November 17, 2014

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories.

  1. Let the talk of NYT buyouts begin

    No newsroom names yet, but “but news of potential or likely takers are spreading among their colleagues.” On the business side, Yasmin Namini and Tom Carley are confirmed takers. Application deadline is Dec. 1. (Capital)

  2. Get ready to cover Ferguson again

    One thing you might want to do: Learn the difference between “downtown” St. Louis and the Loop. (Reuters) | “Learn basics. Or we’re sending our people to report on Manhattan entirely from Staten Island.” (@sarahkendzior) | Kristen Hare gave you some basics about the region back in August. (Poynter) | She’s still updating her Twitter list of journalists in the region. | Reread this if you get a sec: “How municipalities in St. Louis County, Mo., profit from poverty” (WP)

  3. “#pointergate” continues

    KSTP’s report is “truly an example of shoddy journalism,” Brian Stelter says. (CNN) | KSTP continues to defend its non-story: “When the picture came to 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS, we were skeptical. So our newsroom spent four days vetting the story.” And yet. (KSTP)

  4. Hello, Marshall Project

    The site launched over the weekend, and The Washington Post published the first part of an investigation by the Marshall Project Sunday. Editor-in-Chief Bill Keller opens with a list of expectations for its journalists. (The Marshall Project) | “As far as I know, folks like ProPublica and other nonprofit journalism organizations are 100 percent nonprofit, and then you have places like BuzzFeed or The New York Times that are 100 percent commercially supported,” founder Neil Barsky tells Ravi Somaiya. “Why can’t you have a hybrid? (NYT) | “By focusing exclusively on criminal justice, Keller said, the project could be ‘a jump ahead of the rest of the press [on a story like the Michael Brown shooting] in identifying the issues that are at the heart of it.’” (HuffPost)

  5. Whoops

    “Er, that’d be SCRAPPY.” — NPR’s Twitter account Saturday, after a tweet about “New Jersey’s crappy, chaotic and iconoclastic radio station WFMU.” (@nprnews)

  6. Time apologizes for “feminist” stunt

    “TIME apologizes for the execution of this poll; the word ‘feminist’ should not have been included in a list of words to ban,” Managing Editor Nancy Gibbs writes. “While we meant to invite debate about some ways the word was used this year, that nuance was lost, and we regret that its inclusion has become a distraction from the important debate over equality and justice.” (Time) | “As soon as I read that four days ago I knew Time was going to end up apologizing.” (Jay Rosen’s Facebook)

  7. From journalism to poverty

    “It’s humiliating to be poor, to be dependent on the kindness of family and friends and government subsidies,” former Washington Post journalist (and Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, native) William McPherson writes. “But it sure is an education.” He writes about getting by on a “Social Security check and a miserable pension.” (The Hedgehog Review)

  8. Bloggers become brands

    Some fashion bloggers have built million-dollar retail businesses. (WWD)

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

    Fargo is truly rock city on the front of The Forum (Courtesy the Newseum)


  10. Job moves, edited by Benjamin Mullin

    Alyssa Mastromonaco will be chief operating officer at Vice Media. Previously, she was deputy chief of staff for operations for the Obama administration. (New York Times) | Adam Kilgore will be a national sports reporter at The Washington Post. Previously, he was a Nationals beat writer there. (Washington Post) | Eric Eldon is now editor-in-chief of Hoodline. Previously, he was co-editor at TechCrunch. (Otherwise E) | Alyssa Danigelis will be head of media and storytelling at Flip Labs. She was an editor at Muck Rack. (Muck Rack) | Sandra Kotzambasis is now news director at KPNX in Phoenix, Arizona. Previously, she was senior executive producer there. (Arizona Republic) | Andy Fishman is now news director at WJW in Cleveland. Previously, he was interim news director there. ( | Sean McGarvy will be managing editor of WXIN in Indianapolis. Previously, he was an assistant manager for Fox News. Jeff Benscoter is now assistant news director of content at KMBC in Kansas City, Missouri. Previously, he was senior executive producer at WTHR. Ken Ritchie is now general manager of KIVI in Boise, Idaho. Previously, he was interim general manager there. (Rick Gevers) | Job of the day: IBT Media is looking for a deputy social media editor. Get your résumés in! (Journalism Jobs) | 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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