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The majority of U.S. news is still produced by men, new report finds

The majority of news coverage in the United States is still written or produced by men, according to a report released today by the Women's Media Center. At 20 of the nation's top media outlets, men produce about 62.3 percent of news coverage, according to the report, which examined 24,117 pieces of content from newspapers, wire services, television and … Read More
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Clifton Leaf named editor of Fortune

Clifton Leaf will succeed Alan Murray as editor in chief of Fortune, ending months of speculation over who would take the reins of the gilded finance magazine. Murray, who was promoted to chief content officer of Time Inc. in July, retained his role as editor in chief of Fortune months after his appointment. He is being named president of … Read More
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Jay Rosen on the hazards of journalism-as-usual under the Trump administration

In his 30-plus year career as a professor at New York University, Jay Rosen says he can't remember a time when the relationship between journalists and the White House was more poisonous or fundamentally undemocratic than it is under President Trump. "I don't think there are many parallels to what we're seeing now," Rosen said. "There's so much about this … Read More
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The Intercept exposes Trump's tall tale on the botched Yemen raid

Good morning. Here's our morning roundup of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. British reporter Iona Craig went to the al Ghayil, the Yemeni town stormed by Navy SEALs in the raid that President Trump says was a great success even as it claimed the … Read More
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Senior Correspondent hails 'old' journalists in bewildering Twitter campaign

During my budding career, I have been fortunate to work with veteran journalists many years my senior. I was and continue to be grateful for their experience, insight and wisdom, dispensed frequently and with candor. Some of the most innovative journalists I know are also some of the most experienced. That's because, to stay in this business through a punishing … Read More
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Three months in, The Huffington Post's editor in chief is planning a reorganization

She's not going to call it the Polgreen Post. But count on New Huffington Post Editor-in-Chief Lydia Polgreen to make big changes to the digital news company, which will celebrate its 12th birthday in May. Coming is a "fairly significant reorganization" of HuffPost's editorial staff aimed at retooling "a pretty robust newsroom to chase what I think our mission should … Read More
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Press freedom organizations are teaming up to start a news site

In the early days of his presidency, Donald Trump has called journalists the "enemy of the American people" (twice), assailed unflattering reporting as "fake news" and brought aboard a press secretary who's shut news organizations out of a briefing. It's behavior that has press freedom organizations across the United States worried. So, they're working together to … Read More
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Trump's big speech spawns marathon of media fawning

Good morning. Here's our morning roundup of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. If you were out last night, leading a normal life, here's your CliffsNotes on the media consensus for President Trump big address to Congress: "Good and polished speech..." "Trump's best, albeit the … Read More
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Journalism can't afford for corrections to be next victim of 'fake news' frenzy

In a Facebook post, Barbara Tyler is merciless. "Hey, did anyone think of proofreading your headline today before the paper went to press? I am pretty sure Trump did not replace his vice president. Fake news at its best. Sometimes I wonder why I continue to subscribe to your paper." Tyler was responding to an extraordinary slip-up by The … Read More
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Milo Yiannopoulos quits Breitbart, vows to start his own company

Alt-right star Milo Yiannopoulos has resigned from Breitbart News after backlash from his statements regarding pedophilia put his status at the conservative publication in doubt. Earlier Tuesday, Breitbart Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow called Yiannopoulos' remarks "indefensible." Several staffers at Breitbart were on the verge of quitting if Yiannopoulos remained at the site, according to Washingtonian. In a … Read More
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This month, a Washington weekly is shutting down. Today, it ran a house ad looking for new jobs for its journalists.

When a newsroom shuts down, there's usually a series of announcements, internal memos and "I'm looking for work" tweets. Most times, it ends there. But in one Washington newspaper this week, there's a full-page advertisement devoted to helping soon-to-be jobless journalists find work again. Here's what it says on page five of today's Issaquah Press: "We're professional journalists. On Feb. Read More
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Should journalists protest in Trump's America?

On Sunday, Robert Hernandez went on Twitter to share his thoughts as “a Catholic who believes in equal/human rights, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation.” He explained that President Trump’s executive order indefinitely blocking Syrian refugees from entering the United States and suspending immigration from several predominantly Muslim countries conflicted with his own religious beliefs. Hernandez, a journalism … Read More
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How The New Yorker brought the soul of the magazine to the web

Nick Thompson was on his way to the subway when he got an email from his boss, New Yorker Editor David Remnick. The subject line? "Morning piece." It was 8:17 a.m. on Sept. 8, and Remnick had just watched libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson ask "what is Aleppo?" live on national television. "I wrote back and said, 'great!'" said … Read More
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Trump's press secretary strikes conciliatory note on second try

Sean Spicer tried to go from combative to cuddly. And he almost made it. In his first actual press briefing, the new press secretary on Monday rebounded from an angry disaster of a monologue late Saturday by cutting a more traditional, measured pose that was still revealing about a new press order at The White House. He dispensed with again … Read More
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NBC's Chuck Todd: "I don't like being a political prop"

With Donald Trump's inauguration just a day away, "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd is preparing to cover a president who occasionally treats journalists like political punching bags. "I think he sees the media as an incredible political tool for him," Todd told Poynter. "I don't like being a political prop. And I think we have been set up … Read More
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