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New Haven, Connecticut Has a 'Perception Study Task Force' - Posted November 12, 2014
Today we learned, via Jim Romenesko, that the city of New Haven, Connecticut (home of Yale University) has created its own "perception task force" created to... [FishbowlDC]

Texas Firm Admits to Bribing Journalists for Coverage - Posted September 12, 2014
Well, maybe "bribing" is too strong a word. What's a synonym for "we will pay this supposedly objective journalist for giving our client favorable coverage?" In a story that seemed destined to break during PRSA's ... [FishbowlDC]

HuffPost's Ferguson Fellowship $40k Crowd-Funding Goal Met - Posted September 12, 2014
In August, The Huffington Post joined with Beacon Reader, a crowdfunding platform for primarily freelance journalists, to launch the Ferguson Fellowship, a... [morningmedianewsfeed]

HuffPost's Ferguson Fellowship $40k Crowd-Funding Goal Met - Posted September 12, 2014
In August, The Huffington Post joined with Beacon Reader, a crowdfunding platform for primarily freelance journalists, to launch the Ferguson Fellowship, a... [FishbowlNY]

HuffPost Responds to Criticisms on Crowd Sourced Ferguson Fellowship - Posted August 22, 2014
Yesterday, The Huffington Post announced the creation of the Ferguson Fellowship, a partnership with the Beacon Reader to enable a citizen journalist to "monitor the activity of the local and count... [morningmedianewsfeed]

HuffPost Responds to Criticisms on Crowd Sourced Ferguson Fellowship - Posted August 22, 2014
Yesterday, The Huffington Post announced the creation of the Ferguson Fellowship, a partnership with the Beacon Reader to enable a citizen journalist to "monitor the activity of the local and count... [FishbowlNY]

Rep Demands That Editor Credit Staff for Press Release - Posted June 24, 2014
Today the always-excellent Jim Romenesko discovered evidence of a big PR no-no in action. Seems that a five-paragraph story in the Jacksonville Daily Record may have borne some resemblance to the two-page press release accompanying the initial pitch--and whoever sent it thought that the team responsible deserved a little... [GalleyCat]

Rep Demands That Editor Credit Staff for Press Release - Posted June 24, 2014
Today the always-excellent Jim Romenesko discovered evidence of a big PR no-no in action. Seems that a five-paragraph story in the Jacksonville Daily Record may have borne some resemblance to the two-page press release accompanying the initial pitch--and whoever sent it thought that the team responsible deserved a little... [FishbowlDC]

ICYMI: CNN Tells the Future; AOL Patch Says 'Goodbye' - Posted January 31, 2014
In case you missed it... A way cool futuristic new program, Dataminr for News, unveiled by CNN yesterday uses Twitter to get tipped off about breaking stories hours before anyone else knows about them. Our friends at ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

ICYMI: CNN Tells the Future; AOL Patch Says 'Goodbye' - Posted January 31, 2014
In case you missed it... A way cool futuristic new program, Dataminr for News, unveiled by CNN yesterday uses Twitter to get tipped off about breaking stories hours before anyone else knows about them. Our friends at ... [FishbowlNY]

Local Paper Crowdsources the Editorial Process - Posted January 23, 2014
Mistakes, I've made a few... If you want to get a little sad about the current state of local journalism, look no further than our friend Jim Romenesko, who ... [FishbowlDC]

Sarah Palin's Media Relations Strategy: Keep 'Em in the Back Room at Walmart - Posted November 15, 2013
Sarah Palin has made millions telling people how much she hates every media outlet that doesn't pay her, and this week she revealed that her ... [FishbowlDC]

Snapchat's CEO Can't Handle Your 'Controversial' Questions, OK? - Posted October 8, 2013
What's the first thing you think of when you hear the word "Snapchat?" If you answered "sexting!" then you have something in common with every other person on Earth who's heard the word "Snapchat". Marketers ... [FishbowlDC]

NYT Apologizes for Calling The Mario Brothers 'Janitors' - Posted September 27, 2013
It's all over: we have found the uncontested winner of this week's "best New York Times... [FishbowlDC]

Amazon Flack's Comment on How Often He Makes Comments: 'No Comment' - Posted August 19, 2013
Tucked away in this weekend's nth "What Will Amazon's Jeff Bezos Do with The Washington Post?" article lies a less-than-subtle hint at the company's media relations strategy: Wonderful bit in this NYT piece on Amazon: http://t.co/IpvlzJRuHm (via ... [FishbowlDC]

Romenesko Now Offers Sponsored Posts - Posted July 16, 2013
Everyone's got to pay the bills, but when we noticed that Jim Romenesko, journalism stalwart, has started offering sponsored content on his site--our hearts sank just a little. Has it c... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Romenesko Now Offers Sponsored Posts - Posted July 16, 2013
Everyone's got to pay the bills, but when we noticed that Jim Romenesko, journalism stalwart, has started offering sponsored content on his site--our hearts sank just a little. Has it c... [FishbowlNY]

Oh My: George Takei Defuses Controversy Over Facebook 'Ghostwriter' - Posted June 13, 2013
"What is this hoo-ha about my Facebook posts?" That was the very George Takei-like answer from George Takei to the ... [AllFacebook]

George Takei's Beloved Facebook Status Takes Temporary Hit - Posted June 10, 2013
Wired reporter Ryan Tate has a solid recap of the Facebook mini-scandal involving ... [FishbowlLA]

'Chicago Sun-Times' Lays Off Entire Photography Staff - Posted May 30, 2013
It's a sad day for photographers at the Chicago Sun-Times and journalism in general as a sign of the times. As per The Huffington Post, sources told Chicago Tribune med... [MediaJobsDaily]

BuzzFeed Responds To Onion Article - Posted May 29, 2013
An article titled "BuzzFeed Writer Resigns In Disgrace After Plagiarizing '10 Llamas Who Wish They Were Models'" made the rounds among members of the media on ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

BuzzFeed Responds To Onion Article - Posted May 29, 2013
An article titled "BuzzFeed Writer Resigns In Disgrace After Plagiarizing '10 Llamas Who Wish They Were Models'" made the rounds among members of the media on ... [FishbowlNY]

Jann Wenner Names Gus Wenner Editor of RollingStone.com - Posted May 20, 2013
Jann Wenner, the owner of Rolling Stone's publisher, Wenner Media, has a son named Gus Wenner. The former Wenner has named the latter Wenner -- all... [FishbowlLA]

The Boston Globe Returns the Favor, Sends Chicago Tribune Doughnuts - Posted May 3, 2013
Last month, as the staff of The Boston Globe was working on overdrive to chronicle every foreseeable angle of the Boston bombing story, the Chicago Tribune sent them pizza and snacks. On Friday, a grateful Globe returned the token of journalistic camaraderie and sent the Second City newsies doughnuts, ... [FishbowlLA]

Gawker Adds Senior Writer - Posted April 12, 2013
Gawker has named Nitasha Tiku a senior writer. Tiku comes to the site from The New York Observer's BetaBeat. She had been with the Observer for almost two years. Prior to her time there, Tiku contributed to New York's Daily Intelli... [FishbowlLA]

When Should PR Pros 'Tell Journalists How to Do Their Jobs?' - Posted March 29, 2013
Well here's a highly fraught debate: to what degree should PR pros manage the message in content created by the journalists they pitch? When does "making helpful suggestions" turn into "telling journalists how to do their jobs?" This week journalist Jim Romenesko (who everyone in medi... [FishbowlDC]

A Good Example of Aaron Kushner’s Media M.O. - Posted March 15, 2013
From the outset of Aaron Kushner's reign as owner-publisher of the Orange County Register, we've been impressed by his willingness to engage not just the community but also outside reporters and critics. In this... [FishbowlLA]

Would You Watch A Newspaper Reality Show? - Posted January 23, 2013
Like many work places, newsrooms often come with a set of stereotypical cast members. From the clueless out-of-town editor brought in by corporate to the cub reporter seeking a scandal in every story he covers to the this-trial-ain't-my-first-rodeo cops reporter to the no-nonsense city editor. (I said stereotypical, didn't I?) That makes... [10,000 Words]

How Reddit Stole a Colorado Journalist's Wizard of Oz Thunder - Posted November 5, 2012
Friday was another bittersweet day for Rick Polito. Actor George Takei posted a screen grab on Facebook of the Boulder, CO freelance journalist's hilarious bygone Wizard of Oz gag synopsis. However, because Takei sourced a Reddit user's errant crop job, tens of thousands of people initially liked and ... [FishbowlLA]

Internet Catches Up to TV Critic's Cheeky Wizard of Oz Synopsis - Posted October 26, 2012
Fifteen years after being recognized in the LA Times by Roy Rivenburg as the "TV Listing of the Week," a brief Wizard of Oz plot synopsis is getting a major new round of props thanks to Reddit and Imgur. ... [FishbowlLA]

Los Angeles Times Gets Their Armstrongs Wrong - Posted October 18, 2012
Either the Los Angeles Times needs a copy editor for their headlines, or a dead astronaut just lost an endorsement deal with Nike. The headline has been corrected since thi... [FishbowlLA]

AnonymASS Tipster of the Week - Posted October 5, 2012
We conclude the week with this love note from a reader that came in this morning. Good morning to you too, AnonymASS! "Betsy, I know it's tough to be a journalist, but put down the vitriolic pen for a minute and report on important things going on in media like this: [... [morningmedianewsfeed]

AnonymASS Tipster of the Week - Posted October 5, 2012
We conclude the week with this love note from a reader that came in this morning. Good morning to you too, AnonymASS! "Betsy, I know it's tough to be a journalist, but put down the vitriolic pen for a minute and report on important things going on in media like this: [... [FishbowlNY]

Unfortunate Photo Snafu for Orange County Where - Posted September 3, 2012
Jim Romenesko points out this unfortunate (and awesome) photo placement in the latest issue of Orange County Where magazin... [FishbowlLA]

Google Uses Print Newspaper Ad To Advertise Search Ad Effectiveness - Posted August 15, 2012
Google searches frequently help drive traffic to news stories at newspaper websites. But here's a different twist on the relationship between the search giant and newspapers: Using a newspaper to drive advertisers to the search giant. That's what Google apparently hopes to achieve in its new ad, which Globe and Mail media reporter... [10,000 Words]

Creator of 'Sorkinisms' Video Chats With Romenesko - Posted June 28, 2012
Media blogger Jim Romenesko tracked down Kevin Porter, the 22-year-old Los Angeles resident behind of the ... [FishbowlLA]

Jonah Lehrer's Situation Gets Worse [Update] - Posted June 20, 2012
Jonah Lehrer, formerly of Wired and recently hired by The New Yorker, is in serious trouble. Jim Ro... [FishbowlLA]

Intern Aftermath - Posted June 7, 2012
Earlier in the week, we got tipped off by a WaPo staffer that management had released an internal document to the entire newsroom introducing the current crop of interns and what drew them to the paper. One intern, Rosie Powers, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Intern Aftermath - Posted June 7, 2012
Earlier in the week, we got tipped off by a WaPo staffer that management had released an internal document to the entire newsroom introducing the current crop of interns and what drew them to the paper. One intern, Rosie Powers, ... [FishbowlNY]

Patch Executive Declares Company the Nation's 'Most Significant Media Organization' - Posted May 21, 2012
Several Bay Area Patch sites received a total of nine San Francisco Peninsula Press Club Awards over the weekend, prompting Chief Content Officer Rachel Feddersen to triumphantly declare via email that Patch.com was "the most significant medi... [FishbowlLA]

How To Avoid Getting Fired For Your Blog - Posted April 13, 2012
When I started blogging about journalism, I did so at the urging of a hiring editor (who didn't, ultimately, hire me but did inspire me). I had all these great digital skills, she told me, but she asked why had I presented her with carbon-based clips (i.e. paper) instead of a... [10,000 Words]

Morning Chatter - Posted February 2, 2012
Quotes of the Day Reuters' Shafer confronts intern issue "Most interns shd pay to intern." -- Reuters' media writer Jack Shafer, who engaged in a battle with New York Observer... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Chatter - Posted February 2, 2012
Quotes of the Day Reuters' Shafer confronts intern issue "Most interns shd pay to intern." -- Reuters' media writer Jack Shafer, who engaged in a battle with New York Observer... [FishbowlNY]

Andrew Beaujon Joins Poynter - Posted February 1, 2012
Looks like Poynter has found its replacement for Jim Romenesko. Director of Poynter Online Julie Moos ... [FishbowlLA]

Journos Report on Their Relationships With Fox News PR - Posted January 19, 2012
Jim Romenesko has spoken with a press pool full of journalists who report on the craziness of dealing with the Fox News PR department. More specifically, d... [FishbowlDC]

San Diego Union-Tribune Now U-T San Diego - Posted January 3, 2012
The San Diego Union-Tribune is no more. The 144-year-old paper will henceforth be known as "U-T San Diego." According to a memo to staff, obtained by ... [FishbowlLA]

Craigslist Founder Wants to Bring Fact Checking Back - Posted November 28, 2011
Throughout the media industry, fact checking departments have been decimated by budget cuts, and it shows. Inaccuracies in news media are becoming increasingly common, and short of the financial windfalls needed to hire back professional fact checkers, there are no easy answers. But Craig Newmark has a few ideas.... [FishbowlLA]

FOX News and Good Morning America Steal Pics from Student Newspaper - Posted November 23, 2011
Some of the best coverage of the UC Davis pepper spray controversy has come from the university's student newspaper, the California Aggie. And the professional press has noticed. Aggie editor Jason Alpert spoke with ... [FishbowlLA]

Jim Romenesko Launches New Website - Posted November 21, 2011
Shortly after his resignation from Poynter, in the wake of what many critics called a manufactured attribution scandal, Jim Romenesko officially launched his new site Jimromenesko.com over the weekend. His first post detailed the ugly behind-the-scenes dealings that hastened his departure from Poynter. His contention seems to be ... [FishbowlLA]

Poynter Editor: Jim Romenesko's Posts Have "Incomplete Attribution" But Aren't Plagiarism - Posted November 10, 2011
Today, Poynter editor Julie Moos ... [10,000 Words]

Jim Romenesko Accused of Improper Attribution - Posted November 10, 2011
Jim Romenesko, the Godfather of media blogging, announced a semi-retirement from his popular Poynter blog a couple of months ago. Today he probably wishes he had retired fully--because an assistant editor at the Columbia Journalism R... [FishbowlLA]

Revolving Door: Hurricane Irene Coverage, Slate, Romenesko, and More - Posted August 25, 2011
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Gawker Takes Stock of Media Critics, Proclaims LAT's Rainey 'Not Memorable' - Posted August 25, 2011
In the wake of Wednesday's news that Poynter's Jim Romenesko is semi-retiring and Slate's Jack Shafer has been laid off, Gawker has declared this the twilight of media critics. They've compiled a list of those critics of note still standing, and it's a short one... [FishbowlLA]

Fish Food - Posted April 5, 2011
(A Sprinkling of Things We Think You Ought to Know...) *Beware of being tardy to Cantor's Presser: If you're going to House Maj. Leader Eric Cantor's (R-Va.) noon press conference today, it turns out you have to be there right smack at noon -- or else you won't get in. Despite a... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Fish Food - Posted April 5, 2011
(A Sprinkling of Things We Think You Ought to Know...) *Beware of being tardy to Cantor's Presser: If you're going to House Maj. Leader Eric Cantor's (R-Va.) noon press conference today, it turns out you have to be there right smack at noon -- or else you won't get in. Despite a... [FishbowlNY]

HuffPo Writes To Newspaper Guild's President, Gets His Name Wrong - Posted February 23, 2011
The Newspaper Guild recently launched a campaign urging Arianna Huffington to share her $315 million windfall by paying contributors. In the spirit of open dialogue, Huffington Post spokesman Mario Ruiz resp... [FishbowlLA]

Freedom Communications Outlines Policy on Social Media - Posted February 15, 2011
Freedom Communications, parent of 27 daily newspapers and more than 100 publications in total, sent a memo to employees regarding its ... [PRNewser]

Freedom Communications Outlines Policy on Social Media - Posted February 15, 2011
Freedom Communications, parent of 27 daily newspapers and more than 100 publications in total, sent a memo to employees regarding its ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

It's Awards Season at the Tribune Company - Posted January 21, 2011
Well, you don't hear this from very many American corporations these days. The executive class of the Tribune Company is giving bonuses to a few people other than themselves. Jim Romenesko got a hold of the memo explaining the Tribune Company's "Outstanding Employee Aw... [FishbowlLA]

Tales From 1990 - Posted August 13, 2010
Two stories have hit the intertubes today of very talented journalists struggling with new media. Susie Gharib, profiled by MarketWatch writer Jon Friedman, is "one of the best and most popular business-television journalists on the... [MediaJobsDaily]

Morning Reading List, 09.01.08 - Posted September 1, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Reading List, 09.01.08 - Posted September 1, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List, 12.27.07 - Posted December 27, 2007
Good morning Washington. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | JOBS Most of you sp... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Reading List, 12.27.07 - Posted December 27, 2007
Good morning Washington. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | JOBS Most of you sp... [FishbowlNY]

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