New York Post police bureau chief Jamie Schram is moving back to News Corp headquarters as an investigative reporter at the Post, focusing on national and local police stories, a newsroom source told the Observer. Mr. Schram, a veteran crime reporter at the Post, became the police bureau chief in January 2011. Shawn Cohen, senior crime reporter for The Journal News in Westchester will take over as Mr. Schram’s replacement, according to our source.
BuzzFeed is developing a mobile news app that will highlight its serious reporting and is hiring an editor and six editorial staffers for the new venture, which is still in the “embryonic stage” and has no set time frame. “It’s going to be one of the most fun jobs in journalism,” editor in chief Ben Smith said of the editor position. “It’s creating something from scratch.” (Ad Age)
The New York Times issued an editor’s note in response to allegations that arts reporter Carol Vogel plagiarized from Wikipedia in an article on Italian Renaissance painter Piero di Cosimo. “The Inside Art column on July 25, about a planned exhibition of the works of the Renaissance painter Piero di Cosimo, started with a description of the artist’s life and eccentricities. That passage improperly used specific language and details from a Wikipedia article without attribution; it should not have been published in that form. (Editors learned of the problem after publication from a post on FishbowlNY)” the editor’s note reads. But can anything really ease the embarrassment that the paper of record lifted anything from Wikipedia? (The New York Times)
Ann Friedman takes issue with Corey Pein’s story in The Baffler earlier this week that argued that digital saavy, entrepreneurial journalism is doomed to fail. “I believe most entrepreneurial journalists when they say they’re sincerely interested in both preserving the traditional values of this profession and acknowledging the new ways people find and consume news. I have to, because there’s no going back,” Ms. Friedman wrote. (Columbia Journalism Review/The Baffler)
Maybe Vocativ’s ‘Deep Web’ isn’t living up to the start-up’s hype. (Capital New York)