Advocate may add third ‘distinct paper’ in Louisiana
By Andrew Beaujon
The Advocate of Baton Rouge and New Orleans will “substantially beef up news coverage” in Louisiana’s Acadiana region, and may add a distinct Acadiana edition in 2014, owner John Georges told business leaders in Lafayette, La., Wednesday… More via Poynter.org
AOL hires Associated Content’s Luke Beatty in key strategy role
Luke Beatty — the well-known entrepreneur who created Associated Content and later sold it to Yahoo for $90 million — will be taking a key job at AOL as its head of strategic partnerships.
It will be a new position for AOL, which said that Beatty, who has deep content experience, will “make sure AOL can continue to identify and capture the massive partnership opportunities available in our space.”…More via AllThingsD.com
How two newspaper reporters helped free an innocent man
By Maurice Possley
During nearly 25 years as a reporter at the Chicago Tribune, I received hundreds of requests for help from convicted defendants. None was more compelling than the hand-printed letter from Daniel Taylor, a 25-year-old inmate at Stateville Penitentiary in Joliet, Illinois. In neat block letters, Daniel explained that he was serving a life sentence without parole for a double murder in Chicago in 1992. Even though Daniel had given a court-reported confession, he said he was innocent and he had police records that proved it… More via TheAtlantic.com
Ladies’ Home Journal and GQ are most accurate magazines
By Chris O’Shea
Grammarly, a proofreading service, surveyed the “top” women’s and men’s magazines and found that Ladies’ Home Journal and GQ featured the most grammatically correct content… More via MediaBistro.com
Media congloms focus on TV, move away from publishing
By Sarah Barry James
The U.S. media conglomerates are shrinking — but smaller is sometimes better.
That certainly seems to be the case for 21st Century Fox Inc., which completed its separation from the new News Corp. on June 28, just before the end of the June quarter. The media and entertainment company indicated that with its balance sheet and improved focus, it has never been in a better position to grow its business and its bottom line… More via SNL.com