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Christiane Cordero Joins WVIT I-Team

Christiane Cordero has made the jump from I-Team producer to I-Team reporter for Hartford NBC owned station WVIT. Cordero announced the move on her facebook page, “I’m officially official!” She wrote. “Thanks to my incredible mentors,...Show More Summary

First-Ever People Magazine Awards to Air Tonight on NBC

In case you thought there were far too few awards shows on TV for the celeb-obsessed, People is debuting a new one. The People Magazine Awards, hosted by Nick Cannon, will celebrate the year in pop culture and feature appearances from stars like Jennifer Aniston, Jeff Bridges and Jennifer Lopez. Show More Summary

‘Strange Inheritance’ With Jamie Colby to Premiere in January

The Fox Business show that we first told you about back in May, will officially premiere on January 26 at 9pmET. “Strange Inheritance,” hosted by Jamie Colby, will explore stories of unconventional inheritances. New episodes will debut...Show More Summary

Mike Wilson named editor of The Dallas Morning News

Mike Wilson, managing editor of ESPN’s FiveThirtyEight, will be the next editor of The Dallas Morning News, the paper announced Thursday in a staff memo. Wilson, who visited the Morning News for an interview earlier this month, willShow More Summary

Why New York magazine isn’t changing its bogus headline

New York magazine ran with a too-good-to-be-true tale Sunday featuring a teen who managed to score millions on the stock market before getting his high school diploma. As has been widely reported, the story unraveled when The New York...Show More Summary

5 Charities That Promote Literacy

Aside from buying books for holiday gifts, now is a great time of year to contribute to charity.  To help encourage giving to causes that promote literacy, we have put together a list of 5 charities that help encourage reading among people who are least likely to have access to books. Show More Summary

WTIC Names Interim GM After Geiger Departure

Mark Oxton has been named interim GM of Tribune’s Hartford FOX affiliate WTIC. Oxton is the director of sales. He replaces Chris Geiger who left the station Tuesday. According to his LinkedIn page, Oxton has worked at WTIC since July 2005. New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

Tasneem Raja named senior digital editor at NPR

Tasneem Raja, interactive editor at Mother Jones, has been named digital editor of NPR’s identity and culture unit, according to a staff memo from NPR unit executive producer Carline Watson and Lynette Clemetson, director of editorial...Show More Summary

The AP creates team of statehouse reporting specialists

The Associated Press The Associated Press announced Thursday it will create “a team of state government specialists” in an effort to bolster coverage of statehouses across America: As announced today to the AP staff, the specialistsShow More Summary

Here’s an Example of How Comedians Are Joking About Cosby

“I was raped by Bill.” That set-up was shared Monday night December 15 by veteran comic Dom Irrera from the stage of The Laugh Factory in Los Angeles. The rest of the gag? Here it is, courtesy of a tipster who was in attendance and showed...Show More Summary

The news mixtape

First we had homepages. Next we got streams. Then we saw a return to newsletters. So what is the thing for 2015? This will be the year of the mixtape. Not quite the cassette tape you made your high school crush, but similar in sentiment. If the rise of podcasts and newsletters has taught us...

The fall and rise of the news bundle

The bundle is dead; long live the bundle. But this isn’t the familiar 20th-century package of paper and ink. It’s a bundle that lives as code, often assembled by other bits of code, and almost invariably run by people who write code, not words. The bundle used to be that daily paper delivered to the...

The year of yes

I conducted a programming study 10 years ago that showed the gatekeepers of public radio were, on average, 45-year-old white males. This generation of architects — whose passion and commitment have given us a strong institution that is now in the midst of change — is beginning a 5- to 7-year peel-off — another aspect...

What might vs. what should

Here are three things that aren’t necessarily going to happen in 2015, but should happen so journalism can have a great new year. This isn’t a set of predictions; it’s a wish list. We’ll stop using the word “technology” to marginalize things that don’t fit our definition of journalism. Journalists use the word “technology” to...

Neil Gaiman Reads A Christmas Carol

Last year, author Neil Gaiman celebrated the holiday season by reading A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens to an audience at The New York Public Library. Follow this link to listen to the reading. (via Open Culture) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

All signs point to Mike Wilson being named the next Dallas Morning News editor

FiveThirtyEight managing editor Mike Wilson was at the Dallas Morning News a week ago to interview for the editor job. My source says he was the only candidate to visit the newsroom. (Bob Mong, who has been with the News for 35 year, is retiring sometime next year.) Earlier today the News staff was told … Read More

Fallout Continues Over Retracted Item

A juicy deconstruction has been shared today by Boston magazine contributing editor David S. Bernstein. As many of you have already heard and read, last week published and then retracted a follow-up item suggesting that a Harvard Business School professor had sent an email with racist overtones to a local Chinese restaurant. Show More Summary

Late Night TV Ratings For December 8-12, 2014

Fallon Delivers Winning Margins in 18-49, All Other Key Ratings Demos and Total Viewers

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