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ABC Reveals Fall Schedule

ABC officially unveiled its fall schedule yesterday, including premiere dates for new and returning shows. The 19th season of Dancing With the Stars will kick off the new season with a two-hour premiere on Monday, Sept. 15. ABC will then air a preview of new series Forever on Sept. Show More Summary

After 29 years, Freep is ending its high school apprenticeship program

The Detroit Free Press is abruptly ending a 29-year-old high school journalism program within weeks, where high school students were brought into the newsroom to work alongside seasoned professionals. The Gannett-owned newspaper no longer...Show More Summary

Time Warner Rebuffed Offer From Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox

Rupert Murdoch's media empire 21st Century Fox made an $80 billion takeover bid last month for Time Warner Inc. but was rebuffed, The New York Times reports. "21st Century Fox can confirm that we made a formal proposal to Time Warner last month to combine the two companies," the company said in a statement released today. Show More Summary

Morning Report for July 16, 2014

Rupert Murdoch is really after HBO? (“The only Netflix fighter left.”) (engadget.com) | “An acquisition of Time Warner might be a capstone to his long career.” (nytimes.com) | He’s wanted it for 30 years. (@davidfolkenflik) Netflix has stopped mailing DVDs on Saturdays. (engadget.com) Tech journalists “need to grow up, and move beyond … Read More

Somaly Mam, Nick Kristof, and journalism's hero problem

Heroes are complicated and victims aren't always who we think they are. As journalists, we are storytellers lured by the power of a great narrative. But we are also investigators, and that's the part of our job we must honor first--especially when heroes fall and readers become victims, misled by the stories we write. In recent weeks, the Somaly Mam...

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she's still causing trouble

MIAMI — The Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan is the Grand Dame of statehouse reporters in Florida. Morgan was recently inducted into the Florida Newspaper Hall of Fame to honor her nearly half century in the business. But her fame is not just for her longevity. Show More Summary

Wall Street Journal issues a second gift bag item warning

On Monday, the Wall Street Journal recalled the portable cell phone chargers that were in staffers’ 125th anniversary gift bags. Today, the paper warns that the ice cream scoops that were in the bag aren’t dishwasher safe. “Per the instructions, the scoops should be hand washed and towel dried.” From: DJ Communications Sent: Tuesday, July … Read More

Evening Report for July 15, 2014

Jill Abramson on her firing: “In some ways, the reaction was much bigger when Politico ran this hatchet job on me. If there is a silver lining, it was the giant reaction from other women journalists. These women editors at the Chicago Tribune, who I have never met, sent me flowers after that article.” … Read More

6 Brands that Saw Huge Digital Lifts During World Cup

While mobile, social media and video were new territory to large companies during South Africa’s 2010 World Cup, four years later, digital played a major role in brands’ tournament-themed campaigns. Here is a look at how six brands (both official and non-official World Cup sponsors) fared with digital this year. Show More Summary

A silver lining in Pew's statehouse press report?

It was 4pm, nearing the end of a workday for North Carolina's state legislators, political experts, and public relations flacks, and I was a college freshman sitting in class waiting for a call back before 5pm came and all hope was lost. Finally, a source from Raleigh called. I ran out of my introductory journalism class, phone and computer in...

David Carr: Doing journalism beats working

David Carr and Andrew Lack chat about journalism (bu.edu)

6 Wikipedia edits made from Capitol Hill

Congressional approval ratings are near all-time lows. Policy issues have taken a back seat on the campaign trail, special interests exert disproportionate influence in Washington, and gridlock between parties appears insurmountable....Show More Summary

A quest to ban the 'R-word' from a high-school newspaper nets national attention

Jackson Haines and Gillian McGoldrick say their high-school paper will no longer print the word "Redskin." (Photo credit: Dave Warner) One woman ignited a controversy that has embroiled a suburban Philadelphia high school newspaper staff,...Show More Summary

Update: She won her lawsuit against Newsday – and did find butt cracks in comic strips

How was this resolved? I ask Nancy Ruhling. “We went to trial, I think, in November of 2007. It was a three-week trial. I won the case. I didn’t go back to Newsday. I never regretted doing this. I’ve been a successful freelancer and write for a variety of publications.” Ruhling says she doesn’t recall … Read More

How many ‘Where have all the — gone?’ headlines have you seen today?

“Where have all the [insert word] gone?” headlines (google.com) Update: Read what my Facebook friends and subscribers say about this

Stories I'd like to see

This column, a regular feature, was originally published on Reuters.com. 1. Google's dilemma: Writing in the Guardian last week, Google general counsel David Drummond described the trouble the European unit of his company is having trying...Show More Summary

Boston Globe building a ‘fixer-upper’?

Mr. @John_W_Henry. Can we sell the building sooner than later? Definitely in @BostonGlobeArts My water-logged ceiling is about to collapse. — Geoff Edgers (@geoffedgers) July 15, 2014 Earlier: Boston Globe hires a broker to sell its headquarters (bostonglobe.com)

Dow Jones, union agree to contract extension

Wall Street Journal parent Dow Jones and its newsroom union have tentatively agreed to a one-year contract extension that includes pay raises. Here’s the memo from Dow Jones’ chief human resources officer: From: Musgrave, Mark Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 10:02 AM Subject: IAPE Tentative Agreement Dear colleagues: We have had the great opportunity to … Read More

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