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Tom Curley Steps Down As AP President And CEO Tom Curley Steps Down As AP President And CEO
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Tom Curley, President and CEO of the Associated Press announced that he is stepping down today, and that the AP’s board has began the search for his replacement. “The challenge for anybody running a media company these days can be …

Joe Paterno Dead (This Time It’s Real) Joe Paterno Dead (This Time It’s Real)
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Update 2: Penn State has put out the following statement: Legendary Penn State football Coach Joe Paterno passed away today (Jan. 22) after announcing a month ago that he was diagnosed with lung cancer. Paterno was 85. The following statement …

Joe Paterno Death Reports Show Flaws in “Journalism” Joe Paterno Death Reports Show Flaws in “Journalism”
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Update: Now the AP is reporting (on Twitter, no less) that Paterno is dead. The Poynter Institute, whose mission it is to make sure “communities have access to excellent journalism,” has posted an interesting series of articles pointing out journalism’s …

Fast Company Exposes Plagiarism on Amazon Fast Company Exposes Plagiarism on Amazon
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As I reported yesterday, Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing is big business. Amazon is putting more money into the payout pool for the Kindle Owners Lending Library and many amateur authors are getting in on the action. But, as Fast Company …

NewsRight: Newspapers Band Together To Seek Money From Aggregators NewsRight: Newspapers Band Together To Seek Money From Aggregators
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29 news organizations have teamed up to change the face of online news – or at least to attempt to get paid more for their work. Basically, they’re hoping aggregators will put up the money for content if they make …

2011 Was A Dangerous Year For Journalists 2011 Was A Dangerous Year For Journalists

Journalists being killed for reporting the truth is nothing new, but it’s still shocking when the numbers are actually released. The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) announced today that 64 journalists were killed around the world with …

Bloggers vs. Journalists As Told By Stock Photos Bloggers vs. Journalists As Told By Stock Photos
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The whole “what makes a journalist a journalist”/”are bloggers journalists?” discussion is one that won’t go away, and we’ve certainly weighed in on it a number of times. While preparing a recent piece on the subject, I was perusing our …

2011 Is A Deadly Year For Journalists 2011 Is A Deadly Year For Journalists

In a world dominated by hi-def talking heads speaking from the climate-controlled comforts of high rise office studios, it’s important to remember those who actually risk their lives in order to secure the news. Sometimes the profession of journalism includes …

Is It Journalism or Blogging? Or Neither? Is It Journalism or Blogging? Or Neither?
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According to the Free Online Dictionary, journalism is defined as: 1. The collecting, writing, editing, and presenting of news or news articles in newspapers and magazines and in radio and television broadcasts. 2. Material written for publication in a newspaper …

Are Bloggers Journalists? Are Bloggers Journalists?
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Oh, how many times will this whole blogger vs. journalist debate come up? Will there ever be consensus? Does the title even matter? Are bloggers journalists? Tell us what you think. Earlier this week, we looked at a U.S. court …

Facebook’s 40 Most Shared Articles for 2011 Facebook’s 40 Most Shared Articles for 2011
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It’s nearing the end of 2011 and so it’s time for every American media outlet to once again contribute to their annual national birthright: compiling lists! One of the better compilations to be released today is Facebook’s Most Shared Articles …

Arrington to AOL: Sell TechCrunch Back Arrington to AOL: Sell TechCrunch Back
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The TechCrunch drama continues, interestingly enough with a TechCrunch post from founder Michael Arrington himself. More here and here for some background. A year ago when it was revealed that AOL would be acquiring TechCrunch, a big deal was made …

TechCrunch Says TechCrunch “As We Know It” May Be Over TechCrunch Says TechCrunch “As We Know It” May Be Over
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Popular tech blog TechCrunch, which was acquired by AOL about a year ago appears to be in major turmoil, following news late last week that founder Michael Arrington is likely out of the company after launching CrunchFund, venture capital fund. …

Jon Stewart Discusses Absurd Twitter Names, Journalistic Integrity Jon Stewart Discusses Absurd Twitter Names, Journalistic Integrity
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Have you noticed that Twitter is taking over television? In the last year or so, shows from networks spanning all types of discipline – sports, comedy, news, have begun to use Twitter to create buzz and to request feedback. Shows …

Cheap Trick Stage Collapses During Concert Cheap Trick Stage Collapses During Concert
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During a Cheap Trick Concert at the Ottawa Bluesfest yesterday, the stage collapsed while the band was performing as severe weather hit. “The stage blew down and collapsed. Everyone is shaken up but band and crew are all fine,” the …

NJ Supreme Court:  Journalists’ Shield Law Doesn’t Apply to Message Boards NJ Supreme Court: Journalists’ Shield Law Doesn’t Apply to Message Boards
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A very interesting ruling came out of the Supreme Court in New Jersey, seemingly drawing a line between “journalistic” channels and other information channels. Where that line is exactly, is not entirely clear. It’s even more interesting when you consider …

Google News Changes Launched, Blog Filtering Enabled Google News Changes Launched, Blog Filtering Enabled
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Google launched some new features for Google News today. The most obvious change is that on the front page, after the top section, you will no longer immediately see story clusters, but rather a single article from a single source, …

Is the State of the News Industry “Pathetic”? Is the State of the News Industry “Pathetic”?
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Mashable founder Pete Cashmore tweeted that Monday was the biggest traffic day ever for the publication (in terms of unique visitors. Clearly, it stands to reason that the death of Osama bin Laden and the site’s tendency to show up …

Osama bin Laden Death Drives Massive Traffic for News Sites Osama bin Laden Death Drives Massive Traffic for News Sites
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Obviously the Osama bin Laden news drove (and continues to drive) a massive amount of news coverage from all sorts of publications. Coverage from tech blogs has taken some criticism this week, as Mashable announced a record number of unique …

Has YouTube Had a Change of Heart on This Animal Cruelty Video Ban? Has YouTube Had a Change of Heart on This Animal Cruelty Video Ban?
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Update 2: Vimeo gave us the following statement: Vimeo cares deeply about the issue of animal cruelty and has specifically banned content that contains “gratuitous animal cruelty.” We removed this particular video because of its depiction of excessive violence against …

Should YouTube Have Banned This Animal Cruelty Investigation Video? [Updated] Should YouTube Have Banned This Animal Cruelty Investigation Video? [Updated]
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Update 3: A spokesperson for Mercy for Animals tells us, “Nathan [Runkle - Executive Director] says that it appears that YouTube is once again hosting the video, while it appears Vimeo has removed it. They will be communicating with Vimeo, …