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How the AP busted Nazi suspects receiving Social Security payments

poynter.org — After three years of on-again-off-again investigation, David Rising finally sighted his quarry this summer. He was a small man, bespectacled and balding, peering over a second-story window ledge to survey his surroundings. Rising, a Berlin correspondent for The Associated Press, had traveled a long way to see this man - all the way to Osijek, a mid-size city in Croatia nestled along the banks of the Drava River.
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Nice piece on how AP team developed story on Nazi suspects getting U.S. Social Security payments - bit.ly/1q3gPFa

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Only 1 in 5 college newspapers updates its website daily

poynter.org — Just 21 percent of student newspapers at public, four-year universities update their websites five days a week, according to an interactive tool launched Thursday. Student Media Map, a project by University of Texas senior Bobby Blanchard, is a map comparing rates of online publishing at student newspapers nationwide, Dan Reimold writes for College Media Matters.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @JerryMarkon: Can you say, not gonna survive? Sigh. @sliss33 Only 1 in 5 college newspapers updates its website daily poynter.org/latest-news/me…

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5 DIY journalism costumes for 2014

poynter.org — For Halloween this year, you could be a reporter (notebook, phone, side eye for your younger colleagues) or a reporter who could possibly get laid off (no costume necessary), or a reporter who has been laid off (just add flask.)
Oct 30, 2014

"Facebook algorithm: Since no one really understands these, you can do whatever you want" — 5 DIY journalism costumes poynter.org/latest-news/me…

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Wish I was going as a comment troll or a Facebook algorithm... RT @Poynter 5 DIY journalism costumes for 2014 poynter.org/latest-news/me…

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RT @Poynter: You could be a comment troll for Halloween this year poynter.org/latest-news/me… plus 4 more journalism costume ideas pic.twitter.com/WSEZcqWifO

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RT @Poynter: You could be a comment troll for Halloween this year poynter.org/latest-news/me… plus 4 more journalism costume ideas pic.twitter.com/WSEZcqWifO

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NYT added 44,000 digital subscribers in the third quarter

poynter.org — The New York Times Company added 44,000 subscribers to its digital-only products in the third quarter of 2014, "an increase of more than 20 percent compared with the end of the third quarter of 2013," it says in its third-quarter earnings report, released Thursday.
Oct 30, 2014

NYT added 44,000 digital subscribers in 3rd quarter bit.ly/1zNpTaK BUT IT STILL LOST $12.4M investors.nytco.com/press/press-re…

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RT @Poynter: The NYT now has 875,000 paid subscribers to its digital-only products. bit.ly/1vkdvXM It added 44,000 in third quarter

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RT @Poynter: The NYT now has 875,000 paid subscribers to its digital-only products. bit.ly/1vkdvXM It added 44,000 in third quarter

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NYT added 44,000 digital subscribers in the third quarter | Poynter. ow.ly/Dz3ZJ

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Today in Media History: Martians attack Earth in Orson Welles’ 1938 “War of the Worlds” radio broadcast

poynter.org — On October 30, 1938, 23-year-old Orson Welles and his radio program, Mercury Theatre on the Air, broadcast " War of the Worlds." Their fictional radio news bulletins about a Martian invasion panicked many and made Welles famous. ( Click here to watch the entire PBS American Experience documentary about the "War of the Worlds" broadcast.)
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Report: More than a dozen walk from Cincinnati Enquirer

poynter.org — Cincinnati Enquirer Managing Editor Laura Trujillo is leaving the newspaper rather than stick around for the Gannett-owned title's reorganization, Chris Wetterich reports for the Cincinnati Business Courier.
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RT @Poynter: More than a dozen walk from Cincinnati Enquirer during its transition to the "newsroom of the future": bit.ly/1wJqfJM

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And reporters as…?RT @JCEvangelist_TU: "Editors will be known as 'strategists' in the new Enquirer newsroom." poynter.org/latest-news/me…

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"Editors will be known as 'strategists' in the new Enquirer newsroom." poynter.org/latest-news/me…

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More than a dozen walk from Cincinnati Enquirer during its transition to the "newsroom of the future": bit.ly/1wJqfJM

Tim Cook files clean copy, Businessweek editor says

poynter.org — Apple's CEO acknowledged in a Bloomberg Businessweek essay today that he's gay. How'd that article end up in Businessweek? "The backstory is pretty simple," Businessweek Editor Josh Tyrangiel says in an interview with Tom Keene. "He called and asked if he could come out."
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RT @Poynter: >@tim_cook files clean copy, @BW's editor says: bit.ly/13kfUuY "Frankly, I hope he is available for more assignments g…

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RT @Poynter: >@tim_cook files clean copy, @BW's editor says: bit.ly/13kfUuY "Frankly, I hope he is available for more assignments g…

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MT @abeaujon: @tim_cook files clean copy, @BW's editor says: bit.ly/13kfUuY "I hope he is available for more assignments"

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BizWeek editor: Tim Cook "files clean copy . . . frankly, I hope he is available for more assignments going forward" poynter.org/latest-news/me…

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RT @Poynter: >@tim_cook files clean copy, @BW's editor says: bit.ly/13kfUuY "Frankly, I hope he is available for more assignments g…

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There are a lot of good illustrated journalism pieces this week

poynter.org — Three good examples of illustrated journalism arrived this week. That's not a trend, but it's a welcome opportunity to highlight alternative storytelling forms. * The Center for Investigative Reporting just published " Techsploitation," a graphic novel that tells the story of an Indian man who ended up in a "guesthouse," applying for work online after he thought he was getting a job in the States.
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Macht @Bild seit 60 Jahren: "There are a lot of good illustrated journalism pieces this week | Poynter.: poynter.org/latest-news/me…

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There are a lot of good illustrated journalism pieces this week | Poynter.: poynter.org/latest-news/me…

3 outlets published illustrated journalism pieces this week

poynter.org — Three good examples of illustrated journalism arrived this week. That's not a trend, but it's a welcome opportunity to highlight alternative storytelling forms. * The Center for Investigative Reporting just published " Techsploitation," a graphic novel that tells the story of an Indian man who ended up in a "guesthouse," applying for work online after he thought he was getting a job in the States.

9 takeways from the New York Times Co. 3rd quarter earnings call

poynter.org — The New York Times Co. joined McClatchy yesterday in booking a rare operating loss for the third quarter, $9 million or about 2.5 percent on revenues of $364.7 million. But the many moving parts of the Times digital transformation effort had a number of positives mixed in as well.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @Poynter: From @nytimes earnings call: Mobile is 50 percent of audience but only 10 percent of digital ad sales journ.us/1tlwW5O

The Hartford Courant is 250 years old today

poynter.org — Subscribers of The Hartford Courant will find their copies of Wednesday's newspaper looks old. Really, really old. For the official anniversary of the 250-year-old newspaper, the Courant's Wednesday edition comes wrapped in a copy of the original.

NPR to open Seoul bureau

poynter.org — National Public Radio Wednesday revealed plans to open a bureau in Seoul, South Korea, naming culture and technology reporter Elise Hu its Asia correspondent there. In addition to being at the heart of technological and economic force, the bureau is strategically placed near multiple countries of interest to NPR, including Japan and China, Hu said.
Oct 29, 2014

Big congrats to my pal @elisewho on the new gig! poynter.org/latest-news/me… Time to reacquaint yourself with the fax machine …and 7-Eleven :)

Oct 29, 2014

Giggling, cause @Poynter's first Q about Seoul is the same one I got all day: But what about @stiles?! poynter.org/latest-news/me…

At The Guardian, the homepage is far from dead

poynter.org — You've probably heard rumors of "the death of the homepage," but The Guardian isn't having it. During a demo of the newly redesigned U.S. website in New York this week, Wolfgang Blau, The Guardian's director of digital strategy, said the homepage was The Guardian's "single strongest lever to direct attention."

Mitra Kalita is Quartz’ executive editor-at-large

poynter.org — Quartz Editor-in-Chief Kevin Delaney announced Wednesday that ideas editor Mitra Kalita will become executive editor-at-large for Quartz, charged with "spearheading projects" that "build up our readership and journalism globally." In a memo to Quartz staff (below), Delaney noted Kalita - who was recently named an adjunct faculty member at Poynter - played a "central role" in the creation of the business vertical's Ideas section and the launch of Quartz India.
Oct 29, 2014

RT @TimAFranklin: Congrats to @mitrakalita, now executive editor-at-large at Quartz. Proud to have her in Poynter family! | Poynter.: poynter.org/latest-news/me…

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RT @Poynter: Quartz names ideas editor @mitrakalita executive editor-at-large: poynter.org/latest-news/me… She'll be replaced by NYT's @smalera

Get the name of the dog - and the nickname

poynter.org — The first writing tool I ever learned came from my city editor Mike Foley: "Get the name of the dog." What he could have added, but didn't: "...and get the dog's nickname, too." When it comes to characters in stories, nicknames are as important as names - maybe more important.
Oct 29, 2014

.@professorfoley's rule No. 1 gets an update. — Get the name of the dog – and the nickname. poynter.org/how-tos/newsga… via @poynter

Oct 29, 2014

Doggone good advice from @RoyPeterClark about why reporters should 'get the name of the dog - and the nickname.' tinyurl.com/of7qzp7

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Reporters: Get the name of the dog... and the nickname by @RoyPeterClark journ.us/1yI7Puo

Why the newspaper industry is leaving six-month circulation reports behind

poynter.org — For several years now, the Alliance for Audited Media (AAM) has been reporting more and more detail on print and digital audience numbers for individual newspaper organizations while saying less and less about the industry as a whole.
Oct 29, 2014

Because down looks bad? RT @mediagazer Why newspaper industry is leaving 6-mo circ reports behind (@rickedmonds) poynter.org/latest-news/bu…