Tag Archives: journalism

Advocate To Partner With NBC News

The parent company of The Advocate announced today that they have inked a partnership deal with NBC News. Via press release: Here Media and The Advocate, the world’s leading gay news source, announced today their new affiliate deal with NBC News Channel, an NBC News unit that provides content services to NBC television affiliates and other selected news outlets around …

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Obama Disses Press On HCR Coverage

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Washington Blade Assets Purchased

The former Washington Blade staffers behind its successor, DC Agenda, have purchased the assets of the demised title. Most importantly, the purchase includes the paper’s irreplaceable archive of the last 40 years of LGBT history and journalism. Brown Naff Pitts Omnimedia, Inc., doing business as DCAgenda, proudly announced today that it acquired the assets of the Washington Blade, the nation’s …

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DADT: Don’t Lie, Don’t Misinform

Today Media Matters and a coalition of LGBT and progressive groups co-signed a letter calling on the media to be truthful when covering the attempt to repeal DADT. Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell proponents too often paint a distorted picture of what a repeal would mean. Today, Media Matters for America released a comprehensive review detailing how opinion pages and cable …

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Fox Chyron Fail (Again)

Media Matters notes: “Almost three months to the day since Fox News instituted its “zero tolerance for on-screen errors” policy, the [above] on-screen graphic was displayed during the February 22 edition of America’s Newsroom.”

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Fox-Worthy

“Democrat Scott Brown Sworn-In.” (Tipped by JMG reader Brad)

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Irish Times Publishes Its First Gay Wedding Notice After JMG Readers Marry

JMG readers Vivian Cummins and Erney Breytenback write to let us know that their December wedding in South Africa is the first same-sex union ever to be noted in the wedding announcements section of the Irish Times. Published on Saturday: Vivian Cummings and Erney Breytenbach were married at their holiday home in Hermanus, South Africa, by the Reverend Pieter Oberholzer, …

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How To Report The News

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Newsday’s Paywall Fail

Three months ago Long Island’s Newsday, the 11th most widely read newspaper in the country, shifted their website to pay-to-read. The number of paying subscribers so far: 35. New York Times, are you watching? That astoundingly low figure was revealed in a newsroom-wide meeting last week by publisher Terry Jimenez when a reporter asked how many people had signed up …

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Hope Less

Virtually every broadcast and cable network showed the Hope For Haiti Now telethon last night. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Fox News was the lone holdout. On January 22, a wide variety of broadcast, cable, radio, and internet outlets, including CNN and MSNBC, preempted their regularly scheduled prime-time programming and aired Hope for Haiti Now, a benefit concert and telethon to raise funds …

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New York Times Readies Return To Paid Online Subscriptions

New York Magazine reports that the New York Times may be days away from announcing their return to a “metered” online subscription system in which readers must pay to read more than a certain number of articles per day. The choice for some time has been between a Wall Street Journal-type pay wall and the metered system adopted by the …

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WaPo Watch

Via Media Matters: The Washington Post published in its news pages an article by The Fiscal Times — “an independent digital news publication reporting on fiscal, budgetary, health-care and international economics issues” — that promoted the creation of a task force to reduce the deficit in part through cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. But the Post did not …

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BBC Apologizes For “Kill Gays” Debate

An executive from the BBC has issued an apology for yesterday’s online debate asking if homosexuals should be put to death. It’s not much of apology. From the blog of BBC World Service director Peter Horrocks: The original headline on our website was, in hindsight, too stark. We apologise for any offence it caused. But it’s important that this does …

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UNBELIEVABLE: BBC Asks Readers “Should Homosexuals Face Execution?”

This is unfuckingbelievable. In reference to the Uganda “kill gays” bill, the BBC asked their readers if they agreed that gays should be put to death. From the Guardian: The talkboard post asked users to send in their views to the programme, which goes out on the World Service and is also available online. “Has Uganda gone too far? Should …

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The Right’s Newest Martyr

As expected, the wingnutosphere is rallying around fired Maine reporter Larry Grard, who was dismissed from the Morning Sentinel after 19 years following his “in your face” email to the Human Rights Campaign on the morning after the vote to repeal same-sex marriage. Catholic League: As a Catholic, Grard has a right to hold, express and defend the teachings of …

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Editor & Publisher Folds In Massive Selloff Of Media Trade Titles

Today Nielsen Business Media announced the sales of Billboard Magazine, Adweek, Brandweek, The Hollywood Reporter, and four other titles as well as their film industry conventions business. The new owner is a just formed media company called e5 Global Media Holdings. Not surviving the sale was the 125 year-old Editor & Publisher, the seemingly eternal watchdog of print journalism. From …

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Washington Times To Fold

The wingnut/Moonie mouthpiece Washington Times is closing up shop as a “traditional” newspaper to reinvent itself as an opinion publication. Via Eric Boehlert at HuffPo: You’d think that somebody with a direct line to the Almighty, and tapped by Jesus to save mankind on Earth, would be able to come up with a better business plan for running a daily …

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Maine Reporter Fired For Personal Email Against Marriage Equality

Larry Grard, an 18-year veteran of Maine’s Morning Sentinel, has been fired after his employers were notified by the Human Rights Campaign that he had sent them an “in your face” email from his personal account on the morning after the vote to repeal same-sex marriage. Larry Grard admits he had “a lapse in judgment.” But Grard – who’s been …

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Correction Of The Day

From the Washington Post: A Nov. 26 article in the District edition of Local Living incorrectly said a Public Enemy song declared 9/11 a joke. The song refers to 911, the emergency phone number. Get up-uh, get get get down.

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Google Sets Limit On Free News Access

Days after Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp announced a partnership with Microsoft to block their news stories from search engines, Google has revealed that they have created a program to restrict readers from reading too many stories on news sites without paying. Newspaper publishers will now be able to set a limit on the number of free news articles people can …

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