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Why TV journalists ‘test the system’ with stunt reporting: It sometimes works

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On Tuesday, two CNN producers tried to sneak into the World Trade Center site. Several times. They were arrested, Larry Celona, Kevin Fasick and Bruce Golding reported for the New York Post.
Connor Boals, 26, and Yon Pomrenze, 35, made multiple attempts to get onto Ground Zero before being arrested shortly after 2 p.m., law enforcement sources said. The pair initially tried to get through a gate at Vesey and Washington streets, with a source saying they told the cop who stopped them that “if a 16-year-old could get on the site, they should be able to get in.”
Yon Pomrenze, left, and Connor Fieldman Boals, are shown after their arrests on Tuesday, March 25. Both men were been charged with criminal trespass, obstruction of governmental administration and disorderly conduct after trying to forcibly push their way through a controlled gate at the World Trade Center Construction site in New York City. A spokeswoman for CNN said the men were in the area to do a story about the recent security breaches and were not asked to sneak onto the site. (AP Photo/Port Authority of New York and New Jersey)
They weren't, and both have been charged with trespassing, Celona, Fasick and Golding reported, as well as disorderly conduct and obstructing governmental administration. (more...)
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New York Times will launch new subscription products April 2

The New York Times plans to launch two new subscription products on April 2: NYT Now, a standalone iOS app that costs $8 a month, and Times Premier, which the company describes as a “premium subscription service designed for The … Read more

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NYT corrects: St. Patrick banished snakes, not slaves, from Ireland

Michael M. Grynbaum and Nikita Stewart's article about perceived slights by Mayor Bill DeBlasio to New York's Irish community bears a seasonal correction:
A person dressed as St. Patrick in a Dublin parade in 1998. (AP Photo/John Cogill)
Correction: March 17, 2014 An earlier version of this article misquoted a comment from Malachy McCourt on St. Patrick. Mr. McCourt said, “My attitude is, St. Patrick banished the snakes from Ireland and they all came here and they became conservatives.” He did not say St. Patrick banished the slaves from Ireland.
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NYT’s Leonhardt: The Upshot staff will ‘serve as navigators for the news’

Facebook | Mashable | The Guardian David Leonhardt explains his vision for his upcoming "startup" publication at The New York Times, which will be called The Upshot.
Imagine that you were sitting down with a journalist and could ask any question about the news. Which parts of Obamacare are working, and which parts are not? Is Mitch McConnell, the Republican Senate leader, really in danger of losing his seat this year? Is it better to buy a home or rent one in your metro area right now?
"Our biggest goal is to serve as navigators for the news," Leonhardt writes. "We’ll be conversational without being dumbed down." This urge to explain also drives another forthcoming startup, the Ezra Klein-edited Vox, whose tagline is "Understand the news." Nate Silver's soon-to-be relaunched FiveThirtyEight chose a fox for its logo, because of an Isaiah Berlin parable in which a hedgehog "views the world in a simple fashion, with one big defining truth," Sam Laird reports. "But the fox sees a world of nuance, a world that can be approached from multiple angles and contains multiple truths from multiple perspectives." The fox also needs to diversify, Emily Bell wrote Thursday, saying that in the "rush to revolutionize journalism, the protagonists are almost exclusively – and increasingly – male and white." The fact that these startups reflect legacy journalism's diversity problem don't let them off the hook, Bell argues:
Women tend to have to choose in the newsroom, even digital-first newsrooms: serve others, as an editor or commissioner, or be your own presence as a journalist/columnist/blogger. The leadership in the new (new) journalism do both, and their founders would not for one second have thought they had to choose.
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Upworthy co-founder at SXSW: ‘This is what media should do’

The cofounder of Upworthy, speaking at South by Southwest Interactive on Monday, called for traditional news organizations to find better ways to engage readers with important journalism that previously never had to worry so much about promoting itself.

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Vanessa Friedman is NYT’s new top fashion critic

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Financial Times fashion editor Vanessa Friedman will become The New York Times' fashion director and chief fashion critic, Laure Guilbault reports in WWD. Alexandra Jacobs "has been promoted to fashion critic and fashion features writer," a Times press release says.
Friedman fills a void left by the resignations of Suzy Menkes, who is exiting the International New York Times to join Condé Nast International, and by Cathy Horyn, the New York-based critic who left the paper last January.
Horyn announced in January she would leave the Times for personal reasons.
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NYT corrects date of corrections

A metacorrection adorns The New York Times' corrections page Tuesday:
Correction: March 11, 2014 An earlier version of these corrections misstated the date in which they appeared in print. They appeared on March 11, not March 10.
As John Cook pointed out on Twitter, this correction would likely impress Rust Cohle.
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NYT corrects 161-year-old article about Solomon Northup

After "12 Years a Slave" won Best Picture at the Academy Awards Sunday, The New York Times tweeted a gem in its archives: An 1853 account of Solomon Northup's kidnapping. A user on Twitter noticed a problem with the article, which the Times corrects today:
An image from "12 Years a Slave" (AP Photo/Fox Searchlight, Jaap Buitendijk)
An article on Jan. 20, 1853, recounting the story of Solomon Northup, whose memoir “12 Years a Slave” became a movie 160 years later that won the best picture Oscar at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday night, misspelled his surname as Northrop. And the headline misspelled it as Northrup. The errors came to light on Monday after a Twitter user pointed out the article in The Times archives. (The errors notwithstanding, The Times described the article as “a more complete and authentic record than has yet appeared.”)
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Poynter at SXSW: Algorithms, Journalism and Democracy

Editor’s Note: Poynter will be at South by Southwest, the annual music, movie and interactive festival, March 7-16, in Austin, Texas. Look for our Poynter faculty members, Roy Peter Clark, Ellyn Angelotti and Kelly McBride, and digital media reporter Read more

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Russian spies take over New York Times website

An unusual ad greets visitors to The New York Times homepage Wednesday morning: Headlines with Cyrillic text descend from the top of the page, then jumble into Cold War-era "news" in English: It is, of course, an ad for the FX show "The Americans," which returns tonight.

"The Americans" used a similar-style ad last year, Times spokesperson Linda Zebian tells Poynter in an email. And an ad promoting the National Geographic show "Killing Lincoln" went back farther than the '80s, using a Times front from 1865.
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