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NYT launches Playbook competitor

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories.

  1. State Dept. tells Turkey to back off NYT reporter: State spokesperson Jen Psaki criticized Turkey for harassment of New York Times reporter Ceylan Yeginsu, who has reported on how the Islamic State group recruits in Turkey. “On Friday, Turkish newspapers controlled by allies of the president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, published front-page photographs of Ms. Yeginsu and asserted that she was a traitor and foreign agent who was seeking to falsely imply that Mr. Erdogan is a closet supporter of the Islamic State.” (NYT) | I ran a little primer on the Times/Turkey tussle, including a statement from Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet, in Item 2 of Friday’s roundup (Poynter) | Yeginsu wrote last week about how dicey it can be to report on IS in Turkey: “‘Don’t worry it’s a stupid American newspaper.
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FT, Guardian announce print redesigns

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The Financial Times will offer a “simplification” of its print design on Monday, Tom McGeveran reports. The new design “enables us to shift our focus more into digital platforms and strike the right balance in our digital first newsroom,” FT Editor Lionel Barber says in a memo to staff.

McGeveran predicts “a newspaper more suited to the presentation of longer, more analytical and more visually focused articles than the almost intentionally stodgy, old-fashioned format of the paper has previously allowed.” He continues:

On a cellular level it’s an editorial position being taken up much more frequently these days at the desk level of broadsheets, who are finding slaving away to create hard-to-report articles that everyone has read online by the time the newspaper truck arrives at the newsstand increasingly unsatisfying, and are starting to think of print as a home for stories and approaches that are unlikely to be replicated by the competition and discretionary enough to be held for late-night or morning publication.

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Who will screw up 9/11 remembrances today?

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories.

  1. 13 years later: Newspaper front pages from Sept. 11, 2001, extra and p.m. editions (Poynter) and from Sept. 12, 2001 (Poynter) | 9/11 is so freighted that the intentions of media outlets and brands often go awry. Sydney, Australia’s Daily Telegraph “tweeted an image of New York during the 9/11 attacks to accompany its story on Australia’s terror threat level.” (BuzzFeed) | Last year Esquire ran the headline “Making Your Morning Commute More Stylish” next to Richard Drew‘s photo of a man falling from a WTC tower, then told horrified readers to “Relax.” (Poynter) | And AT&T doinked a terrible tribute tweet. (WP)
  2. Disrupters disrupt disruption: Disruption!
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The Guardian now offers membership…and a shed

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On Wednesday, The Guardian announced a membership program to help readers get closer to journalists.

Guardian Editor-In-Chief Alan Rusbridger wrote about the program, which includes a physical space for events. You can be a friend for free, a partner for 135 pounds a year (currently about $217,) and a patron for 540 pounds a year, (or $870.)

There’s also a physical space for events.

In 2016 we will open a space in the Midland Goods Shed over the road from our offices, where we will host discussions, events and screenings, and provide an area for general relaxation for all.

The Grade II Listed Midland Goods Shed was built by the Great Northern Railway in 1850, and served as part of a temporary passenger terminal while the current King’s Cross station was being built.

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Career Beat: Former NFL wide receiver Donte Stallworth joins HuffPost

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

  • Michael Bloomberg will replace Daniel Doctoroff as chief executive officer of Bloomberg LP. Previously, Bloomberg was mayor of New York City. (New York Times)
  • Gina Sanders is now president of Condé Nast Global Development. She was president and CEO of Fairchild Fashion Media. (Condé Nast)
  • Brian Olsavsky will be chief financial officer for Amazon.com, Inc. He is the company’s vice president of finance. (Amazon)
  • Donte Stallworth is a politics fellow at The Huffington Post. Previously, he was a coaching intern with the Baltimore Ravens. Before that, he was an NFL wide receiver. (HuffPost Politics)
  • Chris Meighan is now design director of The Washington Post’s mobile initiative.
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Is being a mom headline-worthy? Take our quiz!

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A sexist headline and lead greeted Rona Fairhead’s appointment as head of the BBC Trust, Sophie Kleeman wrote Tuesday for Mic.

From Kleeman’s story:

Instead of highlighting Fairhead’s professional accomplishments — the things actually landed her the job — the newspaper instead decided to highlight her maternal status.

The story’s lede just makes it worse. It gives the message that because she’s the first woman to hold the position, we must somehow use “feminine” characteristics to distinguish her from her predecessors; in this case, her motherhood.

Kleeman points out that the Web version of The Telegraph’s story uses a different headline.… Read more

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Newspaper fronts memorialize first WWI battle

August 5, 1914 marked “the first battle of World War I,” according to the History Channel, when “the German army launches its assault on the city of Liege in Belgium, violating the latter country’s neutrality.”… Read more

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Edward Snowden is designing tools for journalists

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Edward Snowden is using some of his time in Russia to design “encryption tools to help professionals such as journalists protect sources and data,” Alan Rusbridger and Ewen MacAskill write in The Guardian. They interviewed the NSA whistleblower in Moscow.

Snowden is “negotiating foundation funding for the project,” they write.

“Journalists have to be particularly conscious about any sort of network signalling, any sort of connection, any sort of licence-plate reading device that they pass on their way to a meeting point, any place they use their credit card, any place they take their phone, any email contact they have with the source because that very first contact, before encrypted communications are established, is enough to give it all away,” Snowden told them.… Read more

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Obama administration knew in advance about destruction of Guardian’s hard drives

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories. Want more roundups? We got ‘em! From Sam Kirkland: “Why are so many news organizations still worried about retweets by staffers?” From Kristen Hare: “Chinese journalists get a warning; press freedoms halt in South Sudan.”

  1. Obama administration knew British government planned to force Guardian to destroy hard drives with Snowden docs: AP scores emails with a FOIA request. “‘Good news, at least on this front,’ the current NSA deputy director, Richard Ledgett, said at the end of a short, censored email to then-NSA director Gen. Keith Alexander and others. The subject of that July 19, 2013, email was: ‘Guardian data being destroyed.’” (AP) | FLASHBACK: Video of Guardian editors destroying hard drives while technicians from the Brtitish intelligence agency Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) watched.
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Cuba may have planted a story in The Daily Caller, WSJ turns 125

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories. From Kristen Hare, world media news. From Sam Kirkland, your digital day.

  1. Did Cuba plant a story in The Daily Caller? The CIA has “credible evidence” that Matthew Boyle‘s November 2012 Daily Caller story “Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic” may have been part of a Cuban plot to smear Menendez, a Castro critic. (The Washington Post) | Daily Caller EIC Tucker Carlson: “we’re making calls right now to see what we can dig up.” (Business Insider) | In February 2013, Erik Wemple looked at how Boyle’s story spread from The Daily Caller to mainstream outlets. (The Washington Post) | Alex Seitz-Wald in November 2012: “My conspiracy theory: @mboyle1′s source is Cuban Intelligence.” (@aseitzwald)
  2. Guardian releases financial results: Digital revenue was up 24 percent in a fiscal year that ended in March, print revenue was flat and total revenue was up about 7 percent.
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