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Washington Post Correspondent Rezaian Convicted, Iranian TV Says

Source: Carol Morello and William Branigin, washingtonpost. Posted Oct 12, 2015

Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post correspondent in Tehran imprisoned for more than 14 months, has been convicted in an espionage trial that ended two months ago, Iranian State television has reported. . . .


Digg Wants to Build the Internet Comment Section of the Future

Source: Nick Statt, Posted Oct 09, 2015

Digg has a plan to save the online comments section. Yes, that Digg, the pre-Reddit social news site that has evolved to become one of the best places to find high-quality journalism on the web. . . .


Local Podcast Networks Latest Hope

Source: Ricardo Bilton, Posted Oct 07, 2015

It’s tough to make a viable business from local online news, as evidenced by efforts like AOL’s Patch. But the revival of podcasting is leading some networks to believe a local model can apply to the audio format. . . .


Jason Whitlock, ESPN Part Ways Following Website Demotion

Source: RICHARD DEITSCH, Posted Oct 06, 2015

After hiring Whitlock in August 2013 to be the founding editor for a still-yet-to-launch website, ESPN has bought out the remainder of his contract. . . .


Welcome to Media Layoff Season

Source: Posted Oct 06, 2015

It’s our least favorite time of year: media layoff season. And thanks to El Niño, the cyclical contraction of capital in publishing every few years, it’s going to especially brutal this year at newspapers and magazines. . . .



The Shocking Costs of Pursuing Data Journalism

Source: Sam Berkhead, Posted Oct 01, 2015

Uncovering instances of fraud in the Medicare system doesn’t come cheap. . . .


The Plot Against Student Newspapers?

Source: DAVID R. WHEELER, Posted Oct 01, 2015

At many colleges, budding journalists and their advisers are still fighting for freedom of speech. . . .


The Washington Post and Facebook: Smart Strategy or Deal With the Devil?

Source: Mathew Ingram, Posted Sep 24, 2015

The Washington Post says it will send 100 percent of its content to Facebook for its Instant Articles project. . . .