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Fri., Jan. 9, 2015
New Yorker Honors Slain French Journos
By Kevin McCauley
 
new yorkerThe Jan. 19 cover of the New Yorker pays tribute to the Charlie Hebdo journalists who were murdered by Islamic terrorists in France and upholds the concept of freedom of the press.



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Thu., Jan. 8, 2015
The New Republic Staffs Up After Shakeup
By Greg Hazley
 
tnrThe New Republic editor Gabriel Snyder has brought in four key staffs, the first major moves since the widely panned ouster of Franklin Foer and mass exodus of staff under owner Chris Hughes.
Category: Media News
Wed., Jan. 7, 2015
NYT Alum Ingrassia Goes West
By Kevin McCauley
 
Larry Ingrassia, the 62-year-old former deputy managing editor and business editor at the New York Times, has moved to the Los Angeles Times for the newly created associate editor for new ventures slot.
Category: Media News
Wed., Jan. 7, 2015
Shaking Sharpton
By Fraser Seitel
 
seitelRev. Sharpton deserves to work as much as any other man and/or woman. But the Mayor, President Obama and MSNBC could bolster their PR fortunes by dropping the axe on the slippery reverend.
Category: Media News
Tue., Jan. 6, 2015
Sarid Moves Forward
By Kevin McCauley
 
Michael Sarid has taken the chief development officer post at the Forward Assn., parent of the Jewish news organization.
Category: Media News
Fri., Jan. 2, 2015
Print Magazine Launches Up 21% in 2014
By Greg Hazley
 
vaporPrint magazine launches rose 21% in 2014 to 234 in a "great year" for new titles, according to analyst Samir "Mr. Magazine" Husni of the Univ. of Mississippi.
Category: Media News
Mon., Dec. 29, 2014
Al Jazeera: 'Journalism is Not a Crime'
By Greg Hazley
 
al jazeeraAl Jazeera English will air an hour-long special, "Journalism is Not a Crime," on Dec. 29, part of the news organization's press freedom campaign urging the release of three of its journalists incarcerated in Egypt for the past year.
Category: Media News
Fri., Dec. 26, 2014
MWW's Kempner Takes BBG Board Seat
By Kevin McCauley
 
Michael KempnerMichael Kempner, MWW founder/CEO, takes seat on board of Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees US-backed international civilian media.
Category: Media News
Wed., Dec. 24, 2014
Columbia J-School to Vet Rolling Stone's Edit Process
By Kevin McCauley
 
Image from Rolling Stone story on UVAColumbia University's Graduate School of Journalism agreed to review the editorial process behind Rolling Stone's now discredited report about gang rape on the campus of the University of Virginia.
Category: Media News
Fri., Dec. 19, 2014
Report: NY Times to End Ad Column
By Greg Hazley
 
elliottThe New York Times is weighing whether to stop its influential advertising column as Stuart Elliot penned his final piece Dec. 19, according to the New York Post's Keith Kelly.
Category: Media News
Wed., Dec. 17, 2014
White House Alum Wants His MTV
By Kevin McCauley
 

ronnie choRonnie Cho, who as associate director of public engagement at the White House, is the new VP-PA at Viacom's MTV.

Category: Media News
Wed., Dec. 17, 2014
NYT Wields Ax
By Kevin McCauley
 
The New York Times, with plan to cut 21 more staffers, will exceed original job cut total, says Newspaper Guild.
Category: Media News
Tue., Dec. 16, 2014
Magazine Closures Soar in 2014
By Greg Hazley
 
magsThe number of magazines closing soared nearly 77% in 2014 as 99 titles shuttered this year, compared with 56 closures in 2013.
Category: Media News
Mon., Dec. 15, 2014
Blog: Sony's Boneheaded Move to Muzzle Press
By Kevin McCauley
 
sonySony Corp. has bigger issues than picking fight with media over disclosures of embarrassing emails and gossipy Hollywood tidbits.
Category: Media News
Fri., Dec. 12, 2014
Media: Forbes Staffs Up, Moves to NJ; Fox News Reporter's Death Ruled Suicide
By Greg Hazley
 
forbesForbes staffs up, moves to NJ; Fox News reporter's death ruled suicide...
Category: Media News
Thu., Dec. 11, 2014
Rusbridger Steps Down at Guardian
By Kevin McCauley
 
alan rusbridgerAlan Rusbridger, editor-in-chief of the Guardian for 20 years, is stepping down from the post during the summer.
Category: Media News
Wed., Dec. 10, 2014
Economist EIC Takes Bloomberg Post
By Kevin McCauley
 
John Micklethwait, editor-in-chief of The Economist since 2006, will assume that position at Bloomberg in New York in January.
Category: Media News
Wed., Dec. 10, 2014
Politico Targets European Expansion
By Kevin McCauley
 
Politico and German publisher Axel Springer today announced the acquisition of European Voice of Brussels to serve as springboard for a spring push on the Continent.
Category: Media News
Wed., Dec. 10, 2014
Seven Professionals Brightened 'Follies' Cast
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
folliesSeven professionals, including actresses Melissa Rose Hirsch and Sarah Evans Kronenberg, brightened the 2014 "Financial Follies" of the New York Financial Writers Assn. at the Marriott Marquis.
Category: Media News
Mon., Dec. 8, 2014
Blog: R.I.P, New Republic
By Kevin McCauley
 
the new republicNew Republic staffers are outraged by owner Chris Hughes' attempt to make the magazine profitable and relevant for the Internet age. It's his dime, not theirs.
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