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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘journalism’

If Online Media Is Decaying, Is Facebook to Blame?

You’d probably laugh if some higher up at Little Caesars posted an epic diatribe blasting the state of modern pizza. You might scratch your head if this exec, let’s call him Bob, ranted about lesser quality pizza, and how the only thing we get anymore is the lowest common denominator pizza–the cheapest, flashiest, most easily digestible pizza that requires the …

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Newscred, Percolate, Brand.com Scheme To Alter Digital Content Creation

A group of companies is seeking to change the face of content creation and alter how brands are able to connect with target audiences online. They’re attempting to make an impact on the online news industry in a way that’s meaningful to businesses looking to promote their products and services, without compromising the integrity of interested publications. Companies like Newscred, …

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CNN Fires News Editor over 50 Instances of Plagiarism

CNN has fired a news editor after they discovered around 50 instances of plagiarism in her articles. Marie-Louise Gumuchian has been terminated after CNN’s internal investigation. According to the company, Gumuchian wrote frequently about international events–especially in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. She worked out of CNN’s London bureau. CNN says that they’ve edited out plagiarized passages from her …

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Facebook Recommends Fake News

Facebook is drawing some criticism for recommending questionable content to users with its “related articles” algorithm. Given the company’s recent focus on becoming a news provider, that’s not a good thing. In December, Facebook began displaying sets of articles under some stories in the News Feed. This is what they looked like back then. In this example, it says “More …

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Facebook Launches FB Newswire For Journalists

Facebook announced the launch of FB Newswire on Thursday. It’s powered by Storyful, and is described as a way for journalists and newsrooms to find, share, and embed newsworthy content from Facebook. This is keeping in line with other recent moves by Facebook to become more of a news source. The addition of Trends to the Facebook experience and the …

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Jeff Bezos And Others Give Business Insider $12 Million

Business Insider announced on Wednesday that it has raised a new $12 million round of funding from existing investors including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Others include IVP, RRE, and Gordon Crovitz. According to CEO Henry Blodget, Business Insider will use the money to create “more great digital journalism (including long-form narratives and investigations),” more photography, more video, more data and …

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Snowplow TV Reporter: Wave of Snow ‘Videobombs’ Live Standup

Some snowplows take snowball fighting a little too far. During a live TV coverage Monday morning in Salem County, New Jersey, one of Philadelphia’s local reporters was crushed by a wave of snow. WTXF-TV Fox 29’s Steve Keeley was reporting about the trendy snowstorm hitting the east coast when a snowplow swept by, striking him with a heavy load. In the video, Keeley starts …

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Garrick Utley: Former NBC TV Correspondent Dies at 74

One of the most legendary broadcast news correspondents has passed away from prostate cancer. Garrick Utley was 74-years-old when he died in his New York home Thursday night.  He’s been battling the illness for two years. In a very extensive interview, Utley’s wife Gertje, 40, described to CNN News some of his most memorable moments as a traditional journalist. “He …

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Maria Bartiromo Officially Going to FOX Business

In November it was announced that Maria Bartiromo would be leaving CNBC after spending 20 years as an anchor at the network. Bartiromo has now found a new home – FOX Business News. Starting February 1st Bartiromo will anchor a daily market hours program for FOX Business News, as well as a business focused show on FOX News Channel on …

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Katie Couric Officially Works For Yahoo

Yahoo continues to add high-profile names to Yahoo News with the addition of Katie Couric to the staff as its new Global Anchor. CEO Marissa Mayer announced the news this morning via blog post, sharing her enthusiasm about the acquisition. “I’ve always respected Katie for her thoughtful, charismatic approach to journalism,” she wrote. “From pivotal coverage of natural disasters and …

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Pitchfork Tackles Print with New Pitchfork Review Quarterly

The internet-only music publication Pitchfork is finally wading into the world of print. On December 14th, Pitchfork Media will debut the first issue of The Pitchfork Review, a new quarterly magazine that will focus on “long-form feature stories, photography, design, cartoons and other ephemera.” “There’s a lot of potential to rethink what people want out of a music magazine,” Pitchfork …

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Elon Musk Calls Media Coverage of Tesla Unreasonable

In the past couple of months, several fires have broken out as a result of accidents involving Tesla Model S cars and multiple purchasers. As the company fought to repair the damage, their stock price zig-zagged as if it were riding a rollercoaster; this week, USNews.com reports CEO Elon Musk condemning the media coverage of the car fires as “extremely …

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