School for journalism and democracy, with tweets by @barbara_allen_, @kristenhare, @dpfunke, @TomWJones and @itsren. Contact: info@poynter.org / 727-821-9494
About pages are critical pieces of information for the audience. https://www.poynter.org/ethics-trust/2019/the-case-for-an-about-page-on-news-websites/
ICYMI: The New Social Network That Isn’t New at All https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/19/technology/new-social-network-email-newsletter.html
Got an idea for innovation in fact checking? The IFCN will grant 50,000 USD to a winning project idea. https://www.poynter.org/ifcn/fact-forward/
ICYMI: 10 takeaways for newsroom leaders from the Power Shift Summit 2.0 Report https://rtdna.org/article/10_takeaways_for_newsroom_leaders_from_the_power_shift_summit_2_0_report
RT @dpfunke: With two months until EU elections, 19 fact-checkers are teaming up to fight misinformation https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2019/19-fact-checkers-are-teaming-up-to-fight-misinformation-about-the-eu-elections/
ICYMI: As other social networks wage a very public war against misinformation, it’s thriving on Instagram. https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/03/instagram-is-the-internets-new-home-for-hate/585382/
Creating a mission statement can be a fascinating project in a newsroom, leading to deep discussions about the organization’s aims. https://www.poynter.org/ethics-trust/2019/a-mission-statement-is-an-important-element-of-any-news-operation-whats-yours/
Makgato is the second director to lead the continent-wide operation. https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2019/africa-check-has-a-new-director-heres-his-vision-for-fact-checking-on-the-con tinent/
ICYMI: Facebook to reexamine how recently live videos are flagged after Christchurch shooting https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/03/21/facebook-reexamine-how-recently-live-videos-are-flagged-after-christchurch-shooting/?utm_term=.ea964932c6f5
“Anyone with even the most minimal knowledge of the current situation in Mexico knows that this is absurd.” https://www.poynter.org/business-work/2019/this-journalist-fears-death-if-hes-deported-but-thats-what-an-immigration-court-has-ordered/
ICYMI: St. Pete-based Penny Hoarder lays off 45 employees, cutting its newsroom in half https://www.cltampa.com/news-views/local-news/article/21060688/st-petebased-penny-hoarder-lays-off-45-employees-cutting-its-newsroom-in-half
The grant process begins this summer. https://www.poynter.org/business-work/2019/the-american-journalism-project-has-raised-42-million-heres-the-plan-for-distributing-it/
ICYMI: Beto, Biden and Bernie: The B-Boys and the media’s dangerous, self-fulfilling prophecy https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/beto-biden-and-bernie-the-b-boys-and-the-medias-dangerous-self-fulfilling -prophecy/2019/03/19/39411dd6-4a57-11e9-93d0-64dbcf38ba41_story.html?utm_term=.98df9d51e319
If you’re an editor, listening can help you earn trust, and nothing is more important than that. https://www.poynter.org/business-work/2019/think-that-as-a-journalist-youre-a-great-listener-and-questioner-think-again-then-do-something-about-it/
ICYMI: Oaktree Capital Expresses Confidence in Digital First’s Bid for Gannett https://www.wsj.com/articles/oaktree-capital-expresses-confidence-in-digital-firsts-bid-for-gannett-11553104516
Koppel’s message: The media ain’t what it used to be — and has it in for President Donald Trump. https://www.poynter.org/newsletters/2019/ted-koppel-questions-journalists-objectivity-donna-brazile-wants-in-the-lions-den-danica-patrick-in-the-booth-for-indy/
ICYMI: Overseas Press Club of America Announces Annual Award Winners https://opcofamerica.org/overseas-press-club-of-america-announces-annual-award-winners-2018/
There's still time to sign up for our @newsu webinar about choosing the best photo for the story! https://www.poynter.org/courses/choosing-the-best-photos-for-the-story/ https://twitter.com/newsu/status/1108708082740326400
ICYMI: Google News Initiative launches new fact checking tools, supporting more subscription models https://9to5google.com/2019/03/20/google-news-initiative-one-year/
For individuals with their own stories to tell, or for people reporting on gender-based violence, I want to share what it was like for me to tell my #MeToo story. https://www.poynter.org/business-work/2019/cohort2/
In California, 33 news outlets have done something previously unimaginable. They are joining forces. https://www.poynter.org/newsletters/2019/collaborative-effort-involves-33-newsrooms-cleveland-com-files-suit-denver-want s-to-take-it-back/
Please to announced @TelemundoNews and @PolitiFact are partnering to fact-check news for millions of Spanish-speaking Americans https://www.poynter.org/news-release/2019/noticias-telemundo-and-politifact-partner-to-fact-check-news-for-millions-of-spanish-speaking-americans-ahead-of-the-2020-election/
When was the last time you felt like someone really listened to you and then asked you questions that helped you better understand yourself? https://www.poynter.org/business-work/2019/think-that-as-a-journalist-youre-a-great-listener-and-questioner-think-again-then-do-something-about-it/
Having raised $42 million in six months, the American Journalism Project, is about to start handing out money to non-profit digital news sites. https://www.poynter.org/business-work/2019/the-american-journalism-project-has-raised-42-million-heres-the-plan-for-distributing-it/
“We are not the reservoirs of objectivity that I think we were,” Koppel said. https://www.poynter.org/newsletters/2019/ted-koppel-questions-journalists-objectivity-donna-brazile-wants-in-the-lions-den-danica-patrick-in-the-booth-for-indy/
All news sites need an About page. Here's why. https://www.poynter.org/ethics-trust/2019/the-case-for-an-about-page-on-news-websites/
What’s your news company’s mission? https://www.poynter.org/ethics-trust/2019/a-mission-statement-is-an-important-element-of-any-news-operation-whats-yours/
The American Journalism Project is on a fast track to hand out money to nonprofit digital sites https://www.poynter.org/business-work/2019/the-american-journalism-project-has-raised-42-million-heres-the-plan-for-distributing-it/
Through a week of training and personalized coaching, our lineup of award-winning journalists will show you how digital approaches and narrative writing techniques can transform your work—whether it’s a daily story or a major project. Apply by March 25: https://www.poynter.org/summit-for-reporters-and-editors-in-multiplatform-newsrooms/#1551214442967-8d2a84b0-cd39
Here’s a journalism win that’s had a lasting impact https://www.poynter.org/reporting-editing/2019/sunshine-week-shines-heres-a-journalism-win-thats-had-a-lasting-impact/
"When I realized how much my experience of sexual assault had motivated my choices, I wanted to be transparent about it." https://www.poynter.org/business-work/2019/cohort2/
http://Cleveland.com is in a showdown with Cuyahoga County in Ohio over public records https://www.poynter.org/newsletters/2019/collaborative-effort-involves-33-newsrooms-cleveland-com-files-suit-denver-wants-to-take-it-back/
The Virginian-Pilot dove deep into that area’s child welfare system https://www.poynter.org/reporting-editing/2019/valedictorians-falling-through-the-cracks-real-life-goat-rustling-more-water-investigations/
Africa Check has a new director. Here’s his vision for fact-checking on the continent. https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2019/africa-check-has-a-new-director-heres-his-vision-for-fact-checking-on-the-continent/
Facebook says it wants to do something about news deserts https://www.poynter.org/business-work/2019/facebook-says-it-wants-to-do-something-about-news-deserts/
I want to link to @mthomps's brilliant piece on the Four Types of Journalists: Newshound, Storyteller, Provocateur or the Systems Analyst. I'm the Systems Analyst, and maybe that's why this music appeals. @Poynter seems to have destroyed the link alas. https://www.nasw.org/article/what-kind-journalist-are-you
The alarming case of Mexican journalist Emilio Gutiérrez Soto has reached a critical stage https://www.poynter.org/business-work/2019/this-journalist-fears-death-if-hes-deported-but-thats-what-an-immigration-court-has-ordered/
(He would never actually flip a table, the stories of his excellent manners and humility are practically legend and his entire team appears to adore him as the most shining of golden children. But he flips tables in his lyrics.)
It’s past time to think more about our audiences and less about ourselves https://www.poynter.org/tech-tools/2019/its-time-for-journalism-to-stop-pushing-and-start-pulling/
In California, 33 news outlets have done something previously unimaginable. They are joining forces. https://www.poynter.org/newsletters/2019/collaborative-effort-involves-33-newsrooms-cleveland-com-files-suit-denver-want s-to-take-it-back/
ICYMI: L.A. Times Owner Sets Ambitious Goal: Five Million Digital Subscribers https://www.wsj.com/articles/los-angeles-times-owner-has-high-digital-ambitions-11553006559
What happened after one journalist shared her own #MeToo story. https://www.poynter.org/business-work/2019/cohort2/
ICYMI: Surviving the boom and bust of queer media https://www.cjr.org/first_person/queer-media.php
"I think the idea that news organizations are in direct competition is changing. This project is a great example." https://www.poynter.org/newsletters/2019/collaborative-effort-involves-33-newsrooms-cleveland-com-files-suit-denver-wants-to-take-it-back/
ICYMI: As the Christchurch shootings unfolded, I knew I had to quit my job at Sky News https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-19/sky-news-christchurch-mosque-shooting-live-stream/10912844
Print this out and tack it up on your wall. https://www.poynter.org/tech-tools/2019/its-time-for-journalism-to-stop-pushing-and-start-pulling/
ICYMI: Bernie Sanders Just Hired His Twitter Attack Dog https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/03/sanders-promised-civility-hired-twitter-attack-dog/585259/
It’s difficult to understand why Mexican journalist Emilio Gutiérrez Soto's efforts to gain asylum in the United States have been denied. https://www.poynter.org/business-work/2019/this-journalist-fears-death-if-hes-deported-but-thats-what-an-immigra tion-court-has-ordered/
ICYMI: Google hit with €1.5 billion antitrust fine by EU https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/20/18270891/google-eu-antitrust-fine-adsense-advertising
"I can’t pretend I have found all the answers. But in choosing to admit my vulnerability, I have found some strength." https://www.poynter.org/business-work/2019/cohort2/
RT @katiehawk: Have you ever been laid off from or left a job in journalism? Do you have unresolved feelings about it? Would you be up for…
ICYMI: Does the “backfire effect” exist—and does it matter for factcheckers? https://fullfact.org/blog/2019/mar/does-backfire-effect-exist/
 
 
 
 
 
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