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ESPN laying off about 100 anchors, reporters, analysts and staffers, sources say

The bomb has gone off at ESPN.<p>The Worldwide Leader in Sports is laying off about 100 anchors, reporters, analysts and production staffers, sources …

Journalism

Layoffs come to the East Bay Times after Pulitzer win

Earlier this month, the staff of the East Bay Times won a Pulitzer Prize for their breaking news coverage of the Oakland Ghost Ship Fire. Last week, …

Journalism

See a Chewbacca and C-3P0 at Silicon Valley Comic Con? It might have been Mythbuster Adam Savage

Former "Mythbuster" Adam Savage again revived his tradition of walking around in cosplay incognito for this year's Silicon Valley Comic Con, held in San Jose. This year's costume? Chewbacca...with an attached C-3P0 droid.<p>"Here's the big reveal," he says. "I'm not just Chewie, I'm Chewie and his …

Cosplay

This Adorable Jyn Erso Cosplayer Spent Star Wars Celebration Handing Out the Death Star Plans to Every Princess Leia

When you go to a massive convention like <i>Star Wars</i> Celebration, it’s best to have a game plan. Where are you going to go first? What panels are you …

Star Wars

How to fly drones for journalism in the U.S.

About six months ago, we bought a drone to help us cover stories at the Yakima Herald-Republic, a daily newspaper in Yakima, Washington. We’d seen …

Drones

A WikiLeaks prosecution would endanger the future of US journalism

Every newspaper worth its salt has published classified information, and who believes the Trump administration, with its press hatred, would stop there?<p>In an unprecedented and dangerous move that threatens the press freedom rights of all journalists, the US Justice Department has indicated it is …

Journalism

How to Shoot Cosplay Portraits at Comic Con with Just One Light

Back in December my brother asked me if I would be interested in going to Comic Con in Indianapolis, IN, and I immediately said “absolutely!” He was …

Portrait Photography

Star Wars Celebration 2017 Cosplay

Investigative reporting is alive and well – and the prizes prove it

From Moldova’s global steroid ring to corporate pollution in Iowa, newspapers across the world are, even today, exposing hundreds of stories<p>Mr Rupert Murdoch is no fan of Pulitzer prizes. Not because the award-givers don’t shower honours on the Murdoch press – though they don’t – but because …

Journalism

Google news stories will now be accompanied by a fact-checking tool

Google added a new tool on Friday designed to fight the spread of fake news on the web. Fake news includes stories that contain intentional lies or …

Tribune Media Pulls Plug On Proposed Digital News Site

Figure it is a good time to get into the news business -- shall I say -- the real news business?<p>Tribune Media, the big TV station group, has, for a …

Gorgeous 3D-printed cosplay armor that's lit internally, and perfect for female heroes

Melissa Ng wanted to make some cool armor, so she ignored all the guys who told her what women's armor is supposed to look like and spent 518 hours …

Cosplay

8 Reasons Why Your Content Goes Down The Toilet Drain Every Time You Hit “Publish”

Publishing high-quality content is an important part of developing a successful website. Not only does it help to attract viewers to your website, …

Content Marketing

7 Things You Must Do to Grow a Fanatical Following Online

Even with technology at their fingertips, your audience members want to hear real stories and connect in meaningful ways. Give them that, and they'll become loyal followers.<p>Whether you’re looking to grow a company or build a personal brand, a strong online presence is essential. But while most …

Content Marketing

How One Man Grew His Social Media Brand to Reach Millions

Case Kenny posted every day for three years, and now he's seeing the results.<p><i>This article has been updated to reflect accurate readership and Facebook fan counts.</i><p>Building a massive online following as a blog or online publication in 2017 is a complicated task. There are tons of other people trying …

Social Media Marketing

Tips for gaining outstanding press coverage

In 2012, Mashable published an article titled, "Who Googled You? This Website Knows.<i>"</i> The pieced trended on Mashable’s front page for two full days …

Social Media Marketing

Six news innovation experiments to kick off the Jim Bettinger Fund

The John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford today announced the first round of winners of the Jim Bettinger News Innovation Fund grants. …

Journalism

How to Write Compelling Email Content Customers Want to Read [Infographic]

Your customers are already drowning in emails, so how can you make your campaigns read-worthy enough to grab their attention? Check out this …

Email Marketing

Do PR people actually suck? A journalist's perspective

What the coding of a web page has to do with the quality of the news on it

<i>A simple look at the components of an HTML page tells a lot about the reliability of its contents. Problem is, distribution platforms don’t bother looking at those signals. (Part of a series about my News Quality Scoring Project.)</i><p>As a microbiologist once said, the devil is not in the details, but …

Journalism

How to Get Your Writing on the Road to Being Read and Spread

I’m going to let you in on a little secret.<p>It’s something the immortals — from Aristotle to Ogilvy to Mamet — have known, but few have stated it as …

Apple Sues Swatch Over 'Tick Different' Marketing Campaign

Apple has filed a complaint in a Swiss court over the use of the slogan "Tick Different" in a Swatch marketing campaign, arguing that the watchmaker is unfairly referencing the Californian company's successful 1990s "Think Different" ad campaign for its own gain.<p>The complaint was lodged last week …

Patents

News Corp Australia sacks most of its photographers and subeditors to cut costs

Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun and Courier-Mail will lose dozens of staff and comes after company posted a second-quarter loss of $287m in February<p>Rupert Murdoch’s Australian tabloids are making the majority of their photographers and subeditors redundant in a radical cost-cutting move designed to …

Journalism

Pulitzer Prizes: 'Underground Railroad,' Attica Book, Trump Charity Reporting Win

Several winners are books and news articles in development as movies and TV shows, including the story of the Panama Papers.<p>The 2017 Pulitzer Prizes …

How to Avoid Unwanted Communications on Social Media

That recent tech innovation known as the internet has made keeping in touch with family and friends easier than ever—but it might also have brought …

How-To's
Social Media Marketing

America’s unhealthy obsession with productivity is driving its biggest new reading trend

“I probably started reading ultra hardcore about seven or eight years ago,” says Tom Bilyeu, an entrepreneur based in Los Angeles. “Ultra hardcore” means that Bilyeu reads everywhere: While he brushes his teeth, while he gets dressed, in the 30 seconds it takes to cross rooms in his house, he’s …

WonderCon 2017 - Cosplay Music Video

How PR pros can reach journalists

If you’ve been working in the PR industry for more than five years, you might have noticed that the way you interact with journalists today has …

Public Relations

Why Vox redesigned its homepage with newspapers in mind

Depending on who you ask, the homepage is either on the verge of death, surging back to live or stuck in a state of unending metamorphosis.<p>Here's …

Journalism