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Career Beat: HuffPost adds three from The New Republic

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community:

  • Tiffani Lupenski is now news director for KGTV in San Diego. Previously, she was news director for KATU in Portland, Oregon. (Rick Gevers)
  • Greg Veis has joined The Huffington Post. Previously, he was an executive editor at The New Republic. Rachel Morris has joined The Huffington Post. Previously, she was an executive editor at The New Republic. Jonathan Cohn has joined The Huffington Post. Previously, he was a writer for The New Republic. (The New York Times)
  • Kevin Uhrmacher has joined The Washington Post’s graphics team. Previously, he was an intern at The Washington Post. John Muyskens will join the graphics team at The Washington Post. He is a graduate of Calvin College.
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It’s Jan. 5. How are those resolutions?

Good morning and happy 2015. Here are 10 media stories.

  1. Remembering Stuart Scott

    ESPN's Stuart Scott died on Sunday. He was 49. (ESPN) | "Stuart Scott's death at 49 prompted a reminder that, yes, these are real people on TV." (Deadspin) | ESPN staff quietly created Scott's obit video last year. (ESPN)

  2. Some jobs are coming to The Dallas Morning News

    The Dallas Morning News' owner, A. H. Belo Corporation, is buying three marketing companies and will hire between 15 and 20 people, about 12 in sales. Print ad revenue from the Morning News dropped by about 10 percent last year. (The Dallas Morning News)

  3. Remembering those we lost

    In 2014, Anja Niedringhaus, James Foley and other photojournalists died.

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Readers expect humor on Facebook, says author of Dallas paper’s funny weather posts

Dallas Morning News Digital Communities Manager Michael Landauer doesn’t run the organization’s Facebook page — Christy Robinson, who he said has quadrupled the page’s likes, is mostly tasked with that. Landauer does, however, write funny takes on the weather for the Morning News’ page, one of which got a bit of attention last week.

The Morning News pushes out weather posts late at night so people have the most accurate information for the following morning. Landauer used to be on the Morning News’ editorial board and said he was “looking for a creative outlet” when he volunteered for weather duty. He began peppering his posts with comments like “Today’s a good day to wear pants” or asking people to observe a moment of silence for Charlie Chaplin’s birthday, he said in a phone call with Poynter. Read more

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Dallas Morning News publishes ‘Best weather forecast ever’

Wednesday “is NOT a real spring day,” The Dallas Morning News advises on Facebook. “The only day in this race that is a true spring day and has the backing of grassroots spring days across the state is Thursday… Thursday’s an honest, hardworking day that won’t take short cuts around the truth and wants what’s best for our children.”

The Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang calls for a “round of applause.” ThinkProgress Editor-in-Chief Judd Legum calls it the “Best weather forecast ever.”

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New revenue at Dallas Morning News offsets majority of print-revenue declines

A.H. Belo

At The Dallas Morning News, revenue from new businesses “offset about 60 percent of the core print advertising revenue declines in the fourth quarter and about 70 percent of these declines for the full-year 2013,” A.H. Belo CEO Jim Moroney said in the company’s fourth-quarter and full-year earnings report Wednesday.

Digital revenue at the Morning News was up 9 percent in 2013, “primarily due to the continued growth in marketing services revenue associated with 508 Digital and Speakeasy,” the report says. 508 Digital is an agency set up to sell “digital solutions” to local businesses and Speakeasy is a joint venture with an ad agency intended to “create and manage campaigns for local and national brands.”

The company’s overall digital revenue was up only 7 percent, though, offset by losses at The Providence Journal, the report says. Read more

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#JFK: media organizations taking new look at old news

Cape Cod Times | Associated Press | Huffington Post | The Washington Post | Fox News | CNN | Los Angeles Times | NBC | Boston.com | The Dallas Morning News | The New York Times | USA Today | Reuters

The news today, in many parts of the country, is about something that happened in Dallas 50 years ago. But now, the retelling of JFK’s assassination is unfolding in a way quite different than it did then — through social media.

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JOHN F. KENNEDY

With JFK50, The Dallas Morning News looks back


Hugh Aynesworth knew he wouldn’t get to cover President Kennedy’s visit to Dallas even before arriving at The Dallas Morning News on Nov. 22, 1963. But when he got to the newsroom, he looked at the assignment sheet anyway.

“Sure enough, we were covering it from every angle imaginable, but I wasn’t one of the score that was to take part,” Aynesworth wrote months later. “Somebody asked me to sit on the city desk while they went to eat at the Trade Mart. I recall thinking, ‘The hell with it. If I am not good enough to write something about all this, I’ll just go look at the crowds or walk uptown. No sitting on the desk answering phones for me.’ ”

Soon after, the investigative reporter made his way to Dealey Plaza, where he saw — and reported on — Kennedy’s assassination, as well as the arrest and shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald. Read more

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Dallas Morning News will print Star-Telegram, which plans layoffs

Dallas Morning News | Fort Worth Star-Telegram | Los Angeles Times

The Dallas Morning News will start printing the Fort Worth Star-Telegram next year, Gary Jacobson reports. Two hundred and seventy-five people will lose their jobs, 75 of them full-time positions, because of the move. “This makes all the sense in the world,” said Morning News Publisher and A.H. Belo CEO Jim Moroney, according to Jacobson.

The Star-Telegram plans to sell its printing facility. Its publisher, Gary Wortel, tells his paper that “one added convenience for Sunday subscribers is that they will begin receiving their advertising circulars in a sealed plastic bag.” Read more

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Belo Newspaper Spinoff

At Dallas Morning News, digital is a complement to print, not a substitute

There’s definitely something different about The Dallas Morning News’ new premium website: Unlike the Boston Globe’s two-website strategy, for instance, people who subscribe aren’t getting exclusive articles, but they are getting more photos and fewer ads.

Is that worth $2.99 per week? As Nieman Lab director (and former Dallas Morning News reporter) Joshua Benton tweeted, that doesn’t seem like a great deal:

Not surprisingly, that’s not how The Dallas Morning News looks at this new product, which is meant to replace its paywall as a source of revenue from digital readers. Reached by phone, News chief marketing officer Jason Dyer said the company’s research showed that “our print reader doesn’t see digital as a substitute for print. Read more

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Dallas Morning News to drop paywall Oct. 1

The Dallas Morning News

On Tuesday, The Dallas Morning News’ online content “will be accessible to everyone, free of charge,” a company press release says. It will also offer a premium service with “enhanced design and navigation, limited advertising, and access to unique subscriber benefits” to print subscribers; nonsubscribers will pay $2.99 a week, the release says.

Eric Celeste reported in August that the paper would lose its paywall.

The new site will be “radically different,” Sheryl Jean writes.

Readers of the paid site will see an image-oriented, collage display with far fewer ads (Web pages maintained by third parties also may contain ads). Eventually, more personalization and a loyalty program will be added to the site.

The free site will look just like The News’ current website with advertisements.

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