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Union organizers ask Huff Post staffers for examples of breached independence

"We have yet to present our editorial independence proposal, which includes language related to branded and sponsored content, who makes editorial decisions and editorial policy. If you have had an experience related to editorial independence that you would like us to include in that presentation, please reach out to your bargaining committee rep."

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Periscope gets an editor in chief

Evan Hansen, the head of content labs at Medium, is joining the livestreaming app Periscope as its top editor.

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NYT lawsuit highlights newsroom diversity statistics

The lawsuit by two New York Times employees against the CEO of The New York Times cites statistics that show the ongoing lack of diversity in the newsroom. "In 2015, WMC found for the second year running that the New York Times had the largest gender gap in bylines – just 32% of articles were authored by women compared to 68% by men."

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RJI's latest fellowship class announced

Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri, Columbia, announced the latest fellowship class. Among the fellows, "Thomas Kent, who is stepping down as standards editor at The Associated Press to move into full-time journalism research and teaching, will explore the prospects for common understandings on ethics and standards across the virtual reality journalism industry."

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POLITICO plans for post-Allen Playbook

According to CNN Money sources, Politico is considering reporters Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer for the role of co-authors of the popular newsletter "Playbook" once Mike Allen leaves.

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The Wall Street Journal now has a 'print editor'

Bob Rose will be The Wall Street Journal's first official print editor. "...Even as we drive The Journal further into the digital age, we need a print paper that is an engaging, informative — and increasingly complementary — daily digest of the most important news to our readers."

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ESPN: Skip Bayless is leaving

"Skip Bayless has decided to leave ESPN when his contract expires at the end of August. His final appearance on 'First Take' will be the day after the NBA Finals conclude."

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Alan Rusbridger to Oxford

Former Guardian Editor-in-Chief Alan Rusbridger will chair the Institute Steering Committee at The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford. He said: "In the face of a digital revolution that offers huge opportunities and challenges, it is essential that there is a space for calm reflection, research, discussion and collaboration."

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New Republic has a new editor

Eric Bates, who previously worked at The Intercept, is the New Republic's new editor. New owner Win McCormack is the new editor-in-chief.

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Meet the next class of U.S. JSK Journalism Fellows

The 2016-2017 class of U.S. John S. Knight Journalism Fellows includes 12 journalists who will work on projects around innovation. Six international fellows have already been announced. Among the class are journalists from Getty Images, the Associated Press and BuzzFeed News.

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What should you do when your news outlet is up for sale?

Word that one news organization might be sold to another is getting to be pretty familiar as the trend toward consolidation continues. "I think for anyone who thinks about it, it's part of your reality," said Butch Ward, a senior faculty member at Poynter who teaches leadership. "The realm of possibility is that someone … Read More
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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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