Daily Archives: November 11, 2013

* Report: New York Times Magazine editor Hugo Lindgren is leaving that job at the end of the year. (
* SCOTUSblog founder Tom Goldstein plans to sell the site in 2014. (
cjr* Eric Bates and Liz Spayd (left) are said to be finalists for the Columbia Journalism Review editor-in-chief job. (
* The publishing side of Murdoch’s empire reports a 3 percent revenue drop in the latest quarter. (
* Society of Professional Journalists says investigative reporter Jana Winter “should not be punished for doing her job,” which includes protecting sources. (
* JFK was assassinated before Simon Dumenco was born, “but I was still shaken by the Newseum’s exhibit.” (
* Lara Logan’s husband was a U.S. military propagandist. (
* Note to student “exploring journalism on my own time”: it’s OK to buy lunch for your homeless story subject. (
* It’s Betsy Rothstein vs. Andrew Beaujon. ( | Beaujon’s disclosure is said to be almost better than the story. (@smencimer)
* Weigh in? What publications pay freelancers promptly? (

“Photo shows the stage before his appearance. Art Garfunkel, who turned 72 on Tuesday, would not permit photos during his performance or pose with backstage guests afterwards.” —

* Waiting for Art Garfunkel (


jons“Let’s take a moment to laugh at how dumb people on the internet are,” writes Deadspin’s Tom Ley. They’re the people are tweeting about the Incognito-Martin hazing story to New York Times reporter Jonathan Martin at @jmartNYT; Jonathan Martin the football player (and the guy on the far left) is @J_Martin71.

* People keep tweeting hate and support at the wrong Jonathan Martin (

Julian March, who is currently director of online at ITV, will join NBC News as editorial and innovation senior vice president in early 2014. The memo from the president of NBC News:

From: Deborah Turness (NBCUniversal)
Sent: Monday, November 11, 2013 1:09 PM
To: @NBC Uni NBC News All
Subject: Staff Announcement


I am delighted to announce that Julian March will join NBC News early next year as Senior Vice President, Editorial and Innovation.

Julian March

Julian March

In this newly created and key editorial leadership role at NBC News, reporting to me, Julian will oversee both our digital businesses and editorial units (such as investigative and health), which will be a giant leap in our efforts to fully integrate broadcast TV news and digital operations. He will also be charged with driving innovation in all its forms across all platforms.

Julian is the perfect person for this exciting new strategic and editorial role. He is not only a talented, extremely capable and dynamic journalist with decades of television news experience, he’s also a proven digital leader and innovator with a very unique understanding of the intersection of broadcast news and digital. And he has the right leadership skills to drive new ways to collaborate and help lead us through the transition, reshaping the way we produce and deliver our news and storytelling on all platforms and devices.

Julian is not only an editorial heavyweight, he is one of the leading digital talents in the UK. He joins us from ITV where he currently serves as Director of Online and has been responsible for the strategy and delivery of the network’s entire online business. Under his leadership, ITV successfully transformed into a digital-first and multi-platform news provider. He has proven experience managing change, leading high-performing teams and driving profit; all in addition to being a very seasoned broadcast journalist. Prior to ITV, he spent 11 years at Sky News, where he launched the award-winning Sky News app, and produced over 3,000 hours of live television, including coverage of major breaking news stories such as the 7/7 London bombings and the Indian Ocean tsunami. He’s been honored with some of the most prestigious awards for innovation both on television and online, including three Royal Television Society awards.

Please join me in welcoming Julian to NBC News.


manila* Lara Logan’s “60 Minutes” correction/apology is panned by everyone. ( | ( | (
* Marvin Kalb: CBS News must do more than apologize. (
* Manila Standard Today’s front page: ( | (
* Miami Herald’s Jim Wyss returns to Florida after being detained by Venezuelan authorities for 48 hours. (
* The good news in Tribune Co.’s 3Q earnings report: Circulation revenue was up 3 percent. ( | (
* Norm Pearlstine left Bloomberg and returned to Time Inc. because it’s “a very exciting time” at the company. (
* Mixed reviews for Forbes CEO Mike Perlis. (
* Happy days are here again for Rupert Murdoch. (
* “The final days of Michael Hastings’s life were beset by worry.” (
* Vox Media acquires Curbed Network, launched by Lockhart Steele in 2004 while he worked at Gawker Media. (
* A former Weiner campaign intern and others are laid off from nsfwcorp magazine. ( | Editor-in-chief: “We’re very much not going out of business.” (@paulcarr) | CNN lays off top entertainment producers. (
* Just-launched Valerie digital magazine covers global women’s issues. (
* ABC News veteran Sam Donaldson is acquitted of a drunken driving charge. (
* The teen who launched the Summly app and sold it to Yahoo for $30 million is WSJ. Magazine’s Technology Innovator of 2013. (
* Ohio’s longest serving journalist – golf and bowling writer Persh Rohrer – turns 95 today. (
* Nikki Finke says Jay Penske won’t return her story notes and drafts. (@nikkifinke)