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AOL’s Patch Gets New CEO, as Just Under 3% of Staff Is Laid Off

May 17, 2013

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Kara Swisher Changes at AOL’s local content site, Patch: CEO Jon Brod will step down and is being replaced by COO and President Steve Kalin, according to an internal memo the New York Internet company sent to the division’s employees today. As part of the move, Brod will be going back to run AOL Ventures, in […]

Reuters Institute Hosts Debate Taking Stock of the Crisis of British and US Journalism

April 18, 2012

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In the short time during whichThe Leveson Inquiry in Britain has been investigating the practice of phone-hacking by Rupert Murdoch’s News International employees, the revelations have been as shocking as the resignations have been numerous. Unscrupulous editors, crooked reporters, bribe-accepting policemen, corrupt government officials, the head of Scotland Yard, the News of the World itself: […]

The Morning Lowdown 3-29-12

March 29, 2012

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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning: » News Corp. (NSDQ: NWS) said to plan U.S. sports network to rival ESPN (NYSE: DIS) (Bloomberg) » Magazines’ digital circulation more than doubles—but remains small (AdAge) » Bertelsmann weighs IPO to finance expansion (NYT/DealBook) » Hey, judges: Facebook isn’t the devil, it’s the new […]

McClatchy’s Gary Pruitt Scales the AP Mountain

March 22, 2012

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Associated Press board members — the newspaper CEOs who populate the board — opted for one of their own when they picked McClatchy CEO Gary Pruitt as their new leader . By historical measure, it’s a strange move. A large newspaper company CEO is captain of his own ship, at a pinnacle of American company […]

Court Says Blogger Isn’t a ‘Journalist’ — Implications for Hyperlocal

January 9, 2012

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A federal judge in Portland, Oregon has declared that a local “investigative blogger,” doesn’t qualify as a journalist — calling into question whether online hyperlocal news publishers should be treated differently than traditional media. Crystal Cox calls herself an “investigative blogger” and runs sites “exposing corruption.” Obsidian Finance Group filed a $10 million defamation claim […]

Oregon Court Rules Blogging Isn’t Journalism By Graeme McMillan

January 9, 2012

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By Graeme McMillan | @graemem Finally, all of my fears about the legitimacy of my chosen career have paid off with the news that a federal judge in Portland, Oregon–the very city in which I live!–has ruled that blogging does not, in fact, equal journalism, and that bloggers are not necessarily deserving of the moral […]

Navigating News Online – top 25

September 28, 2011

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Which news providers make it in among the top 25 for total U.S. traffic? While the raw figures for visitors vary from one metrics firm to the next (Nielsen’s unique visitors numbers are often much smaller than those of the ratings agency comScore, for example, and both rely mainly on home-based traffic rather than work-based, […]