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18:19 // 6 months ago
December 30, 2013

Stuff you may have missed: December 30, 2013

Syria remains the deadliest part of the world for journalists, according to a new report by the Committee to Protect Journalists, which says that 70 journalists died on the job this year.

Lesson of the day: Don’t sample the audio from the Challenger crash for a pop song. It doesn’t work, even if you’re Beyoncé.

Fewer than half of all Republicans believe evolution is a thing, according to a new poll.

It took just 12 hours for five separate NFL teams to fire their coaches.

The FAA is testing drones in these states.

20:14 // 6 months ago
May 22, 2013
23:42 // 1 year ago
If you wouldn’t mind using another publication to advertise your infringement tool, we’d appreciate it.
The New York Times senior counsel Richard Samson • Offering a harsh-as-heck response to the creator of Scrollkit, a startup which allows you to visually lay out web content. Cody Brown, the creator of the app, used it to show how one can create an equivalent design to the NYT’s iconic “Snow Fall" layout quickly, leading the newspaper’s lawyers to strike back with full brunt force, ordering Brown to take down a claim that the app can recreate the story within an hour — something Brown actually did and posted video of — from Scrollkit’s website. FWIW: We’ve used Scrollkit before, and it existed long before this current issue. It’s not simply an infringement tool and to call it as such is not fair to Brown.
14:50 // 1 year ago
April 4, 2013
More on Roger Ebert's passing: Legendary film critic Roger Ebert has died at the age of 70 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Ebert’s career began with the Chicago Sun-Times back in 1967,  and many assumed it would be over after a June 2006 surgery cost Ebert his jaw and voice. However, the film critic persisted, reviewing more than 200 films a year for the Sun-Times, and more than 300 during 2012. Ebert became the first film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize back in 1975, and was added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005. He is survived by his wife, step-daughter, and two step-grandchildren. (Photo via Chicago Magazine)

More on Roger Ebert's passing: Legendary film critic Roger Ebert has died at the age of 70 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Ebert’s career began with the Chicago Sun-Times back in 1967,  and many assumed it would be over after a June 2006 surgery cost Ebert his jaw and voice. However, the film critic persisted, reviewing more than 200 films a year for the Sun-Times, and more than 300 during 2012. Ebert became the first film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize back in 1975, and was added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005. He is survived by his wife, step-daughter, and two step-grandchildren. (Photo via Chicago Magazine)

16:06 // 1 year ago
November 1, 2012
Fair and Balanced: Here’s a handwritten note, circa-2005, wherein the president of Fox News writes to a Bush administration official—on Fox News stationary—and offers to “help off the record” if needed. The administration official in question was Condoleezza Rice, then-Secretary of State; Rice replied with a generic form letter. The note was obtained by Gawker’s John Cook, who wrote: "Please just imagine for a moment how Fox News would cover the publication of a private note from the editor of the New York Times to an Obama Administration official offering ‘help off the record.’" source

Fair and Balanced: Here’s a handwritten note, circa-2005, wherein the president of Fox News writes to a Bush administration official—on Fox News stationary—and offers to “help off the record” if needed. The administration official in question was Condoleezza Rice, then-Secretary of State; Rice replied with a generic form letter. The note was obtained by Gawker’s John Cook, who wrote: "Please just imagine for a moment how Fox News would cover the publication of a private note from the editor of the New York Times to an Obama Administration official offering ‘help off the record.’" source

15:54 // 1 year ago
September 1, 2012
20:11 // 1 year ago
July 4, 2012
"There is no greater dishonor when reflecting on the death of a young journalist than by referring to them as aspiring.” Some important thoughts from freelance journalist Andrew Katz, writing in Time on the deaths of AP intern Armando “Mando” Montaño (above), who died earlier this week while working in Mexico City, and Marina Keegan, a Yale journalist who died in a car accident days after graduating.

"There is no greater dishonor when reflecting on the death of a young journalist than by referring to them as aspiring.” Some important thoughts from freelance journalist Andrew Katz, writing in Time on the deaths of AP intern Armando “Mando” Montaño (above), who died earlier this week while working in Mexico City, and Marina Keegan, a Yale journalist who died in a car accident days after graduating.

12:29 // 2 years ago
January 17, 2012
ireportcnn:

5 Ways Journalists Can Use Pinterest - 10,000 Words
some of these ideas feel forced (teasers), but others are spot on  (showcasing features and staff, and user participation, of course).

We’d love to try Pinterest for some of these ideas. We’re bothered, though, that they haven’t validated its journalistic use by putting in categories for news and politics, meaning that if we were to use it for this reason, it’d be hard for people to find it because it doesn’t fit neatly in any of the other main categories. But Pinterest is clearly where things are going: We’ve run into numerous people who have never used Tumblr or Twitter who are singing the praises of Pinterest. Clearly they’ve hit an untapped market here.

ireportcnn:

5 Ways Journalists Can Use Pinterest - 10,000 Words

some of these ideas feel forced (teasers), but others are spot on (showcasing features and staff, and user participation, of course).

We’d love to try Pinterest for some of these ideas. We’re bothered, though, that they haven’t validated its journalistic use by putting in categories for news and politics, meaning that if we were to use it for this reason, it’d be hard for people to find it because it doesn’t fit neatly in any of the other main categories. But Pinterest is clearly where things are going: We’ve run into numerous people who have never used Tumblr or Twitter who are singing the praises of Pinterest. Clearly they’ve hit an untapped market here.

11:35 // 2 years ago
November 15, 2011
I’m w/ a NY Post reporter who says he was roughed up by riot police as Zuccotti was cleared. He thinks violence was ‘completely deliberate.’
The New York Times’ Brian Stelter • Discussing some of the violence and roadblocks journalists faced last night when trying to cover the Zuccotti Park eviction. Journalists faced much trouble trying to tell a difficult story last night, as there are reports that they were kept long distances away and prevented from providing information to readers about what was happening in the cleanup. As Mediaite so eloquently put it, “Press badges apparently meant nothing.”
11:13 // 2 years ago