Mike Pesca is leaving NPR after a decade to work for Slate. In his farewell memo to public radio colleagues, the sports reporter jokes:
I had a choice. Quit now or work five more years to qualify for the iPhone 5 adapter. It was a tough decision, not made any easier by the fact that NPR owns my iPhone, so if I left I’d have to surrender that anyway.
But seriously…. “I have always wanted NPR to be a weeee bit more ambitious or daring, to be willing to take risks outside our comfort zone. So I’m leaving to do a daily podcast about things other than sports, though sometimes sports, because I like sports.”
Read his memo after the jump. Read More
We’re still waiting to see what headline they come up with. | Update: “Child star Shirley Temple dies at age 85” (h/t Patricia Witkin)
Update — “TTAC.com has apologized, pulled the original story they posted and replaced it with an edited version that credits and links to us,” Nick Bunkley writes in an email.
— Nick Bunkley (@nickbunkley) February 11, 2014
On Monday, I posted a Dow Jones editor’s memo telling staffers that working at home because of bad weather “should NOT be the first option or the preference.”
This morning, the Dow Jones union tells members that “if you decide to stay home because you believe it is too dangerous to commute (but roads or transit have not been officially closed), you may be docked for the day’s pay or forced to use a vacation day or personal day, BUT the choice to remain home is yours AND you must not be disciplined for making that decision.”
The union executive director’s memo:
From: Tim Martell
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 11:04 AM
To: ‘Your Union: IAPE 1096’
Subject: Stormy Weather
Over the last couple of weeks, IAPE members from Atlanta to Allagash have reached out to the Union wondering about storm days at Dow Jones. And since, just yesterday, a manager in New York decided to remind Americas Copy Desk staff about the perils of working from home during stormy weather, we thought it might be helpful if we again explain the REAL policy regarding your obligations during severe weather events.
Since 1997, IAPE-represented employees have been protected by a negotiated agreement concerning “Severe Weather Emergencies.” The document explaining the terms of that agreement is posted on the IAPE website.
In short, if a state of emergency is declared AND the roads or transit system you use to get to work have been closed by government order, you are not expected to come to work AND you are still entitled to pay for the day./CONTINUES Read More
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