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‘Another Rape Poem’ Video Goes Viral

Brenna Twohy wrote a poem called “Another Rape Poem.” Twohy recited the piece at the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam. The Button Poetry YouTube channel posted a video featuring her performance earlier this month and it has since attracted more than 25,000 views. What do you think? (via Upworthy) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

NBCUniversal settles intern lawsuit

Los Angeles Times NBCUniversal will pay $6.4 million to settle a class action lawsuit brought by former interns, Daniel Miller reports in the Los Angeles Times. The suit was originally brought last July by Jesse Moore and Monet Eliastam,...Show More Summary

Mediabistro Morning Roundup 10.24.14

From TVNewser to FishbowlNY, here are your top stories from across Mediabistro. FishbowlNY Peter Lattman Named Deputy Business Editor of NY Times GalleyCat Bob Eckstein Inks Deal with Potter Style AgencySpy GS&P NYC Wins New York Post FishbowlDC James...Show More Summary

Five Great Ghost Video News Reports (VIDEO)

Ghost stories haunt the headlines during the Halloween season. However, eerie stories of paranormal activity are covered throughout the year, especially if they are particularly strange. The ghost stories covered in news stories this last year were better than ever. Show More Summary

Waltzing With Ben and Sally

For three years, I sat next to Sally Quinn and fought with Ben Bradlee. That's a quick summary of my brief and fiery career at the Washington Post. I was just 27 years old in 1973 when Bradlee hired me to write in the Style section of the newspaper. Show More Summary

NY1 Host Tells Viewers Not to Eat Strange Mucus or Poop to Prevent Ebola

NY1 host Errol Louis gave out some sage advice on how not to get Ebola, which has come to Manhattan after a local doctor was diagnosed with the deadly disease. “If you came across some strange mucus, or feces or something out there on the subway, the street or anywhere else” said Louis on the Time Warner Cable Network show Inside City Hall. Show More Summary

NY Post and Daily News Show Restraint with Ebola Covers

A doctor in New York has Ebola, which would seem like open season for The New York Post and The New York Daily News. But take a look at their front pages this morning — there’s not much fear-mongering! In fact, you could say the tabloids...Show More Summary

NBC’s Chuck Todd: Fox News Obsessed With Media Bias

In an interview with the left-wing media watchdog Media Matters for America, Meet the Press host Chuck Todd said that Fox News is obsessed with media bias, and that unlike the top-rated cable network’s hosts, he doesn’t have an agenda: I think their obsession with always — I think it’s amusing to me, their obsession with trying to […]

New York Times post – There should be no Palestinian state

The New York Times online debating forum Room For Debate asked me to participate in an online forum regarding the rationale for recognizing the non-existent state of Palestine. Here’s what I wrote: When Swedish Prime Minister StefanShow More Summary

Morning Report for October 24, 2014

Facebook and Twitter use cheap labor in the Philippines for “content moderation.” One worker says he was offered $312 a month to monitor Facebook posts. ( Detroit News moves out of a home that’s “too big, too hard to heat and too expensive to maintain.” ( AD) It’s the 300th day that … Read More

How to Get Your News From Poems

I came to journalism by way of poetry. For a long time, poems were my workshop. Through poetry I experimented with language, learned how to make meaning and build empathy. Poetry, like so much good journalism, helped me see the world in new ways. This week, the nation's largest poetry festival kicks off in Newark, New Jersey. Show More Summary

Israeli Tech Start-up Spot.IM Enables Publishers To Turn Visitors Into a Community

The creators of Tel Aviv-based Spot.IM say that their free platform, now currently in Beta, can turn any website into its own social network, thus greatly diminishing the need and reliance on external, social media giants such as Facebook, Twitter and countless others. (more…) New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

BBC Launches WhatsApp ‘Ebola Lifeline’ Service in West Africa

The BBC has launched a WhatsApp service in West Africa to spread information, news alerts, and provide what they’re calling a “lifeline” to people in the affected areas. It will be available in both English and French; you can access...Show More Summary

N.Y. tabs met in secret lovenest

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories, then let’s get to the weekend. A New York Post/New York Daily News collaboration? Joe Pompeo reports the rival papers had unsuccessful discussions about “a number of potential business deals that...Show More Summary

This Twitter Bot Doesn’t Like Your Headlines

Margarita Noriega, Fusion’s director of social media, wants you to stop assuming things about your audience. Yesterday, she and Andrew Briggs, a web developer who’s also behind, let loose a little Twitter bot: @speak4yrself. The...Show More Summary

J.K. Rowling to Post New Essay About Dolores Umbridge on Pottermore

J.K. Rowling has penned a new essay about the antagonist Dolores Umbridge. It’s scheduled to be posted on Pottermore this forthcoming Halloween Day. According to the press release, “the new exclusive J.K. Rowling content provides a rich,...Show More Summary

Museum of London Hosts Exhibit On Sherlock Holmes

Are you a fan of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous sleuth? The Museum of London is hosting the “Sherlock Holmes: The Man Who Never Lived And Will Never Die” exhibit. Here’s more about the show: “Asking searching questions such as who is...Show More Summary

Bob Eckstein Inks Deal With Potter Style

Cartoonist and author Bob Eckstein has landed a book deal with the Potter Style imprint at Random House. The new project, entitled Footnotes From the World’s Greatest Bookstores, was inspired by Eckstein’s “Bookstores of New York” series. Show More Summary

Air New Zealand Creates a New ‘Hobbit’-Themed Safety Video

Air New Zealand has unleashed “The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made” on their YouTube channel. The video embedded above features the airline’s new Hobbit-themed safety video with appearances from actor Elijah Wood and filmmaker Peter...Show More Summary

YA Historical Fiction: INFOGRAPHIC

Historical fiction writers set their stories in a number of different eras. Readers can explore anywhere from the medieval court of King Arthur to the Renaissance studio of Leonardo Da Vinci. The team at has created anShow More Summary

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