Daily Archives: August 19, 2014

* Developing: ISIS claims to have executed journalist James Foley (below). (
foley* “Please be patient until we all have more information, and keep the Foleys in your thoughts and prayers.” (Find James Foley) | “The intelligence community is working as quickly as possible to determine [the video’s] authenticity.” (@BrettLoGiurato)
* Conde Nast sells Fairchild Media to Penske Media for around $100 million. ( | (
* Washington Post editorial page editor Fred Hiatt defends Farheed Zakaria. (
* A West Virginia TV station that refused to cover Ed Rabel‘s congressional campaign because of his attacks on local news changes its policy. (
waffle* Arianna Huffington: “I’m 64-years-old and I’ve never had Botox, fillers or plastic surgery.” (
* Atlanta Press Club asks: What are your favorite local stories from the last 50 years? One candidate: “Around the clock at Waffle House.” ( | (Jason Travis photo)
* Leonard Maltin‘s 2015 Movie Guide will be his last. (
* Bring on the Facebook “satire” tag! (

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter:

Her eyebrow-raising tweet:

The crime writer on maternity leave was mocked in the replies. Example: “@ChristineDByers needs to stop being a steno and start being a reporter.”

Colin Campbell got this statement from Post-Dispatch editor Gilbert Bailon: “Christine Byers is a police reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch who has been on FMLA leave since March. She is not involved in the Ferguson coverage while she is on leave. Her tweets are personal.”


Old newsstands are being turned into healthy food kiosks in Chicago, reports Kevin Pang. Mayor Rahm Emanuel hopes to have four of the mini-food joints on city sidewalks by year’s end; the first one debuted on Monday. Salads, wraps and grab-n-go goods are sold out of the 45-square-foot kiosks.

* Old Chicago newsstands are turned into food kiosks (

New Hampshire political reporter Kevin Landrigan lost his job last Monday when the Nashua Telegraph closed its statehouse bureau. One week later he was hired as chief political correspondent by multimedia startup NH1, which launches in the fall. nh1

NH1 also announced today that it’s hired CNN political editor Paul Steinhauser as news anchor and political director. He joins NH1 in January.

* Kevin Landrigan joins NH1 as chief political correspondent (
* CNN’s Paul Steinhauser joins NH1 as news anchor (


I’ve asked Post reporter Doree Lewark about her big shoes, which I suspect she borrowed for the photo shoot.

Some great comments about this silly New York Post piece:
* “Someone wrote an Onion article and the NY Post picked it up instead.” (@JenASchiller)
* “And with this, the dumbest column in history, the NY Post officially reaches peak troll.” (@chezpazienza)
* “The New York Post hits a new, terrible level of, well, New York Post-iness.” (@AlexKoppelman)
* “It seems like satire but I can’t call it.” (@Carnegro)
* “The pro-catcall ny post piece is master trolling.” (@owillis)

* New York Post comes out boldly in favor of catcalling (
* What this reporter likes is called “street harassment” by most women (

* Afghanistan’s attorney general won’t let New York Times reporter Matthew Rosenberg leave the country. (
* “There is no journalism textbook on how to cover a riot.” (Kindle Single idea?) (
* Ferguson protesters go after the media. ( | Intercept reporter Ryan Devereaux is detained in Ferguson. ( | Update: He’s been released. | Getty Images photographer Scott Olson was in custody for a few hours. (
* Capt. Ron Johnson‘s statement on arresting journalists. (@MatthewKeysLive)
* A reporter says covering the protests “has been memorable, exhilarating and downright exhausting.” ( | Protests outside of CNN’s headquarters. (@hilaryr)
will* Jeff Edelstein: “When I’m interacting with @WillMcAvoyACN, I usually need to remind myself Will McAvoy does not exist. Existential crises have been built on much less.” (
* Editor’s farewell column: “While I’ve yet to work in a newsroom anywhere where bashing the local newspaper was not considered a ‘sport,’ I’ve been disappointed at the way some think it’s OK to use the staffers here as human pinatas.” (
* Against editors: ( | For editors: (
* “I’m not so sure that newspapers are in their death throes,” writes Sharon Waxman. (
* Newsweek is adding staff and building a continuous news desk. (
* How alt-weeklies can take advantage of the local daily’s troubles. (
* “For your next job,” writes Clay Shirky, “you may need to convince your future bosses that you are valuable all by your lonesome, but that part of that value is working well on a team.” (
* Longtime Rolling Stone writer Charles M. Young has died. (@wdana) | Young’s faceoff against cancer: (Chuck M. Young)mad
* Uh-oh: Matthew Weiner predicts the “Mad Men” finale will get mixed reviews. (
* What’s needed to save “Meet the Press.” (
* The Kickstarter campaign for “Deadline” – Will Steacy‘s book about the struggles of Philly’s newspapers – went $10,000 over its goal. (
* New York Times is nominated for four Streamy Awards. (
* The Ashtabula (OH) Star Beacon reports its sports editor has been accused of inappropriate conduct with minors. (