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3 hrs ago | The New York Observer

Media Mix: Post Police Bureau Chief Jamie Schram Heading Uptown

New York Post police bureau chief Jamie Schram is moving back to News Corp headquarters as an investigative reporter focused on national and local police stories, a newsroom source told the Observer .

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Related Topix: Journalism

7 hrs ago | Business Journal

Gawker exec calls for a kindler, gentler site

Gawker founder Nick Denton, seen here, may have to change his own behavior if the website heeds Editorial Director Joel Johnson's advice to play nicely with other digital media outlets.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Tallahassee Democrat

Buzzfeed, clickholes and the black hole that dooms the Internet

Earlier this week, the newly minted parody site Clickhole posted an article entitled "Why Your Mother And I Are Getting Divorced As Explained By Orange Is The New Black GIFs."

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook

Columbia Journalism Review

With launch of i100, viral sites continue to spread

The new website from UK newspaper The Independent has "curiosity gap" headlines , clicky YouTube videos and listicles .

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Related Topix: Native Advertising, Journalism

Newsday

Much ado about plagiarism

Last week a scandal in Washington media circles led to the sacking of a prominent writer and has set off a debate about the nature of plagiarism in the internet-driven world of journalism.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Twitter

The Post-Standard

Gannon's named on top 'ice cream shops to visit before you die' list

Gannon's Isle has made Buzzfeed 's list of "27 Ice Cream Shops You Need To Visit Before You Die."

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Related Topix: Life, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream, Syracuse, NY, Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY

Mon Jul 28, 2014

NewsTarget.com

BuzzFeed editor fired for repeat plagiarism: stole text from NYT, Yahoo Answers and more

Maybe you haven't heard of or seen hyper mixed media website BuzzFeed in its entirety, but if you use Twitter and/or Facebook, then you may have seen bits and pieces of it.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Science, Computer Science

In-depth Africa

Hamasbara and Media Terrorism

The media war between Israel and Hamas is a disproportionately unequal one. It's unequal because Israel must maintain its credibility, while Hamas and its media allies never worry about their credibility.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, Blog News, Journalism

The Washington Post

Argentine team visiting N.Y. in last effort to avoid default

Argentina's government said Monday that it will make another effort to reach a deal with U.S. creditors ahead of a deadline that risks sending the country into its second default in 13 years.

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Related Topix: Zillow, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, US Politics

Pam's House Blend

BuzzFeed Editor Fired After 41 Instances Of Plagiarism Found

The results of BuzzFeed's internal review are back and they aren't pretty. In a post entitled "An Apology to Our Readers" , BuzzFeed's Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith disclosed that after reviewing 500 posts from one of BuzzFeed's leading reporters, Benny Johnson, Smith and others discovered "41 instances of sentences or phrases copied word for word from ... (more)

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Related Topix: Answers Corporation, Answers.com, Journalism

Poynter Online

NYT will take pot questions at 4:20 today

BuzzFeed fired Benny Johnson for plagiarism : "After carefully reviewing more than 500 of Benny's posts, we have found 41 instances of sentences or phrases copied word for word from other sites," BuzzFeed EIC Ben Smith wrote Friday night.

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Related Topix: Glenn Beck, Entertainment, Television, The National, Top Gear

Bloomberg

The Contents of This Column Are Possibly Accurate: Opening Line

When we have finally killed off most of the real, reliable journalism, when only a handful of the most legitimate news outlets remain and the rest of us are reduced to reading listicles for free as long as we endure the advertising, this is what we're going to be left with: BuzzFeed: "41 Scandalous Editors Notes."

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Related Topix: Journalism

Sun Jul 27, 2014

International Business Times

Justin Bieber Teases 11 New Hits on Instagram, Fans Expect New Album [Listen to Audio Clips]

Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber arrives for amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS 2014 event in Antibes during the 67th Cannes Film Festival in this file photo from May 22, 2014.

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Related Topix: Movies, Entertainment

The Washington Post

The ravages of BuzzFeeda s Benny Johnson

Perhaps former BuzzFeed "viral politics" staffer Benny Johnson should have asked himself the question he posted to the site's readers in May: " How Well Do You Know Basic U.S. Politics? " BuzzFeed takes its responsibility to readers very seriously, and plagiarism is a major breach of that responsibility.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Education

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Albany Times Union

Be on Target when looking for best deals

What's better than a great sale at your favorite store? Knowing just when that sale will start.

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Time

A History of TMZ and Other Fascinating News on the Web

I know. You don't read TMZ and you don't care about some cheap celebrity gossip rag.

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Related Topix: Public Relations, Journalism, Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic), Medicine, Health, Pain, Israel, World News, Middle East

StreetsBlog.org

One Mindblowing Fact Missing From BuzzFeed's Port Authority Listicle

Earlier this week, BuzzFeed gleaned some fun facts about the Hudson River bridges and tunnels from a Port Authority data dump on the number of eastbound automobiles, buses, and trucks.

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Related Topix: Hudson, NY

Politico

BuzzFeed reviewing Benny Johnson's work upon discovery of 'plagiarism'

BuzzFeed is conducting an internal review of editor Benny Johnson's work after identifying multiple instances of what editor-in-chief Ben Smith described as "plagiarism."

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Related Topix: Twitter

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Towleroad

NLGJA, Arizona, Stephen Colbert, Insect, Of Mice and Men

TheNational Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association names three to Hall of Fame : "Tracy Baim, Windy City Media publisher, editor, author, historian and filmmaker; Lisa Keen, often considered the dean of America's gay political reporting; and Donna Cartwright, veteran copy editor at The New York Times and longtime transgender, LGBT and labor ... (more)

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Journalism, Publishing, Media, New Times, Transgender

CFO

Aims to Help BuzzFeed Get a Dominanta

Among the Web's hottest sites, BuzzFeed is getting newsier, going strong in video and making hay with native advertising.

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Related Topix: Native Advertising

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