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Rolling Stone Appoints a New Managing Editor

Source: RAVI SOMAIYA, nytimes.com. Posted Aug 03, 2015

Jason Fine, the editor of Men’s Journal, will take over as the managing editor of Rolling Stone as part of what the magazine’s publisher, Jann S. Wenner, described as a “shake-up.” . . .

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American Public Media Group Lays Off 10 in Newsroom, Cancels ‘Wits’

Source: Ben Mook, current.org. Posted Jul 30, 2015

American Public Media Group has completed its planned organizational changes hinted at earlier this month, including the cutting of 10 positions in Minnesota Public Radio’s newsroom and ending production of its nationally distributed Wits radio program. . . .

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MSNBC Cancels Three Shows Amid Transition

Source: Dylan Byers, politico.com. Posted Jul 30, 2015

MSNBC has formally decided to cancel three programs -- "The Cycle," "Now with Alex Wagner" and "The Ed Show" -- as part of a larger effort to shift its daytime lineup away from opinion programming, network sources told . . .

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Why Nikkei Paid Top Money For The Financial Times

Source: Frédéric Filloux, mondaynote.com. Posted Jul 26, 2015

The Financial Times is a rare media property: a global, long-established brand combined with a successful — although unfinished — digital transformation. Such uniqueness explains why Nikkei paid $1.3 billion for it. . . .

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Gawker Writer Rich Juzwiak Says Company Is 'In A Total Meltdown'

Source: Emily Tess Katz, huffingtonpost.com. Posted Jul 23, 2015

The tension between Gawker's editorial staff and senior management hasn't subsided in the wake of Monday's resignations by Tommy Craggs, executive editor of the site, and Max Read, its editor-in-chief. . . .

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Can Politico Rise Again?

Posted Jun 30, 2015

The eight-year-old political news site looks to expand its dominance in the U.S. and around the world. . . .

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Millennials and Political News

Source: PewResearchCenter. Posted Jun 17, 2015

Where do Millennials, Gen Xers and Baby Boomers get their news about politics and government? . . .

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Life after Snowden: Journalists’ New Moral Responsibility

Source: CJR.org. Posted Jun 08, 2015

Two very big questions linger on—one about whether the very technologies Edward Snowden revealed are compatible with independent, inquiring reporting. . . .

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Retrospect: A War Photographer Bathes in Hitler’s Apartment

Source: Neil Lewis, CJR.org. Posted May 29, 2015

Columbia Journalism Review looks back at female correspondents and photographers who covered World War II. . . .

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