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Cuts at Glamour as Condé Nast Transformation Continues

A number of titles at Conde Nast are being hit with staff reductions, with editors across the publisher’s various brands trimming their budgets while ensuring they have enough staffers focused on digital growth. ...
Source: Kali Hays, WWD
Posted: Jan 18, 2019

Wired Very Quietly Laid Off Five Journalists Last Week

The journalists let go included senior features editor Alexis Sobel Fitts and Brian Raftery, a senior writer covering film and TV. Also laid off, per her post on Twitter, was digital producer Lydia Belanger. ...
Source: WILL OREMUS, Wired
Posted: Jan 16, 2019

Goodbye, New York. Adam Moss Is Leaving the Magazine He Has Edited for 15 Years.

At 61, an editor known for his obsessive style steps away from a publication that told New Yorkers where to eat and what to think. “I don’t wake up obsessed every morning, and I used to,” he said. ...
Source: Michael M. Grynbaum, NYTIMES
Posted: Jan 15, 2019

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Despite Limitations, Publishers Plot More Augmented Reality for 2019

Years after AR and VR captured headlines in the industry, it’s finally starting to look like publishers are figuring out what format they’re going to bet on — and how it’s going to work. ...
Source: Max Willens, Digiday
Posted: Jan 14, 2019

TV Reporter Attacked While Reporting on Mass Overdose

A reporter for a Redding, Calif., news station was attacked during a live broadcast while reporting from the site of several apparent fentanyl overdoses in Chico, California. ...
Source: Michelle Robertson, SFGATE
Posted: Jan 14, 2019

Der Spiegel Made Up Stories. How Can It Regain Readers’ Trust?

Spiegel is still reeling from German journalism’s biggest scandal in its modern history: Claas Relotius, a 33-year-old Spiegel writer who was long the envy of his peers, fabricated part or all of many of his biggest stories. ...
Source: EMILY SCHULTHEIS, TheAtlantic
Posted: Jan 11, 2019

CBS Names Legendary Producer Susan Zirinsky As Head of News

Zirinsky, most recently the senior executive producer of the true-crime-driven newsmagazine 48 Hours, will be the first woman to head CBS News. She has held significant roles at almost every element throughout the news division. ...
Source: David Folkenflik, NPR
Posted: Jan 07, 2019

Dallas Morning News Lays Off 43 as Company Struggles With Revenue Declines

The cuts include about 20 writers, editors, photographers and newsroom support personnel. The overall staff reduction represents about 4 percent of the 978 employees working for The News’ parent company, A. H. Belo Corporation. ...
Source: Maria Halkias, dallasnews.com
Posted: Jan 07, 2019

Five Lessons for Reporting in an Age of Disinformation

Agents of disinformation use anonymous online spaces to seed rumors and fabricated content, hoping to eventually reach professional news outlets. How can journalists protect themselves from being manipulated? ...
Source: Claire Wardle, First Draft
Posted: Jan 02, 2019

The Best and Worst Things That Happened to Journalism in 2018

A tough year brought unequal measures of encouragement and tragedy, including the revitalization of the Los Angeles Times and the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. ...
Source: Margaret Sullivan, Washington Post
Posted: Dec 24, 2018

Times Square New Year's Eve Will Celebrate Journalists

The Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment will officially celebrate "journalists and press freedom" by making the Committee to Protect Journalists its official charity. ...
Source: John Eggerton, Boardcasting & Cable
Posted: Dec 21, 2018

NPR’s Move Into Podcasting Analytics Raises Privacy Concerns

While NPR makes the argument that the data will make it easier to convince advertisers and sponsors to commit to backing podcasts, skeptics say it will also make it easier for creators to track and identify individual listeners. ...
Source: Mathew Ingram, CJR
Posted: Dec 19, 2018