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Matthew Keys, a deputy social media editor at Thomson Reuters, has been charged in an indictment for allegedly conspiring with members of the hacker group “Anonymous” to hack into a Tribune Company website, the Justice Department announced today.
Keys, a former web producer for the Tribune Co-owned television station KTXL FOX 40, in Sacramento, Calif., was charged with providing members of the group with log-in credentials for a computer server belonging to the Tribune Co., according to the DoJ’s press release.
SFB: In case you’d like to read the indictment, here it is.
Quick statement: Matt’s a good friend, and we’ve worked closely together for a couple of years, bouncing ideas off of one another and the whole bit. I talked to him three hours ago. We had no knowledge of this situation, and offer no other statement other than to hope that one of our favorite people is OK. Good luck, Matt. — Ernie @ SFB
FJP: Definitely good luck. One of our favorites.
Reuters seeks a community manager to help facilitate robust and stimulating discussion of the news we deliver around the clock and around the world. This person will manage the discussions that take place across our internal (Reuters.com) and external (Facebook, Google+) platforms and come up with solutions for both hands on and automated quality control to maintain a place that encourages readers to contribute thoughtful dialogue.
The ideal candidate is someone who is encouraged by the idea of interacting with our readers, who knows how to promote content that will start smart conversations, who asks questions that will help facilitate and guide those discussions, and someone who won’t get frustrated or discouraged by “trolls.”
The job’s based in New York. Read Anthony’s full post for qualification details and contact information for applying.
Alex Johnson writes in “Human Editors Matter" that real life editors are still essential. To illustrate the point he notes an automated headline generated by Google News about a missing boy found dead in a freezer.
The totally unrelated dek (or subhed) accompanying the headline reads: “A host of new surveys don’t paint a pretty picture for many small businesses. Uncertainty about the economy, slow retail sales and high commodity prices have small business owners in the dumps this summer.”
On Tuesday we linked to a Reuters article stating that News Corp received $4.8 billion in tax refunds from the US government. The reporting was incorrect.
Please be advised that the David Cay Johnston column published on Tuesday stating that Rupert Murdoch’s U.S.-based News Corp made money on income taxes is wrong and has been withdrawn. News Corp’s filings show the company changed reporting conventions in its 2007 annual report when it reversed the way it showed positive and negative numbers. A new column correcting and explaining the error in more detail will be issued shortly.
As the big boys and girls say, we regret the error.
The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism has a new report out that looks at the state of newspaper industries across the world.
As paidContent explains, it’s not the Internet that’s responsible for newspapers’ decline, but an over reliance on advertising:
In many countries where online activity is high, including Scandinavia and Germany, newspapers are still faring well, with titles typically generating 50 percent of revenues from advertising…
…However, the American newspaper industry, which has generated more than 80 percent of its income from advertisements, is today in a much more serious crisis than its counterparts in Germany and Finland, where advertising typically constitutes about 50 percent of total revenues.
The study notes that countries with state-funded public service media “have seen much more stable developments in the business of journalism.”