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The Wall Street Journal left its paywall up on Election Day and saw a subscriber bump

The conventional media wisdom goes like this: When big news strikes, news organizations should tear their paywalls down and let audiences take in important information. Snowstorms. Hurricanes. Terrorism. Editors often provide free access for information deemed crucial to public life. That was the case last week. As Election Day approached, The New York Times, The … Read More
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The Wall Street Journal isn't endorsing Donald Trump

In an editorial on Sunday, the right-leaning editorial page of The Wall Street Journal made clear that it's not endorsing the Republican or Democratic nominees for president. The editorial, titled "the Gamble of Trump," says the upside of a Trump presidency is "political disruption" that comes with "manifest personal flaws." A vote for Hillary Clinton, by contrast, comes with … Read More
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Layoffs hit The Wall Street Journal

America's business newspaper of record is cutting its staff today, part of an effort to streamline its newsroom during an industry-wide print advertising slump. On the chopping block is The Journal's Greater New York section, which is being folded into the paper's broader coverage of New York. Staffers on the Greater New York section were notified of the layoffs in … Read More
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In a vulgar election, news organizations green-light profanity

Several major U.S. news organizations have similar standards governing the use of profanity. In general, swear words can run with approval, in quotes and when absolutely essential to the meaning of the story. As Election Day approaches, Donald Trump's candidacy has prompted editors to OK the use of words normally left out of campaign coverage, including several instances in the … Read More
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What's Cheddar? With freewheeling livestreams and off-the-cuff commentary, it certainly isn't CNBC

The floor of the New York Stock Exchange was in its typical mild frenzy as the financial news co-anchor announced that Microsoft was selling a phone operation for $350 million. "Who even knew they were in the phone business?!" her co-host declared facetiously, turning toward some disembodied voice off-set and openly inquiring, "Are we going to talk about the Facebook-conservatives … Read More
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Here are 81 journalism internships and fellowships for application season

For most journalism students, the biggest step toward finding employment isn't passing the final. It isn't acing midterms, turning in homework or even meeting deadlines at the college paper. The most critical period in journalism school is the three-month window stretching from September to November informally known as internship application season. Getting professional experience and making contacts through an internship … Read More
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Virtual reality news is becoming a reality in many newsrooms

A story doesn't POINT you there, it PUTS you there. In a sense, a story is a form of transportation. It lifts you from where you are reading and carries you to another time and another place. Roy Peter Clark may not have been thinking about virtual reality when he wrote about the differences between a story and a … Read More
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Who will block the ad blockers? Publishers are proceeding with caution

Along with Apple's latest iOS comes the ability to block ads. In photo, Apple's new News app is displayed on an iPad. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)Apple iOS 9 launched a week ago and with it comes the opportunity for users to install ad blocking software for its Safari mobile browser. So what are publishers doing to counter the added … Read More
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NPR standards guru: You shouldn't say 'a**hole' on a podcast

NPR In a public memo to staffers Thursday, NPR Standards and Practices Editor Mark Memmott admonished the network's journalists to use the same standards for offensive language on podcasts that they would over the air. The guidance was in response to a question from journalists in NPR's New York bureau, who asked whether it was OK to "call … Read More
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5 headlines (and 'Alice in Wonderland' GIFs) that capture how weird today has been

On Wednesday, the New York Stock Exchange suspended trading because of tech issues. United Airlines couldn't operate for the same reason. And the homepage for The Wall Street Journal had issues, too. It's been a weird Wednesday, and some headlines did a pretty good job capturing that. Here are screenshots of five of them. Let's start with this one, from Slate: Read More
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The magic of ‘experiment land’ in legacy newsrooms

Masuma Ahuja and Sarah Marshall had never met before. Once the ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media kicked off on April 12, though, they soon discovered they had plenty in common. Ahuja and Marshall, two of the 25 women in the inaugural Leadership Academy class, are both tasked with helping their legacy media organizations experiment … Read More
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Career Beat: Molly Wood will be a host and reporter at Marketplace

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Molly Wood will be a host and reporter at Marketplace. Previously, she was deputy technology editor at The New York Times. (Email) Felicia Sonmez will edit the China Real Time blog for The Wall Street Journal. She is a China correspondent for Agence France-Presse. (@feliciasonmez) Daniel Wagner will … Read More
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