Editor’s media picks – 7/3

Anonymous group seeks to unionize Chattanooga Times Free Press
By Chloé Morrison

“Job security isn’t for suckers; you can have it too.”
That’s the first line of an email message that employees of the Chattanooga Times Free Press received from a group that calls itself Workers of the Times Free Press and that claims to be behind an effort to unionize the paper… More via Nooga.com

Huffington Post puts polling power in the hands of developers with new API
By Justin Ellis

Developers and election watchers take note: The Huffington Post just released a polling data API. The Huffpost Pollster API will allow anyone to dig into more than 13,000 opinion polls on the presidential election as well as U.S. House and Senate races… More via Nieman Journalism Lab

Page Six mistakes parody Twitter account for real New York Times ombud
By Julie Moos

In a short post about Anderson Cooper coming out, the New York Post confused a fake Twitter account for a real one, writing: “New York Times public editor Arthur Brisbane, in a jab at lastweek’s CNN Obamacare-vote error, chimed in: ‘CNN is reporting that Anderson Cooper is straight.’ But that tweet was not from Arthur Brisbane, whose Twitter account is @thepubliceditor; that tweet was from a parody account, @timespublicedit. Jeff Sonderman wrote Monday about tweets responding to Cooper’s announcement… More via Poynter.org

Katrina M Mendolera

Katrina Mendolera took the helm of inVocus as editor in chief in 2009, and has been running the site ever since. She initially joined Vocus as a senior media researcher for newspaper content in 2007. Prior to that, Katrina worked in daily and weekly newspapers. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. In her free time, she also serves as an editor for Booktrope Publishing. Her first novel, Fractured Dream, is due out in June 2014. Email: krandall(at)vocus.com.

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