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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. Actually, a few of them do. There’s “In Rona Fairhead, the BBC may have found the formidable chief it needs,” and “Businesswoman Rona Fairhead the preferred choice for next BBC Trust chairman”. Read more

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Russian ‘law on bloggers’ takes effect today

mediawiremorningHello there. Sorry this isn’t Beaujon. Here are 10 or so media stories. Happy Friday!

  1. Russian blogger law goes into effect: It could crack down on free expression, Alec Luhn explains: “Popularly known as the ‘law on bloggers,’ the legislation requires users of any website whose posts are read by more than 3,000 people each day to publish under their real name and register with the authorities if requested.” (The Guardian) | “Registered bloggers have to disclose their true identity, avoid hate speech, ‘extremist calls’ and even obscene language.” (Gigaom) | The law also states that “social networks must maintain six months of data on its users.” (BBC News)
  2. More on David Frum non-faked photo fakery saga: Photo fakery surely occurs in places like Gaza, James Fallows writes. “But the claim that it has is as serious as they come in journalism.” The three words that are the “immensely powerful source of pride in what we do,” he says: “I saw that.” (The Atlantic) | Frum-related: 3 ways to prevent your apology from becoming the story, from Kristen Hare.
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The Daily Mail changes Georgia courtroom story

The Daily Mail

The Daily Mail has tweaked the first and third paragraphs of a story that ran Tuesday detailing a courtroom scene in Georgia. On Wednesday, Poynter wrote about Joe Kovac Jr., The (Macon, Ga.) Telegraph reporter who was in that courtroom and called the Mail out on the story on Twitter.

Here’s how the story now reads:

And the original:

The changes are very small but they correct, at least, a scene that never happened. No note or correction accompanies the story. Read more


Daily Mail publishes fictional account of real trial

The Daily Mail | The Telegraph

On Tuesday night, Joe Kovac Jr. sat down and did a search to see how a murder trial in Macon, Ga., was getting covered elsewhere. That led him to The Daily Mail’s James Nye, whose account of the trial begins with a sentence that is fictional. Kovac, a reporter with The (Macon, Ga.) Telegraph, knows it was wrong because he sat in the front row of the Georgia courtroom Monday morning and saw the whole thing for himself.

He tweeted about the Mail’s bizarre account Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

The family didn’t didn’t listen to the killer confess, Kovac said. Read more

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French newspaper cuts all photos to support photographers

British Journal of Photography

On Thursday, the French newspaper Libération ran with no photos, according to a story Friday by Olivier Laurent in the British Journal of Photography.


The empty white space came on the opening day of Paris Photo, in support of the work of press photographers, specifically war photographers, who “barely make a living.” BJP ran Libération journalist Brigitte Ollier’s own explanation.

“A visual shock. For the first time in its history, Libération is published without photographs. In their place: a series of empty frames that create a form of silence; an uncomfortable one. It’s noticeable, information is missing, as if we had become a mute newspaper. [A newspaper] without sound, without this little internal music that accompanies sight.”

Libération has used its space to make statements in the past, too. Read more