Poynter→ Reversing a decade-long trend, Gannett plans to grow its newsroom staffs in the second half of 2020

2020-08-06 As Gannett plans for continued COVID-related revenue pressure for the balance of the year, permanent expense reductions are in the works — but no newsroom layoffs. In fact, some staffing increases are coming at both USA Today and the company’s netw …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Survey: What is it like to be a local newspaper journalist in 2020?

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Salt Lake Tribune editor Jennifer Napier-Pearce resigns over differences with the newspaper’s chief philanthropic partner

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Gossip, jobs, freelancing tips and more. Here are some independent media newsletters to follow.

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Twitter will label state-controlled news accounts and exclude them from its recommendation systems

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NYT Open - Medium→ Meeting… Megan Araula, Lead Software Engineer

2020-08-06 Illustration by Claire Merchlinsky“Meeting…” is an ongoing series from NYT Open that features New York Times employees from different corners of the company. In this installment, we meet Megan Araula, a lead software engineer with the Delivery En …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Adding humanizing details to news articles produces mixed results

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Nine tips for covering election misinformation

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ A public radio station was already in turmoil. Then its own news site dropped an explosive report.

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Facebook removes Trump campaign’s misleading coronavirus video

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ The Texas Observer and Oxford American are partnering on a regional newsletter series

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ The case for the Education Lab model

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ 3 of Bon Appétit’s Test Kitchen stars of color are departing the video channel after failed contract negotiations

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Can journalism be both impartial and empathetic?

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ How three media companies are evolving and monetizing virtual events

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Current→ Chicago Public Media examines WAMU turmoil to ‘inform how we move forward’ with CEO hire

2020-08-06 Staffers are asking for more transparency about the hiring of Andi McDaniel to lead the station. …›

First Draft→ Misinformation in your backyard: Insights from 5 US states ahead of the 2020 election

2020-08-06 This is an edited extract from First Draft’s new report on local misinformation in the United States ahead of the 2020 election. Download the full report (PDF): “Misinformation in your backyard.” “All politics is local,” s …›

Poynter→ How will we remember the people we’ve lost to the coronavirus?

2020-08-06 This piece originally appeared in Local Edition, our newsletter devoted to the telling stories of local journalists. Want to be part of the conversation? You can subscribe here.  A week or so ago, while driving with my daughter, I started mentally wri …›

American Press Institute→ Factually: How hoaxers use hypocrisy

2020-08-06 We’ve long known that disinformation preys on intense emotional response. Tommy Shane writing for First Draft in June laid out the myriad ways our psychology can be hijacked to spread falsehoods online. Among the confusion and the politicization o …›

Poynter→ Remembering the legendary Pete Hamill, New York City’s “poet laureate”

2020-08-06 The Poynter Report is our daily media newsletter. To have it delivered to your inbox Monday-Friday, click here. The headline to describe Pete Hamill in the New York Daily News — the paper where Hamill worked for so many years — was impeccable. The …›

Poynter→ Madonna and Bocelli: COVID-19 also shows that our heroes are not so perfect

2020-08-06 One of the unexpected effects of the quarantine is that it equals us. It doesn’t matter where you are, what work you do, what your age is or how much money you have in the bank. Quarantine forces us to be at home, with our fears and thoughts. And …›

Nieman Lab→ People who engage with false news are hyper-concerned about truth. But they think it’s being hidden.

2020-08-06 We might also fail to understand how certain ways of knowing, such as media literacy, can be manipulated and weaponized. We know that some people are more likely to seek alternative, all-explaining narratives — those with low social status, victims o …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ National Association of Hispanic Journalists will ask newsrooms to stop labeling people of color as “minorities”

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ A Dutch public broadcaster got rid of targeted digital ads—and its revenues went way up.

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Current→ Public Media Group partners with tower owner for bigger single-frequency network footprint

2020-08-06 A new alliance with American Tower gives PMG access to more than 40,000 towers around the country where it could potentially locate booster transmitters for future SFN systems. …›

Columbia Journalism Review→ The tech titans appeared before Congress—now what?

2020-08-06 Last week, the chief executives of the four major tech platforms—Google, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook—appeared before Congress (virtually, at least) as part of a year-long investigation into whether antitrust regulators need to take action against a …›

Poynter→ The NBA bubble is keeping the coronavirus contained, but not misinformation

2020-08-06 PolitiFact and MediaWise are teaming up to debunk misinformation about the coronavirus crisis. To have Coronavirus Facts delivered to your inbox weekly, click here. This week, I sat down (virtually) with CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta …›

Poynter→ In poor rural communities, the coronavirus raises particular challenges

2020-08-06 Reflecting upon the challenges our nation faces in responding to the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus on racial and ethnic minorities and the poor, I think back to a moment when a single person changed my perspective. More than 15 years ago, …›

Poynter→ Why claims of hypocrisy work in the spread of misinformation

2020-08-06 Factually is a newsletter about fact-checking and accountability journalism, from Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network & the American Press Institute’s Accountability Project. Sign up here How hoaxers use hypocrisy   We’ve long kno …›

Poynter→ The system is failing Mexican journalists. Here’s how they’re fighting back.

2020-08-06 Si quiere leer este artículo en español, haga clic aquí. A vanilla-infused breeze causes fragile palms to sway and wave along the streets of Papantla, a municipality in northern Veracruz, Mexico. Other than the occasional passerby photographing mura …›

Poynter→ What is ‘tuition insurance?’ Does it cover coronavirus-related issues?

2020-08-06 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. College tuition is …›

Storyboard Posts Archive | Nieman Storyboard→ The enduring power of John Hersey’s “Hiroshima:” the first “nonfiction novel”

2020-08-06 Seventy-five years ago today, on Aug. 6, 1945, a plane called the Enola Gay, manned by a crew from the U.S. Army Air Force, flew over the Japanese city of Hiroshima and dropped the world’s first atomic bomb. The bomb had a name: Little Boy. So did th …›

NPR Public Editor : NPR→ How The Portland Protest Story Escalated And Why News Consumers Were Frustrated

2020-08-06 The conflict in Portland between federal agents and protesters escalated rapidly. As NPR responded, doing 40 stories over 15 days, some audience members saw bias.(Image credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) …›

Current→ How to find a pubmedia job in a pandemic

2020-08-05 Hiring has dropped off, but there are signs of hope for public media job-seekers. …›

Columbia Journalism Review→ ‘This is the time for pooling resources’: A Q&A with Kristen Hare

2020-08-05 Since early April, Kristen Hare—a reporter who typically covers local news innovations for the Poynter Institute—has been compiling a list of newsroom layoffs, cutbacks, closures, and furloughs, reporting most recently that the covid-19 pandemic ha …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ As Erdoğan cracks down, Turkey’s independent journalists need digital skills and business acumen

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Nieman Lab→ It continues to be very good to be The New York Times

2020-08-05 Last year, I outlined what I considered to be the four major milestones a newspaper must eventually reach for its transition to a truly digital company to be successful. They are: Making more revenue from digital sources than from print. Making more r …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ A new study of Twitter use by D.C.-based journalists shows they’re “isolated from the broader public, talking too much to each other”

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