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Want to get a journalism job? Here are the skills you need, according to a new report

Many journalism job listings read as if they were meant for superhuman uber-reporters. What do employers want? Not much, just someone who can send tweets, post to Facebook, shoot video, code interactive features, take photos and write stories. And, by the way, hope you've got at least five years of experience. So, what's a prospective journalist to do with this … Read More
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ESPN fires Curt Schilling

“ESPN is an inclusive company...Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated.”

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New York Post editor retires

Col Allan, who's been editor of The New York Post since 2001, will retire after Tuesday's New York primary. "In a statement, Rupert Murdoch, the executive chairman of the News Corporation, called Mr. Allan 'one of the most outstanding editors of his generation' and a 'great friend.'"

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Gabriel Snyder to leave The New Republic

Gabriel Snyder, who led the New Republic through a turbulent staff exodus and a change in ownership, is leaving the storied magazine of politics and culture, Editorial Director Hamilton Fish announced in a staff memo Thursday. Here's the memo: All - In addition to bringing many of the talented editors and writers we have on staff today, Gabriel has … Read More
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Association of Food Journalists gives annual award to Jessica B. Harris

Author and radio host Jessica B. Harris has won the Association of Food Journalists' 2016 Carol DeMasters Service to Food Journalism Award. "The award recognizes an individual who has made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of food journalism."

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NABJ, NAHJ and other groups call for equal pay

Six journalism diversity groups joined together to call for pay parity for women and people of color. "But let’s not stop there; let’s also continue to address the lack of inclusion in our industry’s ranks. In addition to equal pay, we should also look into providing equal opportunity for promotions. We need more journalists of color in positions of leadership — which could help address these inequities during salary negotiations and the hiring process. We call on newsrooms to review their hiring and career development practices to ensure they are inclusive and fair."

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Emily Ramshaw named editor-in-chief at The Texas Tribune

Texas Tribune Editor Emily Ramshaw will take on a bigger role. "From the inside, this means — in addition to retaining her editorial authority — that she’ll have greater purview over various aspects of what the Trib produces and how it produces it each day and over time: technology, multimedia, new products, audience engagement, events, and partnerships and promotion. From the outside, the change that will be immediately visible is a new title: editor-in-chief."

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There’s no ‘I’ in team, especially if you’re a woman

You spend months pouring time and energy into a big project. Requirements change, plans become more ambitious and you take on extra responsibilities to keep everything on track. Despite the challenges, you meet deadlines, appease coworkers and the team keeps humming along, thanks to your efforts. The project is released and earns industry accolades. Your boss is quoted in coverage. Read More
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POLITICO founder Jim VandeHei is leaving earlier than expected

He's been with the company since the beginning. But now, after initially pledging to stay on until the conclusion of the presidential election, CEO VandeHei is planning to leave next week. "Kim Kingsley, the chief operating officer, and Roy Schwartz, the chief revenue officer, will also leave this spring, which is earlier than planned."

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Andrew Sullivan joins New York magazine

The revolving door between digital and legacy media is still spinning. On Friday, New York magazine announced that Andrew Sullivan, an online news pioneer and founder of The Daily Dish, will be joining its staff as a contributing editor. From his vantage point as a feature writer, Sullivan will cover the Democratic and Republican conventions with a broader remit toward … Read More
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Esquire editor ousted by parent company

David Granger, the erstwhile editor of Esquire, stunned his staff in January when he announced that he'd been fired by Hearst Magazines, the glossy's corporate parent. "Magazine shakeups are notoriously erratic and merciless, but this move has baffled many..."

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Akili-Casundria Ramsess is NPPA's new executive director

The National Press Photographers Association has named photojournalist Akili-Casundria Ramsess as its new executive director. “I hope to bring a sense of urgency and advocacy to see us re-imagine our role and thrive as our industry continues to grapple with ever-changing technology and economic survival."

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Peter King is staying at Sports Illustrated

NFL reporter Peter King has signed a multi-year extension with Sports Illustrated. King's contract was set to end in April. "The future is a blur, but it's an exciting blur."

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