Poynter→ How 60 reporters from 25 media outlets in 18 countries are finishing the work of murdered journalists

2021-01-25 In 2012, Regina Martínez was killed brutally in her home in Xalapa, Mexico. A journalist for the national investigative weekly Proceso, Martínez had been one of very few reporters in the Mexican state of Veracruz who refused cartels’ bribes or thre …›

Poynter→ ‘Face the Nation’ moderator Margaret Brennan talks to Poynter about her newsy interview with Dr. Deborah Birx

2021-01-25 Because of COVID-19, it has been a while since CBS “Face the Nation” moderator Margaret Brennan did a face-to-face interview with anyone. But on Friday, she sat down with Dr. Deborah Birx, the Trump administration’s coronavirus response coordinat …›

Poynter→ Audience work is more important to journalism than ever

2021-01-25 I was on a mentoring call with a student about to graduate from college when she shared that she had received some discouraging advice. She had been told not to pursue audience work as a career path. She was told — by a member of a fairly large journ …›

Poynter→ For local nonprofit news, 2020 was a very good year, and 2021 will be even better

2021-01-25 In contrast to the business wipeout for most legacy media last year, big nonprofit local initiatives are thriving and on track for healthy growth this year, too. Consider: Report for America is one of six finalists for the MacArthur Foundation’s seco …›

Poynter→ President Biden admonished a reporter for asking if his COVID-19 plan is aggressive enough. It was a legit question.

2021-01-25 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. President Joe Bide …›

Poynter→ Our new Professor’s Press Pass delivers timely classroom lessons for journalism educators

2021-01-25 Today, Poynter is unveiling a new product that I’m incredibly excited about — the Professor’s Press Pass. This new subscription service is kind of like a little vending machine for your classroom  — you pick out the bite-sized lesson you w …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ How the New York Times crossword became too big to fail

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Rolling Stone is seeking ‘thought leaders’ willing to pay $2,000 to write for their website

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Kathleen Kingsbury will replace James Bennet as opinion editor at The New York Times

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Poynter→ TFCN Fact-check: Did NASA send a woman to space with 100 tampons?

2021-01-22  Sally Ride is most remembered for being the first American woman to go to space, breaking boundaries and stereotypes with her diligence and intelligence. But according to a now-viral YouTube video, her journey to space also included …100 tamp …›

Current→ He drove them crazy, but reporters will miss ‘unstoppable’ NPR arts editor Tom Cole

2021-01-22 Retiring this week after 33 years at the network, Cole tested journalists' patience but stood out as a devoted advocate for their work. …›

Columbia Journalism Review→ A White House correspondent charts the changing of the guard

2021-01-22 Shirish Dáte had a front row seat to the chaos of Trump’s presidency and famously asked Trump whether he regretted having lied so many times to the American people. Dáte was also in attendance at the first, radically different press briefing on ina …›

Columbia Journalism Review→ CNN public editor: It’s time to end the panel discussion format

2021-01-22 This month we witnessed a violent rampage at the US Capitol. In the middle of the insurrection, CNN decided a political panel was the best means of following the unfolding catastrophe. As members of Congress were on lockdown, Anderson Cooper held court …›

Current→ Pubcasters urge FCC to offer ‘flexibility’ on proposed foreign government sponsorship rules

2021-01-22 The FCC has signaled its intent to make broadcasters consistently identify when programs have received financial support from a foreign government. …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Nick Sawhney made a viral “Bernie Sits” site. Now he has to keep it going.

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Current→ NPR hires chief legal officer

2021-01-22 Elizabeth Allen, a former chief legal officer for Gannett, has experience "leading and guiding the kinds of strategic business decision making we need to do as we move NPR forward," CEO John Lansing said. …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Biden picks Jessica Rosenworcel as acting FCC chief

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American Press Institute→ Need to Know: January 22, 2021

2021-01-22 OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Trump’s “enemy of the people” smear will have long-lasting effects (CNN)  But did you know: Fewer than half of Americans now say they trust traditional media (Axios) According to a new study from Edelman, only 4 …›

Columbia Journalism Review→ Facebook asks its new oversight board to rule on banning Trump

2021-01-22 More than three years after the idea was first floated by Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s “oversight board” started hearing its first cases last month. Whatever the outcomes, those cases have been overshadowed by an announcement on Thursday that Face …›

Poynter→ Jen Psaki’s White House press conferences feel like ‘a return to normalcy.’ But let’s be careful.

2021-01-22 Think about the White House press secretaries since the start of the Trump administration. There was Sean Spicer, who got off to a mess of a start on Day One, lying about the attendance at the inauguration. (Kellyanne Conway said he was using “altern …›

RJI Stories→ Celebrating life, accomplishments of RJI’s first executive director, renowned journalist Pam Johnson

2021-01-21 Thought leader. Teacher. “Champion of female and minority journalists.” Renowned journalist. Industry leader. These were just a few of the words that are used to describe Pam Johnson. …›

RJI Stories→ Reynolds Journalism Institute fellows to present overviews of their projects

2021-01-21 The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute’s 2020-2021 fellows will present an overview of their projects on Tuesday, Feb. 16 beginning 11 a.m. CST. …›

Current→ New agreement gives KALW nonprofit more control of station

2021-01-21 The San Francisco station plans to transition some contract workers to full-time. …›

MediaWell→ ‘They Have Not Legitimately Won’: Pro-Trump Media Keeps the Disinformation Flowing | The New York Times

2021-01-21 Forgoing any appeals for healing or reflection, right-wing media organizations that spread former President Donald J. Trump’s distortions about the 2020 election continued on Wednesday to push conspiracy theories about large-scale fraud, with s …›

NYT Open - Medium→ Meeting… Corina Aoi, Technical Product Manager at The New York Times

2021-01-21 “Meeting…” is an ongoing series from NYT Open that features New York Times employees from different corners of the company.Illustration by Claire MerchlinskyWhat is your name?Corina Aoi (pronounced Ah-wee)What are your pronouns?She/HerWhat is yo …›

MediaWell→ Platforms are cracking down hard on political misinformation, but it’s still easy to find | Vox

2021-01-21 In the aftermath of the Capitol insurrection on January 6 that left five people dead, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube promised to crack down harder on false claims that the US presidential election was stolen and on dangerous fringe movements like QAn …›

MediaWell→ How to respond to the QAnon threat | Brookings

2021-01-21 On Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2020, a mob of conspiracy theorists left their online world and appeared in person in Washington, D.C., to take part in a violent insurrection. Encouraged by then-President Donald Trump, who, they believed, was to lead their re …›

RJI Stories→ RJI searches for School of Journalism students to pair with local newsrooms on innovative projects

2021-01-21 Missouri School of Journalism students and recent graduates will be pairing up with local news outlets this summer to work together on innovative projects as part of the 12-week RJI Student Innovation Fellowship. …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Since 2015, Laurene Powell Jobs has spent roughly $250 million on journalism. What is she trying to achieve?

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MediaWell→ Facebook Said It Would Stop Pushing Users to Join Partisan Political Groups. It Didn’t. | The Markup

2021-01-21 In the run-up to the 2020 presidential election, Facebook said it was taking “emergency” measures to prevent people from using the platform to spread misinformation or coordinate violence. Among those measures, CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified u …›

Columbia Journalism Review→ “If voters aren’t listening, then what are we doing here?”: a Q&A with Pat Rynard

2021-01-21 On January 4, political news site Iowa Starting Line announced it was going on hiatus until further notice. “Good journalism should hold the powerful accountable, but it should do so in reality, not just theory,” Pat Rynard, founder and managing …›

American Press Institute→ Need to Know: Jan. 21, 2021

2021-01-21 OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Some media critics have suggested the press have a “cold-turkey” breakup with former President Trump (The Washington Post) But did you know: Why ignoring Trump post-Presidency could backfire (Poynter) A wholesale b …›

American Press Institute→ How collaborating helped two Idaho publishers engage Latino audiences

2021-01-21 A core goal of journalism is to lift up underheard voices. Sometimes, the best way to do that is to give those voices a stage and a microphone — and then get out of the way. Sami Edge is a reporter for Idaho Education News. That’s what happened at …›

Columbia Journalism Review→ Biden’s inauguration and the new abnormal

2021-01-21 Early yesterday, then-President Donald Trump vacated the White House and headed to Joint Base Andrews, where he gave a farewell address before flying to Florida. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer wondered aloud if we’d be treated to a final Trump surprise, but th …›

Storyboard Posts – Nieman Storyboard→ Lessons in the purpose of poetic language from a presidential inauguration

2021-01-21 EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one of two posts today analyzing the power of the presidential inaugural poem delivered Jan. 20, 2020, by Amanda Gorman, and reflecting on its place in history. The one below, by Roy Peter Clark, is cross-posted with our fr …›

Storyboard Posts – Nieman Storyboard→ America’s first hip-hop inaugural poem ties history to the present, optimism to urgency

2021-01-21 EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one of two posts today analyzing the power of the presidential inaugural poem delivered Jan. 20, 2020, by Amanda Gorman, and reflecting on its place in history. The other, by writing teacher Roy Peter Clark of the Poynter I …›

Poynter→ A new local true crime podcast dives into the story — and the people who tell them

2021-01-21 A new podcast from newspaper publisher Lee Enterprises is exploring not only true crime tales from across America, but also the stories behind those stories. Called “Late Edition: Crime Beat Chronicles,” the podcast features stories reported in Lee …›

Columbia Journalism Review→ The Trump press corps prepares for a new era

2021-01-20 As the Trump administration ends, and the Biden administration begins, major news networks and outlets are shaking up their White House reporting staff. At the New York Times, Maggie Haberman will be stepping down from her role as White House correspon …›

RJI Stories→ Inject, Pinpoint and Vizydrop: Tips and tricks

2021-01-20 For my last Innovation in Focus piece for the year, I wanted to try a few new tools while I was reporting on the passing of Amendment 3 for KBIA with a group of three other journalists. …›