The Mario Blog
08.29.2017—1am
From here and there: what the email basket brings

Don’t know about you, but I mark a lot of material I read for “further study”. Here are some of those items today. Enjoy.

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Facebook, transparency and Liz Spayd

https://techcrunch.com/2017/08/25/facebook-hires-liz-spayd/

My friend Liz Spayd,  a former public editor of The New York Times, and with whom we had the pleasure of working while she was editor in chief of the Columbia Journalism Review, has been hired by Facebook as a consultant  to help manage the company’s efforts around giving users more “transparency” into the popular social network makes decisions.

Liz is the right person for the job. Her columns while public editor at The Times were always direct, transparent, and, often even controversial.  Through her efforts, Facebook may reveal more about itself.  While we don’t expect Facebook to be as revealing as the millions who use it (this is a social network which often acts as confessional for many), we also think that Liz’s presence will bring a sense of journalistic authority to Facebook, and, maybe we get to know more about what makes Facebook so successful and how its management makes decisions that ultimately affect all of the social network’s users.

Wishing you the best of luck, Liz.

 

Poynter appoints new president

 

Neil Brown, editor and vice president of the Tampa Bay Times, was named president of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies.

Brown comes to Poynter, an organization with which I have been associated for decades and still serve as a member of the Poynter Foundation, with vast journalistic experience.  He also arrives at a challenging time for the Institute as well as for other journalistic training centers, with an ever changing industry , great demands on newsrooms, and questions of transitioning from print-centric to digital first organizations, while monetizing the effort.

During Brown’s tenure leading the Times news staff, the paper has won more national and state awards than at any time in its history, including six Pulitzer Prizes in the last eight years. He also launched PolitiFact.com, the fact-checking website that has been replicated nationally and inspired similar efforts worldwide.

Here is wishing Neil much success.

Graphic Design for Film

http://www.itsnicethat.com/features/annie-atkins-graphic-design-for-film-prop-making-wes-anderson-170817?utm_content=bufferd068c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Highlight:

“Imagination doesn’t compare to our real life design history”: Annie Atkins on the art of graphic design for film

 

The Guardian’s new foundation

 

https://www.theguardian.com/gnm-press-office/2017/aug/28/the-guardian-announces-the-launch-of-a-new-us-nonprofit-to-support-story-telling-and-independent-journalism

Highlight:

The Guardian today announces the public launch of theguardian.org, a new nonprofit to support quality independent journalism around some of the most pressing issues of our time.

Set up by the Scott Trust, theguardian.org will raise funds from individuals and foundations and direct them towards projects that advance public discourse and citizen participation around issues such as climate change, human rights, global development and inequality.

 

 

Digital Media North America

http://events.wan-ifra.org/events/digital-media-north-america-2017

 

 

This two-day event, organized jointly by WAN-IFRA and the News Media Alliance (NMA), will provide a unique opportunity for North American news media executives to hear and discuss digital revenue strategy from the world’s most advanced media companies.

I will be one of the speakers for this conference in New York City.

 

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