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"Online news magazine’s fundraising follows a slowdown in digital media investment last year after a flood of cash in 2015."

Nieman Lab Nick Quah

What does an audio producer actually do, anyway?

"The quality of the new jobs being created is always a question, and a big part of that has to do with how these new ventures — some of which will come with significant background in radio, some of which come in fresh — understand the role of audio producers and, perhaps more importantly, the work that goes into creating valuable audio products."

Hadas Gold Politico

ABC lands first one-on-one interview with President Trump

"ABC’s 'World News Tonight' anchor David Muir will have the first interview with President Donald Trump following his inauguration."

WWD Alex Weprin

Cuts are coming to Condé Nast

"Consolidations are said to take place this week in advance of a trove of annual meetings."

The Washington Post Paul Farhi

Mainstream media missed the Women's March

"From its inception, it was a ­social-media phenomenon, not a mainstream-media one."

CNN Jeff Zelany

The Trump administration plans to host media dinners

"Kellyanne Conway, counselor to Trump, said the President's schedule will include working dinners most every evening. She said he plans to even hold some type of media dinners, despite his self-proclaimed war with the press."

The Washington Post Callum Borchers

Gateway Pundit will have a White House reporter

"'We'll have to just pick the people to go into the room,” Trump said before turning sarcastic: 'I'm sure other people will be thrilled about that.'"

MediaFile Aly Kruse

Unregistered reporter attends GW Inaugural Ball, posts risqué photos of students

"The sensationalist French newspaper published photos online Sunday, some risqué, by a British freelance photographer. The photographer attended the event Friday without university permission."

Vanity Fair GRAYDON CARTER

Graydon Carter on Trump: "A pillar of ignorance and certitude"

"As America’s 45th president enters office, Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter examines what’s to come under a leader whose mind careens from one random thought to the next."

The Huffington Post Emily Peck

New York Times apologizes for much-ridiculed story about fathers

"'We blew it,' said Metro editor Wendell Jamieson."

The New York Times Michael Slackman, Jodi Rudoren, Phil Pan

New York Times opens Australia bureau

The Times will open a bureau with a small staff in Sydney.

Nieman Lab RICARDO BILTON

Patreon is helping The Asheville Blade connect directly with readers

"I never have to consider if a story I run is going to make me take a financial hit. That lack of pressure gives us a huge amount of independence."

CJR David Uberti

Behind the scenes of Axios' launch day

"Axios aims to similarly capitalize on white-shoe Washington and other small, but elite, groups of news consumers."

LSU Jerry Ceppos

New scholarship fund honors journalism visionary Steve Buttry

"Friends of Steve Buttry, a journalism educator and one of the most important thinkers about social media and journalism, have started a scholarship fund in his name."

Politico Media Jack Shafer

Put on your big-boy/girl pants, journos

"President Trump’s lies don’t call for extraordinary media measures. Just do your jobs."

In case you missed it

The Wall Street Journal LUKAS I. ALPERT

Ozy raises $10 million

"Online news magazine’s fundraising follows a slowdown in digital media investment last year after a flood of cash in 2015."

Nieman Lab Nick Quah

What does an audio producer actually do, anyway?

"The quality of the new jobs being created is always a question, and a big part of that has to do with how these new ventures — some of which will come with significant background in radio, some of which come in fresh — understand the role of audio producers and, perhaps more importantly, the work that goes into creating valuable audio products."

Hadas Gold Politico

ABC lands first one-on-one interview with President Trump

"ABC’s 'World News Tonight' anchor David Muir will have the first interview with President Donald Trump following his inauguration."

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