KENS 5, Gannett’s station in San Antonio, has posted and aired a story about a local restaurant getting caught storing food in the bathroom. A customer’s video showing cooks using the men’s room for storage was “stomach-turning,” according to KENS’s report, and yet the station declined to name the restaurant. It’s getting blasted for that on Facebook.
KENS says it’s withholding the name because “the owner of the establishment took immediate action and fired the employee seen on the video.” (It appears KENS 5 also pulled the video from its website.) Meanwhile, rival station Fox 29 has named the place – ironically called The Luxury.
I called news director Triston Sanders to ask if she’s protecting an advertiser or her pals at The Luxury. I got her voicemail and left a message.
* KENS 5 reports food in the bathroom, but fails to name the place (kens5.com)
* KENS 5 is blasted for not naming The Luxury | More comments (facebook.com)
* Fox 29 named The Luxury as the offender (with video) (foxsanantonio.com)
“Investigative reporter nightmare? Found outside the Maine statehouse” (@POGOBlog)
(Photo by Naomi Schalit)
Northeast Ohio Media Group, which recently advertised its Cavaliers-beat opening, is now looking for someone to cover LeBron James fulltime for Cleveland.com and the Plain Dealer. The ad describes this as “one of the most challenging reporting jobs in the country, covering [James’] sports performance, business dealings and community leadership.”
You’ll cover all aspects of his roles in Northeast Ohio and nationally as he returns to the Cleveland Cavaliers, writing, creating videos, and posting across multiple platforms including all relevant types of social media. You’ll also participate in broadcasts where you discuss James, working closely with reporters assigned to cover the Cavaliers and the NBA.
I’ve asked Northeast Ohio Media Group content chief Chris Quinn how many resumes he’s received.
* Sports reporter – LeBron James beat (jobinfo.com)
* Sports reporter – Cavaliers/NBA (jobinfo.com)
Dare to chart your own course, journalism students!
* Alex Beam: “If they made a cartoon about a Baby Boomer newspaper columnist, they would name it Dora the Deplorer.” (bostonglobe.com)
* Even background interviews at the White House have to be “chaperoned.” Also, writes Paul Farhi, “reporters who cover other parts of official Washington, such as Capitol Hill, can usually count on encountering an official escort, turning a one-on-one interview into a one-on-two.” (washingtonpost.com)
* Everyone tells Lloyd Grove that David Gregory is toast. (thedailybeast.com)
* Josh Topolsky leaves The Verge, where he was top editor, and joins Bloomberg. (@Tyrangiel)
* Unnamed sources in Washington “remain way too prevalent in contemporary journalism,” writes Rem Rieder. (usatoday.com)
* BuzzFeed’s Chris Geidner is named Journalist of the Year by the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association. (nlgja.org)
* “Don’t send your kid to the Ivy League,” says a magazine that has dozens of staffers from Ivy League schools. (newsweek.com)
* Sorry, but the finger will never replace a good pen. (nytimes.com) | “Full-blown bullshit.” (deadspin.com)
* Fired Louisville Courier-Journal circulation exec Mike Hout wants $1 million from Gannett. (courier-journal.com) | After one Gannett exec complained that dealing with the Hout situation might kill him, Gannett HR vice president Randi Austin told him: “Just go for more Chardonnay. And make it the good stuff.” (wdrb.com)
* Times of London chief tennis writer Neil Harman admits to plagiarism. (theguardian.com)
* A few readers have pointed out that many AP stories are missing bylines. Here’s why: (newsmediaguild.org)
* A lawmaker’s op-ed in the Charleston (SC) Post and Courier looks familiar. (cjr.org)