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USA Today editor steps down, joins TheStreet

Dave Callaway, the editor in chief of USA Today, is leaving the company next month, the newspaper reported Thursday. Callaway, who joined USA Today in 2012, will become CEO of TheStreet Inc., a financial news and services company founded by television personality Jim Cramer and Martin Peretz. He will be replaced in the interim by Patty Michalski, the newspaper's … Read More
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The power shift in the Murdoch Empire: What it really means

News Corp. Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch, center, and his sons, Lachlan, left, and James Murdoch. Rupert Murdoch, 84, is preparing to hand over the CEO job at Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. to his son, James, 42. Lachlan, 43, currently non-executive co-chairman at Fox, will become executive co-chairman along with his father. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP Images)What does the transition … Read More
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WSJ to relaunch Europe, Asia editions

The Guardian | Dow Jones The Wall Street Journal announced Thursday that it will relaunch its Europe and Asia editions to create a global newspaper in the broadsheet format. Dow Jones, citing a desire to "deliver a globally consistent and regionally relevant" experience to readers, will debut the full-color editions to cities around the world beginning in … Read More
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Career Beat: Lisa Arbetter named editor of StyleWatch

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Lisa Arbetter will be editor of StyleWatch. Previously, she was deputy editor of InStyle. (Time Inc.) Jill Geisler has been named Loyola University's Bill Plante Chair of Leadership and Media Integrity. She was a faculty member at Poynter for 16 years. (Poynter) Anna Dickson will be deputy … Read More
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Career Beat: Natasha Vargas-Cooper joins Jezebel

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Natasha Vargas-Cooper will be a senior reporter at Jezebel. Previously, she was a staff writer at The Intercept. (Capital) Meredith Long will be publisher of Time magazine. Previously, she was executive director of West Coast operations. (Poynter) Howard Fineman will be Global Editorial Director at The Huffington … Read More
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Career Beat: AP gets new global news manager for weekends

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: James Nord is now a political correspondent for The Associated Press. Previously, he was a political reporter at MinnPost. (AP) Evan Berland is now global news manager for weekends at the AP. Previously, he was deputy editor for the eastern United States. (AP) Mitra Kalita is now an … Read More
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Mobile trends to watch in second half of 2014; plus, a newsgathering guide to Tweetdeck

Here's our roundup of the top digital and social media stories you should know about (and from Andrew Beaujon, 10 media stories to start your day, and from Kristen Hare, a world roundup): — At Poynter, Adam Hochberg explores in depth Gannett's three-year CMS overhaul to "replace the existing systems and serve every Gannett newsroom – from … Read More
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Pulitzer Preview: Snowden factor, and more on prize prospects for Monday

The Pulitzer Prize announcements shook with real-world drama last year, interrupted by reports of bombs exploding at the Boston Marathon finish line. This coming Monday, though, expect another kind of drama: over whether blockbuster coverage of the shocking level of National Security Agency surveillance of Americans – coverage based on whistleblower Edward Snowden’s stolen top-secret documents – will … Read More
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News in motion: six ways to be a good mobile editor

So you want to be a mobile editor? Or maybe you just got the gig. Congratulations! Now what? I've heard that question a lot lately from newly minted mobile editors at organizations big and small. It's not that surprising. Mobile has been the coming future of news and information for a long time, but many news outlets only woke up … Read More
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Wall Street Journal correction highlights paper's lack of hip-hop knowledge

A Wall Street Journal story about Philadelphia Eagles tight end Brent Celek features a correction that reveals the writer's (and editors') lack of hip-hop knowledge: An earlier version incorrectly said Mr. Celek had Two Chairs on his playlist instead of 2 Chainz. Hat tip to Deadspin for spotting it. Read More
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WSJ launches AllThingsD replacement; new Mossberg/Swisher venture is called Re/code

WSJD | Re/code The Wall Street Journal's new technology site has beaten Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher's new venture to the web by a day. The Journal's replacement for AllThingsD, a responsively designed tech portal (plus events, of course) is called WSJD, writes Jonathan Krim, global technology editor. Mossberg and Swisher's old AllThingsD team, meanwhile, will begin operation at midnight under the name Re/code in partnership with NBCUniversal. The two said their goodbyes at AllThingsD on Tuesday, and Mossberg published his final tech column earlier this month after 22 years with the Journal. Read More
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Mossberg signs off from WSJ with final personal-tech column

The Wall Street Journal Walt Mossberg published his final column for The Wall Street Journal today, recapping the 22 years he has been at the newspaper with a list of major technology products that changed the digital world. For my final column in the WSJ & ATD, I looked back on a dozen influential products I reviewed -- even the Newton. http://t.co/sEbZzruJMy— Walt Mossberg (@waltmossberg) December 18, 2013 Read More