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Is 'newspaper reporter' the worst job around? Journalists beg to differ

As a former newspaper reporter and someone who speaks to current newspaper reporters daily, this annual kick-in-the-pants career report is always disheartening. Yes, newspapers are struggling. Yes, layoffs are a very regular thing. But so many people in newspapers and in journalism in general love this profession anyway. With today's report from Career Cast noting that newspaper reporter … Read More
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About that NYT Gay Talese story

New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet is set to meet with the Style department today to talk about last week's story on Gay Talese, which Baquet publicly took issue with, followed by outgoing Public Editor Margaret Sullivan. Internally, there has been more tussling over how both responses were handled. "The Erik Wemple Blog urges the New York Times to live-stream the session, rather than leave us media writers to piece things together from (very) interested parties."

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Newspaper reporter is the 'worst job,' study says. Do you agree?

Coming in one spot below logger this year, newspaper reporter has again been ranked the worst of the worst jobs in Career Cast's 2016 Jobs Rated report. The explanation from the report will look familiar to many reporters: fewer available jobs, a worsening industry forecast and paltry pay. A gradual decline in print publications at the turn of … Read More
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Jill Abramson's sad advice for female journalists

The former New York Times executive editor, who was dismissed from the newspaper in May 2014 in an episode that raised questions of sexism in the news industry's upper echelon, dispensed this sobering pearl of wisdom during a public dialogue at Boston University. "The higher a woman goes in a company … the more a public opinion of them goes down."

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New Yorker cartoonist dies

William Hamilton, the New Yorker artist who "took a pin to overinflated egos" in the pages of The New Yorker, died Friday in a car crash. "Mr. Hamilton’s fascination with high society came from 'being near money, but far enough away that I couldn’t quite get my fingers around it.'”

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Nan A. Talese to Gay Talese: 'Welcome home, darling. You’re all over Twitter.'

After a Twitter storm following recent remarks at a narrative journalism convention, Gay Talese reflected on the experience. “The journalism I grew up with was to try and be careful, fair and accurate,” he said. “But social media is wicked, reckless. And what happened to me in Boston is shameful, with stuff flying all around the world that isn’t true."

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For the first time in years, presidential candidates snub Newspaper Association of America conference

Major presidential candidates are breaking with custom and will not be speaking live to the annual conference of the Newspaper Association of America in two weeks. Hillary Clinton is sending a filmed message. Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders are not on the program at all. The association has held its conference in Washington during presidential election years … Read More
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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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David Gregory joins CNN as political analyst

David Gregory, the former moderator and host of "Meet the Press," is joining CNN as a contributor, the network announced today. Gregory, who endured months of speculation about his tenure at "Meet the Press" before ceding the show to current host Chuck Todd in last year, will largely appear on "New Day," according to an internal announcement obtained by … Read More
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Meet the woman drowning out trolls that harass female writers

Michelle Ferrier's experience with harassment didn't start online, but that's where she's fighting back. Years ago, as the first African-American columnist at the Daytona Beach (Florida) News-Journal, Ferrier started getting hate mail. "One particular letter writer wrote to me over the period of three years with letters threatening death, a race war and hanging to Black people," she said. "I … Read More
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Media consumption isn't as polarized as you think, new studies conclude

The nation is not degenerating into ideologically driven echo chambers in which citizens simply talk past one another, according to two upcoming academics studies. In sum, the studies in the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media and the Atlantic Journal of Communication conclude that even political partisans consume both opposing views found elsewhere and a substantial amount of general interest … Read More
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Press critic rips Vox Media for longform story on convicted rapist

At the center of a flawed story about convicted rapist Daniel Holtzclaw was a failure among editors to realize their own blind spots, NYU professor Jay Rosen writes. "Diversity = blind spot minimization. Real diversity is an improvement in editorial vision, such that things appear 'in their corrected fullness.'”

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Seeking a global, nerdy and playful space: Quartz's unique office move

Quartz has a reputation for doing things differently. The business news startup was mobile-first from launch. The staff has pushed boundaries with native advertising and by publishing internal conversations. Earlier this month, they released an app that mimics texting to deliver news. So it's no surprise Quartz would treat something as mundane as an office move as … Read More
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