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INFOGRAPHIC: Journalism’s Death & Rebirth In 60 Seconds (via mediabistro by Dianna Dilworth)
"To promote its Ebyline/E&P 100% Journalism Challenge, a journalism innovation contest where the winner will earn $35,000 in prize money, Ebyline has created an infographic called Journalism’s Death & Rebirth in 60 Seconds."
100 Twitter accounts every journalism student should follow (via journalism.co.uk by Sarah Marshall)
"A starter list for those beginning journalism university courses, created with the help of the followers of our @journalismnews Twitter account."
Mayhem porn (via Columbia Journalism Review by Caitlin Dewey)
"Coverage of the suicide aired on Fox News highlights the media’s treatment of death as entertainment."
Newsosaur: The Inside Scoop On Hiring Outsiders (via Editor & Publisher by Alan D. Mutter)
"When former BBC boss Mark Thompson starts work as chief executive of The New York Times Co., he will become the highest-profile example yet of an emerging trend among publishers to hire leaders from outside the newspaper business."
Herald to partner with Gannett on printing newspaper (via Albany Herald)
"The Albany Herald has entered into a new printing agreement with Gannett Co. that will result in a reduction in the newspaper's press and mailroom departments."
Satellite Radio Tries to Remain Relevant by Turning to Telematics (via WIRED by Doug Newcomb)
"Satellite radio seemed like a good idea a decade ago. That was before drivers had a wide array of alternatives to commercial-clogged AM and FM bands. But today, paying for satellite radio has become much less appealing, as gigabytes of music fit in the palm of your hand and smartphones with streaming services flood into vehicles."
Overweight News Anchor Takes Fat-Shaming Bully to Task on Air (via Yahoo by Lylah M. Alphonse)
"When Jennifer Livingston, the morning news anchor for WKBT-TV in La Crosse, Wisconsin, got the email last week, she was stunned."
“A Wonderful Profession” (via American Journalism review by Amber Larkins)
"Both writing and editing have their charms for Scott Kraft. 'There's really nothing better in this business than to be a writer, being a correspondent, especially,' says Kraft, 57, who became deputy managing editor of the Los Angeles Times at the end of August."
Univision’s KMEX-34 celebrates 50th anniversary (via Media Moves by Veronica Villafañe)
"KMEX-34 today celebrates its 50 year anniversary. The first broadcast of the Los Angeles-based Univision flagship station was on September 29, 1962."
The Real Debate Will Take Place on Facebook and Twitter (via Technology Review by David Talbot)
"When President Obama and Mitt Romney take the stage for their first debate in Denver tomorrow night, a far more extensive shadow debate will unfold across social media. Campaigns and supporters will aim to seize the online 'conversation' in a vast game of spin unfolding well beyond the telecast and media coverage."
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