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Time Cover Story Interviewer is Nine Months Younger Than Taylor Swift

Very impressive. At this week’s “Conversation Series” hosted by the New York Daily News Innovation Lab, managing editor Edward Felsenthal reminded the audience about a second layer of precociousness framing the magazine’s current cover story. Show More Summary

Journalism & technology: to duel or dance?

I have a yes-but relationship with Emily Bell. I say yes to most every brilliant thing she says but sometimes am foolish enough to add a but. Go read Emily’s important speech on journalism’s relationship to technology and its masters in Silicon Valley. I will say yes to her argument that algorithms that determine distribution […]

‘Sunday Morning’ Dishes

Tomorrow is the annual Eat, Drink and Be Merry edition of “CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood.” From the evolution of Spam to the mechanics behind menus, the food-themed show arrives just in time for Thanksgiving week. In the ratings department, so far this season “Sunday Morning” is up +3% in viewers compared to last year. Show More Summary

DC Jobs: Smithsonian Magazine, United States Institute of Peace, Industry Dive

This week, Smithsonian Magazine is hiring a staff reporter, while United States Institute of Peace needs a senior writer/editor. Industry Drive is seeking a senior editor, and AARP is on the hunt for a brand copywriter. Get the scoop...Show More Summary

NY Jobs: Amazon

This week, Amazon is hiring a vice president of programming, a fashion copywriter, a fashion merchandising manager, an associate publisher and a men’s marketing manager for East Dane. Get the scoop on these openings below, and find additional...Show More Summary

Media Matters whacks Sununu over Keystone column

The liberal media watchdog group Media Matters for America has resurrected an old charge: that former Republican senator John Sununu Jr. is using his Boston Globe column to advance the interests of a lobbying firm he advises. In this case, writes Eric Hananoki, the Washington firm of Akin Gump, with which Sununu has a relationship, has received […]

"Yo Jackass We All think Our Kid Is The Cutest"

As social media has mutated into a ravenous, many tentacled time-eater, news from our friends about their families' triumphs and trials has become omnipresent, unrelenting--a never-ending vacation slide show from hell. As a result, every day there's a new complaint from those who follow: too much self-promotion in my feed. Show More Summary

A Virginia University Buried its Own Poll on Election Day

WASHINGTON — As reported by the Daily Caller, the Hampton University buried its own poll on Election Day in the Virginia Senate race between Republican Ed Gillespie and Democratic incumbent Mark Warner. Warner won the race, but could the poll have swung the race to Gillespie’s favor? Who knows. The university did not clearly answer […]

‘We Need To Talk’ Heads to Broadcast TV

CBS Sports’ all-female weekly sports show “We Need To Talk” will move from the CBS Sports Network to CBS for a year-end special on Saturday, Dec. 27 at 1 pm ET. The special will be the broadcast debut of the show which premiered back...Show More Summary

Networks Divided On Use of Term ‘Illegal’

Flip from one channel to another, and the language used to describe the immigration debate will likely be different. Fusion’s Felix Salmon has broken down exactly where major media organizations stand on use of the phrase most oftenShow More Summary

Self-Publishers on the March

2 days agoMedia / Publishing : Soapbox

I have been a literary agent since 1987 and have written 25 editions of the book currently titled Jeff Herman’s Guide to Book Publishers, Editors & Literary Agents.

Tribune Publishing rescinds its Discretionary Time Off policy

The Discretionary Time Off policy that Tribune Publishing unveiled last Thursday has been rescinded, “based on valuable input from employees.” I’m told that CEO Jack Griffin didn’t consult with some of his largest papers’ publishers before announcing the policy. The CEO’s memo: From: Jack Griffin Date: November 21, 2014 at 7:13:35 PM PST Subject: A … Read More

Bill Cosby's Lawyer Issues New Statement Tearing Into The Media

NEW YORK (AP) — A statement issued Friday by Bill Cosby's lawyer, Martin Singer, in response to allegations of sexual assault against the comic: "The new, never-before-heard claims from women who have come forward in the past two weeks...Show More Summary

Does Giada De Laurentiis Really Spit Out All The Food She Cooks On TV?

Giada De Laurentiis doesn’t swallow any the food she prepares on the Food Network. The TV chef instead spits it out into a nearby bucket. That’s the less than appetizing contention of the New York Post, which suggests that’s how Giada maintains her size 2 figure. Show More Summary

Perv[ect] headline

A journalist at the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner gives the Headline of the Week award to the Kodiak Daily Mirror. Unfortunately, the story requires a subscription, but the paper’s Facebook page has a brief summary.

CNN Tops MSNBC Last Night

During last night’s presidential address on immigration reform


This week, KHOU is hiring an executive producer, as well as a supervising investigative producer. Meanwhile, WSVN is seeking a creative services director, and WTNH needs a digital executive producer. Get the scoop on these openings and...Show More Summary

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