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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Celebrates Second Place

3 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

Three years ago, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette heralded the findings a study by The Economist Intelligence Unit with the headline “Move Over, Honolulu…” At that time, the home of the Steelers, Pirates and Penguins had statistically bested the land of leis, luaus and Higgins. The IU news is not quite as good this time around. Show More Summary

Looking Terrorism in the Eye: What the 9/11 Museum Can Teach Us About the James Foley Video

James Foley was dead for mere hours before the internet started circulating his execution video; only hours after that, sites warned that viewing the video could be considered criminal activity. No doubt, there is a long and worthy debate...Show More Summary

Publishing Salaries Up 2.8% in 2013: Publishers Weekly

3 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Publishing salaries increased 2.8 percent in 2013, according to a new study from Publishers Weekly. The increase in salary is consistent with the rise in salaries between 2012 and 2013, which also rose 2.8 percent on average. Here is...Show More Summary

C-SPAN to Broadcast 100 Senate, House, and Governor Debates

3 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

In the run up to the 2014 midterm elections, C-SPAN plans to air more than 100 Senate, House, and governor debates, with simulcast support from local broadcast stations and cable channels. The public affairs cable network also launched...Show More Summary

'Sons of Guns' Cancelled by Discovery After Five Seasons

Discovery has cancelled Sons of Guns in light of pending criminal charges against star Will Hayden

The Afternoon Ticker: Stern, 60 Sports, Todd

Fusion has hired Jonathan Stern as VP of Business Development. “Fusion needs to be everywhere our audience is and Jonathan will play a key strategic role in helping us achieve that,” said Fusion CEO Isaac Lee. Stern joins from Red Bull...Show More Summary

Restaurant Critic Praises Chef’s ‘Sniper’s Accuracy’

4 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

One of the keys to a memorable restaurant review is the turn of phrase. Be it a rave or a slam, it’s all about how the writer conveys the ecstasy of a clean plate or the agony of an unused doggy bag. Score one in the clean-plate department for New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells. Show More Summary

Florida news outlet sees more success with print than digital

Credit: Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star When Mary Kate Leming found herself among the 300 Palm Beach Post employees who lost their jobs in a sweeping downsizing in 2008, she enacted an unlikely Plan B, taking out a home equity credit line to start a print newspaper. After 22 years at the Post, she didn't want to leave journalism yet,...

AP reporter wins $300 for exposing former Providence mayor’s bogus sauce claims

Associated Press Rhode Island correspondent Michelle Smith‘s eyebrow was raised over former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci’s claim that sales of his “Mayor’s Own Marinara Sauce” benefit the city’s school kids. An AP memo reports: Smith dug into the charitable claims and discovered in recent years that in truth, no money from the sauce’s sales had … Read More

For How He Lived: Remembering James Foley

Before James Foley died at the hands of the Islamic State, he was a well-known war correspondent who felt a duty to cover the front line. Over his career he had been held in captivity, released to his family only to return of his own accord to the battlegrounds of the Middle East. Show More Summary

2014 American Poets Prize Winners

4 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The Academy of American Poets has revealed the winners of the 2014 American Poets Prizes. The organization will give out more than $200,000 to poets in award money. Robert Hass has won the Wallace Stevens Award, an honor which recognizes “proven mastery in the art of poetry” and comes with a $100,000 stipend. Show More Summary

In ‘The News Sorority,’ Couric is ‘Brash,’ Sawyer ‘Machiavellian,’ Amanpour’s ‘Moral Superiority’

The Daily Beast‘s Lloyd Grove pored through journalist Sheila Weller’s upcoming TV news tell-all “The News Sorority.” And according Grove, Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer, and Christiane Amanpour should expect some non-fiction hazing. OnShow More Summary

C-SPAN Gearing Up for Midterm Elections

It’s never to early to talk about campaign coverage, right? This afternoon, C-SPAN is out with its plans for the 2014 midterms. The network will televise over 100 Senate, House, and governor debates leading up to this year’s midterm elections. Show More Summary

Julie Martin Joins WXIA from The Weather Channel

Julie Martin, a meteorologist and field reporter at The Weather Channel, has decided to leave her gig for a weekend morning meteorologist position at NBC affiliate WXIA in Atlanta. Martin had worked at The Weather Channel since 2006....Show More Summary

BuzzFeed and HuffPost Add to Teams

5 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

A couple Revolving Door items for you this afternoon, involving BuzzFeed and The Huffington Post. Details are below. BuzzFeed has hired Noah Chestnut as news app product lead. He most recently served as director of labs at The New Republic. Capital...Show More Summary

FOX News Channel to Present '13 Hours at Benghazi' Friday September 5th

Special will Showcase First Interview with Three American Operatives on the Ground during 2012 Benghazi Attacks

Resources for reporters on all beats (including sports) who cover LGBT people

5 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Outsports | The Washington Post On Wednesday, ESPN apologized for making a story out of NFL player Michael Sam and his “shower habits,” Cindy Boren reported Wednesday for The Washington Post. From Boren’s story: “ESPN regrets the manner in which we presented our report. Show More Summary

What Started in ‘The West Wing’ Goes Viral

5 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

From working behind the scenes in Aaron Sorkin‘s “West Wing,” to a congressional run, to viral video host, like DC politicians, Beth Troutman‘s career has evolved. “When you have experiences that you’re open to, it kind of informs you...Show More Summary

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