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Media Mashup: August 28, 2015

Email Addiction?

A survey of white-collar workers by Adobe Systems has discovered a new addiction among Americans: email.

The survey found that people use email six hours a day and more than 30 hours a week. 216 more words

Columbia Journalism Review

Ombudsman: 'Loneliest Job in the Newsroom'

By Casey Bukro

I’m a sucker for stories about news ombudsmen, or public editors or readers representatives, even though they are branded these days. I can’t help myself. 899 more words

Media

Lessons from Cheating, Hacking, Morality and Ethics

By Chava Gourarie, Source : Columbia Journalism Review

The so-called “cheating site” marketed itself as a discreet dating site for married adults seeking extramarital affairs or other unconventional arrangements, though not all users met that description. 2,016 more words

Lead Line

SJ@BBC, CJR + NYT?

So maybe this structured journalism idea is going mainstream after all.

The BBC recently announced a “manifesto for structured journalism,” which has to be the first time a major news organization has used that term; and there was a very… 511 more words

Future Of News

Newspapers See More Bad News, as Jobs Decline

It’s another bad-news story for the US newspaper industry: newsroom jobs slumped another 10.4 percent to the lowest level since tracking began in 1978. 297 more words

Mediasphere

Covering the 'Black Twitter' Beat

Asking how am I going to cover Black Twitter is like asking how I’m going to cover American culture. I’m never going to get all of it, but I’m going to pull what I find interesting.

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Nonfiction