WIRED fires reporting fellow for plagiarism

Nic Cavell, a former reporting fellow for WIRED, has been fired from the magazine after editors were alerted to a pattern of plagiarism in four of his stories. The plagiarism came to light last week, after WIRED articles editor Adam Rogers received a direct message on Twitter from freelance journalist Christina Larson, according to the correction sleuthing website Retraction … Read More

Why WIRED debuted a big story on Apple News

Big Deal, Wired's profile of Bjarke Ingels, was published last Friday on Apple's News. Visitors to WIRED's website this morning were greeted by a titanic profile of Bjarke Ingels, the architect behind several monoliths that will reshape New York City's skyline. Running nearly 5,000 words and illustrated with full-screen photographs, it's the kind of longread that makes a splash … Read More

How Wired is using Periscope

Since Periscope launched in March, Patrick Witty, the director of photography at Wired, has been thinking about ways to use it. "It’s so experiential, ephemeral and counterintuitive to most other ways of storytelling," he said. "After 24 hours, it's gone. But that’s what I like about it." When the publication decided to cover the opening of a … Read More

BuzzFeed launches open-source news lab

Wired | BuzzFeed On Wednesday, BuzzFeed announced a new project, "BuzzFeed Open Lab For Journalism Technology and the Arts." The lab has been in development for the last six months and will be based in San Francisco, writes Mat Honan, BuzzFeed News' San Francisco bureau chief: When you think about media experiments, you probably think about advertising … Read More

Why the Kleiner Perkins sex-bias trial is an important story for women reporters

Interim Reddit CEO Ellen Pao’s gender-discrimination trial against venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers LLP, wrapping up in a San Francisco courtroom next week, could wind up being a landmark case for women in male-dominated Silicon Valley. Given the remarkable number of women in the courtroom’s press gallery, it could wind up being an important case … Read More

Journalist on Cuba: 'My mom has been waiting and waiting and waiting'

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories. A more personal look at the Cuba story On Wednesday, Maria Carrillo, a senior editor at the Houston Chronicle, spent a lot of time on the phone with her mother, a Cuban exile. "I am an American, born here, raised here, never been to the island where my parents were born. But … Read More

Career Beat: Politico gets new executive editor

Good morning! Here are some job updates from the journalism community: Dave Cohn will take a job at a broadcast network. Previously, he was chief content officer for Circa. (Poynter) Chris Mooney will start an environmental blog at The Washington Post. Previously, he was a correspondent for Mother Jones. (Washington Post) Dodai Stewart will be director of culture … Read More

Career Beat: Fired BuzzFeed editor Benny Johnson joins National Review

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Benny Johnson will be social media editor for National Review. Previously, he was viral politics editor at BuzzFeed. (Politico) Joe Scarborough will be a contributor to "Meet the Press." He is the host of "Morning Joe" on MSNBC. (The Hill) Shari Levine is now executive vice … Read More
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