MediaFile In the News
August 31, 2016
The Daily Kos Climate Hawks: MediaFileDC: New Student-Led Media Criticism Publication
“Though we’re far from the only ones pointing out the media’s missteps, we always welcome newcomers. And now there’s a new place for meta-media stories: MediaFileDC.This brand new operation has a particularly interesting feature- it’s a student-run publication,” writes Climate Denier Roundup. Read the full article here.
August 29, 2016
AdWeek/Fishbowl DC (Corinne Grinapol): Student-Run Washington-Based Publication MediaFile Is a Go
“We’re students, so, you may ask: who are we to cover journalism and the real-life, full-time, hard-working, practicing, professional journalists, producers, and media executives that make the news happen?” asks editor in chief Scott Nover of the just-launched MediaFile, a student-run media-focused publication based out of George Washington University. “I’d ask, who are we to ignore it?” is his response. Read the full article here.
AdWeek/FishbowlNY (Chris O’Shea): GWU Launching Media Reporting Site
Make way for more media reporting. On Monday, MediaFile, a new site run by George Washington University student reporters and editors will make its debut. According to Poynter, the site will initially publish most of its content on Mondays and Thursdays and the occasional breaking news item in between. MediaFile’s editor in chief is Scott Nover, a 21-year-old senior. Read the full article here.
August 26, 2016
Washingtonian (Benjamin Freed) 5 Questions for Scott Nover, the GW Student Who’s Launching a New Website Covering Media
Media-industry junkies who aren’t fulfilled by the combined resources of Politico, the Washington Post, Washingtonian, the Poynter Institute, and CNN’s Reliable Sources will have one more source to obsess over next Monday with the launch of MediaFile. But unlike those venerable titles, this new outfit is being led by Scott Nover, a 21-year-old senior at George Washington University who’s put together a team of student journalists who want to cover the industry whose professional ranks they aspire to. Read the full article here.
August 25, 2016
Poynter (Benjamin Mullin): MediaFile, a D.C.-based media reporting site, is launching Monday
In his 2015 obituary for American Journalism Review (published in Columbia Journalism Review), Mike Hoyt mourned the passing of a Washington institution that had the muscle to tackle ambitious stories about the media business. In a world rife with shallow criticism, Hoyt argued, AJR’s passing meant one less newsroom full of reporters working the phones and calling B.S. on their professional peers when they had cause. Scott Nover, a senior at George Washington University, thinks it’s a shame AJR closed, too. The 21-year-old journalism major from Cherry Hill, New Jersey says there’s a void in press criticism in Washington, D.C., one he’s hoping his classmates can help fill. Read the article here.