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Why NYT doesn’t attend White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

poynter.org — New York Observer "We are not being holier than thou [by not attending], or criticizing anyone who chooses to go," says Times Washington bureau chief Dean Baquet.

Skin care firm to editors: You could get $100 for running our press release!

poynter.org — Romenesko Misc. The editor in Virginia who forwarded this letter to Romenesko writes: "[I'd] be curious to see where this press release is run, given the inducement." The deal is this: Papers get $100 when someone sees the skin care firm's press release in their pages and signs up for treatment.

Sports journalist hates it when reporters tell athletes to ‘talk about…’

poynter.org — It happens at every sports press conference, says former Sacramento Bee sports editor Bill Bradley. "That's not a question; that's a statement you're hoping someone comments on," he writes. "It's as if the athlete is a push-button doll and you're hitting the remote control for them respond."

Google to hire more than 6,000 workers this year

poynter.org — San Jose Mercury News With the hiring plans, Google will have more than 30,000 employees by the start of 2012, reports Mike Swift. It will still be significantly smaller than Intel, Cisco Systems and Hewlett-Packard, but more than double the size of Yahoo, and more than six times the size of Facebook.

APer blasts ‘patently false’ scoop claims in NYT oil spill story

poynter.org — Romenesko Misc. Associated Press oil spill reporter Harry Weber says of the New York Times' Sunday "Deepwater Horizon's Final Hours" story: "Their key assertions that the destruction of the Horizon 'has escaped intense scrutiny' and that the final hours are only now possible to piece together are patently false.

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plus.google.com — Add this to my list of reasons for not visiting Forbes.com: ----------- Dear Jim, My name is [REDACTED], and between 2011 and 2015 I wrote a blog for Forbes.com which was very successful.

Callimachi wins AP award for documenting bodies in Ivory Coast

poynter.org — Romenesko Memos AP West Africa correspondent Rukmini Callimachi documented at least 113 bodies held in four morgues, and there were likely many more in five other morgues that she was refused access to. "For persistence at her own peril in uncovering proof of post-election killings in Ivory Coast, Callimachi wins this week's $500 [Beat of the Week] prize," writes AP senior managing editor Mike Oreskes.

San Antonio Express-News spikes column critical of big advertiser

poynter.org — Plaza de Armas Elaine Wolff is told that Express-News columnist Scott Stroud's spiked piece was about H-E-B grocery stores in black neighborhoods that are badly in need of renovation and stocked with produce and meats that the company wouldn't sell in wealthier parts of town.

Newspaper Guild calls on HuffPo’s unpaid writers to withhold their work

poynter.org — Romenesko Misc. A Guild release says: "In response to the Huffington Post's refusal to compensate its thousands of writers in the wake of its $315 million merger with AOL, the Newspaper Guild has requested a meeting with company officials to discuss ways the Huffington Post might demonstrate its commitment to quality journalism.

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Apr 27, 2016

Huffington Post labor reporter: Arianna Huffington did not edit this Uber story. huffingtonpost.com/entry/arianna-…

Apr 24, 2016

ESPN's Chris Broussard rips off Dallas Morning News sports editor. deadspin.com/chris-broussar…

Apr 23, 2016

RT @iduncan: The story that quoted Jack Mehoff has been corrected to reflect the Donald Trump supporter's real name, Jack Morris https://t.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/…o/duCzHNAQCU

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