July 7, 2014

mediawiremorningGood morning. Here are 10 media stories, plucked with no small effort from the post-holiday-weekend ether. From Kristen Hare, a world media news roundup. From Sam Kirkland, digital stories to ease you back into working life.

  1. HuffPost UK editor leaves for fashion-trend-forecasting firm: Carla Buzasi will join the firm WGSN. She “famously tracked down HuffPo founder Arianna Huffington to pitch a UK version of the news site following AOL’s $315m (£184m) acquisition in 2011,” Mark Sweney reports. (The Guardian)
  2. SiriusXM fires Anthony Cumia: Satellite broadcaster let the “Opie and Anthony” host go “after careful consideration of his racially charged and hate-filled remarks.” (NYT) | Cumia’s Twitter rant (Gawker) | Cumia “Has a Long History of Public Awfulness” (Gawker) | Fans launch “#CancelSiriusXM” campaign, change Twitter avatars to an picture of Che Guevara “with Cumia’s face superimposed on it.” (THR)
  3. Why a N.Y. paper used a racial slur to describe the president: “The New York Times avoids using the word which convinced me that WestView should,” WestView News Editor and Publisher George Capsis tells Kevin Fasick and Laura Italiano (New York Post) | “Just because the n-word is being used ironically does not make it okay.” (Jezebel)
  4. The next World Cup won’t have U.S. ratings as good as this one: It will be in Russia, and “most of the games will be played between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. on the east coast, arguably the worst time of day.” (Capital)
  5. Arthur forecasting was mostly calm: Erik Wemple found “genuine broadcast storm froth” from CNN and mostly measured reports elsewhere. (The Washington Post) | Don’t get hosed by fake hurricane photos this year (Poynter)
  6. Brian Stelter promises to eat electronics, newspaper: How surprised would the CNN host be surprised if Rupert Murdoch bought CNN’s parent company? “I will eat my remote control — in fact, I will eat my copy of the New York Post — if Murdoch becomes the owner of CNN.” (Mediaite) | Here’s the segment. (CNN)
  7. Mónica Guzmán explains her write-everything-by-hand experiment: “When it’s so easy to write so much, it can get even harder to write what you want.” (The Seattle Times)
  8. HuffPost corrects post about David Simon: Simon was not fired by The Baltimore Sun. (FishbowlNY) | Jeremy Barr‘s story about Simon accusing HuffPost of libel (Capital) | ” As if carrying a lie about another citizen to a mass of people isn’t still the tort of libel and a thoroughly scumsucking thing with which to be engaged.” (The Audacity of Despair)
  9. Tour de France riders really, really wish spectators would stop taking selfies as they pass: Some fans “were standing in the road with their backs to the peloton trying to take selfies of themselves with their heroes.” (The Telegraph)
  10. Job moves, edited by Benjamin Mullin: Evan Campisi, the design director of Nylon Magazine, will take over as the design director of Elle. He’ll replace Paul Ritter, who left for Glamour. (fashionweekdaily.com) | Gregory Myers, 35, is the editor of the Newton County Enterprise in Indiana. Myers, who has 13 years of experience, has been the editor of the County Journal newspaper in southern Illinois for eight years. (Newton County Enterprise) | Jan Griffey is now the new associate publisher and editor of The Natchez Democrat. Griffey was an intern at the Democrat in 1981 before working at The Ironton, where she rose to become managing editor. (The Natchez Democrat) | Send Ben your job moves: bmullin@poynter.org.

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