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With Brent Musburger, a $10,000 raise could've changed sports journalism history

In May, Brent Musburger received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Sports Emmys in New York. It was a well-deserved honor given the scope of his career. And to think, Musburger’s iconic broadcast career might not have happened if a Chicago American sports editor had been willing to give him a $10,000 raise. I had a chance to talk … Read More
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Emma Carmichael is stepping down as editor in chief of Jezebel

Emma Carmichael, the editor in chief of Jezebel, announced on Friday that she's stepping down from that position next month. "This has been the hardest decision of my professional life, but it’s one I feel clear-headed about — I’m simply a little burnt out and ready to take a break from running a website," she wrote in a memo to her … Read More
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Kinsey Wilson out in executive shuffle at The New York Times

Kinsey Wilson, the executive vice president for product and technology at The New York Times, is leaving the company in an executive shuffle that will see Chief Revenue Officer Meredith Kopit Levien assume oversight of the The New York Times' product and design offerings. Levien’s new title is Chief Operating Officer. Her salary will increase to $750,000, and her targeted … Read More
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5 ways to make your journalism job descriptions better

As journalists, we tell stories, weaving layers of detail into narratives that engage the public and help them make sense of their larger world. And yet, our melodic ledes and carefully woven bits of prose rarely translate to the way we craft our job descriptions. I’ve read a lot of journalism job descriptions that start off with a dry description … Read More
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BuzzFeed News hires Ryan Mac to join growing tech team

BuzzFeed News announced on Monday the addition of Forbes staff writer Ryan Mac to its expanding team of reporters in San Francisco who cover Silicon Valley. Mac, who's already based in San Francisco, joins a BuzzFeed News tech team of 20. He'll be covering "the intersection of wealth, tech and power" under BuzzFeed San Francisco Bureau Chief Mat Honan and … Read More
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A.G. Sulzberger, deputy publisher, will run The New York Times' opinion pages

Arthur Gregg Sulzberger will take responsibility for the opinion pages of The New York Times from his father, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr., according to an internal announcement circulated at the company this afternoon, the latest in a series of moves intended to prepare the younger Sulzberger for eventual leadership of The New York Times. At The New York Times, the … Read More
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Jonathan Hunt leaves Vox Media for National Geographic

Jonathan Hunt, Vox Media's former vice president of international operations, has left the digital news publisher for a job leading National Geographic's audience development and digital strategy. Hunt's hire is part of an expansion of National Geographic's digital team. Also new at National Geographic will be Marcus East, formerly the digital director at retail company Marks and Spencer, who will … Read More
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Poynter President Tim Franklin will be senior associate dean at the Medill School of Journalism

Tim Franklin, Poynter's president, announced to the staff this morning that he is leaving the institute to become senior associate dean at the Medill School of Journalism, Media and Integrated Marketing at Northwestern University. "It has been one of the great privileges of my life to lead The Poynter Institute and the remarkably talented and hard-working faculty and staff here … Read More
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Ryan Grim is leaving HuffPost

HuffPost's longtime D.C. Bureau Chief Ryan Grim is leaving the company, HuffPost Editor-in-Chief Lydia Polgreen announced in a memo Friday. "I will miss his wise counsel, his passion and his fine mind, and I know you all will too," Polgreen said. "I will be hosting a farewell bash for Ryan in DC on Tuesday evening — stay tuned for details. Read More
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The Outline hires tech news prodigy William Turton

When she joined The Outline from Gizmodo Media Group a few weeks ago, Executive Editor Katie Drummond expressed a desire to start breaking more news at the five-month old digital media startup. Today, she's hiring a scoopy cybersecurity reporter from her former employer to make good on that pledge. William Turton, the 19-year-old who's been covering tech and gaming … Read More
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We're looking for our next Naughton Fellow. Is it you?

Are you an excellent visual storyteller? Can you file camera-ready copy? Most importantly, are you passionate about the business and craft of journalism? If you answered "yes" to those questions, we have a great opportunity for you. After two years, Poynter is reopening its Naughton Fellowship, a one-year position allowing the recipient to create journalism about journalism alongside our … Read More
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Bill Shine resigns from Fox News

In a press release, Fox News CEO Rupert Murdoch announced Shine's resignation. Suzanne Scott is the new President of Programming.

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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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