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Daily News Secretary Earns Kudos for Handling of Newspaper’s Advertorials

iMediaEthicsRibbonRhonda Roland Shearer, publisher and editor-in-chief of iMediaEthics.org, has announced the inaugural winners of the site’s Ethical Acts in Journalism Awards. The goal, this year and beyond, is to highlight worthy behind-the-scenes actions by editors and administrative employees.

All six 2013 winners are impressive, but the one that caught FishbowlNY’s eye is New York Daily News confidential secretary Miranda Walker. iMediaEthics went to her after they got no response from the paper’s advertising department about the lack of proper labeling of advertorial content:

Walker obviously took action and worked behind the scenes after our complaints (we can not say nor do we know how; she only told us she would look into the problem and sounded concerned). The GIF below shows an example of a Daily News ad that had no label to distinguish it from news, a violation of FTC rules, which is later slapped with a bold font “Advertisement” label.

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Meet the Ukrainian Man Who Owns Poynteronline.org

Back around 2008-2009, the Poynter Institute vacated the URL Poynteroinline.org as part of a website redesign. However, it continued using that terminology – “Poynter Online” – on Facebook and elsewhere.

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Today, iMediaEthics publisher-editor Rhonda Roland Shearer has some bad news for the St. Petersburg, Florida journalism institute. A non-journalist in a faraway land snapped up the URL in 2011 and has been using it as a legacy framework for some illicit SEO activity:

According to Whois, Poynteronline.org is registered by a man in the Ukraine named Evgeniy Varlashov. Varlashov, according to the Whois links, also registered nearly 300 other URLs. Since his snagging of the Poynteronline.org URL, Varlashov has been mining the benefits of Poynter.org’s long history, prestige and very high Google page ranking of 7 out of a possible 10.

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The 2012 Mirror Awards Winners

The 2012 Mirror Awards winners were announced today at an event hosted by Anderson Cooper. Here is a look back at the various finalists.

Congrats to those nominated (again) and those who won. Below are the winners.

Best Commentary, Digital Media

Rebecca Traister (Salon.com, NYTimes.com)

Best Profile, Digital Media

Joe Pompeo, “The road ahead for The Huffington Post: Nine months and a merger later, ‘Capital-J Journalism’ is still a work in progress” (Capital New York)

Best Single Article, Digital Media

Rhonda Roland Shearer and Malik Ayub Sumbal, “Mrs. Bhutto’s Murder Anniversary Part 1: Troubling Double Standard, American photojournalism’s different treatment of foreign victims” (iMediaEthics)

Best Commentary, Traditional/Legacy Media

Anna Holmes (The New York TimesThe Washington Post)

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2012 Mirror Awards Finalists Announced

The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications has unveiled the 2102 Mirror Awards finalists. Winners will be announced June 13, at an event hosted by Anderson Cooper.

Below is the complete list of finalists.

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