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-- seen today on Fox News

— spotted today on Fox News

* The people at Fox News — probably not regular NPR listeners — quote “Morning Addition.” (@currentpubmedia via Dru Sefton)
* New York Times CEO: “We are currently leaving money on the table because we don’t yet have enough video-advertising opportunities to sell.” (niemanlab.org)
* Watch online on Monday: Arthur Sulzberger Jr., Tim Armstrong, Caroline Little and others discuss digital disruption of the news business. (harvard.edu)
* Erik Wemple: NPR correction convicts Tina Brown of the same offense — insufficiently careful reading — that got Howard Kurtz in trouble. (washingtonpost.com)
* It appears everyone will play nice in the closing minutes of CNN’s revamped “Crossfire.” (There will be “an opportunity for hosts to look for common ground at the end of the program.”) (variety.com)
* Federal judge tosses a request for an injunction that would have blocked a plan to end the Las Vegas Review-Journal/Sun JOA. (reviewjournal.com)
* Detroit News managing editor Don Nauss announces his retirement. (detroitnews.com)
* Rem Rieder tells the Storyful story: “Its mission is harnessing the power of social media.” (usatoday.com)
lady* Say it isn’t so! “Lady Gaga and Jay Z bodyguard tasered to death by police.” (nme.com)* Reuters journalist discusses his scoop about the Syrian army moving Scud missiles to avoid a potential attack. (reutersbest.com)
* Video out of Syria made New York Times staffers “physically ill,” says paper’s spokesperson. (thedailybeast.com)
* The Awl calls out TechCrunch for “cagey bullshit.” (theawl.com)
* FYI: Techmeme is now writing its own headlines. (techmeme.com)

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High school yearbook misspells name of school
A spokeswoman for Moorhead (only one e!) High School in Moorhead, MN, says: “They proofed the book and the cover, and they missed it. I don’t know that there’s much we can do now. It’s a mistake, and it was made.”

* Spelling error slips through onto Moorhead yearbook cover (inforum.com)
* Check out the news bloopers on my Pinterest page (pinterest.com/jimromenesko)

New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter tells WGBH in Boston: “I’m struck by the Chicago Tribune’s series called ‘Chicago Under the Gun,’ which insteadimages of trying to go long and tell a 10,000-word story, tries to go short and tell a 100- or 200-word story about victims of gun violence in Chicago. It’s accompanied by a photo or a series of photos and it tries to tell small stories about victims and I find sometimes that’s more captivating because it may reach more people who are willing and able to read a minute or two worth and look at something without expecting them to read for hours.”

Listen to Stelter:


“What I really like about headline-writing is the challenge — it’s a graphical challenge as well as a linguistic challenge because you have to make it fit in the space you have, but also have punch and not be broken up in an awkward manner. There’s all kinds of rules that you have to follow, but it’s a fun challenge for your mind.” — Copy editor Jill Wilson
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* “Heads — The People Who Choose the News” (youtube.com) | (@tenbruggencate)

spj* Why SPJ should change its name to Society for Professional Journalism. One reason from Michael Koretzky: “SPJ membership has fallen 20 percent since the mediapocalypse.” (spjnetwork.com) | (jimromenesko.com)
* “Now that the buzz of the Bezos visit has worn off, I find myself with the same concerns and doubts about the future,” writes WaPo’s Joel Achenbach. (washingtonpost.com) | WaPo’s Craig Timberg talks to @PostTV about the Bezos visit. (washingtonpost.com)
* Alex Jones: “If the Las Vegas Sun was to go away, it would be a shame for Las Vegas.” (nytimes.com)
* University of Buffalo Athletics stops picking up the student newspaper’s tab for road games. “We can’t afford the $600-700 per person for travel and hotel to cover road games” so the paper will no longer do it, says the editor. (ubspectrum.com)
* They do? “Journalists tend to confuse journalism with major daily papers.” (theconversation.com)
* CNN’s Peter Hamby talks to NPR about his paper on political coverage in the Twitter era. (npr.org)
* NSFWCORP founder: “When we reach 12,000 subscribers, we’ll be entirely self-sustaining as a business.” (pandodaily.com)
* Nikki Finke confirms she wants to buy Deadline back from Jay Penske. (gawker.com) | (thewrap.com)
* Finke wants a correction and apology from The Wrap. (@nikkifinke)
* Study finds that 62 percent of Brits lie about reading classic novels. (telegraph.co.uk)
* Sports journalist Ron Higgins quits the Memphis Commercial-Appeal and joins the Times-Picayune. (nola.com)
* BuzzFeed comes up with 27 things media people like. (buzzfeed.com)
* Look out, Howard Kurtz, Media Matters is watching your Fox News appearances closely! (mediamatters.org)
* “Besides my grandparents, who are both dead, who is watching the nightly news?” asks Glenn Beck. (Here’s his answer.) (nytimes.com)