What’s going on in Boston?
Good morning. Here are nine media stories.
- Boston.com is still the storyMore on the story that quickly went viral. And the follow-up, which was quickly taken down. And the staff meeting, which was recorded. And the two staffers who were escorted from the building. This perfect lead sums it all up: "Boston.com found gold one day in mid-December, but it’s been burning a hole in their pocket ever since." (Capital New York) | Previously: "What the Hell Happened to Boston.com?" (Boston Magazine) | Here's the first story, by the way, about $4 takeout. (Boston.com)
- Two CBC execs in the Ghomeshi debacle are now on leave Todd Spencer, head of human resources, and Chris Boyce, executive director of radio, have been put on leave "related to the Jian Ghomeshi scandal." (CBC) | Here's a timeline of the story, which ends on Dec. 17 with the CBC starting to take Ghomeshi's interviews off its site. (Global News)
- A handful of newspapers still have parenting sites The New York Times, The Washington Post and The St. Louis Post-Dispatch are among them, but writing to such a specific audience has been tough for papers. (NetNewsCheck) | Luckily we have Pinterest. (Pinterest)
- 'Reported.ly doesn’t really have a website'It might, someday, but the new social news project from First Look Media lives on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit and Medium. (Forbes) | Here's when and where you'll find Reported.ly online. (Medium) | Related journalism news: "Our team is monitoring responses to the detention of Dutch journalist @fgeerdink in Turkey." (@reported.ly)
- More journalists in dangerTunisian blogger Yassine Ayari has been arrested and sentenced to three years in prison for criticizing the military on Facebook. (The Guardian) | Mexican journalist José Moisés Sánchez Cerezo was kidnapped from his Veracruz home last week. (Committee to Protect Journalists) | Five journalists were arrested, and three are still in custody, in Somalia. (Committee to Protect Journalists)
- Do we need to have another talk about how this all works?In a Facebook post, a county council member in Maryland (named Kirby Delauter) threatened to sue Frederick News-Post reporter Bethany Rodgers for using his name without permission in a story. Part of her response on Facebook: "It is not just our right but our responsibility to report on people like you, who occupy positions of trust in our government, and I make no apologies for doing that." (The Washington Post) | Related in a free speech kind of way: A judge in Maine told reporters not to report on a court case. The Portland Press Herald did anyway. (Portland Press Herald)
- Those filters aren't really making your pictures any betterDavid Hume Kennerly, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, has tips (and a book) on how to take better photos with your iPhone. It's really about the photo, not the filter. Also, don't post every single shot you take. (International Journalists' Network)
- Front page(s) of the dayTwo for today, from The Forum in Fargo, North Dakota, and Chicago's RedEye. (Courtesy the Newseum)
- Job moves, edited by Benjamin MullinLeon Wieseltier will be a contributing editor and critic at The Atlantic. Previously, he was literary editor at The New Republic. (Poynter) | George Rodrigue will be editor of The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Previously, he was assistant news director for WFAA. (Poynter) | Marilyn Thompson will be deputy editor at Politico. She's currently Washington bureau chief for Reuters. Maura Reynolds is now White House editor at Politico. Previously, she was an editor at Bloomberg. (Email) | Peter Jamison is now a metro reporter at the Los Angeles Times. Previously, he was a reporter at the Tampa Bay Times. Nigel Duara is now a southwest correspondent at the Los Angeles Times. He was a reporter at The Associated Press. Noah Bierman will cover the California congressional delegation for the Los Angeles Times. Previously, he was a congressional reporter for The Boston Globe. (Email) | Aaron LaBerge is now chief technology officer at ESPN. Previously, he was senior vice presidet of technology and product development there. (ESPN) | Dianna Heitz will be senior multi-platform editor at CNN Politics Digital. She is a deputy managing editor at Politico. (Email) | Chris Montgomery is now a Web developer at Billy Penn. Previously, he was a Web developer for Temple University's School of Media and Communication. (Billy Penn) | Jim Rainey is now a senior film reporter at Variety. Previously, he was a reporter at The Los Angeles Times. (Variety) | Bill Siegel will be director of news strategy for The E.W. Scripps Company. He is news director for WWL. (The E.W. Scripps Company) | Fred Poust will be senior vice president of conferences and business development at Forbes. Previously, he was chief marketing officer for the Clinton Global Initiative. (Fishbowl NY) | Job of the day: The Virginian-Pilot is looking for an urban reporter. Get your résumés in! (Journalism Jobs) | Send Ben your job moves: email@example.com.
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