December 15, 2014

Good morning. My name is Kristen Hare and I’ll be driving this thing for awhile. Here are 10 media stories.

  1. Hollywood is concerned about the ethics and morals of journalism

    Sony’s lawyer sent a letter to news organizations demanding that the documents stolen from the company in the recent hack be “avoided, and destroyed.” (The New York Times) | Aaron Sorkin totally agrees. (The New York Times.) | Dan Kennedy does not. “Dear Sony: Stealing information is a crime. Receiving stolen information and publishing it is protected by the First Amendment.” (@dankennedy_nu) | RELATED: Here’s a pretty good explainer if you’re not sure how we got to the place where the creator of a show about a fictional newsroom is doling out advice to real ones. (Fusion)

  2. The Sydney siege continues

    Chris Kenny, associate editor of The Australian, left the Lindt cafe with a coffee just before the gunman took over. “My fellow customers — fellow Australians — are now in a horrific situation, the sliding doors of the cafe playing a brutal game of chance and fate in Sydney today.” (The Australian) | Australia’s Channel 7, located in Martin Place, was evacuated. (@Channel7) | The Advertiser is keeping track of how news orgs around the world are telling the story. (The Advertiser) | REALLY GOOD RELATED REMINDER: On The Media’s The Breaking News Consumer’s Handbook remains a great resource for readers and reminder for journalists. (On The Media)

  3. Here are more people who are mad at Rolling Stone

    Three friends of the young woman in Rolling Stone’s “A Rape On Campus” story tell the Associated Press, on the record and with their names, that Rolling Stone got things wrong. “All three say (Sabrina Rubin) Erdely has since reached out to them, and that she has told them she is re-reporting the story.” (Associated Press) | Another friend of the young woman was on CNN’s Reliable Sources on Sunday. Alex Pinkleton’s job is to be an advocate, Pinkleton said. “But as a reporter, you can’t be like an advocate…” (CNN)

  4. Bill Cosby has spoken, a little

    Cosby told journalist Stacy Brown that he expects journalists of color to approach the story neutrally. (New York Post) | Brown told CNN that Cosby didn’t seem too worried and had more to say. “I definitely came away with the belief that he wants to talk about everything.” (CNN)

  5. Sandy Hook’s second anniversary was Sunday

    Mediaite reports that the Sunday morning talk shows didn’t talk about Sandy Hook at all. (Mediaite) | Here’s Sunday’s cover of the New York Daily News. (Facebook)

  6. Wait, where is BuzzFeed going in three years?

    On Sunday, Michael Wolff wrote about Gawker and The New Republic and BuzzFeed for USA Today. “Ben Smith, its top editor, told me recently he didn’t expect BuzzFeed to be around in three years, not under its present owners nor in its present form.” (USA Today) | “Of course we will be a very different place in 3 years. That’s a long time, and we are just getting started.” (@BuzzFeedBen)

  7. It’s time to look ahead. Also behind.

    From the SPJ to ONA to, well, all of us, it’s been a big year for ethics. (PBS MediaShift) | And here are some predictions for journalism in 2015. (Nieman Lab)

  8. Detroit anchor dies at 82

    Bill Bonds died on Saturday at 82. He began his career with Detroit’s WXYZ in 1963 and covered the 1967 Detroit riots. (WXYZ) | Bonds’ ups and downs were fairly public, but despite them, he wanted to be back in the news. “‘God, I miss it,’ he said, in an interview for a Detroit Public Television documentary about local television.” (Detroit Free Press)

  9. Front page of the day

    Melbourne, Australia’s Herald Sun puts out a special edition on the Sydney siege (Courtesy the Newseum)


  10. Job moves, edited by Benjamin Mullin

    John Hughes has been elected president of the National Press Club. He is an editor for Bloomberg First Word. (PRNewswire) | Andrew Beaujon is a senior editor at Washingtonian. Previously, he was news editor at Poynter. (@abeaujon) | Kevin Fries will be news director for WCJB in Gainesville, Florida. Previously, he was assistant news director for WBRZ in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Rick Gevers) | Leon Neyfakh will cover criminal justice for Slate. He is a reporter for The Boston Globe’s ideas section. (@leoncrawl) | Alec MacGillis will be a staff writer at Slate. Previously, he was a senior editor at The New Republic. (@AlecMacGillis) | Mike Wise will join ESPN’s forthcoming website “intersecting sports, culture and race.” He was a sports columnist for The Washington Post. (WP) | Miguel Helft will be San Francisco bureau chief at Forbes. Previously, he was a senior writer at Fortune covering technology. Loren Feldman will be senior editor of Forbes’ entrepreneurs coverage. Previously, he was small business editor at The New York Times. Josh Robinson will create and manage sponsored editorial packages at Forbes. Previously, he was digital editor for the travel section at The New York Times. Thomas Fox-Brewster will be a staff writer at Forbes. Previously, he was a freelance writer. (Email) | Job of the day: Talking Points Memo is looking for an associate editor. Get your résumés in! (Mediabistro) | Send Ben your job moves:

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Kristen Hare teaches local journalists the critical skills they need to serve and cover their communities as Poynter's local news faculty member. Before joining faculty…
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