Conservatives are howling about the IRS targeting Tea Party groups applying for nonprofit tax exemptions. Well, welcome to our world. Nonprofit journalism has been going through the same thing for the last few years, with almost none of the screeching—even though journalism organizations had a much better case for tax exemptions than did the Tea Party groups. Tell me if...
Last week, my declaration that this is the best moment to be working in journalism was met with some side-eye after outlets from the Daily News to, cough, the Columbia Journalism Review announced layoffs. "BREAKING: No it's not," tweeted Dallas Observer editor Joe Tone. "Not sure the folks getting pink slips today at the #DailyNews would agree," said Jennifer Vogt....
I just saw some mind-bending work Chartbeat is about to release about measuring the time users spend exposed to an ad online. As background, to quote Chartbeat CEO Tony Haile: “Chartbeat monitors activity by checking in with users every second and looking for signals (mouse movement, key strokes, etc) that show they are actively consuming [...]
McClatchy says its digital subscriptions initiative is exceeding expectations. (bizjournals.com) Chris Cillizza: A “serious” journalist can be a “fun” journalist at times, too. (washingtonpost.com) Winners of the Gerald R. Ford Journalism Awards are announced. Show More Summary
Many journalists may be shocked by Monday's revelation that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) used a subpoena to obtain phone records for several AP bureaus last year, in a pattern that the New York Times reports, "strongly suggested they are related to a continuing government investigation" into the news organization's May 2012 reporting on CIA activities in Yemen. In...
Conservative activist James O’Keefe screened “Hating Breitbart” at Northwestern University on Tuesday. The Daily Northwestern’s Patrick Svitek reports: O’Keefe took particular aim at journalism schools, including the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications. Show More Summary
When you return as many franchise series as CBS did this year, you don’t change the schedule so much as shift the tiles around like a giant Rubik’s Cube. The top-rated broadcast network today announced a few major shifts in the structure...Show More Summary
The Evening Sun of Hanover, Penn., will be printed just three days a week beginning Jan. 1. “By giving up 4 days of print, we will be able to give our readers weekday newspapers that will be bigger than the weekday newspapers they are getting today,” says publisher Sara Glines. The three print editions will … Read More
As campaign ads saturated the airwaves during the 2012 campaign, and piles of campaign cash buoyed stations' balance sheets, media watchers wondered: how would the windfall revenues affect the local TV industry, and the news coverage...Show More Summary
Apple's exposure in a closely-watched price-fixing case over ebooks looks more serious as the CEO's of major publishers -- which have already settled with the government -- will testify about Apple's role in the case.
I saw this on my Facebook wall and had to ask: What is your story, Robert? He responded: I was unemployed for more than two years, but I made my benefits stretch by freelancing as a copy editor and writer for [Kansas City alt-weekly] The Pitch, Unity Magazine and as a reviewer for The Star … Read More
Joseph McCaffrey was reading the The Hour, a daily paper in Norwalk, Conn., when he mentioned to his wife that the the movie section was blotted out with ink. He held it up for her to see and she shouted, “It’s Jesus!” McCaffrey tells The Hour: “If Jesus is really trying to send me a … Read More
ABC will participate in Nielsen's first test of new technology designed to track mobile TV viewers, Variety reported. The test, part of Nielsen's Online Campaign Ratings system, will run until September, tracking consumers who view ABC content on its website and mobile apps. Show More Summary
In what has become a somewhat hoary upfront tradition, Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday took the stage at New York’s Avery Fisher Hall and gleefully skewered the broadcast TV business. “Let’s call the upfronts what it is: Throwing a bunch of shit at a wall to see what sticks. Show More Summary
Actress and author Lauren Graham recently appeared on “The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson” to plug her new book, “Someday, Someday, Maybe.” She told Ferguson: “I’ve gotten good reviews, and one really nice one was from the Washington Post, which is my hometown paper, and it came out the day of my father’s 70th … Read More
True to its word, Turner unveiled a solid slate of scripted and unscripted shows at its upfront presentation on Wednesday morning, as well as a major digital initiative: TNT and TBS will stream live content to the networks' websites and by way of newly launched tablet and mobile apps. Show More Summary
Matea Gold, who has been with the Los Angeles Times for 17 years, is leaving the paper to join the Washington Post. (I’ve asked the Gold about her move and will post her response when/if it comes in.) The Post memo: From: Gill, Alma M Date: Tue, May 14, 2013 at 6:19 PM Subject: National … Read More
The New Yorker has launched Strongbox, an open-source software system that allows users to submit confidential documents to the magazine anonymously. Strongbox was built by Aaron Swartz before his death.