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‘Everyone genuinely seems to care. Collectively, not much changes.’

If the 1960s epitomized the modern civil right movements, then the 1980s were the golden age of affirmative action. In the wake of deadly riots and widespread civil disobedience that rocked urban America into near revolution in the earlier decade, diversity—nee affirmative action, integration, desegregation—was seen as the workplace answer to the problems. Whether from […]

4 steps newsrooms are taking to boost diversity

It’s hard to overlook the painful moments that arise from the lack of diversity in the news industry. NBC was accused of whitewashing after giving Megyn Kelly the 9 am time slot occupied by Tamron Hall and Al Roker; Reliable Sources featured a panel of seven media observes who were all white; and the San […]

Former Democratic Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee Says Media Has Conducted a “Full Onslaught” Against Trump

President Donald Trump, who has been battling the liberal media since he took office last month, has an unlikely defender in former Democratic Rhode Island Governor and presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee. Chafee was also a U.S. senator, and served there as a Republican from 1999 to 2007, before switching parties. In an interview with WPRO-AM […]

Famed Tech Columnist Tells Why Traditional TV Delivery Is Changing Too Slowly for His Tastes

Television is changing way … too … slowly … for at least one noted tech writer. In a column today on Recode, Walt Mossberg, executive editor of The Verge and editor at large for Recode, expresses frustration at the pace...

RD Roundup: ProPublica Illinois Gets an EIC; Lachlan Markay to The Daily Beast

An EIC for ProPublica Illinois ProPublica's Illinois expansion continues with the hire of Louise Kiernan as the first editor in chief of ProPublica Illinois. Kiernan, who starts April 4, arrives from the academic world. More specifically, she is an associate professor at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and student fellowship director of...

Hotels.com’s ‘Winter Swear Jar’ Turns Obscene Tweets About the Weather Into Cash for Vacations

Curses! Canadian winters are so bitterly cold and snowy! What the hell can frost-fatigued, wind-weary, drift-dodging Canucks do to get some relief? Well, damn! Now, they can check out the "Winter Swear Jar" from Hotels.com. The social media push from J. Walter Thompson Canada helps turn people's profane tweets about icy, inclement weather into money...

TBWA Acquires a Majority Share in Independent London Agency Lucky Generals

TBWA Worldwide has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in independent, London-based creative agency Lucky Generals. The Omnicom network will now create a TBWA U.K. division consisting of TBWA\London and Lucky Generals' headquarters. Show More Summary

Social Media Metrics vs. Social Media Analytics: Why You Need to Understand the Difference

13 hours agoIndustries / Media : MediaBistro

These days you’d be hard pressed to find a job in media that doesn’t list “analytics” as a necessary skill. You may be in marketing, PR or content, yet you’re required to do way more than turn a creative phrase or craft a persuasive message. Show More Summary

Who’s on Top in Late-Night? CBS and NBC Each Have Their Own Spin, But Here Are the Actual Numbers

To hear CBS tell the story, “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” is now the No. 1 show in late-night. But NBC’s take has “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon” on top. The truth is they’re both right, with CBS...

On the Move, 2/22/17

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Staff Shakeup at CBS This Morning

Adam Verdugo moves from LA to New York to lead CTM's booking unit. He worked with CBS This Morning co-host Norah O'Donnell when the two were at NBC.

This Agency Created an Obstacle Course to Show People What It’s Like to Be ‘Black at Work’

In honor of Black History Month, Havas Chicago wanted to do something that would get its employees and the people of Chicago to not only reflect, but also learn a little something about what it's like to be black in an ad agency today. A team of employees decided to create an obstacle course in...

A Changing of the Fortune-Cookie Writing Guard

Time magazine's Olivia B. Waxman had the scoop in late January. Wonton Food Inc.'s chief financial officer and chief fortune writer, David Lau, was ceding the latter title to James Wong, a 41-year-old nephew of the company's founder. This week, Wong has spoken to Canadian radio news magazine As It Happens. When asked by host...

Gather will offer a platform to explore questions around community engagement

Looking for a sounding board for your audience engagement idea? Looking to trawl through case studies of other newsrooms’ successful community engagement projects for ideas for your own? The Agora Journalism Center at the School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) at the University of Oregon is launching a digital community that the launch team hopes...

The 10 Worst Colleges For Free Speech: 2017

There isn’t a week that goes by without a campus free speech controversy reaching the headlines. That’s why it’s as important as ever that we at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) review the record each year and shine a spotlight on the 10 worst schools for free speech. Show More Summary

A Single Instagram Post Can Now Contain Up to 10 Photos and Videos

Instagram officially introduced the ability for users to share multiple photos and videos in a single post, after several users spotted the feature being tested earlier this month. Users of the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network who update their iOS or Android applications to version 10.9 can now add up to 10 photos and videos...

Instagram Users Can Now Share Up to 10 Photos and Videos in a Single Post

Instagram is hoping to encourage more posting on the platform by letting users do what Facebook has already done for years: post many photos or videos all at once. Today, the app will begin letting users upload as many as 10 pieces of content into the same post. Using the 'carousel' feature, the swipeable format...

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