Bob Schieffer: ‘It’s been a great adventure’ – Poynter.org

Good morning. This is my last newsletter with you for now. Ben Mullin will take over tomorrow for about a week, and our new chief media correspondent, Jim Warren, will take over after that. Thank you for reading! Here are 10 media stories.

  1. Bob Schieffer is retiring

    “Great talking journalism at @TCU tonight. Also really happy to be in my hometown, where it all started, to announce my retirement.” (@bobschieffer) | Schieffer, who has been the host of CBS’ “Face the Nation” for 24 years, will retire this summer. “‘It’s been a great adventure,’ Schieffer said. ‘You know, I’m one of the luckiest people in the world because as a little boy, as a young reporter, I always wanted to be a journalist, and I got to do that.'” (CBS) | Schieffer announced his retirement Wednesday night at the Schieffer Symposium at Texas Christian University. (Poynter) | USA Today’s Rem Rieder wrote about Schieffer’s old-school place in today’s world. “Talk about an analog guy in a digital era. And yet Schieffer has always seemed relevant. He embodies that seriousness of purpose that was TV news at its best. Real news. Important news. No gotcha instincts. No trash with flash. No glam.” (USA Today) | In 2011, Schieffer wrote an intro to a Poynter book about Kennedy’s assassination. “I never met John Kennedy but I would become a footnote of sorts to the awful events that befell the young president on that trip to Texas in 1963. I was the night police reporter at my home town newspaper, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, in those days and Kennedy had made a breakfast speech in Fort Worth before going to Dallas on that fateful day. When we got word he had been shot, I raced to the office and within minutes heard the radio bulletin: the president was dead.” (Poynter) | In 2004, Schieffer spoke with Matt Thompson on interviewing tips and “Face the Nation.” “The single best follow-up question one can ask: ‘What do you mean by that?’”(Poynter) | So who’s up next for Schieffer’s spot? Politico’s Dylan Byers has the shortlist. (Politico)

  2. The man who shot the video of Walter Scott’s death thought about deleting it

    On Wednesday, Feidin Santana spoke with MSNBC and NBC. “‘I felt that my life, with this information, might be in danger. I thought about erasing the video and just getting out of the community, you know Charleston, and living some place else,’ the 23-year-old said. ‘I knew the cop didn’t do the right thing.'” (NBC) | Some NYT readers didn’t appreciate the graphic video or details of Scott’s background. On Thursday, Margaret Sullivan wrote “What speaks loudest is how seriously The Times took this story, playing it big and putting it clearly in the context of the national debate over police officers’ use of lethal force. That was appropriate and right.” (The New York Times) | For Fusion, Arthur Chu wrote an opinion piece with the headline “I don’t want to talk about Walter Scott: Police brutality in a world of media bullshit.” (Fusion)

  3. Rolling Stone fallout, day 5

    The Washington Post’s Erik Wemple reports on the stories Rolling Stone didn’t tell. (The Washington Post) | On Wednesday night, Jon Stewart said he’d fire some people at Rolling Stone. “I’m making a citizen’s firing. Pack up your desks!” (CNN)

  4. ‘…The first casualty is sentiment.’

    The Washington Post’s Executive Editor Martin Baron spoke about journalism’s journey into digital at the University of California, Riverside, on Tuesday. “The forces at work don’t care about how we prefer to do our jobs, how easily we adjust to change, how much we have to learn. They don’t care about any extra workload. This transformation is going to happen no matter what. And there is only one realistic choice available: We can do what we must to adapt and – ideally – thrive. Or not — in which case we are choosing to fail.” (The Washington Post)

  5. A French TV station was hacked by an ISIS-affiliated group

    TV5 Monde was hacked on Thursday both on the air and online. (AP)

  6. How the WSJ is taking on native advertising

    Lucia Moses reports on the Wall Street Journal, which “has taken an understated approach.” (Digiday)

  7. Problems for the press in Turkey

    A German freelance journalist was denied entry into Turkey, the Committee to Protect Journalists reports. And on Wednesday, the trial for Dutch freelance journalist Fréderike Geerdink began. (Committee to Protect Journalists)

  8. Headline of the day candidate

    From the Associated Press on Thursday: “Godzilla appointed Tokyo resident and tourism ambassador” (AP)

  9. Front page of the day, selected by Seth Liss

    The Boston Globe leads with the verdict in the Boston Marathon bombing trial.
     
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    (Courtesy the Newseum)

  10. Job moves, edited by Benjamin Mullin

    Marjorie Connelly is now a senior fellow at the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Previously, she was editor of the news surveys and election analysis desk of The New York Times. (NORC) | Job of the day: TPM is looking for a reporter. Get your résumés in! (TPM) | Send Ben your job moves: bmullin@poynter.org.

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