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Company takes out ad for departing New York Times reporter

poynter.org — On page B11 of Friday's New York Times, you'll find a full-page ad, taken out by Interpublic Group in honor of advertising reporter Stuart Elliott, who took a buyout from The Times. It reads: For more than two decades, you've asked the tough questions - often twenty at a time.
Dec 20, 2014

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Dec 19, 2014

RT @Poynter: Company takes out full-page ad for departing NYT reporter: poynter.org/news/mediawire… "Not bad for a guy from Brooklyn." pic.twitter.com/zPTiIIQXCa

Dec 19, 2014

Really something: Ad agency IPG buys full page of NYTimes to salute ad columnist Stuart Elliott, retiring aft 23 yrs poynter.org/news/mediawire…

Dec 19, 2014

Honoring a legend on the printed page: Company takes out ad for departing NYT advertising reporter @stuartenyt - poynter.org/news/mediawire…

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The year in media errors and corrections 2014

poynter.org — Correction of the Year This New York Times correction combines Kimye, butts and a writer treating a fake news website and a fake radio station as real. Bravo: An earlier version of this column was published in error.
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5 holiday gift ideas for the journalist in your life

poynter.org — Journalism is great, but doing Christmas shopping for my colleagues often feels like a back-to-school trip to Office Depot. If you, like me, think Christmas calls for more than paperclips and Post-It notes, try out the following gift ideas this year: Selfie stick These telescoping vanity poles get a lot ofbad press, and with good reason.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @rontimes: Great list, @BenMullin. 5 holiday gift ideas for the journalist in your life | Poynter.: poynter.org/news/mediawire…

Dec 19, 2014

I'll take just about all of these. | 5 holiday gift ideas for the journalist in your life | Poynter.: poynter.org/news/mediawire…

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Tips from a fact-checker: ‘Ultimately it’s about the care that you take with a piece’

poynter.org — Fact-checking is about both the big and the small, the grit of details and the arc of story. "What checking does is similar to so many other types of editing," says Yvonne Rolzhausen, head of the fact-checking department at The Atlantic. "Ultimately it's about the care that you take with a piece."
Dec 21, 2014

RT @AnnParks: Missing Tip #6: "Now, do all that in five minutes." Tips from a fact checker: poynter.org/news/mediawire… via @poynter h/t @ramcnn

Dec 21, 2014

RT @AnnParks: Missing Tip #6: "Now, do all that in five minutes." Tips from a fact checker: poynter.org/news/mediawire… via @poynter h/t @ramcnn

Dec 20, 2014

Tips from a fact-checker: ‘Ultimately it’s about the care that you take with a piece’ | Poynter.: poynter.org/news/mediawire…

Dec 20, 2014

“Ultimately it’s about the care that you take with a piece.” — Fact-checking tips from an @TheAtlantic fact-checker. poynter.org/news/mediawire…

Dec 19, 2014

Fact-checking tips from a @TheAtlantic fact-checker: poynter.org/news/mediawire… "Ultimately it’s about the care that you take with a piece"

CPJ: In almost all cases, journalists are still being killed with no consequences

poynter.org — On Tuesday, the Committee to Protect Journalists released a report entitled "The Road to Justice: Breaking the Cycle of Impunity In the Killing of Journalists." Toward the end of the report there's an index. It comprises seven pages with the names of journalists killed with full or partial impunity.

Gawker’s New Year’s resolution: Make some sub-blogs

poynter.org — On Friday, Gawker's Editor-in-Chief Max Read posted a memo about his plans for 2015 at Gawker. The way Gawker's homepage is set up has been frustrating, Read wrote. And so they're going diagonal. The basic structure is simple.
Dec 19, 2014

So if Gawker is going to a curated home page with section fronts, does that officially make them not a blog now? poynter.org/news/mediawire…

Turkish journalist on arrest of colleagues: ‘After awhile it starts to feel like a Kafka novel’

poynter.org — After days of detainment, Ekrem Dumanli, editor of the Turkish newspaper Zaman, was released from prison today for lack of evidence. Dumanli was held under custody for an article that was published in his paper. However another detainee, Samanyolu TV General Manager Hidayet Karaca, was arrested on charges of forming and leading an armed terrorist organization.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @FreeThePressNow: Turkish journalist on arrest of colleagues: ‘After awhile it starts to feel like a Kafka novel’ - poynter.org/news/mediawire… #Turkey

Dec 20, 2014

Turkish journalist on arrest of colleagues: ‘After awhile it starts to feel like a Kafka novel’ poynter.org/news/mediawire…

Washington Post commenter speaks gibberish

poynter.org — A commenter Friday began deciphering the gobbledygook posted underneath a Washington Post that was published in error. The story, which was labeled "Test - delete this," consisted of a series of random keystrokes with no apparent meaning.

Today in Media History: First successful PC goes on sale in ’74 and helps launch Microsoft

poynter.org — On December 19, 1974, the first successful personal computer went on sale. They called it the Altair 8800. Popular Electronics magazine profiled the new PC in their January 1975 issue. Readers learned that for $395 you could order a kit to build the Altair yourself or buy it assembled for $495.
Dec 19, 2014

Today in Media History: First successful PC goes on sale in 1974 and helps launch Microsoft: ow.ly/Gbp5D via @Poynter

Buy the journalist in your life a drone. Or a selfie stick

poynter.org — Good morning. Thanks for hanging in there with me this week. We're taking a newsletter break for the holidays but will return on Monday, Jan. 5, brimming with news and probably an extra five pounds from all that day drinking. In the meantime, Poynter has a lot of great stories lined up for your holiday reading pleasure.
Dec 20, 2014

A wry laugh for journos. RT Buy the journalist in your life a drone. Or a selfie stick | Poynter.: poynter.org/news/mediawire…

Dec 19, 2014

Thanks to anyone who read my first week behind the wheel of @Poynter's newsletter poynter.org/news/mediawire… or the mouse? maybe screen? Thanks!

Julie Drizin will be executive director of Current

poynter.org — The American University School of Communication announced Friday that Julie Drizin will be the first executive director of Current, the news organization devoted to covering non-profit media in America. Drizin is the director of the Journalism Center on Children and Families at the University of Maryland, which announced earlier this year it would close due to lack of financial support.

Guardian: NYT makes ‘big move’ into London

poynter.org — The Guardian The New York Times will move "up to 100″ staff to a new digital center in London, The Guardian's Roy Greenslade reported Friday. Greenslade writes that the new outpost, which will be based in the Bloomsbury borough of England's capital city, will "become the newspaper's European digital hub and centre for the paper's international issues."
Dec 19, 2014

RT @Poynter: The New York Times is opening a digital center in London, The Guardian reports: poynter.org/news/mediawire…

The AP creates team of statehouse reporting specialists

poynter.org — The Associated Press The Associated Press announced Thursday it will create "a team of state government specialists" in an effort to bolster coverage of statehouses across America: As announced today to the AP staff, the specialists will collaborate with statehouse reporters, as well as on their own projects and stories focused on government accountability and strong explanatory reporting.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @CoreyHutchins: The AP announces "a team of state government specialists” in effort to bolster statehouse coverage in states: poynter.org/news/mediawire…

Dec 19, 2014

The AP announces "a team of state government specialists” in effort to bolster statehouse coverage in states: poynter.org/news/mediawire…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @TomVerdinAP: Very excited to be leading AP's State Government Team bit.ly/1z1xMDn and working with our talented reporters across the country.

Dec 18, 2014

RT @TomVerdinAP: Very excited to be leading AP's State Government Team bit.ly/1z1xMDn and working with our talented reporters across the country.

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The winners and losers of Serial’s first season (Ira Glass is on both lists)

poynter.org — Spoiler alert: If you haven't listened to all 12 episodes of Serial, there are many spoilers below. As the debate rages on Reddit and Twitter about whether Serial ended with a whimper or a wallop, perhaps we can find more agreement about the winners and losers of the remarkably successful podcast.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @michaelwhudson: The winners and losers of Serial’s first season (Ira Glass is on both lists) | Poynter.: poynter.org/news/mediawire…

Dec 18, 2014

The winners and losers of Serial’s first season (Ira Glass is on both lists) | Poynter.: poynter.org/news/mediawire…

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Managers: 4 things to check before the year ends

poynter.org — As the year winds down, it's a good time for managers to step back for a little review and reflection. I suggest that you check areas that are time-sensitive as well as those that are timeless leadership responsibilities and opportunities. You're busy, of course, so I'll keep the list concise: Look at your budget.

This j school has a pretty great Christmas card

poynter.org — UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism has mailed out its Christmas card, and it's a good one. The idea for the card came from the school's new dean, Edward Wasserman, said Roia Ferrazares, assistant dean. It was designed by a student.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @c_s_green: UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism's Christmas card this year. A+. buff.ly/13cJNN9 pic.twitter.com/j0s7DmxpkU

Dec 18, 2014

Good blank-blank men, redact, redact!: This j school has a pretty great Christmas card | Poynter.: poynter.org/news/mediawire…

Dec 18, 2014

Love this! UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism has a pretty great Christmas card, via @Poynter. poynter.org/news/mediawire…

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Tasneem Raja named senior digital editor at NPR

poynter.org — Tasneem Raja, interactive editor at Mother Jones, has been named digital editor of NPR's identity and culture unit, according to a staff memo from NPR unit executive producer Carline Watson and Lynette Clemetson, director of editorial initiatives at NPR.
Dec 19, 2014

Awesome: RT @NPR: In January, @TasneemRaja will join @NPRCodeSwitch as senior digital editor bit.ly/1GV5oXM via @Poynter

Dec 18, 2014

Very excited about this RT @NPR: In January, @TasneemRaja will join @NPRCodeSwitch as senior digital editor bit.ly/1GV5oXM

Dec 18, 2014

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Washington Post, Texas Tribune will be publishing partners

poynter.org — The Washington Post The Washington Post announced Thursday it will begin a partnership with The Texas Tribune that includes "shared editorial content, collaboration on events and more." The Texas Tribune, a non-profit newsroom based in Austin, Texas, will give The Post "exclusive outside-of-Texas access" to its stories, writes Post Executive Editor Martin Baron.
Dec 18, 2014

Washington Post, Texas Tribune will be publishing partners | Poynter.: poynter.org/news/mediawire…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @Poynter: The Texas Tribune-WaPo partnership will include a Post subscription for Tribune members who give more than $250: bit.ly/1GvhCYU

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