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    Texas Observer hires reporter to cover civil rights

    The Texas Observer, the progressive news magazine founded in the 1950s due partly to the notion "that most of mainstream media was, at best, ignorant of civil rights and, at worst, complicit in protecting racist institutions" has decided to add a position: civil rights reporter.

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    Breaking the back of Hazelwood: a press lawyer's decade-long campaign

    This article is being co-published with American University School of Communication's Investigative Reporting Workshop.

    It’s not often that a college term paper turns into state law. But that’s exactly what happened in 2013 when six students at the University of Jamestown drafted a student press freedom bill for their civic journalism class and proposed it to the North Dakota state legislature.

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    Dana Canedy will be the new administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes

    The Pulitzer Prizes announced Wednesday that journalist and Pulitzer Prize-winner Dana Canedy will be the next administrator of the annual journalism competition. She's the first woman and the first person of color to serve in the role.

    Canedy replaces Mike Pride, who retires at the end of the month after three years in the role.

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    New York Times staffers are being encouraged to take buyouts today

    One-by-one, copy editors at The New York Times are learning today that they won't have jobs at the newspaper once the latest round of cuts takes place and are being encouraged to apply for buyouts.

    The unwelcome news is being broken in meetings between copy editors and two-person teams of editors, according to a source at The New York Times who has been granted anonymity to speak candidly about the situation.

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    Reporters will leave The New York Times in this round of cuts, top editors say

    Amid protest over planned cuts in the ranks of copy editors, the two top New York Times editors underscored on Thursday in a memo to staff that reporters would be on the receiving end of a buyout program, not just editors.

    The memo, which was sent in response to a letter from reporters expressing solidarity with the editing staff, acknowledged that losing "valuable" employees is inevitable during any downsizing.

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    New York Times reporters plead for copy editors' jobs in letter to bosses

    New York Times reporters on Thursday sent a letter to the paper's top editors to protest the oncoming cuts to the newsroom's editing staff.

    The letter, addressed to Executive Editor Dean Baquet and Managing Editor Joe Kahn, will be followed up by a "collective coffee break" held by the editorial staff at 3 p.m. in a show of newsroom solidarity.

    "Dear Dean and Joe," the letter reads. "We write to you as the saved — those whose copy, facts and sometimes the intelligibility of a sentence or two have been hammered into shape by our friends and colleagues on the editing desks.

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    New York Times bosses respond to copy editors: '...We take those concerns seriously'

    After receiving a blistering critique Wednesday afternoon from their editing corps, the two top editors at The New York Times issued a response defending their decision to eliminate layers of editing at the newspaper.

    The letter, which is addressed to New York Times employee and New York NewsGuild President Grant Glickson, spells out a commitment to copy editing, despite upcoming cuts to the company's editing ranks.

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    With Brent Musburger, a $10,000 raise could've changed sports journalism history

    In May, Brent Musburger received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Sports Emmys in New York. It was a well-deserved honor given the scope of his career.

    And to think, Musburger’s iconic broadcast career might not have happened if a Chicago American sports editor had been willing to give him a $10,000 raise.

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