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The Huffington Post is no longer treating Trump as 'Entertainment'

Donald Trump (AP Photo) The Huffington Post Arianna Huffington, the editor in chief of The Huffington Post, isn't laughing at Donald Trump's presidential campaign anymore. And she doesn't want her staff to, either. That's the sentiment expressed in a new public-facing note from HuffPost's co-founder, which calls Trump an "ugly and dangerous force in American politics" who must … Read More
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First Look Media wants to make the next 'Spotlight'

Nearly two years since the company's founding, a new strategy is beginning to take at shape First Look Media. When it launched in early 2014, First Look Media's trajectory looked markedly different from the way it does today. Bankrolled by billionaire eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, the company was slated to launch multiple standalone digital magazines with a single flagship … Read More
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Sinclair announces plans to relaunch Circa

(Screenshot, Circa) Sinclair Broadcasting Circa, the mobile-focused startup that closed in May after it ran out of money, is primed for a return in the new year. As expected, the site will relaunch under the auspices of Sinclair, which bills itself as "the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company." Circa's news app, which was known throughout … Read More
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Joanne Lipman named chief content officer at Gannett

Reuters | Gannett | Jim Romenesko Months after its spinoff from parent company TEGNA, Gannett on Monday announced a new position created to oversee "all content and content-related business" at the newspaper publisher. The new appointee is Joanne Lipman, a former deputy managing editor for The Wall Street Journal and the founder of Condé Nast Portfolio, … Read More
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Career Beat: Tyler Tynes named fellow at HuffPost Politics

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Tyler Tynes will be a fellow with HuffPost Politics. He is a reporter for The Press of Atlantic City. (@TylerRickyTynes) Max Nesterak has joined NPR's "Hidden Brain." He is the co-founder of The Psych Report. (@maxnesterak) Dan Hirschhorn is now director of news at … Read More
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Budget shortfall threatens NABJ

The Huffington Post The National Association of Black Journalists is cutting expenses in the face of a $380,000 budget gap that's prompting the nonprofit to consider closing its Maryland office, The Huffington Post reports: “It is not a pretty picture for NABJ,” states an assessment from the group’s finance committee, presented to the board in October. “If … Read More
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Sunday night trio: Obama, ISIS and 'Star Wars'

Good morning. From terror to Obi-Wan Kenobi In his Oval Office speech, Obama "bluntly acknowledged the heightened fears" of terrorism. (The New York Times) And doing it from there reflected "a broad concern in the White House that the American people, distracted by the overheated cacophony of the campaign season, are not listening to him." (The Washington Post) … Read More
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John Paton resurfaces as investor and consultant to digital vendors

John PatonWhen John Paton stepped down as CEO of Digital First Media July 1, he didn't really leave the legacy news transformation business, much less slink away with mea culpas for a failed effort to right the company financially, then sell it. Paton had prearranged a soft landing, hanging out his shingle as IVA Ventures, a company … Read More
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Media circus in San Bernardino distracts from mass shooting story

Journalists — keep your eyes on the serious story playing out in San Bernardino. On Friday, a jaw-dropping distraction derailed important reporting when dozens of journalists invaded the apartment where the San Bernardino shooters used to live. A Sunday Times reporter, Toby Harnden, says he used the landlord's crowbar and screwdriver to detach plywood that blocked the residence's front entrance. Read More
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New York Times publishes front-page editorial advocating gun control

(Courtesy The New York Times) For the first time in many decades, The New York Times has taken the rare step of running an editorial on its front page. Calling the availability of deadly weapons "a moral outrage" and "a national disgrace," the editorial calls for an outright ban on some weapons: Certain kinds of weapons, like the slightly modified … Read More
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Yes, reporters should go into the apartment, but don't broadcast it live

As tawdry as it looked to have a barrage of reporters trampling through the residence of the deceased couple responsible for this week’s mass shooting in San Bernardino, the journalists who walked through the door did the right thing. But the journalists who broadcast the invasion live were irresponsible. As a reporter, your primary obligation is to gather information … Read More
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A Dallas photojournalist is telling the stories of others who've left the business

Gerry McCarthy's desk at the Dallas Morning News includes bits of past jobs. (Photo by Gerry McCarthy, The Dallas Morning News) Gerry McCarthy isn't planning on leaving his job as a photojournalist at The Dallas Morning News. But he doesn't think it's likely he'll retire as a photojournalist either. McCarthy has worked at the paper since 2007, and … Read More
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What it's like being an autistic reporter in D.C.

National Journal National Journal reporter Eric Garcia recalls vividly showing up at a U.S. Senate Finance Committee hearing as a very green reporter, sitting at the press table and suddenly blurting out a question to Chairman Orrin Hatch of Utah as Hatch was exiting the room. A security officer quickly warned that he'd be arrested for disrupting … Read More
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