This Week’s Headlines: Fired KCS Reporter Fights Back, HuffPo Removes Story with Fabricated Quotes

As we celebrate American Independence Day, headlines in the media and publishing world were dominated by stories of questionable ethics. Read on for links ot the stories that caught our eye this week:

Fired KC Star reporter sues, says using…

2011 Headlines in Review, Part 2

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The second half of 2011 brought news of Occupy protests across the country (which were covered at length by professional journalists, citizen journalists, and bloggers). Developments in digital journalism and scandals involving journalistic practices colliding with blogging and copywriting services…

How to Write Amazing Pitch Letters that Land You Freelance Writing Jobs

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As a freelance writer, writing an article is easy, but writing a pitch can sometimes be the hardest part. How do you put the words just right to get an editor’s attention or convince them that you are the right…

Millions of WordPress Blogs Hacked, Reuters’ Boss Talks Attribution, and Does Huffpost Crowdsource or Steal?

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For today’s recap of media stories and analysis from across the internets, we have some good ideas, but some bad news. ¬†Today we witnessed an massive attack on blogs and article writers around the world, as 18 million WordPress.com sites…

The Case for Social Media “Rock Stars,” How the Paywall Affects New York Times, Freelancer Takes on AOL Huffington, RIP Flip Cam

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From across the internet, we’ve gathered up some pertinent and interesting stories about the media and working in it. We have some advocacy for social media “rock stars” and a look at how the paywall is affecting the New York…

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