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“There are some days, you look at the future of newspapers and there’s not a lot of good news. And this is some good news.” https://www.poynter.org/business-work/2019/how-the-charleston-gazette-mail-overcame-bankruptcy-layoffs-and-management-changes-to-double-digital-subscriptions/
Power of Diverse Voices is now one of Poynter’s most competitive programs. Meet the 2019 class. https://www.poynter.org/from-the-institute/2019/power-of-diverse-voices-is-now-one-of-poynters-most-competitive-p rograms-meet-the-2019-class/
Bookmark these must-have digital tools to plan your next vacation https://www.poynter.org/tech-tools/2019/bookmark-these-must-have-digital-tools-to-plan-your-next-vacation/
What I learned about writing from reading Greta Thunberg’s speech to the U.N. https://www.poynter.org/reporting-editing/2019/what-i-learned-about-writing-from-reading-greta-thunbergs-speech-to-the-u-n/
Drinking seawater is bad for you, and other horror stories from the front lines of science fact-checking https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2019/its-hard-to-be-a-science-fact-checker-heres-why/
Government agencies can’t stop employees from talking to the press. Here’s why. https://www.poynter.org/business-work/2019/government-agencies-cant-stop-employees-from-talking-to-the-press-heres-why/
Now, with our partners at Press Forward, Poynter is offering in-newsroom training that addresses the sexual harassment and incivility associated with abuses of power. https://www.poynter.org/reporting-editing/2019/new-poynter-training-addresses-sexual-harassment-in-newsrooms/
How the Charleston Gazette-Mail overcame bankruptcy, layoffs and management changes to double digital subscriptions https://www.poynter.org/business-work/2019/how-the-charleston-gazette-mail-overcame-bankruptcy-layoffs-and-management-changes-to-double-digital-subscriptions/
Will the 2020 U.S presidential election be all about fake political online ads? https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2019/will-the-2020-u-s-presidential-election-be-all-about-fake-political-onli ne-ads/
American newsrooms’ 2020 efforts: Cover misinformation but don’t amplify it https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2019/american-newsrooms-2020-efforts-cover-misinformation-but-dont-amplify-it/
Don’t let ABC’s mistake fuel distrust of the media https://www.poynter.org/ethics-trust/2019/dont-let-abcs-mistake-fuel-distrust-of-the-media/
From today's Poynter Report: "The question continues to persist: Is anyone at NBC going to lose their jobs over the whole Ronan Farrow-Harvey Weinstein-Matt Lauer mess?" https://www.poynter.org/newsletters/2019/observations-on-usa-today-nbc-and-newspaper-unions-the-poynter-report/
You would never guess who’s accusing the mainstream media of producing ‘fake news’ https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2019/you-would-never-guess-whos-accusing-the-mainstream-media-of-producing-fake-news/
Although the practice of gagging public employees from giving unapproved interviews is pervasive across all levels of government, decades of First Amendment caselaw demonstrate that blanket restrictions on speaking to the media are legally unenforceable. https://www.poynter.org/business-work/2019/government-agencies-cant-stop-employees-from-talking-to-the-press-heres-why/
"Before we get to the speech itself, I would like to debunk the notion that no teenager could have written such a text." @RoyPeterClark's x-ray reading of the speech that @GretaThunberg's gave to the U.N. https://www.poynter.org/reporting-editing/2019/what-i-learned-about-writing-from-reading-greta-thunbergs-speech-to-the-u-n/
With a little more than a year to go before the 2020 elections, U.S. newsrooms are gearing up for what they expect will be a deluge of misinformation aimed at influencing, dividing and confusing voters. From @factchecknet and @AmPress. https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2019/american-newsrooms-2020-efforts-cover-misinformation-but-dont-ampl ify-it/
None of this is intended to excuse @ABC News' lapse in standards or let the news division off the hook. But it highlights the need to avoid the pitfalls of adopting cynical, conspiratorial explanations for these kinds of incidents. https://www.poynter.org/ethics-trust/2019/dont-let-abcs-mistake-fuel-distrust-of-the-media/
On Wednesday, the @latimes and the @latguild reached a labor agreement. This and more in today's Poynter Report with @TomWJones https://www.poynter.org/newsletters/2019/imagining-a-fox-news-competitor-student-newspaper-refuses-prior-rev iew-la-times-makes-union-deal/
“There are some days, you look at the future of newspapers and there’s not a lot of good news,” he said. “And this is some good news.” How the @wvgazettemail doubled digital subscriptions. https://www.poynter.org/business-work/2019/how-the-charleston-gazette-mail-overcame-bankruptcy-layoffs-and-management-changes-to-double-digital-subscriptions/
"One way to learn writing strategies is to study the texts of successful speeches." It's the latest from @RoyPeterClark — what this master craftsman learned from a younger one. https://www.poynter.org/reporting-editing/2019/what-i-learned-about-writing-from-reading-greta-thunbergs-speech-to-the-u-n/
In recent weeks, some of the most prominent people running in next year’s election have started to spend huge amounts of money on Facebook ads aiming to take certain (false) information to a targeted audience. From @factchecknet https://www.poyner.org/fact-checking/2019/will-the-2020-u-s-presidential-election-be-all-about-fake-political-online-ads/
In a weekly memo, Gannett CEO Paul Bascobert discusses the future of print https://www.poynter.org/business-work/2019/in-a-weekly-memo-gannett-ceo-paul-bascobert-discusses-the-future-of-print/
Denunciation of @ABC News misses two important things: First, there is no evidence that they knowingly misrepresented the video. Second, knowingly misrepresenting anything is not in the interest of a standards-based news organization. https://www.poynter.org/ethics-trust/2019/dont-let-abcs-mistake-fuel-distrust-of-the-media/
When the student newspaper at @ChapmanU found out it couldn't cover a George W. Bush speech without prior review, the @PantherOnline wasn't having it. https://www.poynter.org/newsletters/2019/imagining-a-fox-news-competitor-student-newspaper-refuses-prior-review-la-times-makes-union-deal/
Prohibiting government employees from sharing their candid observations isn’t just bad for journalism . It’s against the law. https://www.poynter.org/business-work/2019/government-agencies-cant-stop-employees-from-talking-to-the-press-heres-why/
When @RoyPeterClark came across a non-fiction book by teens, it led him write this x-ray reading of 16-year-old @GretaThunberg's UN speech. https://www.poynter.org/reporting-editing/2019/what-i-learned-about-writing-from-reading-greta-thunbergs-speech-to-the-u-n/
This week in Factually, the newsletter from @factchecknet and @AmPress: ✓ Newsrooms gear up to cover 2020 misinformation ✓ Facebook has a new problem in Brazil: false job offers ✓ The first samba about fake news will be sung in February in Rio https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2019/american-newsrooms-2020-efforts-cover-misinformation-but-dont-amplify-it/
In an internal Q & A memo Gannett CEO Paul Bascobert agrees with a questioner that customer service at the company’s newspapers is “broken” and work is underway to promptly be improve it. https://www.poynter.org/business-work/2019/in-a-weekly-memo-gannett-ceo-paul-bascobert-discusses-the-future-of-print/
After @ABC News declined to comment on how it erroneously aired the footage, a vacuum of non-information was born, into which rushed a familiar barrage of cynical accusations — that it wasn’t an error at all, but an intentional use of false footage. https://www.poynter.org/ethics-trust/2019/dont-let-abcs-mistake-fuel-distrust-of-the-media/
In today’s Poynter Report, @TomWJones wonders what it would take to outfox @FoxNews. https://www.poynter.org/newsletters/2019/imagining-a-fox-news-competitor-student-newspaper-refuses-prior-review-la-times-makes-union-deal/
New: @Gannett CEO Paul Bascobert tells staff in a memo that any decision to cut back on print at @USATODAY or regional papers "will be made by the market telling us where we should focus." https://www.poynter.org/business-work/2019/in-a-weekly-memo-gannett-ceo-paul-bascobert-discusses-the-future-of-print/
In 2018, the publisher of the Charleston Gazette-Mail sat his staff down. He said he wanted digital subscriptions doubled in a year. “And we all looked at each other like, how are we going to do that?” said one editor. Here's how they did it. https://www.poynter.org/business-work/2019/how-the-charleston-gazette-mail-overcame-bankruptcy-layoffs-and-management-changes-to-double-digital-subscriptions/
The latest from @RoyPeterClark: What we can learn from listening to the words of a 16-year-old climate activist. https://www.poynter.org/reporting-editing/2019/what-i-learned-about-writing-from-reading-greta-thunbergs-speech-to-the-u-n/
The 2016 U.S. election was a democratic process historically marked by the amount of false information — and it looks like we will face a 2020 campaign plagued by a new type of disinformation: promoted by White House candidates. From @factchecknet https://www.poyner.org/fact-checking/2019/will-the-2020-u-s-presidential-election-be-all-about-fake-political-online-ads/
"As politicians continue to attack the credibility of the press, @ABC News suffered a self-inflicted wound that is feeding cynical, misguided notions about how news media operate." https://www.poynter.org/ethics-trust/2019/dont-let-abcs-mistake-fuel-distrust-of-the-media/
In today’s Poynter Report w/ @TomWJones: ✓ Imagining if @FoxNews had a real rival ✓ @PantherOnline won't back down from @ChapmanU PR ✓ @latimes and @latguild reach agreement Subscribe for M-F delivery https://www.poynter.org/newsletters/2019/imagining-a-fox-news-competitor-student-newspaper-refuses-prior-review -la-times-makes-union-deal/
"Although the practice of gagging public employees from giving unapproved interviews is pervasive across all levels of government, decades of First Amendment caselaw demonstrate that blanket restrictions on speaking to the media are legally unenforceable." https://www.poynter.org/business-work/2019/government-agencies-cant-stop-employees-from-talking-to-the-press-heres-why/
"Before we get to the speech itself, I would like to debunk the notion that no teenager could have written such a text." @RoyPeterClark on @GretaThunberg's speech to the U.N. https://www.poynter.org/reporting-editing/2019/what-i-learned-about-writing-from-reading-greta-thunbergs-speech-to-the-u-n/
With a little more than a year to go before the 2020 election, U.S. newsrooms are gearing up for what they expect will be a deluge of misinformation aimed at influencing, dividing and confusing voters. From @factchecknet and @AmPress https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2019/american-newsrooms-2020-efforts-cover-misinformation-but-dont-ampli fy-it/
"None of this is intended to excuse @ABC News' lapse in standards or let the news division off the hook. But it highlights the need to avoid the pitfalls of adopting cynical, conspiratorial explanations for these kinds of incidents." https://www.poynter.org/ethics-trust/2019/dont-let-abcs-mistake-fuel-distrust-of-the-media/
Late Wednesday, the @latimes and the @latguild reached a labor agreement. This and more in today's Poynter Report with @TomWJones https://www.poynter.org/newsletters/2019/imagining-a-fox-news-competitor-student-newspaper-refuses-prior-review-la-times-makes-union-deal/
“There are some days, you look at the future of newspapers and there’s not a lot of good news,” he said. “And this is some good news.” https://www.poynter.org/business-work/2019/how-the-charleston-gazette-mail-overcame-bankruptcy-layoffs-and-management-changes-to-double-digital-subscriptions/
"One way to learn writing strategies is to study the texts of successful speeches." Here's the latest from @RoyPeterClark — what this master craftsman learned from a younger one. https://www.poynter.org/reporting-editing/2019/what-i-learned-about-writing-from-reading-greta-thunbergs-speech-to-the-u-n/
In recent weeks, some of the most prominent names for next year’s election have started to spend huge amounts of money on Facebook ads aiming to take certain (false) information to a targeted audience. From @factchecknet https://www.poyner.org/fact-checking/2019/will-the-2020-u-s-presidential-election-be-all-about-fake-political-online-ads/
Denunciations of @ABC News miss two important things: First, there is no evidence that they knowingly misrepresented the video. Second, knowingly misrepresenting anything is not in the interest of a standards-based news organization. https://www.poynter.org/ethics-trust/2019/dont-let-abcs-mistake-fuel-distrust-of-the-media/
When the student newspaper at @ChapmanU was told it couldn't cover a George W. Bush speech without prior review, the @PantherOnline said, "Nope." https://www.poynter.org/newsletters/2019/imagining-a-fox-news-competitor-student-newspaper-refuses-prior-review-la-times-makes-union-deal/
Prohibiting government employees from sharing their candid observations isn’t just bad for journalism — it’s against the law. https://www.poynter.org/business-work/2019/government-agencies-cant-stop-employees-from-talking-to-the-press-heres-why/
From @RoyPeterClark: A chance encounter with a non-fiction book by teens led me to an x-ray reading of 16-year-old @GretaThunberg's UN speech. https://www.poynter.org/reporting-editing/2019/what-i-learned-about-writing-from-reading-greta-thunbergs-speech-to-the-u-n/
This week in Factually, the newsletter from @factchecknet and @AmPress: ✓ Newsrooms gear up to cover 2020 misinformation ✓ Facebook has a new problem in Brazil: false job offers ✓ The first samba about fake news will be sung in February https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2019/american-newsrooms-2020-efforts-cover-misinformation-but-dont-amplify-it/
After @ABC News declined to comment on how it erroneously aired incorrect footage, a vacuum of non-information was born, into which rushed a familiar barrage of cynical accusations — that it wasn’t an error at all, but an intentional use of false footage. https://www.poynter.org/ethics-trust/2019/dont-let-abcs-mistake-fuel-distrust-of-the-media/
Terrific thread by my pal @mitrakalita, now a CNN senior veep, in praise of @Poynter, a crown-jewel of journalism and journalism education. She’s gone from participant in 1997 to board member and more! • Media nonprofits need serious support. Check out all their great programs. https://twitter.com/mitrakalita/status/1184458763383771137
RT @MartinKaste: @jackshafer @Poynter @USATODAY @Gannett @GateHouse_Media I’m old enough to remember when the creation of @USATODAY was see…
Two knowledgeable sources, talking on background, confirmed that @USATODAY will phase out its print edition after an impending merger between @Gannett and @GateHouse_Media https://www.poynter.org/business-work/2019/is-usa-todays-print-edition-headed-for-the-sunset-as-gatehouse-and-gannett-merge-signs-point-to-yes/
 
Okay, make your cheap USA Today jokes but remember that it became a much better newspaper after founder Al Neuharth and his happy-talk cleared out. Probably better than many hometown newspapers.
 
In recent years, USA Today has run a slew of terrific investigations. http://bit.ly/2nVm3xW
Really proud of of @jamesabennettii for getting into @Poynter's 2019 Power of Diverse Voices workshop! https://www.poynter.org/from-the-institute/2019/power-of-diverse-voices-is-now-one-of-poynters-most-competitive-programs-meet-the-2019-class/
 
 
 
 
 
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