Poynter→ Here’s one way you can have a direct impact on the future of newsroom diversity

2021-02-28 Let me get right to it: I’m proud and excited to announce that Poynter is now accepting applications for our new online group seminar, Diversity Across the Curriculum, which kicks off in April. From our information page: “This course will give jour …›

Better News→ A closer look at the important work of social and audience editors

2021-02-26 Audiences cannot be an afterthought. The post A closer look at the important work of social and audience editors appeared first on Better News. …›

Better News→ How to build relationships with community? There’s a guide for that

2021-02-26 In this new guide, engagement practitioners Adriana Gallardo, Kavolshaia Howze, Terry Parris Jr., and Natalie Yahr share insights on building relationships, building trust, finding people, and staying accountable. The post How to build relationships wi …›

Hot Pod News→ Insider: February 26, 2021 — Q4 for iHeartMedia, Neon Hum’s Bootcamp Inductees, The Artist and The Athlete

2021-02-26 Subscribe to Hot Pod Insider to read on. And if you’re already a paid subscriber, log into your account! …›

First Draft→ Turkey’s clampdown on Twitter could lead to more disinformation

2021-02-26 Tensions between social media companies and governments are rising — from India to Myanmar to Australia and beyond — leaving the platforms’ users caught in the middle. In Turkey, a looming showdown between the government of President Recep Tayyip …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ How The Narwhal uses mini campaigns to fund their journalism

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Could Twitter’s “Super Follows” cause chaos in newsrooms?

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MediaWell→ Reports on January actions: Fighting COVID-19 Disinformation Monitoring Programme | European Commission

2021-02-26 The reports provide updates on the measures taken by the platforms in January 2021 to fight disinformation on COVID-19 vaccines, which is key to ensuring that the vaccination campaigns of the Member States are not undermined by false or misleading inf …›

MediaWell→ Finding misinformation with ‘rumor cues’ | First Draft

2021-02-26 If you’re a reporter, getting your queries right really matters. In 2015, Daniel Victor of The New York Times was searching for witnesses to an incident on a plane involving a female passenger and a Hasidic Jewish man who didn’t feel comfor …›

MediaWell→ India Publishes Ethics Code For Social Media And Streaming Platforms | Variety

2021-02-26 Digital platforms like Twitter and Amazon Prime Video that have faced the wrath of the Indian establishment in recent months will now know exactly what they can and cannot do. The Indian government’s Information Technology published its …›

MediaWell→ Timnit Gebru’s ouster shows how Big Tech dominates AI ethics | Fast Company

2021-02-26 Timnit Gebru—a giant in the world of AI and then co-lead of Google’s AI ethics team—was pushed out of her job in December. Gebru had been fighting with the company over a research paper that she’d coauthored, which explored the risks of the …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Sahan Journal is launching a video series in four languages to help make vaccine information more accessible for immigrant communities

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ An amazing thing happened when Facebook banned links to news articles in Australia

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Gannett is gaining momentum with online subscriptions

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Q magazine, the British music monthly that folded in 2020, is relaunching as a Substack

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Four causes for Zoom fatigue (and their fixes)

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Marty Baron is optimistic about the news — but “whether I feel optimistic about newspapers is a different matter.”

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ The Washington Post denounces the online abuse targeting one of its political reporters

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Did you start freelancing in 2020? Here’s what you need to know for tax season

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Current→ Comings and goings: VPR hires ‘Vermont Edition’ hosts, John Decker promoted at KPBS …

2021-02-26 Connor Cyrus and Mikaela Lefrak will begin hosting for Vermont Public Radio this summer. …›

Nieman Lab→ Buzzy social audio apps like Clubhouse tap into the age-old appeal of the human voice

2021-02-26 Google “What is Clubhouse?” and you’ll find a flurry of articles written in the past few weeks about this fast-growing social network. It’s not yet a year old, and much of the buzz stems from the fact that Clubhouse is invite-only, bringing wit …›

Columbia Journalism Review→ Michael Tubbs—the former mayor of Stockton, California—on racism and disinformation

2021-02-26 Last year, Michael Tubbs was the focus of an HBO documentary, Stockton on My Mind, that followed his experience trying to reinvent the Central Valley, California, city as its first Black mayor. Within a few months, however—and with his campaign for r …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ What happens when local news erases Black stories?

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American Press Institute→ Need to Know: February 26, 2021

2021-02-26 OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The moral argument for diversity in newsrooms is also a business argument (Nieman Lab)  But did you know: New York Times calls for workplace changes in diversity report (The New York Times) Executives at The New York …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Arrested for covering protests, four U.S. journalists are set to face trial this month

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Columbia Journalism Review→ The ongoing fight against racism in newsrooms

2021-02-26 Yesterday, Alex Goldman—a co-host of Reply All, a popular tech podcast produced by Gimlet—popped up in the show’s feed with a brief programming announcement: “The Test Kitchen,” Reply All’s recent series about racism at the food magazine Bo …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Twitter is starting to hustle

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Storyboard Posts – Nieman Storyboard→ Go behind the scenes of four 2020 George Polk Award winners

2021-02-26 The George Polk Awards were established 73 years ago to honor George Polk, a CBS correspondent who was killed while covering the civil war in Greece. They now rank among the most prestigious prizes for journalism that places “a premium on investi …›

Poynter→ Black writers matter all year, not just during Black History Month

2021-02-26 For Black writers everywhere, Black History Month can be a time of personal and professional jubilation, when Black creators have a greater opportunity to craft stories about our communities and experiences. However, for many Black writers, including m …›

Poynter→ U.S. holding Saudi crown prince responsible for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

2021-02-26 In October 2018, journalist Jamal Khashoggi was working for The Washington Post when he went to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. He was never seen again. His body was dismembered and his remains have never been found. And now, President Joe Bid …›

Poynter→ Did you start freelancing in 2020? Here’s what you need to know for tax season.

2021-02-26 There’s one thing that’s for certain when you go from full-time employee to freelancer: your taxes get a whole lot more complicated. This is especially true for anyone who lost a job and received unemployment benefits as millions of laid-off worker …›

Poynter→ How does COVID-19’s toll compare with heart disease, cancer and other causes of death?

2021-02-26 Now that the coronavirus has been in the United States for roughly a year, new numbers are revealing the scale of COVID-19’s impact on American health: COVID-19 has become the country’s third leading cause of death, and could be on its way to outpa …›

Poynter→ When is the pandemic over?

2021-02-26 Let’s not overreact but also not underreact to the fact that this week, new cases rose at a rate higher than the seven-day average. It could be a minor blip. It could also be a reflection of the fast-spreading variants of the coronavirus. This week, …›

Poynter→ Why are so many military families scrounging for food?

2021-02-26 Covering COVID-19 is a daily Poynter briefing of story ideas about the coronavirus and other timely topics for journalists, written by senior faculty Al Tompkins. Sign up here to have it delivered to your inbox every weekday morning. Military families, …›

Poynter→ Recent anti-Asian violence is part of a larger trend deserving of more media coverage

2021-02-25 The recent spike in attacks against Asian Americans are part of a larger trend that deserves more media coverage, said “Nightline” co-anchor Juju Chang and CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang. The broadcast journalists joined Poynter se …›

Columbia Journalism Review→ Bridging gaps in year-round election coverage

2021-02-25 US state legislatures are largely back in session, and they’re introducing hundreds of voting bills. In the wake of the 2020 election—which introduced significant changes to allow voters more safety amid a pandemic—the number of election procedur …›

Current→ Why public radio is on the threshold of a new era

2021-02-25 People who are moving into leadership roles at stations are asking “What comes next?” The answers depend on you. …›

Nieman Lab→ Twitter’s new “Super Follow” will let you charge for tweets, and journalists are drooling

2021-02-25 Can you imagine how great it would be if you got to pay for all of Nieman Lab’s tweets? A feature that Twitter is working on could make that dream a reality: The company said at an analyst event Thursday that it’s developing a feature calle …›