Daily Archives: February 18, 2015

* UNC-Duke rivalry explained ( | Today’s page one (

Update: Duke 92 UNC 90 in overtime (

Neil Budde, executive editor of Gannett’s Louisville Courier-Journal, tells readers this morning that his journalists have to reapply for new newsroom jobs. He writes:

Recently, we stepped back and asked ourselves, “If we were starting today, with a certain number of reporters, what subjects would we cover to meet the needs of our community? How should we approach coverage of those subjects?”

The result of that exercise was a revamped set of “beats” for news and sports. It’s actually a few more beats than we’ve had in recent years.

“You’ll see a common theme” in the new job descriptions, writes the tipster who sent me the C-J list of new beats. “Most are designed for our new target audiences: ‘young achievers, young families and food enthusiasts.'”

The word “younger” appears nine times in the job descriptions and, by my count, “young” shows up 36 times.

The job descriptions are after the jump. Read More

That’s Loudoun Times-Mirror reporter Trevor Baratko just above the model’s legs.

* How’s that for ad placement? ( | PDF of the page (

* New York Times reporter James Risen calls the Obama administration “the greatest enemy of press freedom in a generation.” (
* Allison Williams‘ publicist: “We request that no questions about her personal life be asked.” So nothing about her suspended anchor-dad? ( | Brian Williams on the cover of today’s New York Post. (
* A Gawker investigation finds “the suspended anchorman is still welcome at some of New York’s best establishments.” (
* A ratings win for Lester Holt and “NBC Nightly News.” (@stevebattaglio)
* 52% say Williams should be allowed back on “Nightly News.” (
* Mika Brzezinski gets her own female-focused half-hour on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” (
* Tears and laughs at David Carr‘s funeral. (
* Jon Stewart‘s next act won’t be on CNN or NBC News. (
* New York Times reconsiders the NYT Now app subscription model. ( | (
* Henderson (NV) city employees will be fired if they’re caught talking to Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Eric Hartley. (
* Patrick Gavin‘s “Nerd Prom” documentary comes out April 10. (
* Blogs “aren’t dying, but they are significantly declining. 2015 might be a rough year.” (
* Former Fortune editor Andy Serwer is named Yahoo Finance editor-in-chief. ( | (
* Gannett’s Louisville Courier-Journal makes staffers apply for new newsroom jobs. “This isn’t as radical as it might sound,” the editor tells readers. He doesn’t disclose that longtime C-J Washington bureau reporter Jim Carroll was laid off. ( | (@howardfineman)
* John Oliver‘s HBO show is renewed for two more seasons. (
* UK’s Daily Telegraph edits stories to avoid angering advertisers, says a former columnist. ( | (
* Bloomberg Media ad campaign targets “leaders of the new economy.” (
* Gawker Media’s to-do list: An app and more video offerings. ( | (
* A classier Maxim magazine hits newsstands today. (