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‘Stormageddon!’: Front pages from the storm that hit California

Many of the headlines from California today note that the storm making its way through the state wasn’t as bad as expected, but it wasn’t good, either. Here are some front pages from California from a day filled with bad (but not that bad) weather. (Front pages via Newseum.)

Orange County Register, Santa Ana

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Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek

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Enterprise-Record, Chico

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Lodi News-Sentinel, Lodi

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Marin Independent Journal, San Rafael

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The Modesto Bee, Modesto

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San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco

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San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco

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Santa Maria Times, Santa Maria

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Tahoe Daily Tribune, South Lake Tahoe

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Times-Herald, Vallejo

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Journalist struck by cop in Berkeley protests

The San Francisco Chronicle | KTVU

Sam Wolson, a freelance photojournalist working for The San Francisco Chronicle, was struck on the head with a baton by a police officer on Saturday night in Berkeley, Henry K. Lee reported Monday for the Chronicle. Katie Utehs, a reporter with KTVU, and a news photographer were also caught between police and protesters, Lee reported.

In a tweet, Wolson says he was hit by police four times.

Wolson’s whack on the head resulted in a minor concussion, Lee reported. You can see it for yourself here (around the 30-second mark):

Utehs also tweeted about what happened.

Utehs wrote about what happened for KTVU on Sunday:

Emotions and adrenaline surged from both sides, swirling into a chaotic scene while some tried to keep the anti-violence message strong.

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BUTTERBALL TURKEY FOR THANKSGIVING DINNER

Here’s why food editors don’t mess with Thanksgiving (but some would like to)

You can always call the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line, which is still a thing, at 1-800-BUTTERBALL.  (PRNewsFoto/Butterball Turkey Company)

You can always call the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line(TM) at 1-800-BUTTERBALL. (PRNewsFoto/Butterball Turkey Company)

It was around the Jewish High Holy Days, actually, when Sheryl Julian learned not to mess with people’s recipes. The menu was pretty much the same for the Jewish community in Boston, Julian said, who were then largely Ashkenazi.

“One year I found a Sephardic Jewish woman raised in north Africa and she gave me this wonderful menu,” said Julian, food editor for The Boston Globe.

About a month later, a woman stopped Julian after she gave a talk “and she said, ‘I have a bone to pick with you. What where you doing printing that recipe on the High Holy Day? That’s not what the Jews in Boston make.’”

Yes, Julian replied, but wasn’t it interesting?

“And she said, ‘it was different and i wasn’t interested.’”

Don’t you have your own recipes? Julian asked the woman.

“And she said, ‘of course i do, I just want to read everyone else’s.’”

Julian realized something just then. Read more

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Here are 40 great journalism internships and fellowships for application season

For journalism students, October through January is internship application season, a pressure cooker of equal parts excitement and anxiety.

It’s our profession’s draft day. By mid-march, most of your classmates will have declared their intention to work at a journalism organization, like a prized NFL recruit putting on their team’s hat in front of a live studio audience.

Don’t get left behind. Some of the applications for the most prestigious news organizations are due in a few weeks time, so work up the courage to request that letter of recommendation, update your résumé and figure out how stamps work.

To make the process a little easier, I’ve compiled a list of some of the best journalism internships I could find on the Web, many of which I applied for myself when I was in school. If you have questions about this list or know some great internships I’ve forgotten, tweet them to #POYinternlist or send me an email: bmullin@poynter.org. Read more

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Interstate General Media to close Inquirer.com

Philadelphia Magazine

Inquirer.com and PhillyDailyNews.com, standalone websites for two newspapers owned by Interstate General Media, will soon close, Philadelphia Magazine reported Thursday.

According to a memo obtained by Philadelphia Magazine, the two sites, which feature content from The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Philadelphia Daily News, will be “folded into” one site, Philly.com:

What this means is that the standalone newspaper-branded sites will no longer exist and will instead redirect readers to Philly.com, where users will find Inquirer and Daily News journalism featured more prominently and have access to branded Inquirer and Daily News section fronts that represent the editorial voice and judgment of the newspapers.

The decision marks an end of an experiment began in April 2013, when both newspapers unveiled the subscription-based sites. The sites were designed to “reflect the papers’ personalities”

A few newspapers have released parallel free and subscription-based sites, including The San Francisco Chronicle (which maintains sfgate.com free of charge and sfchronicle.com for subscribers) and The Boston Globe (which offers boston.com for free and bostonglobe.com with a metered paywall system) Read more

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Newspaper distributor to do same-day delivery for Amazon

mediawiremorningIt’s Thursday. Here’s a pop quiz: How many media stories do you think you’re about to get?

  1. UK newspaper distributor will do same-day Amazon deliveries: “Connect Group will make early morning deliveries at the same time as it delivers daily newspapers and use contractors to fulfill a second delivery in the afternoon.” Connect distributes The Guardian and The Mirror, Rory Gallivan reports. (Wall Street Journal)
  2. Longtime S.F. Chronicle editor William German dies at 95: “Mr. German began his career at the paper as a copy boy. When he retired 62 years later, he was the dean of West Coast editors. He had helped transform The Chronicle from the No.3 newspaper in a four-newspaper city to the largest paper in Northern California.” (San Francisco Chronicle)
  3. BBC battles Ebola in Africa with WhatsApp: “The service will deliver information on preventative care, health tips and breaking news bulletins specific to the region about the virus in French and English, and often in audio formats,” writes Alastair Reid.
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The SF Bay Guardian is printing its last issue

San Francisco Chronicle | San Francisco Bay Guardian | SF Weekly

The abrupt closure of the San Francisco Bay Guardian was announced Tuesday, with the alt-weekly’s website, Facebook page and employee email shuttered the same day, Demian Bulwa and John Wildermuth wrote for The San Francisco Chronicle.

The paper, which The Chronicle notes was a “leading progressive voice in the city for 48 years,” will cease publication because of financial troubles, according to a statement from San Francisco Print Media Company Publisher Glenn Zuehls excerpted in SF Weekly.

Unfortunately, the economic reality is such that the Bay Guardian is not a viable business and has not been for many years,” wrote SFMC publisher Glenn Zuehls in the interoffice communique “When SFMC took over the publication, the company believed the publication’s finances could rise out of the red and benefit from joining forces with the Examiner and the Weekly. We have tried hard to make that happen over the past few years.

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San Francisco Chronicle debuts membership program

The San Francisco Chronicle Thursday launched a program granting subscribers a series of perks including special access to Chronicle reporters and editors, discount offers from local businesses and tickets to museums and movies.

The Chronicle currently offers a digital subscription for $10.99 per month and a print sub for $5.00 per week. Anyone with a print subscription gets a digital version at no extra charge.

Several news organizations have unveiled exclusive content recently in a bid to lure more digital subscribers:

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Shown are the main offices of the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper in San Francisco, Friday, March 13, 2009.(AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

S.F. Chronicle social ‘boot camp’ changing culture, practices

The 148-year-old San Francisco Chronicle has invested in an off-site incubator for its journalists to learn about and experiment with a variety of digital tools, including social media. PBS Media Shift explored goals of the “boot camp” in January.

Now that the effort is underway, I reached out to Marcus Gilmer, newsroom social media manager at the Chronicle and Sfgate.com. (He and I worked together at the Chicago Sun-Times last year.) Gilmer joined the Chronicle in December and has spent time at the incubator teaching social media skills and tools to reporters and editors. (This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.) Read more

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What day will SF Chronicle run its food coverage?

Pick Wednesday. If the San Francisco Chronicle does, actually, end its Sunday stand-alone food section, as The New York Times reported Wednesday, it would be in pretty good company if it moved its food coverage to Wednesdays.

“Some do Thursdays but Wednesday is most common,” said Rick Edmonds, media business analyst for Poynter, in an e-mail. “Having food content and related advertising (much of it preprinted inserts) in one issue is a plus for the advertisers.”

Linda Stradley tries to keep up with American newspapers and their food coverage through her web site, What’s Cooking America. But it can be hard, she said in an e-mail with Poynter.

“Keeping them updated was even harder,” she wrote. “For some reason the newspapers like to change their links.”

And sadly, she said, they’re all downsizing.

“I always looked forward to reading them. The Internet has probably caused this.” Read more

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