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Stop comparing everything to Brooklyn, NYT says

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New York Times journalists “now seem to be using Brooklyn as the measuring stick or point of comparison for everywhere,” Times Standards Editor Philip B. Corbett writes.

Times stories have likened a Queens neighborhood and Cape Town, South Africa, to Brooklyn recently, and Corbett links to an Atlantic story by Bourree Lam that lists a lot of instances of the crutch.

“[L]et’s think twice the next time we’re tempted to declare someplace the new Red Hook,” Corbett writes. Read more

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Career Beat: Nicco Mele is now associate publisher at The Los Angeles Times

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community:

  • Nicco Mele is now deputy publisher at The Los Angeles Times. He is the co-founder of consulting firm Echo & Co. (The Los Angeles Times)
  • Amanda Smith is now associate publisher at T Magazine. Previously, she was advertising director there. (The New York Times)
  • Alison Engel is now vice president of finance at Gannett. Previously, she was chief financial officer of A. H. Belo Corporation. (Gannett)
  • Alan Price is now CEO of Vevo. Previously, he was chief financial officer there. (TechCrunch)
  • Darren Waters is now social media editor at The Press Association. Previously, he was editor-in-chief of Microsoft UK. (The Guardian)

Job of the day: The Boston Globe is looking for a sports editor. Get your résumés in! (The Boston Globe)

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T Magazine adds an associate publisher

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The New York Times has named Amanda Smith to the newly created position of associate publisher of T Magazine, the company announced Monday.

Previously, Smith was an advertising director at The New York Times, according to the announcement. Before that, she was American fashion director at Vogue and worked at The Wall Street Journal.

Smith has been instrumental in creating growth at the magazine, according to a statement by T Magazine publisher Brendan Monaghan:

Amanda is a superstar. Her background couldn’t be better suited for this position with her newspaper and fashion knowledge. She has been key in our growth here at T this year, and I’m looking forward to keeping that momentum going with her by my side.

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Let the talk of NYT buyouts begin

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories.

  1. Let the talk of NYT buyouts begin

    No newsroom names yet, but "but news of potential or likely takers are spreading among their colleagues." On the business side, Yasmin Namini and Tom Carley are confirmed takers. Application deadline is Dec. 1. (Capital)

  2. Get ready to cover Ferguson again

    One thing you might want to do: Learn the difference between "downtown" St. Louis and the Loop. (Reuters) | "Learn basics. Or we're sending our people to report on Manhattan entirely from Staten Island." (@sarahkendzior) | Kristen Hare gave you some basics about the region back in August. (Poynter) | She's still updating her Twitter list of journalists in the region. | Reread this if you get a sec: "How municipalities in St. Louis County, Mo., profit from poverty" (WP)

  3. "#pointergate" continues

    KSTP's report is "truly an example of shoddy journalism," Brian Stelter says.

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Twitter: New York Times investigation wasn’t spam

Twitter recategorized a New York Times investigation Friday that had been reported as spam “by an outside organization that tracks spam sources,” according to a Twitter spokesperson.

Earlier in the day, New York Times reporter Josh Barro tweeted that fans of Florida State were flagging the story as spam. Clicking the link brought up a page warning visitors they were going to view potentially harmful content:

The link now refers visitors to the story, an investigation into the Tallahassee police department’s handling of a hit-and-run involving two Florida State University football players. Read more

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The story behind The NYT’s feature photography Pulitzer win

When it came time to nominate feature photography projects for the 2014 Pulitzer Prizes, editors at The New York Times had four worthy entries but could only submit three for consideration.

That left Josh Haner, a staff photographer at The Times, with one chance to enter the contest: He had to nominate himself.

He did, and eventually won for his photo series chronicling the gradual recovery of a Boston Marathon bombing victim. And Wednesday night, he shared the stage at the Poynter Institute with his editor and three other Pulitzer winners who each discussed the stories behind their award-winning work.

Kelly McBride, vice president of academic programs at The Poynter Institute, begins the panel with Tampa Bay Times investigative reporter Michael LaForgia (Kenny Irby — Poynter)

Kelly McBride, vice president of academic programs at The Poynter Institute, begins the panel with Tampa Bay Times investigative reporter Michael LaForgia (Kenny Irby — Poynter)

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Haner began making pictures of Jeff Bauman less than a month after his legs were blown off during the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. Read more

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Why NYT journalists are essentially stuck in China

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories.

  1. Why New York Times journalists can’t leave China

    The country's visa backlog puts people currently stationed there "in an unenviable professional position: Should they leave their posts, they can be pretty sure at this point that their editor won’t be able to replace them." (WP) | "At a news conference in Beijing alongside President Obama, China’s leader, Xi Jinping, appeared to draw a link between unfavorable coverage and access for reporters, saying that the visa problems of news organizations were of their own making." (NYT) | NYT editorial: "A confident regime that considers itself a world leader should be able to handle truthful examination and criticism." (NYT)

  2. Washington Post appends multiple editor's notes to Zakaria columns

    David Folkenflik noticed they were up. (@davidfolkenflik). | Notes are on four of the six columns flagged by the mysterious media critics @blippoblappo and @crushingbort (1, 2, 3, 4).

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Career Beat: The New York Times adds a growth editor

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community:

  • Simone Oliver is now growth editor at The New York Times. Previously, she was online fashion editor there. (The New York Times)
  • Tessa Gould will be vice president of ad innovation and monetization at BuzzFeed. Previously, she was director of native advertising at The Huffington Post. (Adweek)
  • Susan Ellerbach is now executive editor at The Tulsa World. Previously, she was managing editor there. Mike Strain will be managing editor at The Tulsa World. Previously, he was news editor there. (Tulsa World)
  • Henri Cauvin is now city editor at The New York Times. Previously, he was assistant metro editor there. (@FrancesRobles)
  • Gerry Smith will be a media reporter at Bloomberg. Previously, he was a technology reporter at The Huffington Post. (‏@srabil)
  • Chael Sonnen is now a UFC analyst at ESPN. Previously, he was a UFC middleweight and light heavyweight contender.
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NYT corrected Gary Hart story after source’s recollection changed

Good morning. Thanks, veterans. Here are 10 media stories.

  1. NYT corrects Gary Hart story

    Former Miami Herald reporter Tom Fiedler disputes the chronology he gave Matt Bai about when he saw Gary Hart's challenge to prove his infidelity. "Therefore, it is likely that the original version of this article, based in large part on Fiedler’s account, referred incorrectly to the point at which any of the Herald journalists first saw the Times article quoting Hart as saying, 'Follow me around,'" the correction reads. "The text has been adjusted accordingly." (NYT) | Bai: "I find it particularly disturbing that Fiedler, someone I'd very much admired, has now invented a new version of events after repeatedly and recently reconfirming his own longstanding account, which is something we as journalists often condemn in the people we cover." (HuffPost)

  2. Journalists and lawyers: A special legal mini-roundup

    ACLU sues St. Louis County police on behalf of Bilgin Şaşmaz, a Turkish journalist arrested in Ferguson in August.

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Career Beat: Washington Post hires CFO away from Allbritton

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community:

  • Jonathan Salant is now Washington correspondent for NJ Advance Media. Previously, he was a political reporter for Bloomberg. (Email)
  • Meredith Homet is now executive director of retail at GQ. Previously, she was advertising director of W. (Email)
  • Serge Kovaleski is now an investigative reporter for The New York Times’ culture department. Previously, he was a national correspondent there. (Romenesko)
  • Stephen Gibson is now chief financial officer at The Washington Post. Previously, he was chief financial officer for Allbritton Communications. Beth Diaz is now vice president of audience development and analytics at The Washington Post. Previously, she was director of research and analytics there. Kristine Coratti is now vice president of communications at The Washington Post. Previously, she was director of communications there. (Washington Post)
  • Ed Kosowski is now news director at KCTV in Kansas City. Previously, he was news director for KWGN in Denver.
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