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NPR's Matt Thompson Named Deputy Editor of The Atlantic.com - Posted December 3, 2014
NPR's Matt Thompson is heading over to TheAtlantic.com where he will serve as deputy editor and help oversee editorial operations and strategic development, ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

NPR's Matt Thompson Named Deputy Editor of The Atlantic.com - Posted December 3, 2014
NPR's Matt Thompson is heading over to TheAtlantic.com where he will serve as deputy editor and help oversee editorial operations and strategic development, ... [FishbowlNY]

NYT Scoops Up Former NPR Exec Kinsey Wilson - Posted November 25, 2014
NPR's former vice president and and chief content officer, Kinsey Wilson, who was ousted in October, will be the first ever editor for innovation and strategy at The New York Times. Wilson, who has served in top roles at other major national media publications like USA Today, Newsday and Congressional Quarterly,... [morningmedianewsfeed]

NYT Scoops Up Former NPR Exec Kinsey Wilson - Posted November 25, 2014
NPR's former vice president and and chief content officer, Kinsey Wilson, who was ousted in October, will be the first ever editor for innovation and strategy at The New York Times. Wilson, who has served in top roles at other major national media publications like USA Today, Newsday and Congressional Quarterly,... [FishbowlNY]

Turns Out NPR Doesn't Heart the Environment That Much After All - Posted October 28, 2014
This may not be breaking news, but National Public Radio (NPR) leans ever-so-slightly to the left. If someone were to poll its listeners in search of cliches, one might find a coterie of granola-eating, Democrat-having, hippie-being, skinny jean-wear... [FishbowlDC]

OKCupid Co-Founder on Emotional Experiments: In 20 Years, No One Will Care - Posted August 4, 2014
We've all heard about Facebook's ill-conceived "emotional experiment" and OKCupid's even better follow-up. While Facebook's research only concerned slight tweaks in the algorithm that determines which stories show up in users' news feeds, OKCupid experimented on total strangers who woul... [FishbowlDC]

REPORT: Politics Pages Bucking Trends Of Slashed Facebook Organic Reach - Posted July 14, 2014
It's no secret that Facebook pages have seen their ... [AllFacebook]

NPR to Employees: 'Retweets Actually Are Endorsements, So Quit It!' - Posted July 11, 2014
Something that has plagued reporters of any ilk for years is the dreaded retweet button. Although they work for a particular network (local or national), they have personal accounts ... and opinions. Thanks to becoming the personification of the TV network, the disclaimer "Retweets are not endorsements" appe... [FishbowlDC]

3 Lessons From NPR's Decision to Cut "Tell Me More" - Posted May 22, 2014
National Public Radio's "Tell Me More" radio program will be cut Aug. 1 due to budget constraints, and 28 positions will be eliminated in the process, according to the New York Times' Elizabeth Jensen... [10,000 Words]

Sigma Delta Chi Award Winners Announced - Posted April 17, 2014
Yesterday, the winners of the SPJ's Sigma Delta Chi awards were announced. You can see a full list of the winners here. Here are some of the highlights: Those of you feeling like Dasani ... [10,000 Words]

STUDY: Users Who Arrive At News Sites Via Facebook Spend Less Time, View Fewer Pages, Return Less Often - Posted March 13, 2014
Facebook's efforts to cozy up to media or... [AllFacebook]

A Shot of Creative Inspiration from Ira Glass of 'This American Life' - Posted March 5, 2014
All the talk of content creation has led many of us in the PR field to re-examine what we do--and to question the value of our work. The frustration of the creative process is something that everyone in media understands. Most of us experience it, one some level, every day. This commentary by... [FishbowlDC]

Yes, Wall Street Still Has a Big Perception Problem - Posted February 24, 2014
Got 15 minutes to spare? Listen to this NPR "Planet Money" clip in which New York magazine financial writer Kevin Roose gives us a hint as to why the insular world of big finance no longer appeals to Ivy League MBAs as much as it used to. In short, The Social... [FishbowlDC]

NPR Partners With Quora to Cover Sochi 2014 - Posted February 14, 2014
Sochi 2014 is well underway now, and news surrounding the event, whether journalist complaints about hotel conditions on social media or traditional Ol... [10,000 Words]

ICYMI: Conde Nast's Charles Townsend, DC Snowstorm, Bernie Shaw Tribute - Posted January 20, 2014
In case you missed it, here are some stories that posted across the web since COB Fri. Russia on alert for 'black widows' prepped for possible Olympics attack by ... [FishbowlDC]

ICYMI: Conde Nast's Charles Townsend, DC Snowstorm, Bernie Shaw Tribute - Posted January 20, 2014
In case you missed it, here are some stories that posted across the web since COB Fri. Russia on alert for 'black widows' prepped for possible Olympics attack by ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

ICYMI: Conde Nast's Charles Townsend, DC Snowstorm, Bernie Shaw Tribute - Posted January 20, 2014
In case you missed it, here are some stories that posted across the web since COB Fri. Russia on alert for 'black widows' prepped for possible Olympics attack by ... [FishbowlNY]

NPR Visits Berlin's FabLab - Posted December 27, 2013
(NPR Berlin) NPR's J rg Bennet Wimalasena visited Berlin's FabLab in Mitte to see if it was possible to print a 3D version of the NPR logo. Wimalasena said what he really wanted to know was if 3D printing would enable us to manufacture our own products locally, independently, and... [Bitcoins Insider]

I'll Take 'How the Hell Do You Pronounce GIF?' for $1000, Alex - Posted December 4, 2013
Alex Trebek has obviously never searched for "Mean Girls" in Google images or visited the I Work in PR page. Last night's final Jeopardy question weighed in on the GIF pronunciation controversy, prompting responses from every resident of Geekville eager to resolve an argument that started one night in a Silicon Valley... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook Weekly Highlights Brings You Jack Osbourne Making The 'Dancing With The Stars' Finals - Posted November 27, 2013
Facebook Weekl... [AllFacebook]

What If JFK Was Assassinated Today? How The News Would Cover It - Posted November 22, 2013
The assassination of U.S. president John F. Kennedy was a pivotal moment for the nation -- and the nation's news teams. And in nearly every area of life, a lot has changed since the charismatic leader died 50 years ago today. One of the most pronounced shifts is in the news... [10,000 Words]

How False Advertising Created Kraft's Famous Bright Orange 'Cheese' - Posted November 8, 2013
Earlier this week our own Shawn Paul Wood made light of Kraft's decision to get rid of the artificial dyes that give some of its mac and cheese products that signature "nuclea... [FishbowlDC]

Lululemon Founder Tells 'Some Women' That Yoga Pants Just Don't Fit Their Bodies - Posted November 7, 2013
Lululemon may be a big success business-wise, but the company can't seem to avoid shooting itself in the foot on the PR front. First there was the "sheer" disaster, then the brand unintentionally dissed a Texas w... [GalleyCat]

Lululemon Founder Tells 'Some Women' That Yoga Pants Just Don't Fit Their Bodies - Posted November 7, 2013
Lululemon may be a big success business-wise, but the company can't seem to avoid shooting itself in the foot on the PR front. First there was the "sheer" disaster, then the brand unintentionally dissed a Texas w... [FishbowlDC]

Amazon Baits Top Reviewers With Free Crap (and Journalists Follow the Trail) - Posted November 4, 2013
We might just be naive, but this story destroyed everything we thought we knew about Amazon reviews. Most of the site's ... [FishbowlDC]

Stephen Colbert Hosts StoryCorps Gala, Discusses the Art of Storytelling - Posted October 31, 2013
Many of us love Stephen Colbert for his ability to stay in character, but last night he talked about other characters--and how their stories compel him. The event was the tenth anniversary of StoryCorps, the NPR project dedicated to sharing the tales of everyday Americans and painting a broader, deeper portrait of... [FishbowlDC]

On the Media Asks Listeners to 'Be the Journalist' With Web Tool - Posted October 29, 2013
On The Media, the NPR podcast, is part media reporting, part commentary and part investigative journalism organization. And I'm not just saying that because the pledge drive is going on. Sometimes they just fall into it. A few weeks ago, OTM producer ... [10,000 Words]

Fox News PR Team Planted Fake Story to Discredit Journalist - Posted October 25, 2013
This week's story about members of the Fox News PR team posting "sockpuppet" comments in threads on various blogs (like our sister site ... [FishbowlDC]

#PRFail: FOX News Busted for 'Sockpuppeting' on Social Media - Posted October 21, 2013
Sockpuppeting (v.) - The act of creating a false identity created by trolls and other nefarious ne'er-do-wells via the Internet designed to support posts, forums and PR stories shilling a client's product or messaging. Typically caught by bad spelling, terrible grammar and tr... [FishbowlDC]

13 Political Metaphors More Annoying Than the Government Shutdown - Posted October 15, 2013
"My metaphorical cup is this full..." Retreat to your cocoon, adjust your tin foil hat, pull the wool over your eyes and get ready to drink the Kool-Aid, sheeple--it's time for a lesson in messages more infuriat... [FishbowlDC]

Facebook: No Data Provided To Turkish Government - Posted June 26, 2013
Facebook responded emphatically and quickly to a report that it cooperated with the government in ... [AllFacebook]

NPR Shows Off New Facility - Posted June 18, 2013
NPR recently moved from Chinatown into its new 400,000 square-foot home on North Capitol, and they're excited about it. Eager to show off the new facility, the organization offered a tour to members of the media Tuesday morning, starting with breakfast from their in-house chefs, along with some talking points from... [morningmedianewsfeed]

NPR Shows Off New Facility - Posted June 18, 2013
NPR recently moved from Chinatown into its new 400,000 square-foot home on North Capitol, and they're excited about it. Eager to show off the new facility, the organization offered a tour to members of the media Tuesday morning, starting with breakfast from their in-house chefs, along with some talking points from... [FishbowlNY]

NPR Shows Off New Facility - Posted June 18, 2013
NPR recently moved from Chinatown into its new 400,000 square-foot home on North Capitol, and they're excited about it. Eager to show off the new facility, the organization offered a tour to members of the media Tuesday morning, starting with breakfast from their in-house chefs, along with some talking points from... [FishbowlDC]

Why Was Planet Money's Kickstarter Campaign So Successful? - Posted May 13, 2013
At the time of this writing, NPR's Planet Money has raised $524,286 on Kickstarter. The project has a day left, and is a pretty remarkable feat considering the sum is more than 10 times their initial goal of $50,000. So how did they do it? First of... [10,000 Words]

Vladimir Putin Hires Boyz II Men to Promote Russian Fertility - Posted January 30, 2013
Just a couple of hours ago we posted about a Chicago-based NPR affiliate relying on clever PR campaigns to encourage its fans to reproduce. Self-a... [GalleyCat]

Vladimir Putin Hires Boyz II Men to Promote Russian Fertility - Posted January 30, 2013
Just a couple of hours ago we posted about a Chicago-based NPR affiliate relying on clever PR campaigns to encourage its fans to reproduce. Self-a... [FishbowlDC]

NPR Membership Drive Urges Listeners to 'Go Make Babies' - Posted January 30, 2013
When you hear the words "public" and "radio" together, your mind probably doesn't turn toward hot and heavy procreation. But a Chicago-based NPR affiliate ... [FishbowlDC]

Shakespeare's Sonnets Successfully Stored in DNA - Posted January 25, 2013
Okay, we realize that the PR angle on this one is a bit of a stretch, but we're not sure whether we think this is totally awesome or extremely creepy, and we thought the public might relate to our quandry (see what we did there?). Plus, it's Friday,... [FishbowlDC]

Whole Foods CEO Backtracks on Obama 'Fascism' Remark - Posted January 18, 2013
We know that a PR professional's job often includes telling powerful people what to say--and when to say it. Today we feel fairly safe offering this little nugget of wisdom to every client: Unless you're a left-wing Eastern European politician, never use the words "fascist" or ... [FishbowlDC]

What Makes A Story Successful On Facebook? - Posted November 27, 2012
National Public Radio has been wondering: What makes a story tick on Facebook? The company examined its geotargeted stories throughout July, August, and September, and found that ... [AllFacebook]

Roll Call: Edelman, NPR, and Shine America - Posted November 2, 2012
Edelman has announced the formal opening of Edelman Turkey, its 66thoffice. Edelman Turkey, located in Istanbul, was established in April of this year as an organic start-up operation. The office will now be led by Serra T rk B y kfirat, who joined Edelman this week as general manager, Turkey. She... [FishbowlDC]

Journalists Note Facebook's Role In 2012 Election - Posted October 4, 2012
Some of the premier journalists of the 2012 election cycle joined ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Likes The Sound Of Mixcloud - Posted October 1, 2012
So you want the quality of DJ-spun music mixes, but you're stuck in the office? That's where ... [AllFacebook]

Twitter Education Forum Seeks To Crowdsource Answers And Kickstart Interest - Posted September 17, 2012
NPR's Tell Me More with Michel Martin is hosting a live radio broadcast and Twitter Education Forum on October 10. ... [AllTwitter]

Revolving Door: SI, Say Media, NPR, and More - Posted August 20, 2012
Matt Bean has been named managing editor of Sports Illustrated's website, SI.com.... [FishbowlDC]

Whoops: Anti-Semitic Hungarian Politician Discovers He's Jewish - Posted August 15, 2012
Anyone remember that episode of the Chappelle Show about a blind African American white supremacist? Apparently, the idea wasn't so far-fetched. Take the story of ... [FishbowlDC]

Through Stitcher And Facebook, Talk Radio Fans Unite - Posted August 14, 2012
After using social music applications such as Spotify and Pandora, N... [AllFacebook]

Romney's Paul Ryan Pick: A PR Win? - Posted August 13, 2012
We generally prefer to avoid dipping our toes too deeply into the political arena, but we think we can judge Mitt Romney's choice of Wisconsin Rep. ... [FishbowlDC]

David Rakoff, Writer and Humorist, Dead at 47 - Posted August 10, 2012
At the core of all PR is humanity, and David Rakoff understood humanity like no one else. His insights were naked and powerful, his life heartfelt and poignant. Boldly insecure and damned funny, Rakoff connected with people because he was honest about ... [FishbowlDC]

HR Execs Tell How to Prepare for a Job Interview - Posted July 10, 2012
Our Career Breakfast panelists had a lot more to offer than cookie-cutter advice about preparing for a job interview. If you missed our live broadcast, we've rounded up a few key tips and embedded the full video below. Lars Schmidt, NPR's talent acquisition leader, advised candidates to Google themselves to fully understand... [MediaJobsDaily]

Some Employers are Discriminating Against the Unemployed - Posted March 29, 2012
[caption id="attachment_10458" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Ken Hawkins"][/caption] It becomes a catch-22. You're looking for a job because you're out of work, but you're not being hired because you're out of work and have been for a long time. NPR ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Questionable Hiring Practices | Newsweek's Financial Losses | NPR versus CNN - Posted March 22, 2012
This morning's news includes staff changes at NPR and AP as well as questions being raised regarding hiring decisions at Roll Call. Former Roll Call Editor Spills Beans About Questionable Racial Hiring Practices (via FishbowlDC) ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Utilizing Digital Breadcrumbs: Big Data & the Semantic Web - Posted November 30, 2011
NPR is running a two-part report this week on the "digital breadcrumbs" that lead to "Big Data Gold." The article states, "On... [semanticweb.com]

Revolving Door: Questions about Ghadafi Coverage, the Murdochs, 'USA Today,' and More - Posted October 21, 2011
Traffic to newspaper websites is up 20 percent since last year. Page views an... [FishbowlDC]

Producer & Publicity Director Sarah Spitz Leaving KCRW - Posted September 14, 2011
Veteran KCRW employee Sarah Spitz is retiring at the end of the year after nearly three decades with the public radio station. Spitz first joined KCRW as a pledge drive volunteer, and as she tells FishbowlLA, "I walked through the doors in ... [FishbowlLA]

A reporter's view on the news industry's broken commenting system - Posted May 20, 2011
News comments are broken. It was a popular topic of last night's Hacks/Hackers Seattle meetup and the driving notion behind one of the Knight-Mozilla News Challenge, which asks, "How can we reinvent online news discussions?". Alex Schmidt, a freelance reporter and producer working for NPR, Spot.... [10,000 Words]

Schiller Resignation Raises PR Questions for NPR - Posted March 9, 2011
News broke this morning that NPR president and CEO Vivian Schiller resigned after the forme... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter's Biz Stone Squashes Rumors of Google or Facebook Acquisition - Posted February 17, 2011
In an interview yesterday, Biz Stone addressed the rumors that Google or Facebook was interested in purchasing Twitter, its astronomical $10 billion valuation, and the reasons why Twitter wants to remain an independent company. ... [AllTwitter]

Happy Valentine's Day from NPR - Posted February 10, 2011
Who needs Hallmark? If your Valentine is a fan of NPR, the public radio network is offering eight NPR-themed Valentines. If your Valentine is not a fan of NPR, however, they might get a little creeped out after receiving the message, "I want you like I want Carl Kasell's ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

NPR Ombudsman Alicia Shepard Pushes for Report an Error Button - Posted December 7, 2010
NPR ombudsman Alicia Shepard pushed for a Report an Error button from the ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

NPR's Reputation Taking a Beating Over Williams Firing - Posted October 28, 2010
[caption id="attachment_7723" align="alignleft" width="236" caption="Richard Drew, AP"][/caption] NPR has probably gotten ... [FishbowlDC]

NPR Surveys Its Twitter Followers - Posted October 8, 2010
NPR conducted a survey of followers of its Twitter accounts that was completed by 1... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Oprah Vents While Stars And Stripes Admits Porn Problem, Plus Other News of the Day - Posted October 1, 2010
- Oprah Winfrey wasn't pleased; wasn't pleased at all to leave broadcast television. According to a report from Fortune magazine, Oprah talks about what took place when she negotiated a partnership with Discovery Communications to help build her own network OWN. Di... [MediaJobsDaily]

NPR Seeks an Innovative Marketing Manager for Its Corporate Sponsorship Team - Posted October 1, 2010
If you're a fan of All Things Considered and Ta... [morningmedianewsfeed]

NPR Seeks an Innovative Marketing Manager for Its Corporate Sponsorship Team - Posted October 1, 2010
If you're a fan of All Things Considered and Ta... [FishbowlNY]

Dan Abrams Boasts, Bob Garfield Rants at Advertising Week 2010 Panel - Posted September 29, 2010
An Advertising Week 2010 panel Wednesday afternoon in New York provided a news nugget from ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Press Sec Gibbs Makes the Morning Show Rounds - Posted August 31, 2010
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was back from his vacation and hitting the morning shows... [FishbowlDC]

NPR CEO Schiller: 'We Are Focusing on Building a Public Media Digital Platform' - Posted October 21, 2009
The final keynote at mediabistro's UGCX conference was delivered by NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller. Schiller started off with some depressing stats and said, "We've never seen a time that is more chaotic" in the news business. Specifically, 11% of full-time newsroom jo... [FishbowlDC]

Old Media Finds Success With New Media - Posted April 6, 2009
Adam Carolla, you remember him from the 90s hit Loveline, right? How about The Man Show? Yeah, you know him (sort of)! In fact, that maybe his new media cache; everyone knows him, sort of. Well ... [MediaJobsDaily]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted May 13, 2008
All Things Considered -- Except This One Thing: Margaret Wappler has a funny post on The Guide about the Grateful Dead refusing to grant NPR permission to use... [FishbowlLA]

Margaret B Jones, Margaret Seltzer, Peggy --Aw to Hell With It! - Posted March 4, 2008
Motoko Rich owns the Peggy Seltzer story, and don't even think of nabbing a tiny bit of it. Rich writes about the deep thinking that went on at Riverhead. They all knew about the author's various names: Ms. Seltzer told her editor and her p... [FishbowlLA]

Sundown on Sunset: Hot and Cold - Posted October 26, 2007
Daniel Hernandez covers the fires down in San Diego, and asks all the right questions. Britney's mom, Lynn Spears, has written a parenting book. Title search for How to Raise a Drug-Addled Skank is underway. ... [FishbowlLA]

Heller Says Goodbye to CBGB's Hilly Kristal - Posted August 31, 2007
Hilly Kristal, founder of the recently-shuttered CBGB, died this week, and the "rock midwife" and "... [UnBeige]

Heller Says Goodbye to CBGB's Hilly Kristal - Posted August 31, 2007
Hilly Kristal, founder of the recently-shuttered CBGB, died this week, and the "rock midwife" and "... [AgencySpy]

News You Don't Want To Miss: Tuesday RoundUp - Posted May 29, 2007
From the annals of "All News Is Local" come some of the top stories to hit our inbox. Well, the top stories that aren't about 11-year-old boys shooting giant pigs: NPR: Day to Day ... [FishbowlLA]

Once-Reluctant LA Times Now Eager to Speak About Hate Crime Coverage - Posted February 23, 2007
If you've been following the Long Beach Halloween hate crime story and the media coverage of same, there's another story in... [FishbowlLA]

Rising Star Finalists - Posted February 6, 2007
After the jump, you'll find the finalists for FishbowlDC's Rising Star competition. Congrats to everyone for being nominated and making it into the 2nd round in our first "Rising Star" competition. The winners will accompany mediabistro.com and Fis... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Rising Star Finalists - Posted February 6, 2007
After the jump, you'll find the finalists for FishbowlDC's Rising Star competition. Congrats to everyone for being nominated and making it into the 2nd round in our first "Rising Star" competition. The winners will accompany mediabistro.com and Fis... [FishbowlNY]

I'd Like To Thank The Academy, And NPR, For Giving Me This Honor - Posted January 25, 2007
We all secretly have our Oscar speeches in our heads, don't we? Along with our moms, and our deities and our third-grade teachers, we'd use the airtime to make a romantic or meaningful offer of thanks to someone unexpected. Or maybe we'd use the limelight to really stick it to Tracy Schindler for... [FishbowlLA]

Where'd Borat Go? - Posted January 16, 2007
It happened a few days ago -- or maybe it happened months ago and we just hadn't noticed. But Sacha Baron Cohen decided to drop the in-character interviews about Borat and just ... be himself. When Baron Cohen won the Golden Globe (Wow. We're not used to saying that.) for best comedic... [FishbowlLA]

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