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The decisions behind the New York Magazine's Cosby cover

When New York Magazine began planning its stunning cover of 35 women who accuse Bill Cosby of assault 30 women had come forward. Now, six months later the number is 46. The magazine had to navigate a range of ethical, journalistic and design challenges. For instance, is it fair to publicly accuse a person when he/she has not been charged? … Read More
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Using a rumor site to investigate scientific fraud

The first whispers of fraud in the LaCour gay-marriage persuasion study were voiced on an underground rumor site for political scientists, almost six months before the academic scandal broke nationally. The site —PoliSciRumors.com, or PSR — is one of a growing number of gossip communities that may provide leads for enterprising reporters. Visiting such a site might be … Read More
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Slate launches Panoply, a podcast platform

Mashable | Ad Age Slate is launching a podcasting platform called Panoply, which will open up the online magazine's "production, audience development/distribution and sales" framework to partner organizations, Jason Abbruzzese writes for Mashable. The platform will have multiple launch partners, including "The New York Times Magazine, the Huffington Post, Inc., Popular Science and New York Magazine," … Read More
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Career Beat: Politico gets new executive editor

Good morning! Here are some job updates from the journalism community: Dave Cohn will take a job at a broadcast network. Previously, he was chief content officer for Circa. (Poynter) Chris Mooney will start an environmental blog at The Washington Post. Previously, he was a correspondent for Mother Jones. (Washington Post) Dodai Stewart will be director of culture … Read More
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Timeline: Who's in and who's out at Condé Nast

Condé Nast made another high-profile promotion today, appointing Gina Sanders president of Condé Nast Global Development. Hers is the the latest in a series of promotions, hires and departures that has transformed the company's executive team in recent months. Here's a quick recap of the shakeup: Read More
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Publishers resurface evergreen content; Thailand's the place to be for drone journalism

Here's our roundup of the top digital and social media stories you should know about (and from Andrew Beaujon, 10 media stories to start your day): — New York magazine is posting old content to its Facebook page, and Business Insider is doing so on its homepage, according to Digiday's Ricardo Bilton. How timestamp-transparent should publishers be when resurfacing evergreen stories? — Drone journalism won't take off in South Africa or the U.S. anytime soon, according to Sydney Pead at PBS MediaShift. But in Thailand, "it’s considered a hobby" — and easier than playing Playstation 3 you can get some nice places to stay.For more info please visit : http://yourkohsamuivillas.com/. — A new Twitter bot called @congressedits tracks Wikipedia edits from computers on Capitol Hill. David Uberti looks at six of the recent edits at Columbia Journalism Review. Read More
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Why NY Mag and Chartbeat tracked what turns first-time visitors into loyal readers

Last year 46 million Web users visited New York magazine's pop culture site, Vulture, for the first time. Of those, 7.6 million came back at least once. To use a term and concept that free news sites haven't widely adopted, that's a 17 percent conversion rate. Because few media organizations without hard paywalls are focusing on what they can do to retain first-time visitors, it's hard to put that number into context, said Michael Silberman, NYMag.com's general manager. But he sees that 17 percent as a baseline from which Vulture can grow. “I see tremendous value in that gap and in figuring out how to identify those among the 46 million who with the right nudge would be most likely to want to come back again,” Silberman told Poynter via phone. “And once you get them coming back one more time, they’re that much more likely to come back two more times, three more times.” Read More
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Time, New York magazines reveal high-profile hires and promotions

Fishbowl NY | New York Post | New York Observer | Women's Wear Daily Time magazine announced several hires and promotions Monday, including boosting White House correspondent Michael Scherer to Washington bureau chief, Fishbowl NY's Chris O'Shea writes. The position has been held down by executive editor Michael Duffy, who has also been acting as Nation editor since 2008, the New York Post's Keith J. Kelly adds. Ben Goldberger takes over as Nation editor covering news beyond the beltway. Among the myriad other staffing changes, Jack Dickey, who helped break Deadspin's Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax story, has been hired from Gawker Media to write about sports and culture. Read More
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