Correspondence among communicators

Dec 04, 2014

The Wall Street Journal just did the most amazing thing--they've introduced animated gif versions of their stippled hedcuts (409 shares). "WSJ is becoming The Daily Prophet," concludes Adam Janofsky there. 

BuzzFeed UK announces a new hire: The Telegraph's Tom Chivers will be their new senior writer, with plans to expand with "beat structure." By the way, Tom Phillips there points out: "Also in that article - we want to hire an LGBT editor for BuzzFeed UK."

Also, Re/code reports that Sony is prepped to officially name North Korea as the source of their hack attack.

Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch reveals that Iran just extended the detention of Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian. "No charges filed. Why won't #Iran let him go?" demands Indira Lakshmanan with Bloomberg News.

It seems lately we rarely hear good news about the health of recent media startups. The Columbia Journalism Review looks at what the successful ones are doing right and what legacy publications can learn from Upworthy and Storyful (217 shares).

And beautifully skewering current events once again, The Onion 's latest headline screams "Obama Calls For Turret-Mounted Video Cameras On All Police Tanks."

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