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  • Andrew Beaujon heading for Washingtonian

    Poynter’s news editor, Andrew Beaujon, announced to staff Friday that he’s leaving for Washingtonian, where he’ll be a senior editor.

    “I’m grateful that Poynter gave me a shot as a media blogger,” Beaujon said. “I’ve loved my time here and care deeply about my coworkers. I have grown a lot in this job and learned so much.”

    Beaujon came to Poynter in 2012 and he has most proudly worked as media blogger in that time. At the Washingtonian, Beaujon will return to local news.

    “Anyone who knows me knows I love doing local news, especially news about the D.C. area,” he said. “And I’m very excited to finally work with Mike Schaffer, who I’ve admired for a long time, at a publication I grew up reading.”

    At Washingtonian, he’ll work on the magazine’s digital strategy, he said, and still write about the media.

    “I look forward to working in an office with other humans and relearning how to dress myself before I begin work,” he said. Read more

  • In St. Louis, high school journalists are telling their own stories about Ferguson

    Jennifer Fowler watched news as it flowed out of Ferguson, Missouri, in August. She felt scared. She wanted to know what was real. And she wanted to tell the story herself.

    When her senior year finally started at McCluer North High School in neighboring Florissant, Missouri, she got the chance. Along with her staff, Fowler, the editor-in-chief of McCluer’s newspaper, focused on the stories they could tell — about Parents for Peace, a group that set up a makeshift school when the Ferguson-Florissant schools were delayed, about students who went to the protests, about what it meant to wait for school to start.

    #Ferguson slants across McCluer North’s yearbook’s cover, too. It’s faint gray on a black background, near the top. The hashtag, the place and what has happened since August is a part of their year now.

    Screenshot from the opening spread of McCluer North's yearbook.

    Screenshot from the opening spread of McCluer North’s yearbook. “I didn’t think we were ever going to come back.”

    Six days

    Yearbook Editor-in-Chief Melissa Moore’s story on Ferguson begins with this introduction:

    Six days.

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  • 3 lessons from the G20 Summit ‘Factcheckathon’

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    Earlier this week, nine fact-checking websites joined forces to fact-check the statements made by world leaders during the G20 summit in Australia. Glenn Kessler wrote about the results in The Washington Post. I coordinated this first factcheckathon with Cristina Tardàguila from O Globo and took home three important lessons.

    1. Global fact-checking experiments can yield useful results for comparative politics
      Our fact-checking network caught three of the eight world leaders we were monitoring saying essentially the same thing: Ahmet Davutoglu of Turkey, Barack Obama of the USA and Matteo Renzi of Italy all said something along the lines of “large amounts of jobs were created under my government” – and then proceeded to inflate their records. What was interesting was not so much that politicians chose to dabble with figures, but that they did so in such a similar manner. While the rhetoric and imagery deployed by politicians may vary greatly across countries, facts are facts everywhere.
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Galuski Battling Cancer
Written by Josh Cradduck   
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 11:38
 
UPDATE: Many have been wondering where Joe Galuski, a staple of 570 WSYR's programming lineup has been for the past 2 months. This morning, Galuski appeared on his own show with guest host Mark Wainwright and told his viewers that he has be...en battling cancer. The CNY broadcasting legend had previously dealt with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 1992, he said. However, this re-occurence is more serious. Galuski thanked his many listeners for sending cards and well wishes, but admitted the listeners didn't know what they were sending cards for, as his absense had not been explained by WSYR radio. He decided to put speculation to rest. He will continue with chemotheraphy, he says. Joe has been in the business since 1975 and has hosted 570's morning show since 1998. The Press Club wishes Joe all the best!
 
NABET and WSYR-TV Reach Agreement
Written by Josh Cradduck   
Thursday, 18 September 2014 02:13
 
The NABET-CWA Local 211 WSYR Negotiation Committee has announced the ratification of a new 4-year agreement between NABET-CWA & WSYR-TV. "This contract could not have been accomplished without the support of the Central NY Labor Federation, CWA Local 1123, Local area politicians and the tremendous work of our committees as well as our dedicated membership at WSYR-TV," according to a statement issued late this evening by NABET.  
 
Cartwright Leaving WSYR-TV
Written by Josh Cradduck   
Monday, 15 September 2014 16:53

Another change in the local TV news landscape.

On the heels of Jeremy Ryan's appointment as ND at WKTV-TV in Utica, we have learned that WSYR-TV NewscChannel 9 news director Rob Cartwright is leaving the station for another job. Staffers were told last week. He joined the station in early 2012, taking over for Jim Tortora. Before his role as news director, Mr. Cartwright served as assistant news director KDAF in Dallas-Fort Worth.

No word yet on plans for a replacement.

 
Ryan Named WKTV News Director
Written by Josh Cradduck   
Tuesday, 09 September 2014 20:35

WKTV has landed it's future news director.

Jeremy Ryan will take over the role on September 22. Ryan most recently served as news resources manager at CNYCentral in Syracuse, where he coordinated assignments and supervised personnel.

Ryan is taking over for Steve McMurray, who was promoted in March to Vice President and General Manager.

He is a native of Central New York and has more than 16 years of experience in broadcasting. Ryan was a newscast director for the station from 1998 to 2001. He also worked for brief time at Time Warner Cable News as a newscast director.

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Summer 2014: Comings and Goings
Written by Josh Cradduck   
Thursday, 31 July 2014 22:03

 

Here is a brief look at some of the Comings and Goings from early-summer so far:

 

 

 

Congratulations to CNY-Central reporter KATIE CORRADO, who just headed to Connecticut to become FOXCT's weekend morning anchor/weekday morning reporter. Katie has been with the Syracuse NBC affiliate for two years. 

 

A big congratulations to CNY Central's BRIAN ERB, who has after 42 years at the station. Brian started at the NBC affiliate in November of 1971, making him one of the longest-serving photographers in the Syracuse market. We're told his retirement plans are to “kick back and enjoy his grandchildren.” Brian has been honored with dozens of awards over the years, including SPC Career Achievement in 2002.

 

Another veteran is leaving the media scene in CNY.  JOHN MARIANI has retired from the Post-Standard/Syracuse Media Group after a 32-year career. His long stint at the paper included reporting on government, neighborhoods, politics and business, as well as editing NewsLine.

 

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"If none of us ever read a book that was “dangerous,” had a friend who was “different” or joined an organization that advocated “change,” we would all be just the kind of people Joe McCarthy wants. Whose fault is that? Not really [McCarthy’s]. He didn’t create this situation of fear. He merely exploited it, and rather successfully."
--Edward R. Murrow

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Emanuel "Blair" Henderson Sr.

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Emmanuel Blair Henderson was a columnist for The Progressive Herald, an African-American newspaper in Syracuse during the 1940s and 1950s -- a time when black people weren't included as employees in mainstream media.
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