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Memphis newspaper executive dies after falling from London House hotel in Loop – Chicago Tribune

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

To those who knew Eric Janssen, it seemed only natural that he became a passionate explorer of urban landscapes with his camera. “He found beauty in unlikely places,” said his sister, Cynthia Vukmer.  “Instantly being able to post pictures, I think that really captured his attention and his imagination and his passion.” Janssen’s family and friends believe that’s what he was doing Monday afternoon when he plunged to his death…

No elevation required: the new way to shop the high street – The Guardian

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

I bet you think you know how to shop the high street. I mean, who doesn’t? It’s what we all do. You, me, the women I squish up next to at fashion shows, the women I squish up next to on the Victoria line. Yes, there are women who wear exclusively designer clothes, but even on the fashion front row they are in a tiny minority. That there are rich…

Media struggles to develop strategies for covering hate incidents – Poynter (blog)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Most news organizations, if asked, would be hard-pressed to articulate a strategy when it comes to covering hate crimes. But that’s emerging as a rising concern as the number of such crimes rises around the country. Nearly 900 hate incidents against minorities were documented by the Southern Poverty Law Center during the 10 days after Donald Trump’s election victory. But even as hate crimes occur with more frequency, newsrooms for…

For Washington Post’s innovation sage, the future is coming along nicely – Poynter (blog)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Shailesh Prakash, the chief information officer for The Washington Post, was in techie heaven as he told a crowded Northwestern University lecture room of geeks and newsies about Hadoop, Spark, MongoDB, Druid, Kafka, HBase, AWS and other Jeff Bezos-inspired gambits married to Post journalism. They all appear to be leaving much of a geriatric, scared and under-resourced newspaper industry in the technological dust. It also helps explain why the paper’s domestic digital…

How to Use Clothing Subscription Boxes to Find Your Personal Style – New York Times

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

“I think it’s pretty cool that these companies are trying to recreate working with a stylist, but I don’t think they understand the true value of it,” said Lauren Messiah, a professional stylist in Los Angeles. “What I do for women as a personal stylist, a lot of it isn’t even about the clothes.” Advertisement Continue reading the main story Professional stylists often discuss goals, priorities and other issues in…

Aldermen allow city clerk to retain FOIA role, further examine publicizing information – Daily Northwestern

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Close City clerk Devon Reid at Monday’s City Council meeting. Aldermen voted unanimously to appoint Reid as Evanston’s Freedom of Information Act officer, but decided to further discuss how and when information should be publicized. Katie Pach/Daily Senior Staffer Katie Pach/Daily Senior Staffer City clerk Devon Reid at Monday’s City Council meeting. Aldermen voted unanimously to appoint Reid as Evanston’s Freedom of Information Act officer, but decided to further discuss…

For Washington Post’s innovation sage, the future is coming along nicely – Poynter (blog)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Shailesh Prakash, the chief information officer for The Washington Post, was in techie heaven as he told a crowded Northwestern University lecture room of geeks and newsies about Hadoop, Spark, MongoDB, Druid, Kafka, HBase, AWS and other Jeff Bezos-inspired gambits married to Post journalism. They all appear to be leaving much of a geriatric, scared and under-resourced newspaper industry in the technological dust. It also helps explain why the paper’s domestic digital…

Fashion Bloggers Tom Fitzgerald and Lorenzo Marquez Tell It Like It Is – AdAge.com (blog)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Lorenzo Marquez and Tom Fitzgerald. Credit: Jason O’Neal On the surface, tomandlorenzo.com is a fashion blog enamored with celebrity style, particularly of the red-carpet variety. But Tom Fitzgerald and Lorenzo Marquez, the now-married duo who began the blog in 2006 as a “Project Runway” fansite, have far more in mind: They offer up frank, sometimes impolitic, but never personal commentary that breaks down the symbiotic relationship between high-end fashion, Hollywood…

Who Are the Instagrammers Behind the Industry’s Favorite Fashion Accounts? – Vogue.com

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Instagram has some stellar archive- and throwback-focused handles in the mix right now. Feeds like @DZGaines and @VirgoMood are as addictive as they are painstakingly curated. Often focused on the ’90s and the ’00s, these accounts include rare images of collections and models pulled from the depths of the web, vintage independent magazines, or from the brink-of-extinction fashion forums. But who are the people behind these double-tap-worthy posts? Are they…

For Washington Post’s innovation sage, the future is coming along … – Poynter (blog)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Shailesh Prakash, the chief information officer for The Washington Post, was in techie heaven as he told a crowded Northwestern University lecture room of geeks and newsies about Hadoop, Spark, MongoDB, Druid, Kafka, HBase, AWS and other Jeff Bezos-inspired gambits married to Post journalism. They all appear to be leaving much of a geriatric, scared and under-resourced newspaper industry in the technological dust. It also helps explain why the paper’s domestic digital…

For Washington Post’s innovation sage, the future is coming along … – Poynter (blog)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Shailesh Prakash, the chief information officer for The Washington Post, was in techie heaven as he told a crowded Northwestern University lecture room of geeks and newsies about Hadoop, Spark, MongoDB, Druid, Kafka, HBase, AWS and other Jeff Bezos-inspired gambits married to Post journalism. They all appear to be leaving much of a geriatric, scared and under-resourced newspaper industry in the technological dust. It also helps explain why the paper’s domestic digital…

McClatchy reports third-quarter loss | The Sacramento Bee – Sacramento Bee

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Sacramento-based newspaper publisher McClatchy on Monday reported a net loss of $238.9 million in this year’s third quarter, with $230.9 million of that total related to after-tax, non-cash charges. McClatchy, publisher of The Sacramento Bee and 29 other newspapers, said the non-cash charges relate to a non-cash deferred tax valuation allowance and non-cash impairments on newspaper mastheads, and certain equity investments. Craig Forman, McClatchy’s president and CEO, said the charges…

McClatchy reports third-quarter loss – Fresno Bee

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

McClatchy, publisher of The Fresno Bee and 29 other newspapers, on Monday reported a net loss of $238.9 million in this year’s third quarter, with $230.9 million of that total related to after-tax, non-cash charges. McClatchy said the non-cash charges relate to a non-cash deferred tax valuation allowance and non-cash impairments on newspaper mastheads, and certain equity investments. Craig Forman, McClatchy’s president and CEO, said the charges do not reflect…

SOU ‘disruptive journalism’ fellow teaches a brave news world – Mail Tribune

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

John Darling for the Mail Tribune Newly named “disruptive journalism” fellow Erik Palmer is proud of his title, but it doesn’t mean what you might think. Palmer’s lessons focus on a sense of urgency in media, technology and culture that is changing — disrupting — the flow of news and other communication in the digital world. Palmer, an associate professor and chairman of the Communication…

UK media warns data rules are being used to stifle journalism – Financial Times

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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For Washington Post’s innovation guru, the future is coming along nicely – Poynter (blog)

Monday, October 16, 2017

Shailesh Prakash, the chief information officer for The Washington Post, was in techie heaven as he told a crowded Northwestern University lecture room of geeks and newsies about Hadoop, Spark, MongoDB, Druid, Kafka, HBase, AWS and other Jeff Bezos-inspired gambits married to Post journalism. They all appear to be leaving much of a geriatric, scared and under-resourced newspaper industry in the technological dust. It also helps explain why the paper’s domestic digital…

McClatchy reports third-quarter loss – Sacramento Bee

Monday, October 16, 2017

Sacramento-based newspaper publisher McClatchy on Monday reported a net loss of $238.9 million in this year’s third quarter, with $230.9 of that total related to after-tax, non-cash charges. McClatchy, publisher of The Sacramento Bee and 29 other newspapers, said the non-cash charges relate to a non-cash deferred tax valuation allowance and non-cash impairments on newspaper mastheads and certain equity investments. McClatchy reported a loss of$9.8 million in the same quarter…