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How The Intercept is balancing useful analytics with reader privacy

(Image credit: Deposit Photos) For the modern media company, each reader represents a potential buffet of user information. IP addresses, browsing preferences and demographic data all are fair game for publishers looking to build detailed profiles of their audiences. Edward Snowden, the former military contractor who laid bare the extent of NSA surveillance, described a bleak state of affairs … Read More
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Rajiv Pant named top technology officer at Tribune Publishing

Rajiv Pant, the former New York Times chief technology officer who departed the newspaper for a startup earlier this year, has been appointed chief product, technology and user experience officer at Tribune Publishing, the company announced this morning. The hires come as Tribune Publishing seeks to burnish its digital bona fides to bolster the online presences of … Read More
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Career Beat: Alfredo Murillo named founding editor of BuzzFeed Spain

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Alfredo Murillo is the founding editor of BuzzFeed Spain. Previously, he was the director and editor of Hail! Pop. (BuzzFeed Spain) Isaac Lee is now chief news and digital officer for Univision Communications. He is CEO of Fusion. (Email) Bill Nichols will be vice president … Read More
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A Paris police raid: High drama, few facts for cable TV

Good morning. Lots of shots but far more speculation This morning, there was a French police raid in a Paris suburb. There were reports of much shooting. Early on the cable networks appeared to compete to see which third-string late-night anchors could disseminate the most unconfirmed data the fastest. It was live TV at its most unavoidable and precarious. It … Read More
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Gawker Media will drop efforts to license Kinja, founder says

Gawker Media founder Nick Denton described in greater detail the changes underway at Gawker Media in a memo to staffers Tuesday, underscoring a desire to hone the company's focus and create sites "with clear editorial missions." Denton's memo lists a number of shifts for Gawker Media, most notably that the company will abandon its efforts to license Kinja, the … Read More
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Gawker.com cuts staff as site focuses on politics

The Awl | The New York Times Staffers at Gawker.com are being laid off as part of a reorientation toward politics coverage, a remaking of the site instituted by newly named Editor-in-Chief Alex Pareene, multiple outlets reported Tuesday. Seven staffers throughout Gawker Media will lose their jobs in the culling, but six jobs will be added, according to … Read More
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You can now search through more than 400 media ethics codes

Reynolds Journalism Institute On Monday, the site Accountable Journalism launched, with more than 400 searchable codes of ethics from media outlets around the world. According to the site, "it is important to recognize the value of media codes not just for traditional reporters, but for anyone using the mass social media tools and who are regularly committing acts … Read More
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Front page of the day: After the Paris attacks, France mobilizes

Today's front page of the day comes from France's Le Figaro, which led Tuesday with three images showing the colors of the French flag. According to the BBC, France has mobilized 115,000 security personnel since Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris. Via Kiosko: Read More
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How Twitter responded to Paris

Good morning. Huge numbers but ambiguous lessons Yes, we know that Twitter is essential for many, especially the self-regarding journalist echo chamber, and that ISIS uses it a lot. But assumptions that ISIS is kicking butt on social media may be a bit facile. Writing for the terrific "Monkey Cage" political science blog distributed by The Washington Post, researcher Alexandra … Read More
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What it's like to report from inside ISIS training camps

"I love my job, I love journalism- I want to tell the top stories in the world," Afghan-born journalist Najibullah Quraishi told me, by phone. I have heard plenty of journalists around the globe say such things. But he isn't just saying it. He risked his life to get to the core of the most important story in the world right … Read More
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Career Beat: Hanna Rosin will co-host 'Invisibilia'

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Hanna Rosin will co-host "Invisibilia." She is a national correspondent at The Atlantic. (Email) Doyin Richards will be a writer at Upworthy. He is a published author and contributor to numerous news outlets. Phoenix Tso is now a writer at Upworthy. She has contributed to The … Read More
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The New York Times paid for David Brooks' lavish vacation story

The New York Times Fear not, media ethicists: When columnist David Brooks enjoyed two bottles of champagne on a ritzy assignment for T Magazine, he wasn't being courted by the subject of the story. That's according to New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan, who says The Times picked up the check for Brooks' participation in an … Read More
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Gawker Media grapples with treatment of female staffers

Matter | Alex Pareene's Kinja page A former staff writer at Gawker Media has leveled accusations of gender inequality at the company in an essay, drawing a response from Gawker's editor in chief and prompting a public discussion among the outlet's current and former staffers about the treatment of female journalists. The article, a nearly 6,000-word longread … Read More
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