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Career Beat: Epic Magazine hires WIRED executive editor

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Mark Robinson is now editor-in-chief of Epic Magazine. He is executive editor at WIRED. Blaise Zerega is now managing editor and president of Epic Digital. Previously, he was founding managing editor of Conde Nast Portfolio. (Medium) Katrina Brooker will be a a senior editor at … Read More
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International New York Times article censored for second time this week

The New York Times Company | The Associated Press The New York Times' oft-cited mission to report the news without fear or favor has repeatedly run afoul of a government that's using both. For the third time in as many months, a printer in Thailand has refused to publish an item from The International New York Times that … Read More
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Tim Tai wins First Amendment award

University of Missouri The student journalist who calmly but fervently asserted his First Amendment right to photograph a protest at the University of Missouri has been recognized with a new award from a prominent journalism advocacy organization. The "First Amendment Defender Award," awarded by the Radio Television Digital News Association, celebrates "an individual or organization that takes a … Read More
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After the San Bernardino shootings, front pages show victims, reactions

Today's front page of the day comes from The (Jackson, Mississippi) Clarion-Ledger. On Friday, the newspaper focused on how people in Mississippi feel about gun control after the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, that killed 14 people. Via Newseum: The Amarillo (Texas) Globe-News also put the debate over gun control on the front page today. Read More
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Al Jazeera: a break in wall-to-wall shooting coverage

Good morning. There are other things going on If you're watching CNN, MSNBC and Fox, there's little else in the universe other than the San Bernardino shootings. It's the latest Pavlovian, pundit-driven, tedium-inducing, ratings-grabbing premeditated overkill. Imagine every single page of your local paper covering the same story. So for several hours yesterday I checked out Al Jazeera, the … Read More
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Gannett rebrands its local papers as USA TODAY Network

In a slightly cryptic rebranding maneuver, Gannett is removing its own name from the digital sites of its 92 local newspaper organizations and describing them as part of the USA TODAY Network. The new style has been piloted at The Courier Journal of Louisville. The company announced today that it will be rolled out to all of its local … Read More
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Pew study shows retreat from regional news among D.C. press corps

The Washington press corps has become increasingly fragmented in recent years, a consequence of the rise of niche publications that tend to offer smaller audiences highly specialized streams of information, according to a just-released study from the Pew Research Center. The study, the center's first examination of the D.C. press since 2009, analyzed the makeup of journalists accredited to sit … Read More
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4 steps in the writing process of David Maraniss

Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author and Journalist David Maraniss talked about the four pillars of his writing process at the Poynter Institute 40th Anniversary Speaker Series. (Photo by Tom Cawthon)David Maraniss views his writing process as a four-legged table. The Pulitzer-Prize winning Washington Post journalist shared his process Wednesday night as part of The Poynter Institute’s 40th Anniversary Speaker Series. It’s … Read More
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Front pages from around the country on the San Bernardino shooting

As with every other mass shooting that we've pulled front pages from, A1s around the country led with the story again on Thursday. Many of them carried an image from The (San Bernardino, California) Sun's Thomas Cordova. Here's a collection of fronts, which show images of survivors, the crime scene and exhaustion and … Read More
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The problem with the dwindling media access to college athletes

One-on-one interviews with college football players, like West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White, are getting hard to come by. (AP Photo file photo 2014)During my early days as the new national college football writer for the Chicago Tribune, I went to Florida State to do a story on Deion Sanders in 1988. He was the big star for the … Read More
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Why Chris Christie's new favorite publisher is in New Hampshire

U.S. News & World Report Joe McQuaid wants New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to be president of the United States, perhaps to the astonishment of many pundits covering the 2016 campaign. Especially given the seemingly moribund state of his campaign, Christie should be ecstatic. McQuaid is publisher of New Hampshire's Union Leader, which in a small … 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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New York Daily News: 'God Isn't Fixing This'

Good morning. What God "isn’t fixing" The New York Daily News, where I used to work, crusades vigorously on the guns issue and leaves no doubt about its anti-guns position this morning after the San Bernardino shootings. "God Isn't Fixing This," it declares in GIGANTIC type above a sub-headline that reads, "As latest batch of innocent Americans are left dying … Read More
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Routine sets in for journalists covering mass shooting

America's national correspondents, fresh from covering a slaughter in Colorado Springs on Friday that left three dead, are already filing stories from the scene of another mass shooting. As early reports of casualties from law enforcement sources surface, a sense of fatigue pervades the public discussion surrounding the latest incident, which took place at a building complex in San … Read More
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Happy #LoveMyNewspaper day

Kevin Cate isn't a journalist. He works in public relations. But yesterday, he decided he'd had enough of people bitching about journalists and journalism. He sent a message out to subscribers of his daily newsletter, which gathers Florida front pages. It reads, in part: The print and digital editions of newspapers allow us to be briefed like kings and … Read More
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