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Strange chyrons in local news

In this week’s lower case, we have regrettable chyrons! Images courtesy of PeopleofLocalNews.tumblr.com.<p>Want to see more regrettable headlines? Check …

Journalism

The Koch Brothers Think It's Time to Enter the Media Arena

<b>MARK KARLIN, EDITOR OF BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT</b>The Koch brothers make a major investment in Time Inc.. (Photo: DonkeyHotey)So, given their combined …

Liberal View

The media today: A day of shake-ups in the media world

<b>A blockbuster acquisition,</b> succession at the nation’s most influential newspaper, and a decision that could signal the end of the internet as we know …

Journalism

WNYC supporters waver amid harassment crisis

The public gathers for the first part of Thursday night's board meeting.<p><b>Thursday night</b>, in a ballroom at the Hilton in midtown, Naomi Tarantal …

Columbia University

Simeon Booker was a leader among early, unheralded reporters on race

Journalist Simeon Booker, center, is presented with an award at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's annual Legislative Conference Phoenix …

Journalism

After Sandy Hook

Longtime <i>Hartford Courant</i> reporter Bill Leukhardt lives in Danbury, the town adjacent to Newtown, CT. So on December 14, when it became clear that …

Journalism

Podcast: <i>The New Yorker</i>’s ‘Cat Person’ and ties between journalism and fiction

<b>This week</b> on <i>The Kicker</i>, Meg speaks with <i>New Yorker</i> Fiction Editor Deborah Treisman about how a short story, “Cat Person” by Kristen Roupenian, went …

Journalism

Boosting the Sandy Hook truther myth

In the weeks since the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, fringe conspiracy theorists have suggested that the shooting …

Columbia University

How a local paper built a tool to measure impact

Anjanette Delgado, digital director of The Journal News, lohud.com and the Poughkeepsie Journal, with the newest version of her Impact Tracker. Photo …

Journalism

The media today: Disney buys 21st Century Fox & The worst year on record for press freedom

<b>BREAKING THIS MORNING</b>: Huge media news, as Disney has reached a deal to purchase most of the assets of 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion. Rupert …

Journalism

New guide helps whistleblowers and journalists work together

Via Pixabay<p><b>IF SUNLIGHT TRULY IS</b> “the best of disinfectants,” as Justice Louis D. Brandeis wrote about the importance of transparency, then we need a …

Columbia University

Public colleges crack down on journalists

A gate at Bronx Community College (Edward Blake/Flickr)<p><b>On an assignment</b> in August, freelance journalist Jeff Bachner had no trouble driving onto …

Journalism

The media today: The loss of net neutrality threatens local journalism

<b>The net neutrality clock</b> is ticking down to midnight. On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission will vote on whether to roll back the …

Journalism

What managers should be doing to combat sexual harassment

<i>In this month’s edition, CJR Editor Kyle Pope and resident management guru Jill Geisler discuss how newsrooms can improve sexual-harassment training</i> …

Columbia University

Podcasting is the new personal essay

<b>The personal essay</b> isn’t dead. It’s just found new life.<p>Earlier this year, <i>The New Yorker’</i>s Jia Tolentino took a critical look at the once-popular …

Podcasting

Storygram: Andrew Grant’s “At Last, Voyager 1 Slips into Interstellar Space”

JPL-Caltech-NASA (Originally published in <i>Science News</i>.)<p>Voyager 1, launched in 1977. In a 2013 study, researchers reported that the spacecraft had …

Space Exploration

‘Just sell the paper and go home’: Sacked <i>LA Weekly</i> writers to new owners

Ex–LA Weekly staffers hold a funeral for the paper.<p>Dozens of laid-off and former <i>LA Weekly</i> staffers, freelancers, and supporters gathered outside the …

Journalism

The media today: Roy Moore’s anti-media strategy is tested at the polls

<b>He’s been</b> exposed by national outlets and blasted by local editorials. He’s been disavowed by prominent members of his own party and has run the …

Journalism

Holiday gifts for grammar geeks

<b>In the third and final installment</b> of our series on “language conventions that so many editors and journalists are reticent to release,” we have some …

Grammar

What to do <br> (and what not to do) when writing about Dreamers

Dreamers at the Guardian office in Washington, DC. Photo by Evelyn Hockstein, courtesy The Guardian.<p><b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>This piece is co-published with</i> The …

Immigration

The media today: Journalism’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week

<b>Last week began</b> with analysis of one embarrassing correction by a major news outlet and ended with President Donald Trump on stage in Florida railing …

Journalism

Journalists aren’t as tied by NDAs as they think

Photo by Kat Smith (Pixabay)<p><b>There’s one thing most every woman</b> and man in media who has kept silent about sexual harassment has in common: …

Columbia University

FAMU Alumna Kim Godwin Named VP of CBS News

CBS News has elevated alumna and veteran journalist and producer Kimberly Godwin to vice president of News.<p>In her new position, Godwin will be …

Journalism

Upcoming Trainings and Courses: Dec. 12 Edition

<i>Each week, MediaShift will list upcoming online trainings and courses for journalists and media people – with a focus on digital training. We’ll</i> …

Learning

Top female journalists give advice on how to stay safe in the field

Still from "Let's Talk: Personal Boundaries, Safety and Women in Journalism"<p><b>When the remains</b> of Kim Wall’s body washed ashore in Denmark this summer, …

Journalism

The media today: MSNBC makes the right call

<b>How does</b> an offhand tweet from 2009 launch a full-blown crisis for a major news network in 2017? The answer lies in the dynamics of a battle that’s …

Journalism

MSNBC, Cernovich, and journalism’s struggle with new-media antagonists

Sam Seder in 2010. (Photo by Riccardo S. Savi/WireImage)<p><b>Efforts to discredit mainstream journalism,</b> whether through undercover videos or bad-faith …

Journalism

Q&A: Jezebel’s new EIC on its legacy of fearless feminist reporting and what’s next

<b>Long before</b> investigations into the sexual misconduct appeared in the pages of <i>The New York Times</i> and <i>The New Yorker</i>, Jezebel was on it. The former …

Journalism

Journalism’s New Patrons: VTDigger leads local investigative nonprofits

The Vermont Statehouse, where the nonprofit investigative reporting powerhouse VTDigger got its start.<p><b>For two years</b> starting in 2009, Anne Galloway …

Journalism

Q&A: Architect of San Diego news nonprofit on recruiting wealthy contributors

Lorie Hearn has built inewsource, the San Diego investigative reporting nonprofit, into a $1 million-a-year business. Although initially focusing on …

Journalism