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cjr.org — Setting boundaries in the messy world of content marketing By next year, Coca-Cola hopes to have killed the press release. It believes the corporate website is dead, and it's shifting its money away from television advertising. It has little use for journalists who aren't interested in stories Coke wants to tell.
Oct 31, 2014

Interesting piece from @cjr related to "native advertising": Who cares who's a journalist? cjr.org/editorial/who_…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @DavidUberti: Important column from our fearless leader Liz Spayd RT @CJR: Who cares who's a journalist? buff.ly/1zRnU5f pic.twitter.com/5hobanPF1T

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Ferguson before #Ferguson

cjr.org — Behind every Michael Brown is a story of structural raism waiting to be told Half a story Protestors react to tear gas fired by police during protests in Ferguson, August 18, 2014. (Lucas Jackson / Reuters) The idea was to have difficult conversations.
Oct 31, 2014

1/4 For your further reading, here comes a long if incomplete list of folks who appeared in or informed my @cjr piece cjr.org/feature/fergus…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @rwklose: @CJR asserts there was a lack of local media coverage of "structural racism" before #ferguson. That's simply wrong. bit.ly/1wksYvn

Oct 31, 2014

@CJR asserts there was a lack of local media coverage of "structural racism" before #ferguson. That's simply wrong. bit.ly/1wksYvn

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cjr.org — Meet some anchors who sat in the iconic desk In September, Chuck Todd became the 12th full-time moderator of NBC's Meet the Press, the longest-running show on network TV. A look at some of his predecessors helps trace the highs and lows of the program's 67-year history.
Oct 31, 2014

Crazy stat: When Tim Russert died in 2008, Meet the Press had won Sunday ratings race in 353 of 354 straight weeks: cjr.org/currents/whos_…

Oct 31, 2014

NYT on MTP in 1967: “names of people who have appeared on the program read like a roll-call of contemporary history” cjr.org/currents/whos_…

Oct 31, 2014

Hope @Eddie_Dynamite's floating head will one day take its place beside some greats in my partial list of #MTP hosts: cjr.org/currents/whos_…

What does mean to be news literate and who gets to decide?

cjr.org — By focusing on it as a measurable skill, the need to create one definition is temporarily avoidable The goal of news literacy is, broadly put, to teach people how to consume news critically so they know when information is trustworthy-and when it isn't.

Is Ari Melber the future of cable-news anchors?

cjr.org — The MSNBC rising star is a lawyer-turned-journalist who wants to solve problems, not shout about them New kids Ari Melber, seen here with co-hosts Abby Huntsman and Touré Neblett, is part of a new wave of young cable-news hosts who come from backgrounds other than news.
Oct 30, 2014

Every now and again a glowing profile comes out to try and boost a TV personality that actually isn't that good on TV cjr.org/feature/missio…

Oct 30, 2014

Exxon lost! MT @Alyssafarah Buried lede: In 3rd grade, Melber directed a play about prosecuting the Exxon oil spill bit.ly/1p6s8l7

Oct 30, 2014

"...want to do sit-downs with reporters who they believe will focus on the issues and not on political gotchas." bit.ly/1p6s8l7

Oct 30, 2014

Grateful to this brave anonymous source: "One congressional aide, who asked not be named, said politicians want..." bit.ly/1p6s8l7

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cjr.org — The former editor of Slate charts a new path In July, David Plotz announced that he would be ending his six-year tenure as editor of Slate. Plotz, who remained on staff as editor at large after his announcement, has worked at Slate since it launched in 1996, when it was one of the first magazines to publish exclusively online.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @CarlosLozadaWP: .@davidplotz: "I’ve gotten drained by political journalism. It’s really depressing." cjr.org/q_and_a/whats_…

Oct 30, 2014

.@davidplotz: "I’ve gotten drained by political journalism. It’s really depressing." cjr.org/q_and_a/whats_…

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cjr.org — Let the people pay When the Huffington Post announced it would crowdfund a one-year reporting fellowship to cover the aftermath of teenager Michael Brown's killing by a police officer in Ferguson, MO, it incited a lot of sniping.

6 ways reporters can cover Obamacare open enrollment

cjr.org — Journalists need to make sure people understand how to use the law and to point out where it falls short As we head into the second Obamacare open enrollment season, the media have a chance to redeem themselves from last fall, when skepticism was sometimes left at the door and coverage was dominated by website screw-ups, cancelled policies, presidential false promises, and anecdotes that blew up under scrutiny.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @CJR: 6 ways reporters can cover Obamacare open enrollment buff.ly/1sKQY4q

Oct 31, 2014

Here's how to report on Obamacare for Round Two bit.ly/10EVewL #cjr # insurance rates #narrow networks

Oct 30, 2014

Great piece by @Trudy_Lieberman: 6 ways reporters can cover Obamacare open enrollment cjr.org/the_second_opi… via @cjr

Oct 30, 2014

Journalists need to make sure people understand how to use Obamacare and to point out where it falls short buff.ly/1sKH9DP

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cjr.org — The ethics of The Guardian's Whisper bombshell - It would have been a journalistic lapse not to have told readers Gawker: The internet bully - Nick Denton's media empire is an intellectual online fraternity that invites people to their parties only to make them buy the booze The Washington Post
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cjr.org — Hard numbers behind the news Hourly rate Ferguson, MO, officials charge journalists who seek access to public records related to the Michael Brown shooting Percentage of Hispanic Americans who think the media cover their communities accurately Percentage of African-Americans who believe local news stations cover the black community more accurately
Oct 31, 2014

RT @CJR: $135: Hourly rate #Ferguson officials charge journalists who seek public records related to the Brown shooting buff.ly/1wIpLVl

Oct 30, 2014

RT @CJR: $135: Hourly rate #Ferguson officials charge journalists who seek public records related to the Brown shooting buff.ly/1wIpLVl

Oct 30, 2014

RT @CJR: $135: Hourly rate #Ferguson officials charge journalists who seek public records related to the Brown shooting buff.ly/1wIpLVl

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m.cjr.org — By Tamar Wilner When The Dallas Morning News broke the story on Saturday that a nurse quarantined in a New Jersey hospital after caring for Ebola patients in West Africa was asymptomatic and had tested negative for the disease-and that she accused authorities of an overreaction that made her feel like a "criminal"-the journalist behind the news was no ordinary reporter.

Ta-Nehisi Coates defines a new race beat

cjr.org — The Atlantic writer looks to the past to confront contemporary racism He is the most celebrated journalist writing about race today, and yet Ta-Nehisi Coates' ideas are surprisingly unoriginal. He would be the first to say so. Consider, for example, "The Case for Reparations," Coates' 16,000-word cover story for The Atlantic, where he is a national correspondent.
Oct 31, 2014

Smart read from @cjr: "Ta-Nehisi Coates defines a new race beat cjr.org/feature/ta-neh…"

Oct 29, 2014

“Journalism privileges what’s happening now over the long reasons for things happening.” cjr.org/feature/ta-neh…

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cjr.org — Breaking down jobs stories This year marks the 40th anniversary of Studs Terkel's groundbreaking book, Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do, a collection of interviews with working Americans, from fashion models to coal miners.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @CJR: This book has has influenced storytellers and artists through the decades buff.ly/1064c51

Oct 30, 2014

Studs! RT @CJR: Stud Terkel established an audience for first-person stories about real, everyday lives buff.ly/1tU0yZh

Should journalism worry about content marketing?

cjr.org — Corporate brands now compete for audience with an aggressive storytelling strategy At a glance, the Daily Growl could be any morning news meeting held in the "win the internet through pet videos" bureau of a lavishly funded media startup.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @CJR: One of the most revered companies in content marketing is Chipotle buff.ly/13kEYCk pic.twitter.com/w31049V6u6

Oct 30, 2014

RT @CJR: Coca-Cola now reportedly spends more money creating its own content than it does on television advertising buff.ly/1FZ7yYX

Oct 30, 2014

RT @CJR: Coca-Cola now reportedly spends more money creating its own content than it does on television advertising buff.ly/1FZ7yYX

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cjr.org — The lure of online ad revenue isn't worth surrendering news judgment to Zuckerberg's algorithm Facebook wants publishers to become its junior partners, embedding their news and content into Facebook itself (at least on mobile) and sharing the ad revenue,The New York Times reported earlier this week.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @CJR: It's incredibly risky for news outlets to build their business models around Google and Facebook buff.ly/1rWbPmn

Oct 29, 2014

"Nobody wants pictures of a jihadist wielding a knife next to photos of their daughter cutting her wedding cake" cjr.org/the_audit/the_…

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m.cjr.org — By Ryan Chittum Facebook wants publishers to become its junior partners, embedding their news and content into Facebook itself (at least on mobile) and sharing the ad revenue, The New York Times reported earlier this week. New ad revenue always looks enticing in the digital space, where it's hard to come by in meaningful chunks.

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cjr.org — The company's flack blurs lines between journalism and company mission .@MorrellGeoff's piece in @Politico is no different than any other op-ed by any other company in any other publication- State of the Gulf (@StateoftheGulf) October 22, 2014 When Politico Magazine published a piece by senior BP spokesman Geoff Morrell last week-chalking coverage of the slow recovery of the gulf from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to "advocacy groups cherry-picking studies"-it unleashed a tirade of criticism.

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cjr.org — Hyperbole, misinformation, and conspiracy theories abound Misery A resident of the West Point neighborhood in Monrovia, Liberia, looks out from behind closed gates after the government quarantined the seaside slum on August 21, amid fears of Ebola contamination.
Oct 30, 2014

Ebola scare spotlights media's retreat from science coverage cjr.org/opening_shot/e… via @cjr

Oct 29, 2014

RT @BWilliLiou: In 1989 there were 95 weekly science sections in US newspapers. By 2012 there were just 19. cjr.org/opening_shot/e… via @cjr

Oct 29, 2014

How many today? @BWilliLiou In 1989 there were 95 weekly science sections in US papers. By 2012 there were just 19. cjr.org/opening_shot/e…

Journalism says goodbye to Redskins

cjr.org — A list of news organizations that no longer use the team name The debate over the Washington Redskins' nickname intensified this year when the US Patent and Trademark Office canceled the team's trademark registration, a ruling that has since been appealed.
Oct 29, 2014

Tomahawk chopped: A list of media outlets that won't use the word #Redskins=> cjr.org/currents/journ… via @cjr

Oct 29, 2014

RT @CJR: These are the news organizations that no longer use #Redskins in its sports coverage buff.ly/13cxxNf