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Archives: September 2013

Chris Hughes: Separation of Business and Editorial ‘Anachronistic’

Chris Hughes, the owner and editor-in-chief of The New Republic, thinks that he needs to oversee both advertising and editorial in order for the magazine to excel. In a talk with pandoDaily, Hughes said that the days of keeping those sides separate are over“I knew that in buying a content and media company, the idea that business sits over here and lets a newsroom do whatever it wants over there is anachronistic,” explained Hughes.

For many in the media world, that’s a controversial stance. And since Hughes doesn’t have much journalism experience (he did edit his high school paper!), it must be difficult for the TNR’s editors to trust him. However, Hughes does have plenty of business savvy, so maybe he’s doing the magazine a favor by controlling both sides.

Whatever ends up happening, you can count on The New York Times saying it was great.

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Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill Working on New NSA Revelations (HuffPost / AP)
Two American journalists known for their investigations of the United States’ government said Saturday they’ve teamed up to report on the National Security Agency’s role in what one called a “U.S. assassination program.” The journalists provided no evidence of the purported U.S. program at the news conference, nor details of who it targeted. Jeremy Scahill, a contributor to The Nation magazine and the New York Times best-selling author of Dirty Wars, said he will be working with Glenn Greenwald, the Rio-based journalist who has written stories about U.S. surveillance programs based on documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. RT USA “The connections between war and surveillance are clear. I don’t want to give too much away but Glenn and I are working on a project right now that has at its center how the National Security Agency plays a significant, central role in the US assassination program,” Scahill said in Rio de Janeiro, as cited by Associated Press. NYT As the nation’s spy agencies assess the fallout from disclosures about their surveillance programs, some government analysts and senior officials have made a startling finding: The impact of a leaked terrorist plot by Al Qaeda in August has caused more immediate damage to American counterterrorism efforts than the thousands of classified documents disclosed by Snowden.

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Fixing Things | Cry, Cry Again | Held Up

PRNewser: Good news for all us idiots — you can now edit existing Facebook posts.

AgencySpy: Emotion, thy name is Mercedes.

TVSpy: Scary times in Jacksonville, as a local reporter and photographer were robbed at gunpoint.

The Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for The Week

DaleStrangPicHere’s a look at the FishbowlNY stories that made the most buzz this week.

1) SpinMedia Elects New CEO

2) Mike Hogan Returning to Vanity Fair

3) Anna Wintour’s Hand of Death Hovers Over Glamour

4) In Surprise Move, Miley Cyrus Gets Naked for Rolling Stone

5) Newsweek Pakistan’s Cover is Creative

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Sports Website Apologizes for Appalling J-KO

At the top of the list of people it could be most dangerous to get information wrong about is professional boxers. Not so much that these athletes will hunt you down, but rather, if-when you run into them at a subsequent event, it could get a little “tussle-y” with the pugilist and-or their entourage.

BoxscoreNewsLogoNow… multiply that scenario by 18 and it produces the J-KO (our acronym for Journalism Knockout) that took place at website boxscorenews.com. They’re blaming another outlet, but still:

Earlier today, Boxscore ran a report from The Boxing Observer claiming that 18 boxers tested positive following the September 12, 2013 matches in Las Vegas. Upon further review and follow-up, Boxscore news editors have deemed this story was based incorrectly on an earlier email from an official of the Las Vegas Boxing Commission…

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Martha Stewart is Still Upset About Her Broken iPad

Martha Stewart recently broke her iPad. It was a travesty because she didn’t realize that she had to be a commoner and bring her iPad in to get it fixed. Sadly, Stewart remains confused:

If Jobs did give her the iPad, we imagine he’d love to pick it up for her. But he’s dead, which can make things like that difficult.

Ah! The blame has shifted! Stewart has indicated that someone else broke the iPad, not her! This means… Well, nothing. It means she should just get it fixed or buy a new one, like everyone else in the world.

The Guardian Finds Its U.S. News Editor

KoppelmanHeadshotAt the beginning of August, we highlighted – as we sometimes like to – a noteworthy NYC journalism job ad. So it seemed only natural to let you know who went on to land this particular choice gig.

Moving over October 14 from The New Yorker to The Guardian as U.S. news editor is Alex Koppelman. From today’s announcement:

“Alex brings a wealth of experience and a unique perspective that will help us move into the next phase of our growth as a firmly entrenched U.S. news operation,” said Guardian U.S. editor Janine Gibson.

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Financial Times Adds VP of Communities

StacyMarieIshmaelTwitterPicIt’s always a sign of confidence in an employee when a new role is essentially created for them. It happened recently at AP, as we reported, with Paul Cheung. Another example of this phenomenon is the Financial Times‘ newly installed VP of communities Stacy-Marie Ishmael.

Among other things, Ishmael previously helped establish a New York presence for FT‘s “Alphaville” blog. Per an interview with journalism.co.uk reporter Alastair Reid, that’s where she really got a sense of just how much digital journalism has become a conversation:

“[At "Alphaville"] we had drinks with our readers and engaged in lots of debates with them and it made us all better journalists,” she said, “because it made us more responsive to what people are talking about, what they are interested in, what’s resonating with them.”

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NY Times Correction of The Day: Super Mario Bros.

The New York Times has issued a Super Mario Bros. correction:

An obituary on Sept. 20 about Hiroshi Yamauchi, the longtime president of Nintendo, included a quotation from a 1988 New York Times article that inaccurately described the Nintendo video game Super Mario Bros. 2. The brothers Mario and Luigi, who appear in this and other Nintendo games, are plumbers, not janitors.

The pixelated brothers, though nonplussed, have accepted the apology. Bowser had no comment.

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