Editor’s media picks – 4/20
Half Moon Bay High School is dropping its mass media class, which involves broadcasting and print, and is starting a print-only journalism class this fall, the Half Moon Bay Review reports.
The switch is due to the fact that the University of California wouldn’t certify the mass media class for purposes of its four-year-university track. UC deemed the class, taught by former sportscaster Pat Olson, was “too vocational.” …More via San Francisco Peninsula Press Club
Patch editor accidentally plagiarizes, apologizes
By Andrew Beaujon
Doug Miner says he thought he was copying a press release:
Early that month, I received an email from a friend who works in the St. Louis media industry. The email contained several paragraphs about Maplewood’s Home Wine Kitchen making and selling its own jams, sauces, etc.
The author of the article was not included. I assumed it was generated from Home Wine Kitchen, and was something akin to what we’d post in our announcements or Local Voices sections. So I went to the restaurant, took my own photos of some of the products, then put it all on Patch as an article. I credited the story to Home Wine Kitchen at the bottom… More via Poynter
Digital advertising is undergoing a “shift in psychology” that is making it susceptible to macroeconomic concerns, according to a senior New York Times Co. NYT -0.31 percent executive who spoke Thursday during the company’s first-quarter earnings call.
While ongoing declines in print advertising have been the norm at newspapers for several years, digital ad sales had been a bright spot for New York Times and other newspaper companies in recent quarters. In the first quarter, however, digital ads at New York Times Co.’s newspapers slipped 2.3 percent. Print advertising fell 7.2 percent, reflecting an industry-wide trend that has persisted for more than five years… More via Market Watch
Conde Nast’s Brides magazine is undergoing a revamp from content to staff, positioning the book to stand out in a cluttered market. Here, we talk to vice president and publisher Michelle Myers about what’s changed and what’s next for the title, shortly before the reimagined May issue hits newsstands… More via FolioMag.com
East Bay Express was the first to report that the San Francisco Examiner is in talks to buy the San Francisco Bay Guardian. SF Weekly followed, and said it’s been told the Guardian “has been on the block for around two months at a price of $1 million.” …More via JimRomenesko.com