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Dumb Survey Results Followed by Even Dumber Reporting

Is a news trail about a shocking “tech terms” multiple-choice survey taken by American consumers on behalf of UK outfit Vouchercloud still valid if:

a) the LA Times reporter who started it all never actually saw the survey?;
b) the methodology and margins-of-error for said survey are completely unknown?;
c) the survey answers – including the headline-grabbing claim that 11% of Yanks answering think HTML refers to a sexually transmitted disease – suggest that many of the alleged two-thousand-plus respondents raced through the questionnaire with carelessness, goofiness, or both?

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LAT tech reporter Salvador Rodriguez‘s pick-up of a Vouchercloud press release blazed a trail across the Internet Tuesday, most notably as a Drudge link, Romenesko headline of the day, Time item and BuzzFeed pictorial. But some good digging by iMediaEthics managing editor Sydney Smith has led BuzzFeed’s Ryan Broderick, Time‘s Jessica Roy and Romenesko to all post updates. Here is BuzzFeed’s:

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Time Promotes Three, Hires 11 Staffers

timemagazinelogoNancy Gibbs hasn’t been managing editor of Time for long, but she has already made some big moves. Gibbs just sent out a memo announcing three promotions and 11 new hires. Below are the details, followed by Gibbs’ full note.

Gibbs’ memo:

LinkedIn Promo Explains It’s ‘Not Just for Old People with Heavy Briefcases’

Jessica Roy, editor of the New York Observer‘s BetaBeat, has shared this delightful new pitch from LinkedIn. It’s part of the social network’s decision to reach out to university students looking to determine which specific career options to pursue.

LinkedIn has added dedicated pages for NYU and various other universities. Along with the cheekily narrated video above about how a student profile on LinkedIn can help land that great first job in New York, there’s also this post from LinkedIn’s San Francisco-based director of product development Christina Allen:

So, to make a long story short: A few months later — on the same day in August — my daughter started at her new school 2,500 miles away, and I started my new role at LinkedIn focused on helping future generations find their paths.

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The New York Observer Adds to Betabeat Team

Jessica Roy has joined the staff at the New York Observer’s tech blog, Betabeat. Roy has written for various publications, including Salon, The Daily, The Nieman Journalism Lab, Good, Gawker, and The Huffington Post. She was also a writer for one of mediabistro’s blogs, 10,000 Words.

In a post announcing the change, Roy said that she will be moving from San Francisco back to New York within the next month.

Steinem’s Women’s Media Center Holds First Annual Media Awards

wmc1.jpgLast night marked the first annual Women’s Media Center Media Awards at the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation in midtown. Catered and cozy, the event took place in a small, packed room brimming with well-established female media types and bright-eyed J-school students, with a mic stand in the corner for awardees like Salon.com‘s Rebecca Traister, as well as hosts Gloria Steinem and WMC President Carol Jenkins. 



The evening was divided into two parts: the first honored six women in the media industry who have done outstanding work in bringing women’s issues to the forefront of media coverage; the second part cued a wag of the finger at organizations and events that shed a particularly negative light upon women in the past year. “It’s very important that we criticize when [women's coverage] is incomplete, but praise when it’s complete,” Steinem said, explaining the reason for organizing the awards this way.

In her opening remarks, Steinem also associated the media with a modern-day campfire, a place where people gather to tell stories and express themselves. “It is crucial that everyone’s stories be told…the media is our campfire,” she said. “And if we cannot tell our stories or have people listen to our stories, we feel alone.”

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