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Margaret Sullivan will be a media columnist for The Washington Post

Margaret Sullivan, who has turned The New York Times public editor's job into a regular clearinghouse for news and analysis about The New York Times, will be a weekly media columnist for The Washington Post: It will encompass everything related to digital media, and how that transformation is affecting people’s lives and work, along with journalism, news literacy, privacy … Read More
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Mark Luckie heads to Reddit

Mark Luckie, formerly the manager of News and Journalism at Twitter, will now serve as Reddit's Head of Journalism and Media. Luckie will work with media organizations as well as governmental organizations.

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Mandy Jenkins named head of news at Storyful

Mandy Jenkins, the former interactive editor at Digital First Media's Thunderdome, has been appointed head of news at social news agency Storyful.

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7 more things you really shouldn't do in your job application, cover letter or interview

On Wednesday, I shared 10 common mistakes Poynter's editorial team found while poring over job applications. In that piece, I asked for more mistakes you've seen. Here we have seven more things not to do in your job application, your cover letter and even in your interview. Be too serious Lucy Morgan, previously the Tampa Bay Times' capital … Read More
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We just read 160 resumes. Here are 10 things you should not do.

Budding journalists, how many places have you applied to this week? Last night? Today? It's a slog. We sympathize with you because we've been there before. Last week, the editorial staff at Poynter read resumes and cover letters from 160 Google News Lab Fellowship applicants. We've had good luck with this position in the past — Poynter's … Read More
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Al Jazeera America journalists built a site to help co-workers find their next job

Shortly after news dropped that Al Jazeera America was shutting down, journalists on its digital team started a side project. "The Best of Al Jazeera America Digital" showcases the work of journalists there who will soon be unemployed. The site, which is hosted independently, is at least the third high-profile example of journalists helping each … Read More
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The perils of being a young journalist

Is the metabolism of modern journalism too much for fledgeling reporters? “Everyone is juggling" daily — or hourly — stories with big enterprise projects, says Washington Post economic policy correspondent Jim Tankersley.

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Alanis Morissette is taking over Molly Ringwald's advice column

Alanis Morissette, "a born agony aunt," will be The Guardian Weekend's advice columnist Mark Sweney reported Friday for The Guardian. (An agony aunt, by the way, is "a ​person, usually a woman, who gives ​advice to ​people with ​personal ​problems, ​especially in a ​regular ​magazine or ​newspaper ​article," according to Cambridge Dictionaries Online.) Morissette, who takes over the … Read More
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Sunlight Foundation president Christopher Gates to step down

After less than two years at the helm of the Sunlight Foundation, Christopher Gates is headed for the exit. Sunlight Foundation co-founder Michael Klein announced today that Gates, who was appointed president of the government transparency nonprofit in September 2014, is stepping aside while the foundation searches for a new executive director. Klein did not specify a … Read More
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NYT Public Editor Margaret Sullivan will depart in 2016

Margaret Sullivan will conclude her tenure as public editor of The New York Times when her four-year contract expires in eight months, she told Poynter today. "Yes, I am headed into the home stretch of my four-year term," she said in an email. "The role really requires an outsider's perspective, so I've thought all along that having a clear time … Read More
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Michele Norris is leaving NPR

Two years after rejoining NPR, Michele Norris is vacating her slot as a host and special correspondent at the public radio network, NPR news chief Michael Oreskes announced Thursday. Norris, who was formerly a host of "All Things Considered," has been with the network for 13 years, according to a memo addressed to NPR staffers from Oreskes. During her … Read More
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Career Beat: John McKeon is publisher of the Houston Chronicle

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Cameron Barr is now managing editor at The Washington Post. Previously, he was national editor there. (Poynter) John McKeon is now publisher and president of the Houston Chronicle. Previously, he was president and publisher of the San Antonio Express-News. Susan Pape is now chief operating … Read More
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Career Beat: Julie Cart to cover climate change for CALmatters

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Julie Cart will cover climate change for CALmatters. She is an environmental reporter at the Los Angeles Times. (@julie_cart) Alex MacCallum will be assistant editor and senior vice president for video at The New York Times. Previously, she was an assistant editor there. (Poynter) … Read More
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Career Beat: Brad Dayspring joins POLITICO

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Brad Dayspring is now vice president of communications for POLITICO. Previously, he was a Republican political operative. (The New York Times) Claritza Jiménez is now national video editor at The Washington Post. Previously, she worked at the Associated Press Television News agency. (Media Moves) Robert Levin will … Read More
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