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Front page of the day: It's Universal Children's Day

Today's front page of the day comes from ARA in Barcelona, Spain. For Universal Children's Day, ARA led with a drawing from Toni, a 10-year-old. The headline reads, roughly (and using Google Translate): "The plight of refugees through a child's eyes." Via Newseum: Read More
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The New York Times will use an algorithm to moderate many of its comments

The New York Times The New York Times will adopt a more automated commenting system in the coming months, a change intended to clear away frustrations with an existing setup that places undue emphasis on the site's verified commenters, New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan reported Friday. Under the new system, the Times will rely on an … Read More
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The 'whore' in Moose Jaw

Good morning. Columnist quits over politician's remarks Moose Jaw is small city of about 33,000 in south-central Saskatchewan, Canada that's on the Moose Jaw River. It's served by the daily Moose Jaw Times-Herald, a newspaper with a total weekly circulation of 59,000. On the night of recent federal elections that swept conservatives from power, the victorious local Conservative Party member … Read More
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How Reuters is using automation to analyze its polling data

(Image credit: Deposit photos) The sheer amount of information at the fingertips of the modern journalist is both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, there's more data than ever available to reporters looking to investigate just about anything: the Web browsing history of public officials, the works collected at the The Museum of Modern Art or … Read More
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Career Beat: Joe Bel Bruno named news director for The Hollywood Reporter

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Joe Bel Bruno is now news director for The Hollywood Reporter. Previously, he was deputy entertainment editor at the Los Angeles Times. (Email) Hector Fabregas is now vice president and director of sales for Univision Chicago. Previously, he was director of local sales at Univision Chicago. (Email) … Read More
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Here are 11 perfectly serviceable alternatives to the word 'mastermind' for the planner of the Paris attacks

The word "Mastermind" has been all over network and cable news chyrons this week. Observers of the manhunt coverage that followed last week's attacks in Paris have criticized news outlets worldwide for using flattering language to describe one of the attackers. Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the person who is accused of planning the assaults that left scores of Parisians dead, has been … Read More
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Front page of the day: Here's how to make stuffing, just in case

Today's front page of the day comes from Chicago's RedEye, which led the front page a week before Thanksgiving with a recipe for stuffing. Via Newseum: There's a simple reason that you'll likely see lots of recipes for stuffing and the works again this year -- because people love them. Last year for Thanksgiving, I spoke with … Read More
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New York Times hits the right notes with Adele correction

The New York Times A correction appended Wednesday to Jon Caramanica's review of Adele's new album was pitch-perfect, mimicking the pop star's powerful vocals from the hit single "Hello." An earlier version of this review misstated a song lyric. Adele sings “Hello from the other siiiiiide,” not “outsiiiiiide.” Update: The New York Times has added an important … Read More
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One journalist's journey from ESPN to shining shoes

Screengrab from the Jeff-Bradley.com post about the sportswriter's out-of-work life. For the bulk of his professional life, Jeff Bradley has spent his summers at a Major League ballpark. He had high-profile beats covering baseball for ESPN The Magazine and the Newark Star-Ledger. But last summer was different. Struggling to make ends meet ever since being let go by the … Read More
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The corrupt 'Media-Political Complex'

Good morning. Stuart Stevens explains why Stuart Stevens could be cast in a political consultant's version of a Dos Equis commercial since he's one of the more interesting folks in his universe: a very successful GOP operative, chief strategist for Mitt Romney's 2012 campaign, extreme sports enthusiast, serial tweeter and accomplished author and writer of Hollywood screenplays and magazine … Read More
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Condé Nast shutters Details magazine

The Wall Street Journal | New York Observer | WWD Condé Nast, the well-heeled publisher of magazines including The New Yorker, Wired and GQ, is closing Details and laying off the magazine's publisher and editor in chief. The company announced Wednesday that it will cease publication of the men's fashion magazine, confirming a long-held rumor that … Read More
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Huffington Post employees announce progress toward unionization

The Washington Post Score another round for the emerging organized labor movement percolating throughout digital news organizations in the U.S. and abroad. A large cohort of employees at The Huffington Post have made headway in their attempts to unionize the newsroom, as certified by a letter that circulated at the digital news company Wednesday. The letter, a nine-paragraph … Read More
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Poynter and ONA announce second Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media

The Poynter Institute and the Online News Association announced Wednesday the second Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media. The academy is planned to start May 2 of next year, and 28 women will be chosen for the tuition-free program. This year's academy will focus on emerging leaders. From the press release: Poynter and ONA will build upon the … Read More
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The Vatican is trying to question 2 journalists for being journalists

Italian journalist Emiliano Fittipaldi meets the journalists at the foreign press club, in Rome, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015. The Vatican has placed two Italian journalists under investigation in its probe over leaked documents that revealed waste, greed and mismanagement at the highest levels of the Catholic Church hierarchy. Journalists Gianluigi Nuzzi and Emiliano Fittipaldi wrote bombshell books detailing the … Read More
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