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New York magazine creates ‘pop-up blogs’

Since May, New York magazine has launched an irregular series of “pop-up blogs” to expand its coverage on a variety of topics including relationships, the arts and travel. The blogs focus on a specific theme — exploring Paris, untangling...Show More Summary

‘Desperation can be your best ally’ and other lessons from Mario Garcia’s master class

Visual staffs are usually the first to get cut from the budget, Mario Garcia said Thursday at Poynter, but in journalism, sometimes it’s good to feel desperate. “Desperation can be your best ally,” he said. In the 1980s, no one was desperate because ads brought in so much money. Show More Summary

3 Great Lessons in Building Fan Communities from the Latest Hunger Games Digital Campaign

As new technologies allow audiences to consume and interact with content across a variety of mediums, story-makers are now expanding their narrative universes across multiple platforms. Lionsgate, the studio force behind the massively popular Hunger Games movie series, is capitalizing on these new developments in innovative ways. Show More Summary

Want to cover Will and Kate? Fill out an application, and don’t wear jeans

Prince William and Kate Middleton will visit the U.S. Dec. 7-9. U.S. journalists who wish to cover the event have till 11:59 Friday to submit an application for credentials. The royal visit will mostly be confined to New York, though the Duke of Cambridge will spend a little time in D.C. Show More Summary

Scotland gets a pro-independence newspaper

The Guardian The National, Scotland’s first explicitly pro-indepence newspaper, will launch Monday, Mark Sweney reports in The Guardian. Gannett subsidiary Newsquest will publish the paper, which Glasgow Sunday Herald Editor RichardShow More Summary

Here’s The Biggest Problem With The New ‘Hunger Games’ Movie

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I" is in theaters this weekend, and while the majority of reviews agree the latest installment of the best-selling young adult series is the darkest film yet, critics have one other consensus on the film: "Mockingjay" is basically a two-hour trailer for "The Hunger Games" finale due in theaters next fall. Show More Summary

Singer Mary Lambert Performs Slam Poetry

2 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Many people may not know that Mary Lambert, the singer featured on Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ hit track “Same Love,” is an award-winning spoken word poet. The video embedded above features Lambert performing a slam poetry piece called “Pistol Whip.” What do you think? New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

Career Beat: Dan Lyons named editor-in-chief at Valleywag

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Dan Lyons is now editor-in-chief at Valleywag. Previously, he was a marketing fellow at HubSpot. (Re/code) Rachel Racusen will be vice president of communications at MSNBC. Show More Summary

Now Boarding: A Michelin Three-Star Chef

The last few tweets from this airline account are all extremely convincing reasons to @FlySWISS. Aboard a Swiss International Air Lines flight from Zurich to New York arriving at JFK around 12:30 p.m. today is Michelin three-star chef Andreas Caminada (pictured). Show More Summary

Fusion tracks news orgs that use term ‘illegal immigrant’

Fusion Despite “all the good reasons not to use” the term illegal immigrant, “it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines,” Felix Salmon writes. He lists news orgs that make a point of not using it (AP, the Los Angeles...Show More Summary

Push for Parity: What do women in leadership need next? Courage.

This essay is the fifth in our Push For Parity essay series, featuring stories about women in leadership in journalism. For more on our series and details about how you can contribute, see Kelly McBride’s essay introducing the project. Show More Summary

NYT edges closer to layoffs

Good morning. Almost there. Here are 10 media stories. NYT may have layoffs, after all A memo from Janet Elder says the news org may not have enough buyout applications to forgo layoffs. "Early efforts to handicap the outcome regrettably point to having to do some layoffs." Also, if you take the buyout, MOMA will not let you in for free anymore. Show More Summary

Today in Media History: Before digital recording there was Edison and his 1877 phonograph

The digital recorders we use today can trace their history back to the 1870s. There were a number of inventors who built the foundation of audio technology, but one stands out. On this date in 1877 Thomas Edison introduced his phonograph. Show More Summary

Reporter Returns to WFOR After Four Months

Investigative reporter Michele Gillen has returned to CBS-owned WFOR in Miami after a four-month absence, reports Jose Lambiet: Insiders at the ratings-challenged station are reporting that 20-year CBS4 veteran Gillen materialized in...Show More Summary

ABA to Take On the Operations of the ABFFE

2 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The American Booksellers Association (ABA) will handle the operations of the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE). Here’s more from the press release: “As was the case when the Association of Booksellers for Children...Show More Summary

My take: The end of an era in Tampa

MIAMI — The sad news out of Tampa just keeps trickling across my Facebook page. This week it was the fact that Tampa Bay Times’ Bill Duryea and Michael Kruse were leaving for Politico. Last week, it was long-time sports columnist Gary Shelton penning his last goodbye to the Times while the crosstown Tampa Tribune laid off a political columnist,...

Mike Rowe Reveals What He Considers To Be The Toughest Job In America

Television personality Mike Rowe, probably most recognizable in his trademark rugged baseball cap, has traveled the US trying his hand at the least enjoyable blue-collar occupations. In eight seasons of "Dirty Jobs" on the DiscoveryShow More Summary

Friday Morning Laughs: 10,000 Tweets, Tiny Hamsters, and More

TGIF everyone! Whether you’re buried under six feet of snow in Buffalo or staying warm somewhere (in which case we are not friends), these videos should help you keep that Friday feeling all weekend long. Tiny hamsters, cute kids and...Show More Summary

White House Adviser Says ‘It’s 2014?; White House Doesn’t Need Broadcast Networks

White House Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer laughed as CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asked him about the “snub” from the broadcast networks, who chose not to air President Obama’s address on immigration. Pfeiffer’s response was blunt: “this is 2014. Show More Summary

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