December 16, 2014

Good morning. Here are eight media stories.

  1. Who wants to be a teenage millionaire?

    New York high school senior Mohammed Islam didn’t make $72 million on the stock market. He lied. If it’s any consolation, his parents are really mad. “My mom basically said she’d never talk to me.” One more line from that story, which is possibly the lead that captures 2014: “It’s been a tough month for factchecking.” (New York Observer) | Here’s New York’s original story, with another non-correction correction. (New York) | New York Post also ran it. (New York Post) | RELATED: Craig Silverman’s best and worst corrections of the year piece will be out soon. Here’s last year’s. (Poynter) | Journalists remember their first fact checking jobs. (Poynter)

  2. Journalists arrested in Turkey

    In Turkey on Sunday, police raided newsrooms and detained journalists, including Ekrem Dumanlı, editor-in-chief of Zaman, a daily newspaper. (Committee to Protect Journalists.) | “News organizations linked to the Gülen Movement had been expecting police raids for months and, after a year of growing harassment, they finally materialized.” (Reporters Without Borders) | Zaman “had supported trials of journalists who’d criticized the movement.” (McClatchy DC) | “At least 24 journalists said to have close links with a US-based cleric are being held for plotting to seize power.” (BBC)

  3. Austin Tice’s family wants ‘an effective hostage policy’

    The parents of Austin Tice, a journalist who has been missing in Syria since August 2012, wrote Monday about the need for a different approach to handling hostage situations. (McClatchy DC)

  4. The Rolling Stone and Cosby items are now one

    Hey, remember how journalism messed up Rolling Stone’s “A Rape on Campus” story? Camille Cosby thinks it’s now doing the same to her husband. “Many in the media were quick to link that story to the stories about my husband, until that story unwound.” (The New York Times) | Rolling Stone’s story, by the way, is still unraveling. (The Washington Post)

  5. Medium is platishing with Marriott

    Medium’s latest vertical, Gone, is sponsored by Marriott International, and Marriott will get to see the five stories (out of 60) that are about the company before they’re published. Also, “Marriott and Medium agreed on the theme of the articles…” (Digiday) | Medium co-founder Evan Williams spoke with Fortune on Monday about the site and the future. (Fortune.)

  6. Win some awards, or just hack a J-school

    Starting today, I’m going to try and include one item whenever possible with info on grants, awards, scholarships and trainings, so send them if you have them. Today, we have two. The Mirror Awards from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University are open for entries. There’s no cost to enter. (Newhouse School) | ONA’s challenge fund deadline is Jan. 15. They’re looking for people to find ways to “hack the journalism curriculum using customized versions of the teaching hospital model.” And it comes with $35,000 microgrants. (ONA)

  7. Front page of the day

    Metro – Philadelphia Edition, leads with Bradley Stone’s murder of six family members. (Courtesy the Newseum)


  8. Job moves, edited by Benjamin Mullin

    Rahul Chopra is now CEO at Storyful. Previously, he was chief revenue officer there. Mark Little is now director of editorial innovation at Storyful. Previously, he was CEO there. (Storyful) | Skip Foster has been named president and publisher of the Tallahassee (Florida) Democrat. Previously, he was publisher of the Northwest Florida Daily News. (Poynter) | Cheryl Scott has joined the weather team at WLS-Channel 7. Previously, she was a meteorologist at WMAQ-Channel 5. (Robert Feder) | Jana Winter is now a national security reporter at The Intercept. Previously, she was an investigative reporter at Fox News. (The Intercept) | Dan Berman will be assistant managing editor at the National Journal. Previously, he was White House editor at Politico. (Huffington Post) | Mary Beth Marklein is now a full-time student at George Mason University. Previously, she was the education editor for Politico Pro. (Email) | Eric Jaffe will be a full-time writer and editor for CityLab. Previously, he was a contributing writer there. (@sommermathis) | Nicole Caro is now beauty editor at Siempre Mujer. Previously, she was a fashion and beauty writer at People en Español. (Email) | Zunaira Zaki is now managing editor of specialized units at ABC News. Previously, she was senior business editor there. Heather Riley is now vice president of communications for ABC News. Previously, she was senior publicity director there. (Mediabistro) | Kathryn Schulz will be a staff writer at The New Yorker. She is the book critic for New York magazine. (Capital) | Job of the day: The American Press Institute is looking for an editorial coordinator. Get your résumés in! (Journalism Jobs) | Send Ben your job moves:

Corrections? Tips? Holiday decorating horror stories? Please email me: Would you like to get this roundup emailed to you every morning? Sign up here.

Support high-integrity, independent journalism that serves democracy. Make a gift to Poynter today. The Poynter Institute is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, and your gift helps us make good journalism better.
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…
Kristen Hare

More News

Back to News