January 9, 2015

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories.

  1. From France

    On Friday morning, the story in France is unfolding fast on social media and news sites. Here are some places to go for live updates — Reported.ly is moving fast on Twitter with the story. (Reported.ly) | The Guardian has a live blog. (The Guardian) | Mashable has live updates, plus live video from France 24. (Mashable) | BuzzFeed has a “what we know so far” page. (BuzzFeed) | The New York Times is updating here. (The New York Times) | CNN’s homepage went big with the news. (CNN) | From NPR. (NPR) If you want even less of a filter, I have a Twitter list of journalists reporting from Paris here. (@kristenhare)

  2. The Guardian and Google are giving Charlie Hebdo money to keep on

    “Guardian Media Group has pledged £100k donation to Charlie Hebdo to help ensure it’s not silenced. Google giving $300k” (@arusbridger) | The Guardian held a live event on Thursday with journalists, including two Guardian political cartoonists, to talk about the shootings. (The Guardian) | “Let ink flow, not blood.” A petition for press freedoms has more than 11,000 signatures so far. (Reporters Without Borders)

  3. ‘…Journalists have a huge stake in satire’

    Poynter’s Roy Peter Clark on the strange relationship between journalism and satire. (Poynter) | Seventeen front pages from Thursday in tribute to Charlie Hebdo. (Poynter) | The New Yorker’s next cover is in solidarity with Paris. (The New Yorker)

  4. Spreading the news from Paris on social

    How’d Facebook do with the Charlie Hebdo story? Not as well as Twitter. (DigiDay) | BBC and the Wall Street Journal used the chat app LINE to update readers. (DigiDay) | Related: Oxford Mail has a WhatsApp news service that brings “a four or five times greater conversion rate to page views than our daily email bulletin, and it’s six or seven times greater when compared to Twitter.” (The Guardian)

  5. Saudi blogger’s lashes began today

    Saudi blogger Raif Badawi was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes. Those lashes, given 20 at a time for 50 weeks, began today. (The Independent) | “Although Saudi Arabia condemned yesterday’s cowardly attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, it is now preparing to inflict the most barbaric punishment on a citizen who just used his freedom of expression and information, the same freedom that cost the French journalists their lives.” (Reporters Without Borders) | He was arrested for setting up a website that encouraged public debate. (BBC)

  6. Canadian TV anchor suspended for having a PR firm

    Leslie Roberts, an anchor with Global TV, also has a secret PR firm. Clients from that firm appeared on the show. (The Star)

  7. A digital shield law

    Montana Representative Daniel Zolnikov has introduced a digital media shield law. (Press release) | “The Montana Newspaper Association is backing Zolnikov’s measure.” (Great Falls Tribune)

  8. Brrrrr

    Poynter’s Al Tompkins on the Colorado reporter who got frostbite and how you can avoid getting frostbite when working in the cold. (Poynter)

  9. Cartoon of the day

    We’ll return to front pages on Monday. For now, from The Economist:

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  10. Job moves, edited by Benjamin Mullin

    Conn Carroll will be White House correspondent for Townhall. He has previously worked at National Journal. (Politico) | Jack Shafer will be a columnist and reporter for Politico. Previously, he was press critic for Reuters. (Poynter) | Hugo Sánchez will be a soccer analyst for ESPN Deportes. Previously, he was a guest analyst there. (Media Moves) | Erika Maldonado will be an anchor at Univision Chicago. Previously, she was a general assignment reporter there. (Robert Feder) | Laura Zelenko will be interim senior executive editor for beat reporting at Bloomberg News. Previously, she was executive editor for markets there. (Poynter) | Susan Montoya Bryan will be New Mexico correspondent for The Associated Press. Previously, she was a reporter in the AP’s New Mexico bureau. (AP) | Maria Sanminiatelli will be evening global news manager for The Associated Press. She’s currently North America editor there. (AP) | Gwin Grimes is now editor and publisher of the Alpine Avalanche in Alpine, Texas. Previously, she was an assistant city editor at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. (Email) | Sue Callaway has been named senior automotive editor for Time Inc. Previously, she was founder of The Auto 100. (Email) | Job of the day: The Helena (Montana) Independent Record is looking for a sports reporter. Get your résumés in! (Journalism Jobs) | Send Ben your job moves: bmullin@poynter.org.

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Kristen Hare covers the people and business of local news and is the editor of Locally at Poynter. She previously worked as a staff writer…
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