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[SPONSORED POST] Submit your work for the Top Money Journalism 2014 eBook

Sponsored Post Enter Reynolds’ Top Money Journalism 2014 The Reynolds National Center For Business Journalism invites you to submit your work on money in 2014 for its Top Money Journalism 2014 eBook anthology. There are 11 categories, including those for college, international journalism and photography, and the only requirement is that the piece centered on … Read More

White House Demotes Fox News, No Long ‘News’ Organization

Fox News’ Shepard Smith received a little jab from the White House to go along with his pre-SOTU luncheon. Smith and other Fox News reporters were supposed to receive a place card saying “Fox News,” instead they got an insulting omission. Show More Summary

Today Only, Amazon Is Discounting Prime to $72 and Streaming Transparent for Free

Apparently on a charm offensive after winning two Golden Globes for its witty dramedy Transparent, Amazon is streaming the show for free today and offering a discount for new converts to its Prime service. Prime, a subscription bundle...Show More Summary

Larry Wilmore on How He Landed The Nightly Report and What He Learned From Jon Stewart

When CBS tapped Stephen Colbert to succeed David Letterman as its Late Show host, many people assumed Larry Wilmore—The Daily Show's "senior black correspondent" since 2006 — would be a natural fit to take over Colbert's 11:30 p.m. Comedy Central slot. Show More Summary

The end of Modern Farmer?

Modern Farmer, the stylish quarterly that tried to mix cosmopolitan glamour with a back-to-the-land ethos, is ceasing publication one month after its founding editor quit and months after it won a National Magazine Award. As of Friday, the magazine has no editorial staff or leader. But there has also been no formal statement about it closing permanently, leaving some glimmer...

University suspends student editor for selling campus melee video to news outlets

A disturbance last month after a Western Illinois University (WIU) Black Student Association dance was captured on video by student journalist Nicholas Stewart. The university suspended him as editor-in-chief of the Western Courier student newspaper after learning that he sold footage to news outlets. “I am taking this action because I believe that your actions … Read More

Modern Farmer ceases publications

Posted today on NYTimes.com Modern Farmer ceases publication after staff walks out (nytimes.com) Earlier: Here comes Modern Farmer, a print quarterly (grubstreet.com)

Activist Ad Strips Away Redskins' Logo to Show 'It's Still Washington Football'

When Washington's Robert Griffin III—RG3, to you—runs a 76-yard touchdown to the roaring applause of adoring fans, does it matter what's printed on his helmet? That's the question posed by a new ad from the National Congress of American Indians and the Oneida Indian Nation. Show More Summary

Sports Illustrated lays off its last six staff photographers

Strong as ever? No it isn’t, Sports Illustrated – not when you lay off every one of your photographers. Sports Illustrated lays off all staff photographers (nppa.org)

New law threatens reporter-source relationship

DETROIT, MI — Why should journalists care about a new Pennsylvania law that limits the speech of people convicted of violent crimes? Because it could discourage valuable sources from talking to reporters—and might even block or penalize journalists for doing their work. Show More Summary

Media = content + people

We can’t see the internet for the wires. We talk about the internet as technology — computers and cables — but more and more I see it as people: people connected with each other, people speaking, people shopping, people learning. I am finally seeing media the same way: people, unmediated. This is the basis of […]

Morning Report for January 23, 2015

Michael Bloomberg: I want to buy the New York Times. Arthur Sulzberger Jr.: Sorry, it’s not for sale. (nymag.com) Time for the Times to start printing vulgarities when they’re used by newsmakers? (nytimes.com) CBC no longer allows its on-air journalists to make paid appearances. (thestar.com) Jezebel staffers fear that The Awl … Read More

Database may uncover conflicts of interest for TV doctors

Last September, the federal government rolled out a website that offered a searchable database of the $3.5 billion in payments that drug and device companies provided to physicians and teaching hospitals in the last half of 2013. Data...Show More Summary

BH Media CEO: We spent $70 million to gather news in 2014

Terry Kroeger, CEO of Warren Buffett’s BH Media Group, sent employees his annual letter on Thursday. Excerpts: As we begin 2015, I first want to thank everyone for your great work in 2014, when we again outpaced our industry with not only solid earnings performance, but with another year of great journalism and community leadership. … Read More

Paper files public records request--and city's response is a lawsuit

When a newspaper requests information, there are plenty of ways government bodies can try to avoid releasing it. But the city of Billings, MT, has come up with a novel tactic: Sue the paper simply for asking. Now, because of the lawsuit, a state judge is currently deciding how to weigh the public's right to know against an individual's right...

NYT should have had Ron Lieber – not Andrew Ross Sorkin – interview Tony Robbins

New York Times “Your Money” columnist Ron Lieber wrote a good piece on Saturday about the “slippery tips on annuities” in Tony Robbins’ new book. Lieber notes that “the word that people in technology circles use for coming-soon offerings like Mr. Robbins’s best-of-everything annuity is ‘vaporware.'” On Wednesday afternoon, the Times posted a video interview … Read More

U.S. journalists, the clock is ticking: January 31 is the deadline to apply for a Nieman Fellowship

If there’s one thing most journalists learn to deal with, it’s deadlines. They may not be quite as cruelly enforced in online journalism as in print or broadcast — where presses have to start and shows have to start — but we get comfortable, at some level, with the idea that eventually you have to...

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