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The Washington Post Plans to Add 41 Editing Positions

The Post wants the hiring for these new positions also allows the company to expand the number of journalists of color in editing roles. 

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During the coronavirus pandemic, many media members saw themselves out of a job. Following a dark time for those without a job, it seems many outlets are slowly beginning to hire people, including The Washington Post

The newspaper sent a memo to staff, where Executive Editor Sally Buzbee and the rest of the Post’s leadership team announced they’ll be adding 41 editing jobs. 

Buzbee stated that these new hirings allow for the newspaper to grow in a “capacity to produce timely breaking news, revelatory enterprise and definitive investigative work; create visually rich stories that our audiences find compelling; cover topics that resonate with younger, more diverse readers; and develop innovations that will define a new era of digital journalism.” 

Furthermore, the Post wants the hiring for these new positions also allows the company to expand the number of journalists of color in editing roles. 

“This expansion demonstrates anew that The Washington Post is an ascendant news organization, with boundless ambitions and a growing capacity to meet them,” the Post leadership group said. 

“We hope you’ll join us in taking a moment to reflect on all we have accomplished – it is your success that enables the company to strengthen the newsroom in this way. We feel privileged to join you in the important work that lies ahead.” 

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CBS Transitioning From CBSN to New Streaming Service Platform

The identity change assists in sealing a broader concept of a fluid unit as CBS emphasizes national and local newsgathering.

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In 2014, CBSN made the first attempt by one of the traditional broadcast networks to dip its toes into the news streaming game. However, now in 2021, CBS News has plans to phase out CBSN later this year. 

A spokesperson for CBS News confirmed the different direction that the company is taking with its new platform, CBS News. Employees who staff the streaming service will be moving to the studio previously utilized by “CBS This Morning,” which left for Times Square. 

“As a unified organization, we’ll offer a choreography of coverage across all of our platforms, that includes unparalleled, expansive on-the-ground reporting from New York to L.A., Chicago to Dallas, London to Beijing, and everywhere in between,” Neeraj Khemlani said.

The identity change assists in sealing a broader concept of a fluid unit as CBS emphasizes national and local newsgathering.

“We’re not just seeing streaming growth nationally. CBS local news streaming is growing year-over-year as well. By unifying these organizations, we’re building on this momentum,” Wendy McMahon said.

Execs at various media outlets such as CNN, NBC News, MSNBC, ABC News, and Fox News establish more attention on streaming news services. 

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Trial Underway for Driver Accused of Killing Radio Host Don Hall in Crash

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KAKE News is covering the trial of Ray Watkins.

Watkins, 44, is being charged with involuntary man slaughter for the death of Wichita Radio Host Don Hall.

Hall, who was 70 at the time of his passing, was a host on KEYN, and a well known radio voice and personality in the Wichita area.

According to KAKE, an officer on scene the night of the accident reported seeing empty beer and liquor bottles on the floor of Watkins’ vehicle.

Reporter Taylor Boser has the thread…

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NYT Reports Facebook Is Using Feed to Display Positive News About Itself

The Times reports Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg approved a Project Amplify recently to use the platform’s News Feed to display users positive stories about itself. 

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Facebook is dealing with a lot of negative publicity as the social media platform’s VP of Global Affairs criticized the five-part Wall Street Journal series on the company. However, there’s more reporting coming out, this time from The New York Times

The Times reports Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg approved a Project Amplify recently to use the platform’s News Feed to display users positive stories about itself. 

Furthermore, the newspaper adds that some of this positive content Facebook created to help improve its public perception towards the social media outlets 3 billion global users.

The offensive tactic involved changing narratives to distance Zuckerberg from scandals, restricting outsider access to its internal data, suppressing any negative news about its content, and increasing its ads to promote the brand.

According to the report, Project Amplify involved execs over its marketing, communications, policy, and integrity teams. Alex Schultz, chief marketing officer, stated five people worked alongside him on this rebranding task. However, Zuckerberg had approved all of those arrangements.

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