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Nick Bilton to Write Silk Road Book

16 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Nick Bilton, author of the bestseller Hatching Twitter, has inked a deal with Portfolio, an imprint of the Penguin Group, to write a book about the deep web site Silk Road. The AP has the scoop: The book is currently untitled and no publication date has been set. Show More Summary

Why moving Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial won't nullify pretrial media coverage

As jury selection in the alleged Boston Marathon bomber’s trial entered its final stages last week, defense attorneys filed a third motion to move the trial to a new location. Lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev argued that various factors, including “unrelenting” media coverage, had helped create bias among potential jurors in Boston. Show More Summary

WHAS Vehicle Involved in Fatal Accident

Louisville, Ky. ABC affiliate WHAS is reporting one of its news vehicles was involved in an accident that killed a pedestrian. According to the station, a woman who worked at the Louisville Marriott was hit by two cars around 8:30 p.m. Show More Summary

Gone with the Wind? America’s 1st Wind Farm could be Doomed

Two major utility companies pulled out of their agreement, which was legal, to buy energy from the Massachusetts wind farm. Apparently, the state and the companies could not find more buyers to help offset costs.

China Forces Authors to Abandon Pen Names Online

16 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Chinese authors have a tradition of using pen names, particularly when writing about controversial subjects. The government wants to put an end to this practice for authors publishing online. China’s State Administration of Press, Publication,...Show More Summary

Rodale’s Organic Life Adds Staff

16 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

Organic Life, a new publication from Rodale expected to hit newsstands in April, has added several staffers. The magazine is led by editor-in-chief Jim Oseland and publisher Ellen Carucci. Below are the editorial additions, followed by three on the sales side. Betsy Andrews joins as editor-at-large. Show More Summary

Trouble for Man Who Shot Himself at FOX HQ May Have Started with a Picture

Phillip Perea, the man who shot himself this morning in front of the News Corp. headquarters in Manhattan, may have started his journey to first protesting, then shooting himself after getting in trouble for a picture he used to promote...Show More Summary

The #Blizzardof2105 Won’t Stop the News

Times Square 2:30pm | Jan. 26, 2015 While schools, offices and airports often close during severe weather, TV newsers don’t have that option. The #Blizzardof2015 (how’s that for a simple moniker?) is bearing down on 28 million people,...Show More Summary

In Profile: Ball, Guthrie, Colby

Krystal Ball, co-host of MSNBC’s \"The Cycle\" and host of shift’s \"Krystal Clear,\" is profiled in Cosmopolitan. Ball discusses running for Congress, how she launched a TV career, and how hosting her web show \"Krystal Clear\" on shift is...Show More Summary

Independent Crimean broadcaster raided by Russian security agents

ATR Director Elzara Islyamova describes the raid on ATR before agents cut her short. (YouTube) New York, January 26, 2015--Authorities in Crimea should stop targeting the independent regional broadcaster ATR immediately, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today after the broadcaster was raided and its equipment seized....

My Joe Franklin Memory

Steve Rendall met New York City TV legend Joe Franklin, who died this weekend at the age of 88, under very special circumstances.

Former TNR Senior Editor Julia Ioffe to NY Times

16 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

According to Dylan Byers, Julia Ioffe, a former senior editor of The New Republic, will be joining The New York Times Magazine as a contributing writer. Ioffe, a Moscow-born journalist and expert on the Russian/Eurasian world, will cover...Show More Summary

This Indie Comedy Is Everything HBO's 'Girls' Wants To Be

It would be easy to dismiss "Appropriate Behavior" as just another indie dramedy showcasing some Brooklynite's petty problems, but the debut feature of writer/director/star Desiree Akhavan ("Girls") has a personal, honest touch thatShow More Summary

(VIDEO) Social News Distribution At NYT's Forefront: Poorsattar

FORT LAUDERDALE -- The New York Times wants to make a bigger deal out of getting its stories out to users of social networks. Last year's leaked NYT Innovation Report flagged challenges with building audience using social, includingShow More Summary

Patricia Smith’s tale of poetic redemption

17 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Nation

The New York Times today has a fascinating story about how former Boston Globe columnist Patricia Smith has reinvented herself as an acclaimed poet. The end of Smith’s newspaper career was ugly, and reporter Rachel Swarns spares no details. But Smith was always a talented writer, and her tale of redemption is inspiring.

Singer Sam Smith Has To Pay Tom Petty Royalties Over The Song 'Stay With Me'

If you've recently heard Sam Smith's hit song "Stay With Me" and thought, "Hm, this sounds kind of like Tom Petty's 'I Won't Back Down,'" well, you're not the only one. After "Stay With Me" became the 22-year-old British singer's most successful single to date (it peaked at No.1 on the UK Singles Chart and reached No.2 on the U.S. Show More Summary

’60 Minutes’ uses debunked cops’ life expectancy figure in its Cleveland PD story

“Six Cleveland cops have been killed in the last 20 years. Danger and stress take their toll. A police officer’s life expectancy here and around the country is ten years shorter than the average American.”

Chris Matthews Pans Bill Clinton’s Demands on Clinton Biopic [Video]

Hillary Clinton’s yet to be announced 2016 presidential run has apparently killed a movie about her husband Bill Clinton’s presidency by famed Hollywood director Martin Scorsese over demands that Bill has made about who has the final say on the film. The demands, which were reported by The New York Times late last week, are […]

Veteran editorial cartoonist Ed Stein launches ‘Sleeper Ave.’ on Wednesday

Letter to Romenesko From ED STEIN: After a long career in editorial cartooning (Rocky Mountain News and UFS) and comic strips “Freshly Squeezed,” Universal Uclick), I’m on my own with an internet-only feature. On Wednesday I launch my new webcomic, “Sleeper Ave.” at I loved newspapering, and I had the best job in the … Read More

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