September 9, 2014

mediawiremorningGood morning. Here are 10 media stories.

  1. Program may feature fewer domestic violence jokes: “Fox & Friends” co-hosts Brian Kilmeade and Steve Doocy had a real laff-fest over a video, released by TMZ, that showed the football player battering his then fiancée in an elevator. “I think the message is, take the stairs,” Kilmeade quipped. The program will address the remarks today. (WP) | That address in full:

    Peter King writes about the “lapse in reporting on my part” that led to him writing NFL officials had previously seen the Rice tape. “No one from the league has ever knocked down my report to me, and so I was surprised to see the claim today that league officials have not seen the tape.” (SI) | “At the time, it was important for the NFL to establish that it was taking great pains to investigate the incident.” (Deadspin) | Sally Jenkins: “It simply defies belief that league and team officials couldn’t have seen it if they wanted to.” (WP) | AP has seen a longer version of the video. (AP) | “Seedy as it feels to read it, TMZ is a triumph of a news organization.” (Politico)

  2. Piano Media buys Press+: The small Slovakian paywall company plans aggressive expansion in Latin America and Europe, Rick Edmonds reports. It has named Kelly Leach, the publisher of WSJ’s European edition, as its CEO. (Poynter) | Know your Piano: Ken Doctor wrote about the company in 2011. (Nieman) I wrote something in 2012. (Poynter) | Newsweek chose Piano to administer its paywall earlier this year. (Bloomberg Businessweek)
  3. More paywall news: Esquire asks readers to donate $2.99 before reading Tom Junod‘s 2003 article “The Falling Man.” The money will go to a scholarship fund at Marquette University named for James Foley. (AdAge)
  4. Politico plots move to Europe: Its Euro HQ will be in Brussels, Michael Calderone reports. “On Monday morning, Politico CEO Jim VandeHei told senior editors that the company’s plans for Europe are ‘much bigger than anyone is thinking.'” (HuffPost)
  5. BuzzFeed taps SimpleReach to do analytics for former partners: The publication is ending its partner network. “Publishers that sign up for the free service will get a limited, real-time dashboard of trending content, similar to what BuzzFeed was providing.” (Digiday) | Frédéric Filloux will not forgive BuzzFeed for those “Frozen” GIFs: “We never saw a down/mass market product morphing into a premium media,” he writes. (Monday Note) | **Cough** “Pet Sounds”! “Revolver”! **Cough**
  6. Carol Loomis talks about her career: “After my first story, which wasn’t very good, I got absolutely rabid about collecting every fact I could before I ever interviewed anybody,” she tells Ryan Chittum. “I believed that if you’ve done your homework, then about one minute into the interview they don’t even notice whether you’re a man or a woman.” (CJR)
  7. Man seeks j-school degree: 71-year-old Martti Lahtinen took a buyout from the Ottawa Citizen in 2009 after 23 years on the job, and has decided to finish his journalism degree. (His 97-year-old mother is encouraging him.) When Lahtinen gets his degree, Trevor Greenway reports, “He says he may just hang it on his wall and continue his retirement – or in his camper when he travels across Canada. He just hopes the school spells his name right.” (Metro)
  8. Front page of the day, selected by Kristen Hare: The Arizona Daily Sun fronts a photo of flooding in Phoenix. (Courtesy the Newseum)

  9. Scotsman covers independence movement: Edinburgh’s Scotsman newspaper removed a ban on mentions of a pro-independance blog, Wings Over Scotland, in its comments section after Martin Belam tested out rumors of a ban and wrote about it. (Martin Belam) | Earlier this week, the Scotsman ran an article suggesting an ISIS link to Scotland’s independence movement. (The Scotsman) | The country’s independence referendum is next Thursday. | Really good point: Will an independent Scotland get its own Eurovision entry? (BuzzFeed)
  10. Job moves, edited by Benjamin Mullin: Mike McCarthy is now senior vice president and general manager of CNN International. Previously, he was senior vice president of programming at CNN. (The Wrap) | David Fallis is now deputy investigative editor at The Washington Post. Previously, he was an investigative reporter there. (The Washington Post) | Usha Sahay is a news editor at The Huffington Post. Previously, she was director of digital outreach at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. (@ushasahay) | James Corden will host “The Late Late Show.” He is an actor and comedian. (The Guardian) | John Laposky is now editor-in-chief of This Week in Consumer Electronics. He was managing editor there. (New Bay Media) | Job of the day: The International Business Times is looking for a technology reporter. Get your résumés in! (Journalism Jobs) | Send Ben your job moves:

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