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  • Bloomberg EIC outlines editorial vision in wake of cuts

    After a day of layoffs that claimed dozens of journalists from the ranks of Bloomberg’s massive reporting and editing corps, Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait called the departures a painful necessity intended on making the company stronger.

    “It always hurts to let talented, dedicated people go, and no journalist likes to tell other journalists that they are losing their jobs,” Micklethwait wrote in a memo to staffers. “But this is not about downsizing; it is about refocusing our considerable resources. We are committed to changing Bloomberg Editorial in significant ways, and I think this is the time to lay out in more detail the course we are now set upon.”

    In the memo, which was obtained by Poynter, Micklethwait reiterated a previously articulated desire to build Bloomberg’s editorial team around core tenets, including speed, relevance, convenience and analysis. Read more

  • With ‘Only Clinton Emails,’ BuzzFeed brings a distributed approach to politics coverage
    "Only Clinton Emails," a new Twitter account from BuzzFeed Politics, curates and highlights the most interesting excerpts from the Hillary Clinton email dump. (Screenshot)

    “Only Clinton Emails,” a new Twitter account from BuzzFeed Politics, curates and highlights the most interesting excerpts from the Hillary Clinton email dumps. (Screenshot)

    When a judge ordered the State Department to release a trove of emails from Hillary Clinton in dribs and drabs earlier this year, he fated U.S. news outlets for months of repetitive coverage.

    By now, a clear pattern for the Clinton email story has been established: Every time a new batch of emails is released, reporters dutifully troll through the correspondences and file story after story summarizing their contents. The resulting articles have been a diverse mix of fluffy news, serious analysis and somewhat haphazard roundups (a recent article touched on the subjects of gefilte fish and the former Secretary of State’s TV preferences). Read more

  • Texas station shares unedited video showing man killed by police

    CNN

    KSAT in San Antonio, Texas published a video showing a man’s shooting death during an arrest, Brian Stelter reported Tuesday for CNN.

    The video shows Gilbert Flores being shot and killed by police officers who responded to a domestic disturbance call coming from his home last Friday.

    According to the authorities, Flores resisted arrest and nonlethal techniques were used before guns were drawn.

    KSAT, a CNN affiliate, said it received the video from a witness, Michael Thomas, who recorded it from a distance. The station’s managers initially decided not to show the moment of the shooting.

    From KSAT on Monday afternoon:

    VIEWERS ARE TO BE FULLY AWARE THAT THE VIDEO MAY BE DISTURBING TO THEM IF THEY CHOOSE TO VIEW IT.

    On Friday, KSAT 12 News obtained video showing the shooting of Flores by the deputies during a domestic violence call.

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Rod Wood

WIXT

WHEN, WNDR

Club President: 1976

Rod Wood?s interest in news goes back to when he wrote and published a little neighborhood newspaper while he was still in elementary school in Syracuse.
Part of his interest may have come from his father and mother, who met while they both were employed at the old Syracuse Journal -- although neither was in news.

He says he lost interest in news for a period while he became involved in drama, and even thought about becoming an actor. While in high school, he took part in a Syracuse University Drama Department program and starred in a production of ?Pinnochio.? But, after he graduated from Nottingham High School in 1960, Uncle Sam beckoned and Rod went into the U.S. Army. During his three years of military service, Rod repeatedly tried to get into the Armed Services Radio Network, but couldn?t get the Army to transfer him from his duties in the Military Police.

After his discharge in 1963, Rod applied for a job with WOLF radio in Syracuse and persisted until the station gave him a chance. His broadcasting work -- and especially his voice -- drew the interest of WNDR radio in 1964, and he was offered a job broadcasting news. Three years later, Rod moved from WNDR to WHEN, where he became the radio station?s morning news anchor and then news director in 1974. He also served as backup anchor on WHEN-TV during the nine years he was on James Street.

Rod joined WIXT in 1976 as news anchor, where he has been ever since. He currently co-anchors NewsChannel 9 at noon and at 5:30 and 6 p.m. Each night, he also brings Central New Yorkers a money talk report from Consumer Reports.

He has been on local airwaves doing the news for 38 years. In addition to his broadcasting career, Rod has worked with a number of community organizations, including several volunteer fire departments and the Red Cross.
--Joseph A. Porcello
Last Updated ( Monday, 17 November 2008 01:16 )
 
"Criticism of government finds sanctuary in several portions of the 1st Amendment. It is part of the right of free speech. It embraces freedom of the press."
---    Hugo L Black, Associate Justice, US Supreme Court

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Jackie Robinson

WSTM (WSYR-TV)

Jackie Robinson's work as a television news broadcaster and an involvement in community organizations has made her one of the best-known women in Central New York, as well as a role model and positive influence for area youth.
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