What we almost missed today…
• Former NBC producer Aram Roston has a piece in GQ this month on Texas billionair Allen Stanford, “Did This Man Pull Off The Most Brazen Swindle Of All?”
• So as FishbowlNY put it, Twitter can be very helpful to journalists, whether they’re promoting their own work, seeking sources or just looking for what everyone is talking about. In light of Twitter’s popularity, WSJ editor Alix Freedman sent an email yesterday to staffers outlining new conduct guidelines that specifically instruct reporters how to handle themselves on Twitter.
• WebNewser has obtained a memo sent from NPR SVP of News Ellen Weiss about some leadership changes as public radio continues to change with the times including an audience that continues to fractionalize. NPR went through a re-org after about 18 months ago and, writes Weiss, “Since that time it has become even clearer to me that we must deepen the integration of our newsroom, establish better and faster communication between units in News and others in the organization, and foster even more ambitious, distinctive storytelling and enterprise reporting every day on our shows and online.” Dick Meyer, Editorial Director of NPR Digital, will now oversee newsgathering across all platforms. Read on here.
• Want an internship at HuffPost? Be prepared to shell out $13,000.