Good morning. What a week. Since it’s Friday, I’m going to take a few moments to point out some good stuff from the week. Here are 10 media stories.
- What does it sound like to ski?
Have you watched (and heard) «The Sounds of the Downhill» yet? The New York Times published it on Wednesday, and it’s a trip on the World Cup downhill woven with pros talking about the sounds you’re hearing. The jump was my favorite part. (The New York Times)
- Italian cheese?
Have you explored the subways of New York yet via bacteria? It’s…wow. Not only is there Italian cheese (or Enterococcus italicus), but scientists mapping the bacteria found Kimchi and sauerkraut (or Leuconostoc citreum), a bit of Swiss cheese (or Propionibacterium freudenreichii), and quite a bit of Acinetobacter radioresistens, which is associated with radiation resistance. (The Wall Street Journal)
- OK, let’s talk about Brian Williams
Poynter’s Al Tompkins breaks down the CNN interview with retired Chief Warrant Officer 4, U.S. Army, Rich Krell, who piloted the helicopter Brian Williams was on back in 2003. (Poynter) | And the slope gets slippery. Williams’ account of what he witnessed in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina is now being questioned. (The New Orleans Advocate) | «Flashback: Brian Williams at NYU’s Journalism School: ‘I have a strong B.S. meter.'» (The College Fix) | Here’s a Q&A with Stars and Stripes reporter Travis Tritten, who broke the story. He’s not done. (Washingtonian) | Poynter’s Roy Peter Clark writes about «Brian Williams and the resistance of memory.» (Poynter)
- Send your leaks to BuzzFeed, (but don’t leak from BuzzFeed)
BuzzFeed publishes most internal memos and wants what’s said in the company to be the same as what’s said outside the company, Ashley McCollum wrote in staff note Thursday. «So we’re most concerned about leaks as it applies to our culture. Anonymously tipping a reporter to something a colleague says in a meeting isn’t a violation of business or journalistic ethics. It’s an issue of personal ethics. It makes it harder for us to trust one another.» (BuzzFeed)
- Meet some correctors
On Tuesday, Meredith Haggerty wrote about getting to know more about a man who tweeted a correction at her. He does this a lot, it turns out. (TLDR) | There’s a user who’s also doing this on Wikipedia, but this person is focused on just one phrase. (Medium)
- This guy in New Zealand has lived through the disruption
Bruce Kemsley started working in journalism at 15 with the printers. He remembers getting burned by linotype machines, the revolution of adding color to the pages and the move to computers. Kemsley eventually became a reporter. It paid less. (The Dominion Post)
- Good headline. And dateline.
From Beaver Dam, Wisconsin on Tuesday: «Police Ask Woman With Kangaroo To Leave Wis. McDonald’s.» (The Associated Press)
- Apply yourself
Today is the deadline for the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Awards. (SPJ) | On March 30 and 31, learn about what is and isn’t working with audience engagement at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia. The event is free, and if you can’t make it to CoMo, it will be live-streamed. (RJI) | (P.S. If you have a contest or training you’d like me to share, let me know.)
- Front page of the day, selected by Seth Liss
Brian Williams makes the Friday front of Stars and Stripes – Mideast Edition. (Courtesy the Newseum)
- Job moves, edited by Benjamin Mullin
Justin Sink is now a White House reporter for Bloomberg. Previously, he was White House correspondent at The Hill. Toluse Olorunnipa is now a reporter in Bloomberg’s Washington bureau. He was a reporter at the Bloomberg bureau in Tallahassee, Florida. (Email) | Claribel Torres is now director of digital media and entertainment at The Associated Press. Previously, she was manager of video business development there. (Media Moves) | Charlie Mahtesian is now senior politics editor at Politico. Previously, he was politics editor at NPR. Mike Zapler will be congressional editor at Politico. Previously, he was politics editor there. Nahal Toosi will be a foreign policy and national security reporter at Politico. Previously, she was deputy politics editor there. (Poynter) | Gabriel Arana is now senior media editor at The Huffington Post. He was a guest editor for The Nation. (Talking Biz News) | The Wall Street Journal is looking for a deputy video editor. Get your résumés in! (Journalism Jobs) | Send Ben your job moves: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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