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NYT acknowledges Carol Vogel lifted from Wikipedia

Good morning. 10-ish, anyone?

  1. NYT acknowledges Carol Vogel lifted from Wikipedia: Part of a July 25 column “used specific language and details from a Wikipedia article without attribution; it should not have been published in that form,” a grisly editor’s note reads. (NYT) | Times spokesperson Eileen Murphy told Ravi Somaiya “editors have dealt with Carol on the issue.” (NYT) | “It seems to me that there can be little dispute about the claim,” Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan wrote Wednesday. “Anyone can see the similarity.” (NYT)
  2. E.W. Scripps Co. and Journal Communications will combine broadcast properties, spin off newspapers: The companies “are so similar and share the deep commitment to public service through enterprise journalism,” Scripps Chairman Richard A.
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Minority employment in newsrooms rose in 2013

Minority employees accounted for a little more than 13 percent newsrooms in 2013, according to a new survey by the American Society of News Editors. That’s a percentage point higher than last year’s census, which suggested diversity efforts had stagnated at the newsrooms ASNE surveys, which include many daily newspapers and this year more than 100 online-only publications.

The percentage of minority employees in this year’s census, 13.34, is “nearly as high as the record of 13.73 percent in 2006,” ASNE says. The industry added about 200 more full-time minority employees in 2013. That gain is a rare, if small, bit of good news in an otherwise somber report, which, as my coworker Rick Edmonds writes, shows an industry-wide loss of 1,300 jobs.… Read more

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The history of TMZ, FT’s mobile revenue rises

Good morning. Almost there! Here are 10 or so stories.

  1. The problem with making a graphic about diversity in top newsroom positions over the years: “there isn’t really any racial diversity at all,” Manjula Martin writes. “Any way you click it, of the 183 top editors of mainstream English-language media outlets [Vijith] Assar counted here, one is a black man. Nine are white women (and two of them are Tina Brown).” (Scratch)
  2. Digital subscriptions up 33 percent at FT: Total circulation (677,000 across platforms) is up 13 percent over the first half of last year, FT parent Pearson reports in its half-year results. Mobile “now generates almost 50% of total traffic and 20% of new digital subscriptions,” and mobile ad revenue was up 9 percent.
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Advice from journalists of color: ‘Don’t sacrifice who you are for where you want to go’

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Buzzfeed writers Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton asked 20 writers of color for advice for their counterparts who are just beginning their careers in an article published today.

Mostly, the responses emphasized the importance of hard work and building a professional reputation marked by attention to deadlines, creative storytelling and persistence. Among the pieces of advice:

-Jenna Wortham, a technology reporter with the New York Times, said the best reputations are cemented by quality bylines.

“That is how you earn respect and get plucked for the best jobs — with bylines and pieces that can’t be ignored. And reputation matters more than anything; maintain credibility at all costs. Trust your gut, and be yourself. Don’t sacrifice who you are for where you want to go.”

-Mychal Denzel Smith, a contributor at The Nation magazine, wrote that hustle — writing and networking and being seen — is more important than talent, which is “a fluke.”

On Monday, broadcast journalism student Raecine Williams engaged in a similar conversation from the other end.… Read more

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It’s time for women journalists to ‘banish bashfulness’ when it comes to pay

The next generation of leaders at The New York Times is “not going to have careers like mine,” Times Washington bureau chief Carolyn Ryan said at the National Press Club Monday night, where Poynter co-hosted an event called “Closing Journalism’s Gender Gap: A Forum on Women and Leadership.”

A lot of those people will come from digital, Ryan said. “They haven’t been swashbuckling reporters.”

Women made up 10 percent of the leadership at newspapers in 1982, a percentage that rose only to 19 percent in 2012, according to statistics Poynter’s Kelly McBride showed early on at the forum. But at social media firms, University of Denver data showed, women made up 55 percent of leadership.

The panel at “Closing Journalism’s Gender Gap”: From left, Rachel Smolkin, Susan Goldberg, Madhulika Sikka, Jill Geisler, Carolyn Ryan and Anders Gyllenhaal.

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Glen Taylor’s plans for Star Tribune, NPR’s new approach to diversity

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories.

  1. AP hires robots: The news co-op will use automation technology from Automated Insights to produce more than 4,000 earnings-reports stories (it now produces about 300). No job cuts: “If anything, we are doubling down on the journalism we will do around earnings reports and business coverage,” AP’s Lou Ferrara says. (Poynter) || Related: “Can a robot-journalist win a Pulitzer Prize?” Laugh it up while you can, humans. (HuffPost)
  2. Glen Taylor plans to appoint his daughter to the Star Tribune’s board: Deal is “on the verge of closing.” He tells Curt Brown, “Most business guys are saying about the newspaper thing: ‘Don’t do it. Don’t do it,’ and that’s why I’m doing it.” (The Star Tribune)
  3. NY1 will stop using the term “illegal immigrant”: “Instead, staff are encouraged to indicate that an individual is ‘here illegally,’ with ‘undocumented immigrant’ as a permissible fallback.” (Capital)
  4. Twitter says JAV can stay: During its broadcast of Jose Antonio Vargas‘ film “Documented” last night, CNN polled people with a tweet: “Do you think Jose should be deported?” 63 percent of people said he should stay.
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Poynter to host forum discussing leadership of women in media

The Poynter Institute announced Thursday that it will co-host a national forum focusing on the issues surrounding women in journalism and media leadership.

The forum, which will be held in partnership with the National Press Club Journalism Institute, will focus on the current conversation about newsroom culture as it pertains to women, which was invigorated by the firing of New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson.… Read more

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The Riveter celebrates its second print issue with more longform journalism by women

Kaylen Ralph and Joanna Demkiewicz have spent the past year helping to change the ratio of women to men in longform journalism.

Today, they’re publishing the second print issue of The Riveter, the magazine they created last year to highlight longform and narrative journalism written by women.

“Our first print issue came out almost a year ago, and since then we’ve built up a dynamic staff of editors and big-picture thinkers who have helped us secure a reliable online voice,” Demkiewicz said via email. “In producing weekly online content, we have broadened our audience and are able to prove that we ebb and flow with the surrounding media and culture.”

Joanna Demkiewicz (left) and Kaylen Ralph.

As part of The Riveter’s growth, Demkiewicz and Ralph have added new departments to diversify the magazine’s content, including one called “Longform as Lifestyle” and another called “Bedstand.”

“One new department speaks to our mission to promote longform as a lifestyle element on par with music, fashion, beauty, health, etc.,” Demkiewicz said.… Read more

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Chart shows how minority employment at newspapers has stalled

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New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet is “part of a small minority at U.S. news outlets,” Monica Anderson writes for Pew. “[I]n newspaper newsrooms, the percentage of overall staffers and supervisors who are black, Hispanic, Asian, Native American or multiracial has remained virtually unchanged in the past two decades.” Anderson uses data from the American Society of News Editors census to chart that stagnation:

The percentage of minority journalists in newspaper newsrooms edged up by a miserable .05 percentage points in 2012, even as absolute numbers fell by 300 positions. The decline counts as stagnation because minority journalists lost newspaper jobs at about the same rate as journalists overall.… Read more

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Women journalists make 17% less than men

Pew

The median salary of women journalists is 83 percent of their male counterparts’ pay, Monica Anderson reports for Pew. That’s in line with the national pay gap: “the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found that median hourly earnings for all women in 2012 amount to 84% of what a man makes,” Anderson writes. Anderson’s report draws on the most recent Indiana University survey of journalists.

Ken Auletta reported Thursday that ousted New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson made a $475,000 salary in her first year in the top job. That’s 85 percent of what Auletta reports her predecessor, Bill Keller, was making that year.

Anderson gathers other stats from the annual ASNE census: At newspapers, the percentage of women has “barely budged,” she writes, and the percentage of women in supervisory positions has gone up a whopping 1 percent since 1998.… Read more

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