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Local TV Leads the Way in Believability Ratings, Pew Study Finds (via TV Spy/mediabistro by Merrill Knox)
"Pew Research Center has published the results of its study on the credibility of 13 news organizations, including the the cable networks, the broadcast networks, local news and a handful of newspapers."
Fareed Zakaria Resigns From Yale University's Governing Board (via The Huffington Post)
"A journalist recently accused of plagiarism has resigned from his position on Yale University's governing board to better focus on his work."
Jorge Ramos On English Language TV’s Coverage Of Latino Issues: ‘I don’t think they get it’ (via TV Newser/mediabistro by Alex Weprin)
"Forbes has released its World’s 100 Most Powerful Women ranking, and once again, it includes a host of bigwigs in media—14 in all—spanning the TV, digital and print spheres.
Philadelphia newspapers shrink page widths to cut newsprint costs (via JimRomenesko.com)
"Journalists at Philadelphia’s dailies received this we’re-shrinking memo today from Inquirer editor Bill Marimow and executive editor Stan Wischnowski..."
Resources, tips for journalists covering conventions (via CPJ by Sara Rafsky)
"With up to 15,000 journalists expected in Tampa, Fla., for next week's Republican National Convention, some reporters and photographers will undoubtedly encounter problems concerning access to news events and coverage of related protests."
My response to The Hartford Courant’s “Spanish-language strategy” with Google Translate (via OJR by Robert Hernandez)
"If you were to translate this using Google Translate, guess what… it would be wrong. Anyone who is bilingual wouldn’t be surprised. But they would be surprised in hearing that a news organization would solely depend on using this primitive service as their “Spanish-language strategy."
SPOTLIGHT: Michael Vasquez, The Miami Herald (via ProfNet Connect by Evelyn Tipacti)
"Welcome to our SPOTLIGHT feature, where we highlight a journalist and ProfNet user to share their personal story and insight with you. This SPOTLIGHT belongs to Michael Vasquez, an award-winning journalist at the Miami Herald."
The Red and Black debacle (via Columbia Journalism Review by Andria Krewson)
"Mid-week at the University of Georgia at Athens, where I went to undergraduate journalism school, a group of top editors of the independent student news organization The Red and Black walked off the job and created an alternative Wordpress site to report the news."
AP Announces Coverage Plans for Republican and Democratic Conventions (via Editor & Publisher)
"The Associated Press will share its comprehensive coverage of the 2012 Republican and Democratic conventions across all media platforms via a wide array of digital tools and innovations."
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