September 22, 2014

mediawiremorningGood morning. Here are 10 media stories.

  1. State Dept. tells Turkey to back off NYT reporter: State spokesperson Jen Psaki criticized Turkey for harassment of New York Times reporter Ceylan Yeginsu, who has reported on how the Islamic State group recruits in Turkey. “On Friday, Turkish newspapers controlled by allies of the president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, published front-page photographs of Ms. Yeginsu and asserted that she was a traitor and foreign agent who was seeking to falsely imply that Mr. Erdogan is a closet supporter of the Islamic State.” (NYT) | I ran a little primer on the Times/Turkey tussle, including a statement from Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet, in Item 2 of Friday’s roundup (Poynter) | Yeginsu wrote last week about how dicey it can be to report on IS in Turkey: “‘Don’t worry it’s a stupid American newspaper. I’m just badmouthing the Americans, I’m not telling her anything,’ the market owner said unapologetically.” (NYT)
  2. St. Louis County cops offer tips on dealing with press: “YOU CAN WIN WITH THE MEDIA,” the description for a new course at the St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy reads. Topics include “Feeding the Animals.” (Gawker)
  3. NYT launches politics vertical, Playbook-style email: “Readers can come to First Draft throughout the day for breaking political news, ​campaign color, ​​expert analysis ​and lighter takes on Washington personalities,” Carl Hulse writes. Sign up for the newsletter here. (NYT) | “We may be late to the game, but we’re trying to do it in our own distinctive way,” Hulse tells Michael Calderone. (HuffPost)
  4. Reporter says, “Fuck it, I quit”: Charlo Greene quit her job as a reporter for Anchorage’s KTVA Sunday. She was reporting on the Alaska Cannabis Club, which she revealed to viewers she owned. (Alaska Dispatch News)
  5. That time The Miami Herald ruined America: The reporters who staked out Gary Hart‘s house in 1987 did not respond to Hart’s exhortation to “Follow me around,” Matt Bai writes. They saw an advance copy of a New York Times Magazine article that published on the same day their blockbuster Hart article ran. “As long as it was Hart, and not The Herald, who set the whole thing in motion, then it was he and not they who suddenly moved the boundaries between private and political lives.” (NYT Mag) | | Washington Post, 1987: “‘As you know, Mr. Hart has suggested the press follow him to disprove the allegations on womanizing,’ Herald Executive Editor Heath Meriwether replied in a statement.” (WP) | Seminar idea! Tom Fiedler, one of the Herald reporters on the case, is now dean of Boston University’s College of Communication, where David Carr teaches. It’d be fun to talk this one out, right? | Bai: “There’s a real mythology in the media around exposing scandal, and that’s not always the same thing as genuine accountability.” (NYT)
  6. Last Thursday was big for The Guardian’s U.S. operation: It was “our biggest ever day for page views,” Editor-in-Chief Katharine Viner tweeted. (@KathViner) | I asked The Guardian if that was because of its coverage of the Scottish independence referendum. That “certainly contributed to our record traffic,” Guardian spox Gennady Kolker said in an emailed reply. “We are, however, seeing growing demand from US readers for Guardian coverage of issues like the death penalty, as well as ongoing interest in our roster of thought-provoking and diverse voices.”
  7. Media critic interviewed by hometown newspaper: “nobody really cares (when I write) about print newspapers and print media,” Erik Wemple tells Mark McGuire. “Crickets.” (The [Schenectady, N.Y.] Daily Gazette)
  8. Men still get the best jobs at British newspapers: Sarah Sands of the Evening Standard “suggested that starting in business journalism – where there are more paying jobs – was a good way to master a particular beat and the art of story-getting,” Eleanor Mills writes. (British Journalism Review, via The Guardian)
  9. Front page of the day, selected by Kristen Hare: The Epoch Times fronts this weekend’s People’s Climate March in NYC.


  10. Job moves, edited by Benjamin Mullin: Missy Ryan will be a Pentagon correspondent for The Washington Post. Previously, she was a reporter at Reuters. (The Washington Post) | Yumiko Ono is now Asia audience engagement editor at The Wall Street Journal. Previously, she was managing editor of Wall Street Journal Japan. (@raju) | Trip Gabriel is now a political correspondent for The New York Times. He was a national correspondent there. Jennifer Steinhauer is now mid-Atlantic bureau chief for The New York Times. Previously, she was a congressional reporter there. (Politico) | Amy Keller Laird is now editor-in-chief of Women’s Health. Previously, she was executive editor there. (Women’s Wear Daily) | Megan Sowder-Staley is now vice president for product strategy at Roll Call. Previously, she was director of product strategy there. Todd Ruger is a legal affairs staff writer for Roll Call. Previously, he covered legal issues for the National Law Journal. Rachel Oswald is a defense reporter for Roll Call. Previously, she was a reporter for Global Security Newswire. Connor O’Brien is a defense policy reporter for Roll Call. Previously, he was a congressional news reporter there. Gillian Roberts is now breaking news editor at Roll Call. Previously, she was a White House stringer at Bloomberg. Jamisha Ford is now special products editor at CQ Now. Previously, she was deputy editor at CQ Now. Bridget Bowman will cover the Capitol for Roll Call’s Hill Blotter blog. She had been an intern there. Chris Williams is a multimedia and online developer for Roll Call. Previously, he was web director for Personal Selling Power. (Roll Call) | Job of the Day: Eagle-Tribune Publishing is looking for page designers. 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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