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Mic wants to promote activism with a new widget and messaging bot

Editorial policy at several digital-only news outlets reveals a stated belief that some issues don't have two sides. BuzzFeed favors "civil rights, women’s rights, anti-racism and LGBT equality." The Huffington Post openly declares Donald Trump to be "racist" and "a serial liar." Gawker Media's headlines frequently skew toward the unabashedly opinionated. Count … Read More
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Newsrooms are experimenting on Facebook Live by eating cheese. And newspapers.

Facebook Live was made available widely in April, and already, a curious subset of live-streams are dominating the genre: The spectacle video. As Noah Kulwin wrote for Recode, it's "turning journalists into bad 'Jackass' copycats." Frankly, Johnny Knoxville and the "Jackass" crew were a lot funnier than stunts like these, and there wasn't a lot of anxiety about … Read More
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St. Louis County settles with 4 journalists arrested in Ferguson

Correction: An earlier headline said St. Louis City and county settled. The settlement is with St. Louis County. We apologize for our error. St. Louis County's police department has settled a lawsuit from four journalists who were arrested in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, according to a press release from the law firm Squire Patton Boggs. Ryan Devereaux, Lukas Hermsmeier, Ansgar … Read More
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Tribune Publishing outlines plan to expand Los Angeles Times globally

Tribune Publishing CEO Justin Dearborn on Wednesday traced the contours of a business plan that would see the company's largest newspaper, the Los Angeles Times, expand to become a digital chronicle of entertainment capitals around the globe. Tribune Publishing's brass is planning to bankroll seven new foreign news bureaus in "entertainment oriented" cities under the banner of the Los Angeles … Read More
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Gannett and Tribune bosses get into snit during acquisition talks

Update, 6:40 p.m.: Michael Ferro, the primary shareholder of Tribune Publishing, escalated the pointed rhetoric between his company and Gannett Tuesday afternoon, accusing the newspaper publisher of attempting to mount a hostile takeover in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. "I believe 100% in my heart that this is completely a manipulation, that they’re trying to steal the … Read More
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This may be the best analogy in the history of journalism

Awarding Pulitzer Prizes to writers from the New Yorker has opened up a can of words. Magazine writing is just different from its newspaper cousin. There are many reasons, of course, perhaps the greatest of which is the width of the columns. Wider columns inspire longer paragraphs, which can make magazine stories seem more discursive. There are many … Read More
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Former editorial page editor added to Pulitzer win

A co-winner has been added to the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing, according to a press release from the prizes. Brian Gleason, who previously worked as editorial page editor at Florida's Sun Newspapers, is now listed as a co-winner alongside editor John Hackworth. Gleason, who now is the communications manager for Charlotte County government, contacted the paper and … Read More
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The New Yorker becomes first magazine to win a Pulitzer Prize

The New Yorker on Monday became the first magazine to win a Pulitzer Prize for journalism, taking home awards in both feature writing and criticism categories. Emily Nussbaum, a TV critic at The New Yorker, won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. In its citation, the prizes touted her "television reviews written with an affection that never blunts the shrewdness … Read More
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How do you pronounce Pulitzer?

Every year around this time, you'll hear two different things when people talk about the Pulitzer Prizes. There's the pull-it-sirs and the pew-lit-sirs. But why does the pronunciation of this name cause people confusion? Linguist Edwin Battistella wondered this, too, after his friend and Pulitzer winner James Risser told Battistella that he'd been saying it wrong. Here's what Battistella, who … Read More
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Is there a business model for virtual reality news? Native advertising provides a start

Virtual reality and its cousin, 360-degree video, have been the talk of future-of-news circles since late last year — usually with the disclaimer that there is no business model yet. But the starting place to generate revenue is clear: native advertising and sponsored content. Even as both VR storytelling and viewing technology remain in their infancy, big brand sponsors — McDonalds, … Read More
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Ravi Somaiya to leave The New York Times media desk

Ravi Somaiya, a media reporter for The New York Times, is leaving the newspaper to join the newsmagazine “Vice on HBO,” it was announced today. Somaiya, formerly an editor at Gawker, joined The New York Times in 2012. In a memo to staff, New York Times business editor Dean Murphy hailed Somaiya as "a collegial presence" who pitches … Read More
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With 690 rubber bands and a watermelon, BuzzFeed creates Facebook Live's first driveway moment

It started innocuously enough. Two BuzzFeed staffers sat around a small, circular table, wearing smocks and safety glasses. Between them was a watermelon and a pile of rubber bands. Their mission: blow up the watermelon by gradually adding bands until it burst from the tension. Over the course of an hour, that tension — and BuzzFeed's audience — would grow exponentially. At … Read More
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Boston Globe editor announces initiative to reinvent newspaper

The Boston Globe on Thursday became the latest newspaper to announce it's undertaking a major reassessment of its strategy and coverage priorities to keep pace with the ongoing tumult of the digital age. The announcement, an internal memo from Globe Editor Brian McGrory, tops 1,000 words and touches on several major aspects of The Boston Globe's operation. Among other things, … Read More
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Mashable announces layoffs in staff reorganization

Mashable, the digital news site founded by media entrepreneur Pete Cashmore in the mid-aughts, announced on Thursday it's laying off staffers as part of a sweeping reorganization of the company and reorientation of its coverage priorities. Two of the company's major leaders are leaving as a result of the restructuring. Jim Roberts, the editor in chief of Mashable who joined … Read More
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Thomas Hjelm will be NPR's new digital chief

NPR announced on Thursday the creation of a new role responsible for overseeing the public radio network's digital operations. Thomas Hjelm, the executive vice president and chief digital officer of New York Public Radio, will be chief digital officer at NPR, responsible for infusing digital innovation across its various divisions. Hjelm replaces Zach Brand, currently vice president of digital media … Read More
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