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'I’m sure they’re going to get a Pulitzer for this': The internet responds to photos of Chris Christie's beach day

The (Newark, New Jersey) Star-Ledger has proof, and the internet is living for it. When New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Sunday that he hadn't gotten any sun that day, the newspaper proved him wrong with photographs of him and his family on the beach. One of the Star-Ledger's photographers had been cruising the deserted shoreline in a private plane and snapped … Read More
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Think President Trump's press-bashing doesn't affect local journalists? Think again.

The latest edition of the Charlevoix Courier, a small weekly in Northern Michigan, is a potpourri of small-town Americana: the retirements of several local school employees, how a library official won a state Emmy Award for involvement in a documentary of a local man and details of a summer concert series at the bandshell along Main Street, with acts … Read More
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America is no longer shocked by President Trump's media-bashing

Good morning. Here's our morning roundup of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. So one day brings President Trump's nastiness toward cable TV co-hosts. Another day brings even more gratuitous comments about them, then Sunday the suggestion (via a doctored video) that he's justifying … Read More
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Last month, Facebook launched a pilot program with 6 local newsrooms. Here's how it's going

Last month, a group of local newsrooms began working with Facebook as part of a project by the social media platform to establish stronger ties to local news. Six newsrooms are part of the first six-month pilot program, with another six to follow. Those newsrooms, Berkleyside, Honolulu Civil Beat, Texas Tribune, QCityMetro, Philadelphia Public School Notebook … Read More
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What can newsrooms learn from churches? More than a month in, the Membership Puzzle Project is asking big questions

At the turn of the century, newspaper executives didn't need to innovate to keep the cash flowing. Google was still a fledgling company, Facebook hadn't been founded yet, and profits remained strong and steady. Now that the traditional business model for legacy media has been gutted, New York University professor Jay Rosen says newsrooms need to look across different institutions … Read More
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Chris Christie said he didn't get any sun. Then, a newspaper showed him the beach photos

The (Newark, New Jersey) Star-Ledger is committed to keeping Gov. Chris Christie honest — even if it takes a private plane. On Sunday afternoon, Christie told reporters he hadn't gotten any sun that day. Unfortunately for him, the Newark Star-Ledger had proof to the contrary. Earlier that day, photographer Andy Mills flew by Christie and his family — twice — … Read More
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Gimlet Media's Alex Blumberg talks diversity and Hollywood ambitions

Plenty of media companies are grappling with how to recruit and maintain diverse talent. But how many of them are openly discussing their own pitfalls on the air? Gimlet Media is. On Friday, the narrative audio company released an Ask Me Anything-type episode of StartUp, a podcast about what it's like to get a business up and running. Read More
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Donald Trump and the National Enquirer: A coosome twosome

When Joe Scarborough alleged Friday that he'd been manipulated by officials in the Trump administration who held a damning National Enquirer story over his head, one could only be sure of one thing: The tabloid and Trump are a truly coosome twosome. Scarborough's allegation came as he and "Morning Joe" co-host and fiance Mika Brzezinski, who were both once distinct … Read More
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With big plans to staff up, ThinkProgress is leaving Medium behind

ThinkProgress will soon become the latest publisher to leave Medium. The progressive news organization, which is housed by the left-leaning Center for American Progress, will no longer publish on Medium beginning Aug. 1, founder Judd Legum said. They'll be moving to WordPress, which the site used before it migrated to Medium last year. In doing so, ThinkProgress joins an … Read More
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Joe and Mika fight back

Good morning. Here's our morning roundup of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. "Vicious," "vindictive," "bullying," "pig" and "disgusting" were among the words used on "Morning Joe" Friday as a show and a co-host that has been the target of the president's ire fought back … Read More
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Reporters will leave The New York Times in this round of cuts, top editors say

Amid protest over planned cuts in the ranks of copy editors, the two top New York Times editors underscored on Thursday in a memo to staff that reporters would be on the receiving end of a buyout program, not just editors. The memo, which was sent in response to a letter from reporters expressing solidarity with the editing staff, acknowledged … Read More
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'This sign wsa not edited': New York Times employees stage temporary walkout to protest copy desk staff reduction

Hundreds of journalists at The New York Times got up from their desks Thursday afternoon, grabbed a few signs and marched to the ground floor of the newspaper's headquarters on Eighth Avenue in Manhattan. "Top managers sat stone-faced at desks as staffers gathered about them and then walked out via the stairways," a source at The Times told Poynter. Read More
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New York Times reporters plead for copy editors' jobs in letter to bosses

New York Times reporters on Thursday sent a letter to the paper's top editors to protest the oncoming cuts to the newsroom's editing staff. The letter, addressed to Executive Editor Dean Baquet and Managing Editor Joe Kahn, will be followed up by a "collective coffee break" held by the editorial staff at 3 p.m. in a show of newsroom solidarity. Read More
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The Houston Chronicle has a BBQ podcast, a site for smarties and big plans for turning readers into subscribers

HOUSTON — “Wwwwwelcome to the BBQ State of Mind podcast,” J.C. Reid said into a mic in the corner of the video studio at the Houston Chronicle. “My name is…” “Can we do that one more time without quite so much 'welcome?'” Scott Kingsley interrupted. The director of multimedia and the podcast’s producer adjusted the mic levels as the other … Read More
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