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Google Play Continues Stable Growth in 2015

Google Play, an app store run by Google Inc., has been showing swift and impressive growth ever since its launch in 2012, never slowing down and slowly but steadily catching up with its main competitor, App Store owned by Apple Inc.Show More Summary

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Russian Press Blasts Theory That Vladimir Putin Ordered Hijack

A prominent expert on the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 mystery published last week the latest version of his theory that the missing plane was actually hijacked and landed at a Russia-controlled airfield in Kazakhstan. Jeff Wise, an...Show More Summary

Afternoon Report for February 28, 2015

Boston Globe’s Thomas Farragher recalls an editor who “generously gave me the chance to learn by my mistakes.” One of them: Letting the F-word get on the front page. (bostonglobe.com) What went down at BuzzFeed on The Night of the Dress: (buzzfeed.com) | “There was a crowd of people looking at this photo … Read More

Tampa Bay Times to sponsor – and cover – athletic events at University of South Florida

I’ve asked Poynter’s Tampa Bay Times if there was any discussion about this being a conflict of interest – a newspaper sponsoring an often controversial institution that it covers. Tampa Bay Times named exclusive print media partner for USF (press release)

Llama Drama: CNN Interviews Actual Llama

The whole world watched yesterday as two llamas caused some drama in Sun City, Arizona. As the Inquisitr previously reported, the two llamas roamed through the streets of the Phoenix suburb, dodging vehicles and making their way through various neighborhoods. Show More Summary

How Leonard Nimoy Created an Alien Who Embodied the Best of Humanity

One story often told by Leonard Nimoy, who died today at age 83, was that quite a few fans of his Star Trek character, Mr. Spock, assumed Nimoy himself was a real scientist. Maybe it was the gravity he brought to what was, occasionally, a very silly show. Show More Summary

Why llamas took over the news cycle

On Thursday, when two escaped llamas in Arizona captivated the internet, the Associated Press was ready. "Two quick-footed llamas dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement enclave," read the AP's news item, "causing a stir in the streets and on social media." The AP wasn't the only traditional news outlet to lift the llama story out of...

Jake Silverstein, editor of The New York Times Magazine

Streamed live on Feb. 26, 2015--Jake Silverstein speaks with Victor Navasky. To view this video on mobile phones, click here.

Victor Pickard on native ads and the new journalism economy

Victor Pickard celebrated the Federal Communication Commission's vote Thursday to regulate the internet as a public utility at an internet victory party in Washington, DC. For Pickard, an assistant professor at the Annenberg School of...Show More Summary

Praise for Notre Dame student journalists

Letter to Romenesko From ALLAN JOSEPH: I was editor of Notre Dame’s student paper a few years ago, and I wanted to share the tremendous work the staff there did on the biggest breaking-news story I could imagine on that campus. Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, the president emeritus of Notre Dame and an absolute legend, passed … Read More

Morning Report for February 27, 2015

Caroline O’Donovan: “I don’t know what the future of journalism is. …I know that blogs aren’t dead. I know that Twitter isn’t over. I know that people still read print.” (niemanlab.org) The New York Daily News, which owner Mort Zuckerman wants to unload, loses about $20 million annually. (capitalnewyork.com) New York Post: … Read More

BuzzFeed breaks the Internet with The Dress

Seriously though, the traffic this dress is generating is no fucking joke. This is the Viral Singularity. — Neetzan Zimmerman (@neetzan) February 27, 2015

Newsonomics: The Financial Times triples its profits and swaps champagne flutes for martini glasses

Even as the Financial Times announces excellent bottom-line numbers, the heat it’s feeling from the diverse and growing competition in business news is palpable. The FT may be 127 years old and roundly and rightfully respected for its journalism. But it doesn’t even break into the top 25 business news websites, as counted by comScore...

How one town's government brought the local paper back to life

Around this time last year, a practically defunct newspaper in a suburb of Madison, WI, embarked on an experiment: With a one-year direct financial boost from city hall—about $30,000 to cover monthly postage, plus the shuttering of a city newsletter that competed for ad dollars—the paper would return to print. Then, it would see if it could stand on its...

Bill O’Reilly’s L.A. Riots Stories Disputed By Former ‘Inside Edition’ Colleagues

Six former colleagues of Bill O’Reilly have cast doubt upon his reporting in the 1992 L.A. riots, claiming they do not recall an incident in which a fusillade of bricks and rocks rained down upon reporters. O’Reilly covered the riots with Inside Edition, and as the Guardian reports, details that he has related in the Bill O’Reilly’s L.A. Show More Summary

Geeks Bearing Gifts: Efficiency … The Final Cut

Here’s the next free chapter of Geeks Bearing Gifts about efficiency and news and ask what of journalism we must fight to save and what isn’t necessarily journalism or at least journalism we can’t necessarily afford anymore. Most discussions of the state and fate of the business of news start with revenue and a search […]

Warren Buffett enjoys ice cream while his journalists are encouraged to eat veggies

Warren Buffett told Fortune magazine this week that he drinks at least five 12-ounce servings of Coca-Cola every day, and that he enjoys potato sticks with his sugary soft drinks. However, “this morning, I had a bowl of chocolate chip ice cream,” he confessed. Meanwhile, Buffett’s newspaper employees are being put on a “BH Media … Read More

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