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Social Media Erupts With Outrage Over #FergusonDecision

19 hours agoMedia / Publishing : eBookNewser

On August 9, 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Like many modern movements, social media became the engine for getting news about what was happening in the town. The country waited with bated breath...Show More Summary

Journalist jailed on anti-royal charges in Thailand

New York, November 25, 2014--The editor of an online news aggregator in Thailand was sentenced on Monday to four and a half years in prison on charges of defaming the country's monarch, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the sentence and calls for an end to...

Brian Weiss Leaves WaPo to Join The Justice Network

19 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

The Washington Post’s Brian Weiss is leaving D.C. to join a new Atlanta-based television network startup dedicated to criminal justice and true crime investigations. The Justice Network bills itself as the “first-of-its-kind-public-service-iniative”...Show More Summary

Ken Doctor: Why The New York Times hired Kinsey Wilson

In a year of both triumphs and stumbles in The New York Times’ ungainly digital business progress, today’s appointment of Kinsey Wilson to the post of strategy and innovation editor makes a lot of sense. Wilson lost his job as NPR’s chief content officer in October. His availability fits right in with still-new Times executive...

Those Surreal Split Screens: Even the President Can’t Control This Message

It’s an accepted fact that President Obama, like all American presidents, has near absolute power to control his own public image. The president’s every public appearance is meticulously planned and stage-managed, from the clothes the president wears to the backdrop that awaits the president when he steps before the cameras to speak. Show More Summary

Your Next Position: Digital Analyst? Part 1: Five Best Practices for Digital Analysts

(Featured illustration: Hanns-Peter Nagel) Editor’s note: This post is the first of two posts that highlight careers in digital analytics. The second post in this series will highlight five characteristics of a great digital analyst and how to build skills that will help get you hired. Show More Summary

‘Today’ Lands Interview With Six Ebola Survivors

NBC’s “Today” show is scheduled to have some very special guest in the studio on Wednesday. Six American Ebola survivors will visit for their first-ever group interview. Dr. Kent Brantly, Nancy Writebol, Dr. Rick Sacra, Ashoka Mukpo,...Show More Summary

The Harry Potter Alliance Re-Launches the ‘Odds in Our Favor’ Campaign

20 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The Harry Potter Alliance has re-launched the “Odds In Our Favor” social justice campaign. Here’s more from the press release: “#MyHungerGames aims to put action to those words. The Harry Potter Alliance is calling on the public to join...Show More Summary

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the (Advertising) Year

It's still a month until Christmas and yet the radio stations have begun their non-stop deluge of Jose Feliciano's "Feliz Navidad" and Andy Williams' version of "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year." This most wonderful time seems to start earlier every year. Show More Summary

Former Wall Street Journal awards coordinator launches her own business

In September, Debbie Luczak Hoffman was dismissed as the Wall Street Journal’s awards coordinator after 22 years. She tells me this morning that she’s back in business, offering her services to news organizations and individuals. (Hoffman...Show More Summary

Documentary 'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck' Slated for 2015 Premiere on HBO

Kurt Cobain, legendary lead singer, guitarist and songwriter of Nirvana, “the flagship band of Generation X,” remains an object of reverence and fascination for music fans around the world.

NYT names Kinsey Wilson its editor for innovation and strategy

20 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

The New York Times Company Former NPR executive Kinsey Wilson will become editor for innovation and strategy at The New York Times, the company announced Tuesday. Wilson, who is a trustee for Poynter, left NPR in October. At the Times...Show More Summary

How to report the narrow-network story

Before the second season of open enrollment on the health insurance exchanges began, I suggested six angles for reporters covering the story. As enrollment moves on through the holiday season, it’s time to take a closer look at one of those angles: narrow networks. Insurers used to keep costs down in part by denying coverage to sick people with costly...

Peter King Picks Wrong Time to Use the Word ‘Indictment’

Peter King of Sports Illustrated, MMQB and NBC Sports had extremely bad timing on Twitter last night. At 9:20 pm ET, minutes before the grand jury decision that Darren Wilson would not be indited was being announced in Furguson, King...Show More Summary

Reps Gabbard, Schock Introduce Resolution For #GivingTuesday

20 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

On Thursday, a bipartisan resolution was introduced by Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) and Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL) that would recognize a national day of giving and volunteerism. #GivingTuesday, now in its third year, takes...Show More Summary

GraphicAudio Adapts a ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Prose Novel

20 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

GraphicAudio has adapted Guardians of the Galaxy: Rocket Raccoon and Groot – Steal The Galaxy! We’ve embedded a SoundCloud trailer above—what do you think? This project is based on a Marvel Entertainment prose novel written by Dan Abnett. Show More Summary

A Love Boat-Worthy Writer’s Bio

20 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

Laurie Ulster didn’t arrive in New York by boat. But the author of this week’s very fun piece The Love Boat Cast: Where Are They Now? for biography.com has still had the kind of happy-ending experience that would have fit right in on the 1977-87 ABC-TV series. Show More Summary

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