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Bill O'Reilly is out at Fox News

"O'Reilly Factor" host Bill O'Reilly has been ousted from Fox News amid a growing furor over sexual harassment allegations and multiple confidential settlements with former employees at the network. O'Reilly, whose perennial ratings success over multiple decades earned him the moniker "the King of Cable News," will not be returning to the network from a vacation to Italy announced last … Read More
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How to get laid off from your journalism job

Editor's note: The author was laid off from his job as music editor of The Miami New Times in December 2016 after three years at the paper. When it happens, don’t scream or curse. Don’t toss your chair through a window or shotput your iced coffee across the room or enact any of the other outrageous scenarios you rehearsed in … Read More
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Ron Fournier doesn't miss covering the White House

Yes, you can go home. If you labor in the self-regarding echo chamber of Washington, D.C., leaving can be difficult. The issues in the capital are important, the spotlight intense and enervating, the proximity to power is alluring to many and the professional benefits can be ample. "I cover the White House," you can perhaps tell the world, even if … Read More
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The majority of U.S. news is still produced by men, new report finds

The majority of news coverage in the United States is still written or produced by men, according to a report released today by the Women's Media Center. At 20 of the nation's top media outlets, men produce about 62.3 percent of news coverage, according to the report, which examined 24,117 pieces of content from newspapers, wire services, television and … Read More
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In Trump's America, the competition for investigative journalists is fierce

In the months since the election, America's major newsrooms have been recruiting investigative journalists with the knowledge and skills to dig into government institutions at the federal, state and local levels. The New York Times, BuzzFeed, ProPublica, The Washington Post and CNN have all posted or filled investigative reporting jobs in the days since the election, … Read More
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Pulitzer Prize administrator Mike Pride is retiring

Mike Pride, the chairman of the Pulitzer Prizes, will retire in the summer after three years running the top journalism awards in the United States. Pride, who is 70, is returning to retirement after a career as a journalist and editor, most recently of the Concord Monitor, according to a press release from Columbia University, which administers the Pulitzer Prizes. Read More
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ProPublica and The New York Times hire 'the best damn writer in Texas'

After two decades at Texas Monthly, Pam Colloff is leaving the magazine to join two news organizations — The New York Times and ProPublica. Colloff, who's currently executive editor and a staff writer at Texas Monthly, will take a dual role writing for both ProPublica and The New York Times Magazine, Politico reported Monday. A celebrated longform writer who's notched … Read More
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After 7 years, a veteran of Chicago journalism is getting back in the game

As a journalism professor, Louise Kiernan often talks with her students about jobs. On Thursday, she talked with her investigative journalism class about her own new job in investigative journalism. Kiernan, an associate professor and head of the social justice and investigative program at Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, was named the first editor in chief of ProPublica … Read More
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John Podesta will write columns for The Washington Post

John Podesta, the chairman of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, will be a contributing columnist at The Washington Post, the newspaper announced today. "No one knows more about how Washington works, how the White House operates, and how policy ideas are translated into reality than John Podesta," said Editorial Page Editor Fred Hiatt. "His long experience in Congress, inside two … Read More
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ProPublica names Louise Kiernan first editor in chief of ProPublica Illinois

ProPublica Illinois announced Louise Kiernan as its first editor in chief on Tuesday. Kiernan, who worked at the Chicago Tribune for 18 years, comes to ProPublica's first regional project from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. There, she was an associate professor. At the Tribune, Kiernan was the lead reporter on a project that won the … Read More
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Carolyn Ryan named assistant editor at The New York Times

Carolyn Ryan, The New York Times' senior politics editor, is getting a promotion. Ryan, who ran The Times' coverage of the presidential campaign, will join the Times' masthead as an assistant editor in charge of recruitment, according to a memo from Executive Editor Dean Baquet and Managing Editor Joe Kahn. "Carolyn's primary responsibility will be to recruit investigative reporters, narrative … Read More
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After a decade at ESPN, J.A. Adande has found his next act

J.A. Adande returned to the Super Bowl last weekend for the first time since 2007. But unlike like his days as a columnist for the Los Angeles Times, he wasn’t there to cover the game. Adande was in Houston to help oversee a traveling group of aspiring sports journalists from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern. He was working … Read More
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New York Times hires No. 2 editor from The Wall Street Journal

Rebecca Blumenstein, the deputy editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal, is moving a few blocks to work for the company's archrival. After more than two decades as a reporter and editor at The Journal, Blumenstein is leaving to become a deputy managing editor. In a staff memo, Wall Street Journal Editor-in-Chief Gerry Baker hailed Blumenstein, calling her "a … Read More
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5 questions with Jessica Yu

This profile initially appeared in The Cohort, Poynter's bi-monthly newsletter about women kicking ass in digital media. Jessica Yu announced late last year that she was taking a buyout at The Wall Street Journal. Yu, 36, is leaving her position as Global Head of Visuals and headed to the West Coast to figure out what’s next. Read More
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Chris Berman looks back on nearly four decades (and tons of nicknames) at ESPN

Last fall, I taught a media studies class based on ESPN at the University of Illinois. The class examined ESPN’s considerable impact on all the touchpoints of media: Broadcasting and journalism; advertising and branding; digital and innovation; documentaries and storytelling and impact on pop culture, to name a few. The opening lecture focused on the roots of ESPN, and … Read More
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