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Press Release | The Dallas Morning News | 12/18/2014
Mike Wilson will begin Feb. 16, 2015, succeeding Bob Mong, who is retiring.
Melissa Davlin | Idaho Statesman | 12/18/2014
The Borah High newspaper editor says Idaho leaders such as Sherri Ybarra should lead by example.
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Jim Conaghan | NetNewsCheck | 12/18/2014
The calendar turns toward year’s end and news media are filled with lists of the bests, year-end roundups and predictions for 2015. The lists and roundups are the easy part — the predictions slightly more taxing, requiring additional thought.
Lucia Moses | Digiday | 12/18/2014
It’s been another tough year for journalism. Traditional media companies continued to shed headcount. Management troubles led to mass staff exoduses at new digital media company First Look and The New Republic.
Roxana Kopetman | OC Register | 12/18/2014
This is a first: state-controlled media members from communist Cuba asking independent American journalism students from Orange County about their craft.
William Turvill | PressGazette | 12/18/2014
Former Sunday Mirror investigations editor Graham Johnson avoided jail today after coming forward to police to admit phone-hacking.
Michael Calderone | Huffington Post | 12/18/2014

NEW YORK -– The massive Sony hack has left editors with a decision sure to be studied in media ethics classes for years to come: Should journalists report on materials stolen from a corporation by hackers?


Philip Bump | Nieman Lab | 12/18/2014
We were driving from Pittsburgh back to Manhattan in a rental car when something remarkable happened: We hit traffic because of an accident.
Nilay Patel | The Verge | 12/18/2014
BuzzFeed announced today that it’s acquiring the talent team behind mobile app developer Hyper IQ, a significant investment in building native apps for a publisher that’s traditionally been web- and social-first.
Mark Joyella | Mediabistro | 12/18/2014
They gambled, and it paid off. On the day President Obama announced he would move forward with talks aimed at normalizing relations with Cuba, “CBS Evening News” anchor Scott Pelley stunned many observers when he appeared–looking crisp in a suit and tie–in Havana, the only evening news anchor on the island Wednesday night.
Joseph Lichterman | Nieman Lab | 12/18/2014
PHILADELPHIA — Armed with a Kindle Fire tablet, Anna Orso stood just inside the front door of an Irish pub last Monday night welcoming guests to a happy hour in Center City, Philadelphia.
Dominic Rushe | The Guardian | 12/18/2014
For years, Fighters for a Free North Korea activist Park Sang-hak has used balloons to drop radios, DVD players and movies into his old country.
Justin Ellis | Nieman Lab | 12/18/2014
In October the Austin-based news nonprofit ended a collaboration with The New York Times. Now the Tribune and the Post will share stories and co-sponsor events.