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GRAPHIC All entries are in. Assessments are underway.

Apr 24 – Winners announced.
Jun 08 – Awards presentation dinner.

NYPD Extends Press Pass Expiration Date
GRAPHIC DCPI says 2013-2015 press credentials will remain valid until April 30th. The department, says a spokesman, is working on a renewal plan for 2015-2017 credentials. He also says plan details will be posted on the NYPD section of the website when they are completed.

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Why you need Facebook more than it needs You. (BuzzFeed)

What the online juggernaut can learn from Time, USA Today, and MTV. (The Atlantic)

CEO talks about opportunities for growth at People and Time Inc.’s other titles; the case for print; and why the company has no trouble attracting millennials. (DigiDay)

If a reporter and his newspaper know in advance — months in advance, as it turns out — that a man intended to undertake a stunt that could sow panic in the nation’s capital, are they obligated to alert law-enforcement authorities? (Washington Post)

The emotional appeal of listening . (The Atlantic)

A number of details about the potential unionization are still unclear but Gawker staffers are already in the process of signing union authorization cards. (CAPITAL)

Houston affiliate anchor and reporter. (Deadline Hollywood)

Surprisingly, Millennials have a preference in how they want to converse with brands, and it’s not through social media. (Marketing Land)

A definitive guide to verifying digital content for emergency coverage. (Verification Handbook)

Parent company sets expansion plans. (CAPITAL)

Understanding the rise of sponsored content. (API)

The American Society of Magazine Editors has overhauled its guidelines, clearing away hurdles that sought to prevent editors from creating advertising content or publishers from selling ads on magazine covers. (Ad Age)

Engel and five crew members were held captive by armed gunmen for five days in Syria while covering the country’s descent into civil war in late 2012. (Variety)

Bart Feder, Tribune’s SVP of news, says that while stations can take a page from digital news and become “more authentic and gutsier,” their big advantage is their proximity to their viewers. (TVNewsCheck)

New York Times Magazine editor Jake Silverstein said Facebook "has already helped the Times in a lot of ways," and said that publishers should continue taking the social media platform "very, very seriously." (CAPITAL) TV shows and films (The Guardian)

Traditional viewership for long-form video content, such as movies and television on a TV screen, has declined over the past year -- and not just with young viewers. (Media Post)

Network ad sales "upfront" season looms large. (Washington Post)

Bullet points first became essential during the 1980s and the peak of newspaper design and USAToday-styled quick bite journalism. The bullets are now appearing at The New York Times. What changed? (Garcia Media)

How long does an article “last” online? (

A “Shared News Desk,” which began at the Central region desk in Chicago as a pilot project last July, will begin operating at AP’s three other U.S. regional news desks, in Atlanta, Philadelphia and Phoenix, on April 20. (Associated Press)

Reportedly, Arabelle Sicardi’s departure followed an organized effort by multiple BuzzFeed editors, including Ben Smith, to keep her on as a full-time editor. However Smith’s decision to delete her Dove post appears to have torpedoed that effort. (Gawker)

Simple set with eye-catching anchor desk. (NewscastStudio)

A study by The Society of Professional Journalists and the Center for Science and Democracy finds that science and environmental reporters struggle to obtain information from government agencies for their stories and often must go through a public information office to contact subject matter experts within agencies to secure interviews. (SPJ)

Dickerson has been working at CBS News for six years and became its political director in 2011. (New York Times)

Knowledgeable sources say News Corporation and 21st Century Fox are considering building a joint headquarters in a new 88-story skyscraper at the World Trade Center (New York Times)

Pew study says 92% of teens report going online daily because of the convenience and constant access provided by mobile devices, especially smartphones. (Pew Research)

Just 12 months after the launch of its first-ever dedicated European edition, Newsweek announces it is expanding its editorial staff across Europe. (Newsweek)

Andrew Rashbass will go to Euromoney as executive chairman. (Fishbowl NY)

While women now outnumber men as journalism graduates, they remain under-represented in news management and poorly represented – stereotyped and underquoted – as sources within news content, according to the international research. (The Media Online)


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