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An interesting debate. Newseum's Journalists Memorial to include two people who worked for Hamas: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/05/10/terrorists-or-journalists-washington-newseum-to-honor-fallen-hamas-operatives/
Take that back. The Newseum is reconsidering that decision under pressure from right-wing bullies and the Israel lobby.
Newseum reverses it decision. Will not honor two cameramen killed while working for Hamas-run Al-Aqsa TV:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/13/newseum-hamas_n_3265931.html?1368455377
8:09...Right wing bullies? Really? Have ya read the news lately? Give me a break.
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Usat Sports chief content guy Dave Morgan is interviewed by the daily Cynopsis media industry e-letter today about that 'For the Win' endeavor:Last month, USA TODAY Sports Media Group launched its newest digital sports property designed to offer social news to sports fans in For the Win. The platform marks the latest effort for an active company that has locked in a number of acquisitions and partnerships since forming. The site is sponsored by Right Guard, and focuses on "delivering content designed specifically to resonate on social networks and non-traditional media channels and platforms." Editorial talent includes names from the likes of Buzzfeed, The New York Times, ESPN and Yahoo! Sports, among other outlets.Always curious about the evolution of content, Cynopsis Sports spoke with Dave Morgan, SVP, Content and Editor-in Chief for the USA TODAY Sports Media Group about the launch, as well as how publishers are striking a chord in a digital world.Morgan on strategy: The USA Today Sports Media Group was formed about a year and a half ago and basically unites all of the sports assets of the company including USA Today, 23 broadcast affiliates, the high school sports network, digital properties and more. The idea is that we have this very strong national brand that relates to USA Today Sports and the first thing was to restructure and reinvigorate breakingnews. Now we're looking at other parts of the enterprise which includes how we better leverage our local content. The addition of For the Win is essentially about creating content in a totally social environment and make it about sharing and using the audience as curators. Early results show that people like the content, they are sharing it and they are interacting with it in all the ways that we hoped for.On the merger of content and technology:In the end it's really simple. Can I find it or does it find me? Is it easily accessible? If I have to jump through all these hoops to get to the content then you are going to have problems. Our platform particularly works well on mobile, and we've got this new product that looks like it was born on an iPhone. That makes it extremely accessible, and is a big reason why that content is resonating with the audience.On brands establishing a unique voice:You have to be respectful of your audience. If you take the audience of The Big Lead and treat them the same way that you treat the audience at USA Today's NFL channel, they are different. They have different motivations for getting their content to audiences. You have to be aware of that and our content has to be relevant to both its audience and its subjects to be successful, The people you are writing about need to have a level of respect that you know what you are doing, credibility cuts to the core of that. That's been the recipe for success behind all of our outlets.
What a bunch of nonsensical horseshit, Dave.
For the Win doesn't even own the URL for "for the win". Well planned.
USA Today Editor in Chief David Callaway writes today about the Bloomberg terminal "snooping scandal" without saying whether his newspaper uses them.
Fascinating comments from CBS's Scott Pelley.http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/213172/scott-pelley-were-getting-the-big-stories-wrong-over-and-over-again/
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I bought 5,000 shares when it was at $1.80. Not a bad return on my investment at this point. I only wish I had the money to have bought 10,000 or 20,000 shares like my gut was telling me at the time. It could reach $95.00+ again. I think I'll just sell at $30 a share. I need the cash for a trip I'm planning to England next summer. Either way I'll dump by Jan. or Feb. of 2014.
Yep. You're the greatest. Screw Warren Buffett!
You back again?Sounds like the spam I get.
The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news.http://www.ap.org/Images/Letter-to-Eric-Holder_tcm28-12896.pdf
Dang, I'm glad we didn't airdrop into New Orleans and start a newspaper when the Times-Pic was waffling. That is one war starting that won't end well, and several news orgs may crawl out barely alive. Sure, there will be lots of money flying, but whoa! Going back to printing more days and taking on Georges... That reminds me of... O' wait. At least Gannett did learn its lesson about taking on someone with big pockets and local knowledge. In other overheard in the boardroom notes: "No, we can't sell even if we should. We'll miss the fun of when the bottom drops out in 2.5 years. This is based on current trends. What Gracia? You'll be gone and cashed out?" Dang it, you better not leave us holding the bag. Let us know before you go."
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Just like Al, to give a speech at his own funeral services. http://www.floridatoday.com/livestream/article/20130514/NEWS01/130513017/Watch-live-Celebrating-life-Al-Neuharth?odyssey=mod|breaking|text|Home
Some reporters are pampered and coddled. Others are flogged,lashed and driven like pack mules.
As a shareholder and an employee, I would like to know the sucession plan of well before Gracia rides off with. Her millions. Dickey? No way. The TV guy? After the Dubow diaster, no way
And you want to know this why? Please enlighten us
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