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The New York Times Press release

New York Times business editor promoted

Dean Murphy "will take on a new role in enterprise journalism across the newsroom, with a focus on investigative and enterprise reporting driven by the new administration.'

Politico PETER STERNE

IJR hires Mediaite’s controversial managing editor ‘Jon Nicosia’

"His real name is Zachary Hildreth and he's a convicted felon."

Politico Hadas Gold

Secretary Tillerson brings pool reporters to Turkey, Belgium

"The two reporters, one representing the wire services (Reuters) and one representing television (Fox), were determined by the State Department Correspondents Association pool rotation."

Nieman Lab Joshua Benton

Just doing good journalism won’t be enough to bring back reader trust

"Journalists see readers’ consumption decisions through the lens of quality. But that’s only a small part of what builds a connection between a news organization and an audience."

Poynter Rick Edmonds

News Media Alliance launches "real news" campaign

The News Media Alliance, the trade group for newspaper organizations, today launched a new public relations campaign touting the "real news" its members provide.  It urges people to subscribe to their local newspaper as an antidote to the spread of so-called fake news. The Alliance is partnering in the multimedia campaign with several other newspaper groups and with the nonprofit International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, which is seeking contributions for its complex projects like last year's Panama Papers on offshore tax havens.

The New York Times NIRAJ CHOKSHI

2 black women sue Fox News, claiming racial discrimination

"We are confident that the good men and women of the Bronx will hold Fox accountable for what we believe to be its abhorrent racist conduct, reminiscent of the Jim Crow era."

CJR Emily Bell and Taylor Owen

How Silicon Valley reengineered journalism

"Technology platforms have become publishers in a short space of time, leaving news organizations confused about their own future."

Axios Mike Allen

Report: BuzzFeed plans to go public in 2018

The possibility of a 2018 IPO was reported by The Wall Street Journal last year. "BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti has turned down past offers from media companies, and has long planned to go public."

The Washington Post Erik Wemple

April Ryan on Sean Spicer’s insulting behavior: ‘I’ll be back’

"It was insulting but … people are seeing the treatment of the press and how we are treated...We know this, we see this behind the scenes. You got a glimpse of this on camera.”

Quartz Echo Huang

There's lots of fake food news in China

"...Now, some of the exposés too are turning out to be fake, creating an ever more uncertain climate for consumers, and the manufacturers who cater to them."

The Washington Post Margaret Sullivan

So sorry, Alex Jones. Your ‘Pizzagate’ apology doesn’t change a thing.

"A heartfelt apology can be a beautiful step toward healing. Alex Jones’s 'Pizzagate' apology doesn’t come close."

BuzzFeed Charlie Warzel

Pro-Trump media has a new obsession: the White House briefing room

"“It’s so good for your brand to be in the room now because it still seems like this prestigious place...That’s why the press corps is losing it — White House access is a major status thing and now it feels like everyone’s able to do it."

The Wall Street Journal MIKE SHIELDS

How a hot sports media startup unraveled

"OneUp Sports had plans to distribute videos among thousands of local sites, but instead it’s facing lawsuits and struggling financially."

Politico HADAS GOLD

Trump gives cable news a ratings boost in 2017

"Despite prognostications that cable news would suffer a ratings dip after the 2016 election, the ratings from the first quarter of 2017 are proving that Washington D.C. under President Donald Trump is now a must-see spectacle across the country."

The New York Times MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM

Like Trump, White House staff will skip the WHCA dinner

"This city’s biggest party is turning into the must-miss event of the year."

In case you missed it

The New York Times Press release

New York Times business editor promoted

Dean Murphy "will take on a new role in enterprise journalism across the newsroom, with a focus on investigative and enterprise reporting driven by the new administration.'

Politico PETER STERNE

IJR hires Mediaite’s controversial managing editor ‘Jon Nicosia’

"His real name is Zachary Hildreth and he's a convicted felon."

Politico Hadas Gold

Secretary Tillerson brings pool reporters to Turkey, Belgium

"The two reporters, one representing the wire services (Reuters) and one representing television (Fox), were determined by the State Department Correspondents Association pool rotation."

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