There's a further gender gap in media, and this one extends beyond the bylines themselves.
According to an alarming report published by The New York Times on Friday, reporters at the company were for decades not only permitted, but frequently and forcefully encouraged, to monitor potential story subjects with the terminal software's U UID function.
There's a further gender gap in media, and this one extends beyond the bylines themselves.
Business Insider CEO and editor-in-chief Henry Blodget proved today that he's a giant troll with a trolly post addressing anti-Semitism ... Click through for THE REAL REASON PEOPLE HATE HENRY BLODGET!!!. [Seriously, go on and click, we promise there won't be any slideshows.]
It's hard to tell where the truth ends and spin begins with this one, but here we go: An Albany police unit raided a spa owned by the wife of The Albany Times Union's investigative editor for alleged prostitution--a move that might be retribution for his coverage of the police unit's shady purchases.
It was announced today that M, a soon-to-relaunch men's fashion magazine for guys in their 30s and 40s, is in the works. But before we graduate to M, it's probably as good a time as any to see how M stacks up against today's men's magazines.
This ought to infuriate all the right(wing) people: A study has found that people who watch no news at all can answer questions about current events better than people who solely watch Fox News.
In one of the sadder things you'll read about NPR and radio journalism in general, The Washington Post has a depressing report with details of the organization's financial decline--like the fact that NPR finished the first six months of its financial year with a $2.6 million deficit.
Warren Buffett is okay by our standards. The investor and his Berkshire Hathaway Media Group announced today that it was buying (and saving) 63 daily and weekly papers from the Media General communications company for $142 million ... in cash.
In a nutshell, here's what happened: A reporter ran a misleading quote in an interview with a boxer, making him sound like a homophobic monster. The boxer got banned from an L.A. mall, and the journalists all blamed each other.
If you were longing to see the day when The New York Times was going to stop hurting and start making enough gains in subscribers to offset its ad losses, so that you could tell your media pundit friends that newspapers aren't dead, you may want to clear your calendar in 2014.
By no means do we agree with Naomi Schaefer Riley's assertions about black studies. But today we do find ourselves in a weird place where we're actually on the same page with Schaefer Riley, at least when it comes to questions about her editors.
Imagine getting fired for reporting the scoop that WWII had ended. Well that's exactly what happened to journalist Edward Kennedy, and it's taken The Associated Press 67 years to apologize, but he isn't alive to enjoy the vindication.
Before you start defending CNN as your go-to channel during debates, election nights, and catastrophic disasters, just know that you're part of the problem.
Players: The very spat-happy ex-Adweek editor-in-chief, Vanity Fair contributor, Murdoch biographer and Newser creator Michael Wolff; The very spat-happy owner of the Dallas Mavericks, and part-time journo pundit Mark Cuban
This week New York is running an excerpt from Jeff Himmelman's Yours in Truth, a biography of legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee that's got one high profile critic—The Post's Bob Woodward—comparing the author to the master of dirty tricks.
Narrative Science's claim that its algorithm-driven journalism will one day win a Pulitzer has human journalists quivering, yet we're still not convinced it's all that threatening to the future of journalism.
In news that isn't going to make journalists or the people who pay them very happy, The New York Times lost 7.2 percent in print advertising revenue and 10.3 percent in digital advertising revenue in the past quarter.
No, Roger Ailes, Gawker is not a pornographic website. It's that site which, you know, broke the story about how your network's biggest star, Bill O'Reilly, "tried to get his wife's boyfriend investigated by the cops," or more recently, ran that failed mole experiment at Fox.
We're always interested in new business models for journalism, and it appears Chinese journalists found one: bribery.
The National Magazine Award finalists have been announced, and women are not represented at all in reporting, feature writing, profile writing, essays and criticism, columns and commentary, or feature photography.
The first thing a lot of people do whenever a new list of "most outstandings" comes down the pike is check to see what the male to female breakdown is.
iPads are often heralded as the future of newspapers and magazines, which may very well be true, but be sure to remember that journalism in tablet-form is still pretty young. Case in point: news apps on the iPad still make a fraction of the revenue that print circulation does.
The Columbia Journalism Review's Ron Howell claim that Jill Abramson's love of dogs is affecting The New York Times' number of dog stories is a little bit flawed--we know because we tried it before.
This week's Doonesbury series follows a young woman who faces a mandatory sonogram as she tries to get an abortion, and among the multitude of reasons papers are giving for not running it, an Athens, Georgia, editor said he was afraid readers would mistake the fictional comic strip for actual news reporting.
When Andrew Breitbart died last week, he was rumored to be working on some hot stories that would embarrass Barack Obama and the left so badly some suggested darkly that the right-wing muckraker might have been assassinated.
New York Times opinion columnist Charles Blow's "magic underwear" tweet about Mitt Romney has fueled the candidate's claim of media bias, and to no one's surprise, his apology this morning isn't good enough for some of The Times' critics
Betsy Rothstein's fake trend piece about female reporters using their sexy Twitter pictures for evil would be completely troubling if it weren't riddled with an undercurrent of Internet trolling and mired in the fact that she couldn't find any experts to agree with her.
In a six and a half minute video posted to YouTube Thursday, Edith Bouvier, a journalist at Le Figaro, is pleading with the French government for her evacuation after she was hurt in the same shelling attacks that killed Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik.
In a briefly interesting moment in an otherwise ho-hum press briefing, the Obama administration was called out on its double standard of praising journalists who take down other governments, while simultaneously stifling them here at home.
After reading David Brooks' "The Jeremy Lin Problem" this morning, it seemed as though our Twitter feed instantly sparkled with little nuggets of dissent—so many in fact that we put together this guide to David Brooks haters.
Forget a new paint job or replacing the carpeting: If your newsroom needs some freshening up, just have Rupert Murdoch stop by for a visit.
The Washington Post is offering some voluntary buyouts to "some Newsroom employees" in an e-mail sent out by executive editor Marcus Brauchli Wednesday morning.
Apparently the "Fair and Balanced" news channel is run like one big family which, as anchor Shepard Smith knows, won't necessarily fly at your own workplace.
It's time to fire up the Facebook speculation machine with news that the social network has hired Bloomberg's former social media director Dan Fletcher to be its managing editor.
Noting that "a multitude of information sources" exist today besides it (read: online journalism), the Chicago Sun-Times seems to acknowledge its and other newspapers' waning influence as why it has decided to quit endorsing candidates for office.
The already rocky handover of the New York Times Regional Media Group to its new owner, Halifax Media Holdings, isn't getting any smoother with news that the bosses want re-hired employees to sign potentially illegal non-compete agreements.
Dressing better and working standard 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 40-hour work week will supposedly help the company go from "good" to "great".
Back in May it was really hard to ignore just how many news outlets were mixing up the first name of the world's most wanted terrorist with the last name of the president who green-lighted the operation to kill him.
The Players: Jack Shafer, Reuters' media pundit extraordinaire whose job it is to keep journalists and their stories honest ; Henry Blodget, Business Insider's CEO whose site's stories have come under fire for not always being the most honest ones out there.
After a morning of protests that focused on a goofy new tactic called squidding, a second Occupy Wall Street action turned tense as police confronted protesters and journalists -- including a New York Times photographer taped in a back-and-forth with a stubborn cop.
Last weekend, a bunch of journalists met up at this year's News Foo conference in Arizona to discuss, among other things, what to do in the event of an apocalypse.
Three members of Herman Cain’s campaign team apologized on Wednesday after a local police officer who said he was there to protect the Republican presidential candidate manhandled a reporter.
The NYPD's treatment of journalists covering its raid on Occupy Wall Street on Tuesday has been criticized not only be news outlets and press watchdog groups but by the top New York City officials.
It only took him three tries, but after 12 years, the legendary media blogger and journalism evangelist Jim Romenesko is finished with the Poynter Institute.
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