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September 12 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Fri Sep 12 2014, 07:50:18

By Lene Bech Sillesen As of Tuesday, it's official: Following some early predictions, Politico is launching a European edition, a 50-50 joint venture with one of Europe's largest publishing houses, Berlin-based Axel Springer. The new media company is setting out to cover  "not just Brussels but European politics and policy more broadly," according to a staff memo sent out Tuesday from Politico CEO Jim VandeHei...

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September 11 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Thu Sep 11 2014, 07:50:00

By Ben Adler Last week the Daily Beast trolled the entire internet with an article claiming, absurdly, that "the Upper East Side is now cooler than Brooklyn." In so doing, it epitomized one of the media's worst habits: treating the entirety of Brooklyn as if it were only a few of its neighborhoods, and all of its wildly diverse 2.5 million...

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September 10 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Wed Sep 10 2014, 17:17:56

By David Uberti The murders of James Foley and Steven Sotloff ignited fierce debate over how to react when a reporter is kidnapped. Joel Simon, head of the Committee to Protect Journalists, argued in CJR last week that it was time to end what had essentially been standard practice of instituting media blackouts of such abductions. He writes:  The best course...

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From Columbia Journalism Review Wed Sep 10 2014, 11:56:15

By David Uberti It comes as no surprise that National Review hired Benny Johnson, BuzzFeed's former viral politics editor who was fired in late July for 41 instances of plagiarism. Like so many of the conservative magazine's mainstream counterparts, National Review is fighting for a share of an increasingly crowded online market. And Johnson gives it an immediate advantage in that arena,...

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September 9 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Tue Sep 9 2014, 18:27:24

By Christopher Massie That there is no Golden Rule guiding editors who must decide whether to publish graphic images has never been more obvious than in the past few weeks. On August 19, the ISIS video showing James Foley's murder ignited a debate between journalists who believed that publishing images of the executioner's knife at Foley's neck was essential to readers' understanding...

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From Columbia Journalism Review Tue Sep 9 2014, 12:00:00

By Steven Brill 1. Cancer money: The Stand Up to Cancer telethon -- simulcast Friday night on all four major broadcast networks and 28 cable channels, and livestreamed on Yahoo and Hulu (available on YouTube here) -- reminded me of a story I have long wanted to read: How much money is being spent on cancer research, where is it going and...

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September 8 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Mon Sep 8 2014, 07:55:00

By Lene Sillesen During the crisis in Ferguson, Vox wondered how the US media would cover the events if they were happening in another country, offering its own satirical answer to the question, inspired by a recurring Slate feature. The premise behind the satire seemed to be an impression that US news coverage of international events simplify complex issues ("Ferguson...is ruled overwhelmingly...

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September 5 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Fri Sep 5 2014, 07:50:00

By Alison Langley Perhaps it is fitting that the day Al Jazeera Media Network called a roundtable with media and human rights experts in Vienna to discuss press freedom, the Egyptian State Council banned one of the station's channels from broadcasting on the government-controlled satellite feed. The meeting, one of six being hosted by the network around the world,...

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September 3 2014

From Columbia Journalism Review Wed Sep 3 2014, 12:07:00

By Michael Meyer On October 1, Politico co-founder and former Reagan administration official Frederick Ryan, Jr. will take over as publisher of The Washington Post. Ryan represents Amazon founder Jeff Bezos's first major change in the leadership of the paper he bought for $250 million last year. Ryan is also, according to the Post's own reporting, a fixture of the Georgetown...

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From Columbia Journalism Review Wed Sep 3 2014, 07:55:00

By David Uberti On August 26, Fox's Megyn Kelly aired a four-minute segment on an Indiana University project called Truthy, declaring sarcastically, "Some bureaucrat deciding whether you are being hateful or misinforming people - what could possibly go wrong?" Fox & Friends jumped onto the bandwagon two days later. During its four-minute segment, legal analyst Peter Johnson Jr. managed to...

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