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How to Score a “Journalism-From-the-Future” Job (via mediabistro by Mona Zhang)
"The traditional business models of publishing might be waning, but the shift to new media brings new opportunity to the industry. That’s something Jessica Bennett has taken advantage of. In the latest installment of Mediabistro’s “So What Do You Do?”, the executive editor of Tumblr’s Storyboard talks about breaking past the outdated lessons she learned in j-school, and how journos can score jobs that haven’t even been created yet."
With No Latino Moderators For Debates, Univision Announces Its 'Own Party' (via NPR by Erica Ryan)
"Spanish-language network Univision announced Wednesday that, along with Facebook, it will host discussions with the presidential candidates next week, calling them 'the first-ever events of their kind targeting Hispanic Americans.'"
NBC News Apologizes to Affiliates for Sept. 11 Omission (via Broadcasting & Cable by Michael Malone)
"NBC News took the extraordinary step of apologizing to the NBC affiliate community for its decision not to cut to a Sept. 11 moment of silence on Today, which its network rivals aired. Steve Capus, president of NBC News, issued the apology and explanation to the affiliates Sept. 12."
‘Text is a UI’: How Journalists Can Work Usability into Online Words (via 10,000 Words/mediabistro by Kevin Loker)
"Text style and placement took center stage a few weeks back while dissecting how news orgs tweet breaking news. Where should you put 'Breaking'? Should it be 'BREAKING'? Do you even need it at all?"
Journo, promote thyself (via Columbia Journalism Review by Ann Friedman)
"Don’t use Twitter and Facebook as firehoses for your own content! Think about the Twitter accounts that you enjoy most. My guess is that they’re not just self-promotion—they link you to a variety of interesting things around the Web. They’re probably funny, or at least clever."
Newsosaur: Newspapers Are Getting Outsmarted On Mobile (via Editor & Publisher by Alan D. Mutter)
"Apple and Google, the two biggest powerhouses in Silicon Valley, have stepped up the battle to make their smartphones smarter so they can grab ever-larger shares of the local advertising market."
USA TODAY unveils redesigned newspaper, website, apps (via USA Today)
"USA TODAY unveiled today new designs for its newspaper, website and mobile apps in time for its 30th anniversary this weekend. The complete overhaul of the newspaper is designed to showcase USA TODAY's prowess in visual storytelling and bring "stronger voices" to its stories. The new logo reflects "the pulse of the nation," the company says in a statement. The redesigned newspaper will be distributed starting Friday and the USATODAY.com beta site will go live over the weekend of Sept. 15th with a full launch later this fall."
Hinojosa Honored With Columbia J-School Award (via Maynard Institute)
"'Maria Hinojosa, a groundbreaking news anchor and reporter for NPR, PBS and CNN who has covered the marginalized and powerless in America and abroad for over 25 years, is the recipient of the 2012 John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism' [PDF], Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism announced Wednesday."
After Summer of Sin, ACES, SPJ presidents commit to plagiarism summit (via Poynter by Craig Silverman)
"After reading my recent account of plagiarism and fabrication the last several months, which I dubbed the 'Summer of Sin,' Teresa Schmedding said she realized something needs to be done."
Protecting sources in the age of video journalism (via World Association of Newspapers and News Pubnlishers by Emma Knight)
"The broadly built man whom Scott Pelley interviewed on CBS’ 60 Minutes last Sunday night was called Mark Owen. He had heavy black eyebrows, deep brown eyes, and a gravelly voice. Only, no such man exists."
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