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Unbeige 2015-04-21 16:33:48
The Sidney Hillman Foundation has announced the winners of the 2015 Hillman Prizes, which honors socially-conscious reporting. Below is the full list. The winners will be celebrated at a ceremony and reception at The Times Center on May 5. Book Journalism Edward Baptist \"The Half Has Never Been Told\" Basic Books Newspaper Journalism Bob Ortega, Daniel Gonzalez, Michael Kiefer, Dan Nowicki, Erin Kelly, Mariana Dale David Wallace, Michael Chow, Nick Oza, …


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Unbeige 2015-04-21 16:00:37
The opening cocktail party is tonight, in Florence, Italy. Followed by two days of panel discussions, interviews and presentations at the Palazzo Vecchio, many of them chaired by international Vogue editor Suzy Menkes (pictured). Welcome to the first-ever Condé Nast International Luxury Conference. A highlight of Day One (April 22) at this sold-right-out event is sure to be the chat between Menkes …


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Unbeige 2015-04-21 15:44:30
Oh, Don Lemon. In a GQ profile of CNN’s genius anchor, you can’t even make it through the first few paragraphs before finding something new that makes Lemon look like a moron. Lemon, of course, wrongly thinks sorbet is pronounced “sorbette.” He even corrects the author, Taffy Brodesser-Akner, when she pronounces it the right way. The GQ profile does nothing to alter the perception that Lemon …


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Unbeige 2015-04-21 15:21:39
Wired’s May issue features the magazine’s inaugural “Next List,” which honors mostly unknown people who are likely about to shakeup the business world. “Any one of their stories is inspirational, whether it?s Jeff Dean’s neural nets (we got clearance to reveal them), Megan Smith’s plan to upgrade the US government?s technology, Yael Maguire’s broadband-dispensing drones, or Tracy Chou’s powerful tool for bringing more diversity to …


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Unbeige 2015-04-21 14:24:20
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has released a report detailing the 10 worst countries for censorship. Eritrea and North Korea are ranked number one and two, respectively, with Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia and Azerbaijan rounding out the top five. “In Eritrea, President Isaias Afewerki has succeeded in his campaign to crush independent journalism, creating a media climate so oppressive that even reporters for state-run news …


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Unbeige 2015-04-21 13:35:29
The Wall Street Journal finally gave its website a makeover. The new WSJ.com is brighter?gone is the odd tan coloring of the old site?cleaner, and features responsive design, so it looks the same no matter what platform you’re using. Navigation is also improved on the revamped WSJ.com; it’s now much easier to move from section to section. That’s really something that can be …


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Unbeige 2015-04-21 13:20:05
ESPN veteran Sean Bratches is leaving the company at the end of 2015. Bratches has been with the sports empire since 1988, when he joined as an account executive in affiliate marketing. “We all have greatly appreciated?and benefited from?Sean?s energy, integrity and service to ESPN, our employees and our industry,” wrote ESPN president John Skipper, in a memo to staffers. “I personally …


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Unbeige 2015-04-21 02:30:16
We were not the only ones amused by today’s convergence of a national marijuana holiday and a newspaper placing as a Pulitzer finalist for a three-part series about experimental marijuana treatments. I assume the Denver Post’s Pulitzer finalists are feeling just as high as most of the city today after recognition. https://t.co/gUCh2238Ay ? Taylor W Anderson (@TaylorWAnderson) April 20, 2015 The Denver Post’s 2015 …


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Unbeige 2015-04-20 21:00:16
TVNewser: Richard Greenfield said the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger could be facing “a death sentence,” which is sort of a dramatic way to describe anything involving two multi-billion dollar companies. LostRemote: Hats off to Netflix, which has added audio descriptions of shows for blind users. GalleyCat: Speaking of good things, The Los Angeles Times has unveiled the winners of its 35th Annual Book Prizes.


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Unbeige 2015-04-20 19:10:57
The Gray Lady did very well today. Per this afternoon’s announcement at Columbia University, the paper has won three 2015 Pulitzer Prizes: Eric Lipton / Investigative Reporting: For reporting that showed how the influence of lobbyists can sway congressional leaders and state attorneys general, slanting justice toward the wealthy and connected. Staff / International Reporting: For courageous front-line reporting and vivid human stories on Ebola …


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Unbeige 2015-04-20 18:30:28
Motivated. Passionate. Creative. Driven. Extensive experience. If that sounds like your LinkedIn profile, you’re doing it wrong. After all, if you’re selling yourself as someone who can produce sparkling copy or an inventive media campaign, those qualities should extend to the words you choose to introduce yourself to potential employers. The key is to maximize the utility of your LinkedIn account, from freshening …


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Unbeige 2015-04-20 17:30:18
If you thought listing a New York City penthouse apartment for resale at $72 million was impressive, then get a load of Demi Moore’s hot property. Per Variety real estate columnist Mark David, Moore has officially listed a Manhattan penthouse triplex she acquired in 1990. Located in the famed San Remo building on Central Park West, the apartment and servant’s quarters can …


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Unbeige 2015-04-20 16:30:35
The New York Times has promoted one staffer and added another. Details are below. Matt Ericson has been promoted from deputy graphics director to associate editor. According to a memo from executive editor Dean Baquet and product and technology editor Kinsey Wilson, Ericson “will fill a critical gap in the newsroom, working with leaders in news, design, graphics, product and technology to establish a vision for …


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Unbeige 2015-04-20 16:00:26
Ha ha. Via Fast Company contributor Susan Karlin’s preview of the Mad magazine issue guest edited by Weird Al Yankovic, we learn that when he proofed the finished issue, he caught and corrected a typo in one of the advertisements. Yankovic will be signing copies of the issue tonight at the Union Square Barnes & Noble. Joining him will be EIC John …


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Unbeige 2015-04-20 15:40:26
Sports Illustrated has published an interesting discussion on the role of media in sports. The magazine asked a bunch of journalists?like ESPN’s Jemele Hill and Steve Levy?what one thing they’d change about sports media if they could. Below are some of the more interesting answers, but the entire piece is worth reading. Hill: I would banish the mean-spiritedness. I know it’s a pretty Pollyanna …


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Unbeige 2015-04-20 14:50:24
In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Fox News president Roger Ailes admitted that he despises the mango. Mangoes?the delicious national fruit of India, Pakistan, and the Philippines?it seems, are the dreaded liberal’s fruit of choice. During the interview, Ailes offered THR’s Marisa Guthrie some fruit. It was that moment that Ailes understood who stood across from him ? the enemy: At one point, he offers …


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Unbeige 2015-04-20 14:05:42
Yahoo has named Sharon Carty editor-in-chief of its recently launched, single-focus site Yahoo Autos. Carty comes to Yahoo from AOL, where she served as editor-in-chief of Autoblog. Carty has covered the auto industry since 2002. Carty will lead a Yahoo Autos team that already includes managing editor Justin Hyde, editor-at-large Alex Lloyd and road test editor Aki Sugawara. “We continue to add dynamic editors to our …


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Unbeige 2015-04-20 13:21:12
Raise your hand if you thought Epicurious would be the first Condé Nast brand to get an Apple Watch app. Now that you’ve admitted to being a liar, please go sit in the corner and reflect upon your sins. As for the rest of you, that’s right ? Epicurious’ Smart Timer is the first Condé Apple Watch app. To use Smart Timer, …


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Unbeige 2015-04-20 13:10:37
Politico Europe, a joint venture from Politico and Axel Springer, will launch early tomorrow morning, April 21, Central European Time. For now, Politico.eu will be free, but by summer the site will implement a subscription system like Politico.com and the soon-to-be rebranded Politico New York. Tomorrow also marks the debut of Politico Brussels Playbook, a newsletter modeled after Politico Playbook. Politico Europe’s print version …


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