One Mother Jones staffer arrested for trespassing near private La prison; second MoJo staffer worked at facility for 3 months, quit after colleague's arrest — Mother Jones: Staffer arrested photographing prison — Mother Jones magazine confirmed Wednesday that one of its journalists …
Discussion: Winn Parish Enterprise, PINAC, IND Media The INDsider, NOLA River, Gawker, Mediaite, @brianstelter, @tomkludt, Washington Post and Politico
Carlos Miller / PINAC: Second Mother Jones Reporter Accused of Working as “Operative” …
Jonathan Bullington / NOLA River: Mother Jones reporter called ‘operative’ after resigning as Louisiana prison guard, Washington Post reports
Gabrielle Bluestone / Gawker: Mother Jones Undercover Investigation Blown By Producer's Arrest
Tina Nguyen / Mediaite: Mother Jones Reporter Arrested for Trespassing at Prison
Brian Stelter / @brianstelter: Mother Jones reporter spent 3 months undercover as an employee at a privately-run prison. The prison just commented: http://cnnmon.ie/18Iwze6
Tom Kludt / @tomkludt: Prison company says Mother Jones reporter never disclosed his occupation, contradicting Mother Jones http://cnnmon.ie/18Iwze6
Erik Wemple / Washington Post: One Mother Jones staffer arrested on trespassing charges near private Louisiana prison; second staffer quits job at the prison, sheriff calls him “operative”
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Prison company says Mother Jones reporter was ‘never transparent’ about line of work — The Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) is lashing back at Mother Jones magazine after a reporter for the lefty publication resigned from his position at a Louisiana correctional facility.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Inside the Guardian's search for a new editor in chief in advance of Friday's announcement — Guardian game of thrones — Guardian journalists are bracing for a Friday announcement that will be a major victory for one of two long-standing opponents. — The three-month contest …
Discussion: @joepompeo, BuzzFeed and Melville House Books
Joe Pompeo / @joepompeo: The most literary of no-comments from @arusbridger: “Trappist silence from me, I'm afraid.” http://www.capitalnewyork.com/ ...
Zeljka Marosevic / Melville House Books: The fight to be the next editor of The Guardian
Michael Pascoe / Sydney Morning Herald:
With its APN buy, is Rupert Murdoch's News Corp tuning in to radio? — Because his father controls the company with a voting gerrymander that would have made Joh Bjelke-Petersen blush, Lachlan Murdoch was made non-executive co-chairman of News Corp a year ago. — On Thursday he did something, buying 14.9 per cent of APN.
Discussion: Sydney Morning Herald, Reuters, Bloomberg Business, ABC, Scoop, AdNews and Business Insider Australia
Sydney Morning Herald: Rupert Murdoch's News Corp takes 14.9pc stake in APN as Independent News & Media exits
David Fickling / Bloomberg Business: Murdoch's News Corp. buys stake in N.Z. Herald owner APN
Chris Pash / Business Insider Australia: News Corp has taken a bigger stake in APN as $300 million in shares change hands
News Corp raises stake in APN News to 14.99%; 30% of APN sold in $279M block trade
News Corp raises stake in APN News to 14.99%; 30% of APN sold in $279M block trade
Discussion: Asia Stocks to Watch, National Business Review, Independent.ie, Business Wire and mUmBRELLA
Paul O'Donoghue / Independent.ie: INM repays all its debts after selling stake in Australian media company
Business Wire: News Corp Builds Its Investment in APN News and Media Limited to a 14.99% Stake (Subject to Regulatory Approval)
Nicole Levy / Capital New York:
Refinery29 hiring politics, tech reporters in general-interest news push — Refinery29 doesn't want you to think of it as a website devoted exclusively to fashion and style anymore. — The digital media site is adding to its editorial staff, with new hires covering politics, culture and technology.
Discussion: @rafat, @redgirlsays and @mlcalderone
Rafat Ali / @rafat: What happens when you raise tons RT @mediagazer: Refinery29 hiring politics, tech reporters in gen-interest news push http://www.capitalnewyork.com/ ...
Christina Bonnington / @redgirlsays: Big personal news: Friday was actually my last day at @Wired. Monday, I start as tech editor at @Refinery29! http://www.capitalnewyork.com/ ...
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Facing a 24% decline in prime-time ratings year-to-date, MSNBC shakeup to focus more on news — As ratings plunge, MSNBC faces shakeup — Insiders say to expect more news, less bombast and, fresh voices. — It would be hard to imagine a news event better tailored to MSNBC's Venn diagram of …
David Folkenflik / NPR.org:
NPR Appoints Michael Oreskes As News Chief — NPR has named Michael Oreskes, a top Associated Press executive and former New York Times editor who has led newsrooms in such global centers as New York, Washington and Paris, to run its news division. — Officially, Oreskes …
Ina Fried / Re/code:
StoryCorps, the project that preserves oral histories in US, uses $1M TED prize to release app and expand globally — StoryCorps Using $1 Million TED Prize to Become an App and Go Global — For the past decade, StoryCorps has amassed more than 65,000 recordings of ordinary individuals interviewing …
Discussion: NPR.org, @niemanlab, Times LIVE, Forbes, Quartz, Blog of New Orleans, Gambit, NPR, Globe and Mail, vancouversun.com, CTVNews, Co.Exist, Forbes, NOLA River, Forbes and Current.org
Brittany Brown / NPR.org: StoryCorps founder Dave Isay reveals his wish at TED2015
@niemanlab: Good morning! The new StoryCorps app lets anyone record interviews that will go to the Library of Congress http://recode.net/...
Kare Anderson / Forbes: Can Dave Isay Launch a Story Sharing Movement Tonight?
Jeanie Riess / Blog of New Orleans, Gambit: With Mobile Booth, StoryCorps hopes to branch beyond NPR listener base
Marsha Lederman / Globe and Mail: TED Prize winner to use award to expand oral history project globally
Jeff Lee / vancouversun.com: StoryCorps wins $1 million TED Prize for ambitious oral history project
Ariel Schwartz / Co.Exist: StoryCorps Wins The TED Prize And Builds An App That Lets Anyone Record An Interview On Their Phone
Steven Rosenbaum / Forbes: 5 TED 2015 Storytellers That Are Sharing What They See (And Hear)
Dave Walker / NOLA River: StoryCorps MobileBooth returns to New Orleans to capture more conversational history
Roger Yu / USA Today:
USA Today offering buyouts to about 15%, or 90 of 600 staffers, who are 55+ and have been with the company for 15+ years — USA TODAY offers buyouts to veteran staffers — USA TODAY announced Wednesday that it will offer buyout packages to veteran employees to trim staffing …
Discussion: Poynter, FishbowlNY, The Wrap, Washington Post, Guardian, American Press Institute, Politico and JIMROMENESKO.COM
Chris Thompson / Poynter: USA Today announces big buyouts
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: USA Today to Cut 90 Staffers
Erik Wemple / Washington Post: USA Today offering buyouts to long-term employees
Roy Greenslade / Guardian: Gannett's (and Newsquest's) boss ‘earned’ £8.4m in 2014
American Press Institute: NYT adds 20 online-focused opinion contributors from different backgrounds
Hadas Gold / Politico: USA Today to offer 90 buyouts
Egyptian court adjourns trial of Al Jazeera journalists to March 25 — (Reuters) - An Egyptian court adjourned until March 25 the trial of two Al Jazeera television journalists after hearing witness testimony on Thursday. — The pair are charged with aiding a terrorist organisation, a reference to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Two Myanmar Post journalists sentenced to two months in prison for defamatory quote — Myanmar court jails 2 journalists for defamation — YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A Myanmar court sentenced two reporters to two months in prison on charges of defamation, in the latest ruling that raises concerns …
Discussion: Voice of America, RFA, Newsweek, Reuters and Al Jazeera English
Stav Ziv / Newsweek: Myanmar Gives Men 2 Years in Prison for Facebook Post of Buddha With Headphones
Aung Hla Tun / Reuters: Myanmar jails two journalists for defamation
David Bauder / Associated Press:
Ethical questions rise after The Jinx's filmakers wait six months to contact authorities — Durst murder case: When should the media go to the police? — NEW YORK (AP) — It was a filmmaker, not police, who uncovered a crucial piece of evidence in the murder case against Manhattan real estate millionaire Robert Durst.
Discussion: ABC News, Associated Press, New York Times and Associated Press
Matt Gutman / ABC News: Robert Durst Found With Stash of Cash, Latex Mask, Fake ID, Passport, Police Say
Globe and Mail:
Montreal media company Gesca sells six of seven regional newspapers to focus on its flagship daily, La Presse — Desmarais-owned Gesca sells six papers as La Presse+ takes off — MONTREAL and TORONTO — The Globe and Mail — Desmarais-owned Gesca Ltée is selling its six regional newspapers …
Discussion: Agence France-Presse, Ottawa Citizen, Montreal, Montreal Gazette, QMI Agency and @jayrosen_nyu