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'No Surprises' WSJ Editorial Policy Needs Copying

Mon, Apr. 24, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

David BenoitSince public and business trust in journalism is at such a low level, media in general need to adopt the “no surprises journalism” policy of the Wall Street Journal.

Covering Politics in the Era of 'Fake News'

Thu, Apr. 20, 2017

By Editorial Staff

National Press ClubThis was the topic of a half-day symposium held at Wash., D.C.’s National Press Club April 19 with beat reporters, editors and industry leaders—across radio, print, TV and radio—weighing in.

O'Reilly Forced Out of Fox After Sex Charges

Wed, Apr. 19, 2017

By Editorial Staff

The O'Reilly Factor with Bill O'ReillyLongtime Fox News Anchor Bill O’Reilly “will not be returning” to his post, it was announced this afternoon by 21st Century Fox, parent of the news channel.  What say you?  Read comments by Ashley McCown, Tom Madden, Joe Honick & Stan Steinreich.

Vanity Fair Plans Digital Paywall

Thu, Apr. 13, 2017

By Editorial Staff

Vanity Fair cover with Alec BaldwinGraydon Carter, editor-in-chief of the magazine President Trump called “dead,” has asked for a new digital paywall to be ready in the next two to six months, Yahoo Finance reports. (3 reader comments)

Universal Buys The Daily Recorder

Mon, Apr. 10, 2017

By Editorial Staff

Universal Information ServicesUniversal Information Services, founded in 1908, has purchased The Daily Recorder media monitoring service, based in Albany, New York.

Pepsi Cans Ad Amid Claims of Sugarcoating Social Issues

Wed, Apr. 5, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Kendall Jenner in Pepsi adPepsiCo has pulled a controversial advertisement staring Kendall Jenner amid criticisms that the segment amounts to a tasteless trivialization of current social justice issues. (1 reader comment)

The Atlantic Goes to London

Wed, Mar. 29, 2017

By Editorial Staff

The Atlantic MagazinePublic and international affairs magazine The Atlantic is opening a new office in London on the heels of single-copy newsstand sales up 19 percent and total revenues up 18 percent in 2016.

Cision Panel to Examine "Journalismís Credibility Crisis"

Mon, Mar. 27, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Cision: Breaking Down The State of the Media in 2017A panel from GE Digital, Levick, Digiday, The Daily Beast and Cision will examine on March 29 journalism’s “credibility crisis” including “loss of public trust” and “shrinking deadlines.”

Social Media, Emails Feed Celeb Editors

Fri, Mar. 24, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

PRSA/NY Celebrity editors like extended interviews with celebs if possible and prefer emails from PR reps before phone calls or in-person visits, a PRSA/New York “Meet the Media” audience was told March 23 at Cohn & Wolfe.

Honick to Discuss Trump on Radio Show

Fri, Mar. 17, 2017

By Editorial Staff

Joe HonickJoe Honick, frequent contributor to O'Dwyer's, will be interviewed for a special two-hour radio program this weekend on the Trump administration and other current events. (1 reader comment)

Celeb PR Is Topic at PRSA/New York Panel March 23

Fri, Mar. 17, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

PRSA New YorkLeora Arnowitz, entertainment editor,, and four other celeb editors will tell PR people how to channel “star power” into their programs at a “Meet the Media” session of PRSA/New York March 23.

'C-Suite Insights' to Debut at Major US Airports

Tue, Mar. 14, 2017

By Editorial Staff

C-Suite TVC-Suite TV, which offers business-related programming, is set to debut “C-Suite Insights” at the top 50 airports in the US and one million luxury hotel rooms across the country.

Digital Editors Now Out-Earn Print Counterparts

Wed, Mar. 8, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

FolioEditors of all levels working at digital publications are now widely out-earning their print contemporaries, according to an annual survey of editorial salaries by Folio.

Smith Builds His Brand Vis-ŗ-Vis Trump

Mon, Mar. 6, 2017

By Ronn Torossian

Ronn Torossian  With his frequent criticisms of President Trump, Fox News host Shepard Smith has positioned his brand apart from other anchors at the network. (5 reader comments)

Coffee With America Gets Natíl Syndication

Mon, Feb. 6, 2017

By Editorial Staff

Coffee With AmericaCoffee With America, offering integrated marketing and sponsored news opportunities to PR agencies and advertisers, has inked a national syndication partnership with Telco Productions.

Mary Tyler Moore Depicted Journalists as Human Beings

Fri, Jan. 27, 2017

By Editorial Staff

Mary Tyler MooreNational Press Club president Jeff Ballou says the TV/movie star "depicted journalists as human beings" and this was "probably a good thing for the public's understanding of the media."