November 4, 2014

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories.

  1. Who’s got midterms fever?

    OK, maybe better: Who’s prepared to follow the news tonight? Alex Weprin has a great guide for watching on TV. (Capital) | I wrote a guide to news orgs’ plans for digital coverage. (Poynter) | “One thing I miss about print: sleeping late and going to a movie on election day.” (@BuzzFeedBen) | Related: David Uberti has best and worsts of campaign coverage, including nods to Willamette Week and Cosmopolitan. (CJR)

  2. Michael Grimm endorsements are works of art

    The embattled Staten Island incumbent scored this warm embrace from the New York Daily News: “In Domenic Recchia, the Democrats have fielded a candidate so dumb, ill-informed, evasive and inarticulate that voting for a thuggish Republican who could wind up in a prison jumpsuit starts to make rational sense.” (NYDN) | The Staten Island Advance called the race “distasteful … on a number of levels” but conceded “Mr. Grimm is still the best practical choice for Staten Island.” (Staten Island Advance) | Related: The Cleveland Scene says it is reviewing its ad policy after a candidate bought a wrap-around ad that looked as if the paper was endorsing him. (CJR) | The exact same thing happened last year, when mayoral candidate Ken Lanci bought a cover wrap. (Poynter) | Sort-of related: Billy Penn translates endorsements into emoji. (Billy Penn)

  3. Canadian university avoided placing interns with Jian Ghomeshi

    Students at the University of Western Ontario “were told two years ago that internships at Q were ‘off limits’ due to concerns about inappropriate behaviour.” (Toronto Star)

  4. RIP Tom Magliozzi

    The former “Car Talk” host was 77 and died of complications from Alzheimer’s. “Turns out he wasn’t kidding,” his brother Ray says in a remembrance. “He really couldn’t remember last week’s puzzler.” (Car Talk) | “If there was one thing that defined Tom Magliozzi, it was his laugh.” (NPR) | Some of Tom and Ray’s best lines. ( | Ray will do a special show Sunday. (Jim Romenesko) | Why listeners loved their storytelling. (Poynter)

  5. Stanford is studying First Look Media

    “Neither First Look nor Stanford is eager to talk about their collaboration.” (WP) | Related: J.K. Trotter finds what appears to be photos of First Look honcho Pierre Omidyar‘s Second Life avatar. Omidyar “immersed himself” in Second Life in the 2000s, New York reported. (Gawker)

  6. Feds say police, FAA didn’t try to ground aerial journalism in Ferguson

    A ban the police requested “was updated in a way to remove restrictions for reporters who were seeking to operate in the area,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said. St. Louis County Police said the ban didn’t target the media. (NBC News) | Related: “About 20 people picketed the St. Louis Post-Dispatch building Monday, asserting that reporters and editors were biased against Ferguson protesters.” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) | “Media types argue that if protesters don’t cooperate w/media their message won’t get out. Ferguson has clearly proven that dynamic false.” (@WesleyLowery)

  7. Prosecutors don’t have a deal with James Risen

    “[P]rosecutors say attorneys for journalist James Risen have told them that, even if subpoenaed, Risen will refuse to provide any substantive testimony at the pending trial of former CIA operative Jeffrey Sterling.” Defense lawyers for Jeffrey Sterling, who is accused of leaking to Risen, had asked whether Risen had made a deal with the government. (AP)

  8. Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award is now accepting applications

    You have until Feb. 16, 2015, to apply for the award, which includes a $12,500 stipend. (NYU) | I talked with some of the people behind the award back in April. (Poynter)

  9. Front page of the day, curated by Kristen Hare

    The Baltimore Sun fronts a listicle! (Courtesy the Newseum)


  10. Job moves, edited by Benjamin Mullin

    Peggy Noonan is now a contributor at CBS News. She is a columnist for the Wall Street Journal. (Politico) | María Cristina Marrero is now group content chief at Meredith Hispanic Media. She is editor-in-chief of Siempre Mujer. (Email) | Michael Rooney is now chief revenue officer for Tribune Publishing. Previously, he was chief revenue officer for The Wall Street Journal. (Poynter) | Byron Tau is now a reporter at The Wall Street Journal. Previously, he was a reporter for Politico. (Fishbowl DC) | Derek Bond is president and CEO of Imagina US’ content division. He’s the founder of Bond Entertainment. (Media Moves) | Paola Varela Rossi is sports anchor for Noticias Univision Florida Central. Previously, she was sports anchor for KDEN Telemundo Denver. (Media Moves) | Jessica Bohrer is now associate general counsel for Forbes. Previously, she was senior counsel at WNET New York Public Media. Antoine Gara is a staff writer at Forbes. Previously, she was a reporter at (Email) | Job of the day: The Edmonton Journal is looking for a digital journalist. Get your résumés in! ( | Send Ben your job moves:

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Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at and managing editor of Washington City…
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