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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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Jill Abramson falls off Forbes’ ‘Most Powerful People’ list

Forbes released its annual ranking of The World’s Most Powerful People on Wednesday, and it includes several media movers:

There are only nine women on the list of 72 (same as last year), and missing this year is The New York Times’ former executive editor, Jill Abramson. Last year, she ranked no. 68. She was not replaced by current Times editor Dean Baquet. Read more

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New York Times creates international managing editor position

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The New York Times Tuesday created the position of international managing editor, appointing deputy international editor Michael Slackman to the job.

In his new role, Slackman will take a wide-angle view of operations of the Times’ international coverage, Times International Editor Joe Kahn writes in a memo to staff:

At the same time, I need a colleague who has purview over all our main objectives. Those include owning the biggest news stories, prioritizing the strongest enterprise, and creating an integrated, 24-hour global report. For that, Michael is the right choice.

The Times also announced Tuesday the addition of Atavist Executive Editor Charles Homans as digital deputy for The New York Times Magazine.

The Times has made a good number of changes to its editing ranks recently. Capital New York reported Monday that it appointed four new digital deputies to various desks including national, styles, science and business. Read more

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Jill Abramson startup to advance writers up to $100k for longform work

Former New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson shed light this weekend on her plans with Steven Brill to grow a start up.

Writers will be paid advances around $100,000 to produce stories that will be longer than long magazine articles but shorter than books, she said. There will be “one perfect whale of a story” each month and it will be available by subscription.

She discussed her plans during an hour-long keynote interview at Journalism & Women Symposium’s annual Conference and Mentoring Project. She declined to name any funders. She and Brill haven’t settled on a name yet.

She first talked about this venture two weeks ago during a WBUR event with David Carr. Brill is an award-winning long-form journalist who created Court TV, and is most recently known for his 26,000 word investigation on health care billing that became the longest piece by a single author ever run by Time Magazine. Read more

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NYT ends partnership with Texas Tribune

mediawiremorningHappy Halloween! Here are 10 scaaaaary media stories.

  1. NYT ends partnership with Texas Tribune

    The Times told the news nonprofit that at the end of this year it will no longer produce a two-page section for the paper's Texas edition. "We hate to see the whole thing come to an end, but it's like that line from The Godfather: It’s business, not personal," Trib EIC Evan Smith writes. (Texas Tribune) | Interesting inversion: The Dallas Morning News' Sunday edition will include an insert produced by the New York Times. (NYTCo) | Related: CEO Mark Thompson wants the Times to be “unashamedly experimental.” (Nieman Lab) | 9 takeways from the New York Times Co. 3rd quarter earnings call (Poynter) | Only slightly related to that last related item: Rick Edmonds notes that Denise Warren is the third woman Times exec to leave in the past three years; Erik Wemple reported yesterday that the last woman on The Washington Post's masthead is leaving.

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