Morty Get Muppet-ized in Promo for Season 1 DVD

Adult Swim has put its back into marketing Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland's insane science fiction cartoon Rick and Morty. And well they might: It's one of the best shows on the air, and last year it occasionally got more demo viewers than Harmon's broadcast sitcom, Community. Show More Summary

Killeen Daily Herald military editor ‘banished’ from covering 1st Cavalry at Fort Hood

Killeen (TX) Daily Herald military editor Rose L. Thayer told her Facebook friends last week: “Let it be known that on Sept. 15, I was officially banished from covering the 1st Cavalry Division. Not the Killeen Daily Herald, just me. I wish I could explain why exactly.” I contacted Thayer, and she agreed to tell … Read More

How NYTimes.com cut load times and got faster for users

Page speed is an underrated part of user experience. A fast website is a website readers will return to more often and feel better about using. (Add WPO to SEO and SMO in your mental acronym storage case.) We’ve shared before about efforts at The Guardian and The New York Times to get faster, and...

Remember Larry King’s USA Today column? He does a TV version of it for Chicago’s WGN

Larry King’s USA Today column was killed 13 years ago this month, but the TV-radio legend is still having fun with it. On the “WGN Morning Show,” King read a producer’s random thoughts in the style of his old column. (He also did some ad-libbing.) King “was GREAT with this,” says the show’s Facebook page. … Read More

Stories I'd like to see

1. Checking the NFL’s numbers: In the wake of the fallout over National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell’s handling of his players’ domestic violence arrests, there have been multiple reports by journalists, who read the league’s filing of form 990 with the Internal Revenue Service, that Goodell was paid $44 million in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013....

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