Good morning. Here are 10 media stories.
- It was the night of the platisher
ICYMI, the White House published the State of the Union on Medium. (Medium) | «A Medium post is a little more dignified than the intelligence community’s Tumblr account, but it’s yet another example of the administration spreading its news across social media platforms.» (The Verge) | Here are the annotations. (Genius) | And the emojis. (The Guardian) | Previously: «What platishers, like Medium, mean for unknown writers.» (Poynter)
- More SOTU fun
Here’s how members of the House tweeted through the speech. (The New York Times) | SOTU 2015’s best of from Mashable includes a list of words used the most. Economy/economic(s) won. (Mashable) | Now take a long look back at the words presidents use in their speeches. (The Washington Post)
- For that NYT Instagram account
«Carrying newspaper and walking with Justice Breyer, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg arrives for #SOTU.» (@smahaskey) | Previously: The Times has an Instagram account where it curates and creates images of people loving their newspapers. (Poynter)
- Millennials trust search
A new study reports that millennials trust search engines more than traditional media for news. «And the striking thing is that Google does not actually report on anything, but instead serves up links to stories on a mix of other sites that users, apparently, trust less than the aggregator itself.» (Quartz)
- Here’s what you’re probably listening to and then sharing
NPR’s Eric Athas wrote about the four types of audio that people listen to and then share. (Nieman Lab) | Last year, Athas spoke with us about the nine kinds of stories you’ll find on NPR’s Local Stories Project. (Poynter)
- Northern Michigan University drops $300 charge for student newspaper’s records request
After the SPJ and local media raised the $300 to pay the fees for documents requested by The North Wind, Northern Michigan University dropped the charges completely. The public records request, made by Emma Finkbeiner, the paper’s editor-in-chief, came after «‘feelings of intimidation’ last semester from NMU administrators to avoid articles that were critical of the institution.» (Student Press Law Center)
- What’s ‘a Megyn moment’?
- More tools from Ren
Poynter’s Ren LaForme will teach the Webinar «Tools for Mobile Journalism 2015» at 2 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday, Jan. 22. (News University) | Previously: «Track Legislation and Political Influence with Sunlight Foundation Tools: A Digital Tools Tutorial.» It’s free and you can still replay it. (News University) | Also previously: «Digital tools you should have been using in 2014.» (Poynter)
- Front page of the day
From The Beaufort Gazette in Beaufort, South Carolina, a look at some of the issues from the State of the Union speech. (Courtesy the Newseum)
- Job moves, edited by Benjamin Mullin
Sandra Martin will be interim chief financial officer at Tribune Publishing. Previously, she was senior vice president of corporate finance there. (Chicago Tribune) | Liz Carter is now president and CEO at The Scripps Howard Foundation. Previously, she was executive director of Cincinnati’s St. Vincent de Paul. (Scripps Howard) | David Pierce will be a senior writer at Wired. Previously, he was deputy editor at The Verge. Robert Capps will be head of editorial for Wired. Previously, he was deputy editor there. Mark McClusky will be head of operations at Wired. Previously, he was editor of Wired.com. Mark Robinson will be an executive editor at Wired. Previously, he was features editor there. Joe Brown will be an executive editor at Wired. Previously, he was deputy editor there. Kathleen Vignos is now director of engineering at Wired. Previously, she was interim director of engineering there. Jason Tanz will be an editor-at-large at Wired. Previously, he was executive editor there. (Poynter) | Ariane de Vogue will be a Supreme Court writer at CNN Politics Digital. Previously, she was a Supreme Court reporter at ABC News. (Fishbowl DC) | Job of the day: The Rapid City Journal is looking for a features editor. Get your résumés in! (Journalism Jobs) | Send Ben your job moves: email@example.com.
Correction: Yesterday’s newsletter incorrectly stated that Ercan Demir killed Armenian journalist Hrant Dink. In fact, Demir is charged with voluntary manslaughter for failing to act on intelligence tips that pointed toward Dink’s impending murder.
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