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The press was hoodwinked by the Trump administration's bogus North Korea news

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. It was a military move heralded worldwide: The Trump administration was sending the U.S.S. Carl Vinson aircraft carrier to the Sea of Japan as a warning to the nutbag in North Korea. Read More
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Comparing parental leave policies in American newsrooms

Last year, I received an email from someone who worked in a mid-sized newsroom. She explained that she would soon be having a baby, and she was concerned about the paid parental leave policy in her organization. A policy existed, but it wasn’t great — and she wasn’t sure how to compare the policy with other newsrooms, or even if … Read More
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Is Facebook a publisher? Murder in Cleveland raises the question again

By now, it's a common refrain: Facebook insists that it's not a media company, even though it does exactly what most news organizations do: Show its users advertising that's adjacent to content relevant to their interests. The "we're not a media company" claim is meant to obviate Facebook's responsibility to make the kind of discerning choices about content that … Read More
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BuzzFeed admits 'millennial' into its styleguide

BuzzFeed has dropped its long-standing resistance to "millennial" and will permit usage of the word in its copy, the company announced Friday. In a post co-published with Columbia Journalism Review, BuzzFeed copy gurus Emmy Favilla and Megan Paolone explained their decision to allow unironic use of the word: It seems that millennials have now reclaimed millennial. Pretty soon, … Read More
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Meet the woman who brings CNN's political coverage to the web

If you were tuning into CNN one evening in early January, you would've watched a quartet of reporters break a big story live on air: Intel chiefs presented President Trump with claims that Russian agents tried to compromise him. Except you didn't have to be watching CNN to see the story. You could have spotted Jake Tapper breaking the … Read More
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How will coverage of Trump and the campaign fare at the Pulitzers today?

(This article has been updated to include work recognized in recent contests including Investigative Reporters and Editors and American Society of News Editors.) With so many respected newsrooms still adjusting to having the president call them the "enemy of the American people," today's announcement of the 2017 Pulitzer Prizes feels like a showdown. What … Read More
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With podcasts like 'Majority Minority,' McClatchy wants to shatter the Beltway bubble

As she was finishing up her interview with Franco Ordoñez and Bill Douglas, Rep. Pramila Jayapal brushed away a tear. "One of the last things she said, as she was wiping her eye is, 'I didn't expect that to be that personal,'" said Ordoñez, McClatchy's White House correspondent. Ordoñez did. In fact, it's what his new podcast is all about. Read More
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Watch this Dallas editor's plea to the next generation of journalists: 'Care.'

Selwyn Crawford didn't mean to get up and give a big speech. Most years at the end of The Dallas Morning News' annual High School Journalism Day, he says something like "thanks, see you next year." "That's usually it, and that's sincerely what I planned to say yesterday," said Crawford, communities hub editor and director of the newsroom's … Read More
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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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