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Reporting on polls? Heres how to do it responsibly
On the morning after the 2016 presidential election, many opinion pollsters and pundits picked at their scrambled eggs with egg on their faces. Somehow, Donald Trump had upset Hillary Clinton, the favored candidate in their polls. Journalists who provided misleading reporting to the public should have been eating humble pie. Before this years Nov. 3 […] The post ...
Poynter Institute at Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:29:01 PM


As it turns out, product thinking is a great asset in a crisis
When we launched our news product training pilot last February, we knew it would be key for local news organizations survival in the long run; product thinking would put them on a path to find new audiences, improve internal processes and monetize news, in time. And then COVID-19 hit. What happened next is what convinced […] The post As it turns out,...
Poynter Institute at Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:51:46 AM


How the media handled Wednesdays Breonna Taylor ruling
The Poynter Report is our daily media newsletter. To have it delivered to your inbox Monday-Friday, sign up here. Reactions to the Breonna Taylor grand jury decision This isnt a political statement. These are facts. A young Black woman was asleep in her bed when Louisville police smashed their way into her apartment. They then […] The post How the media...
Poynter Institute at Thursday, September 24, 2020 7:46:47 AM


Understanding the legal language and judicial issues in the Breonna Taylor ruling
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. From the beginning of this column, we have said we would help you with the coverage of […] The post Understan...
Poynter Institute at Thursday, September 24, 2020 7:33:26 AM


A bittersweet moment: How gal-dem launched membership amid Black Lives Matter protests and COVID-1
This case study is part of Resilience Reports, a series from the European Journalism Centre about how news organizations across Europe are adjusting their daily operations and business strategies as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Few publications were hit as hard by the global pandemic than the UK independent media collective gal-dem. Prior to […] The post ...
Poynter Institute at Thursday, September 24, 2020 7:32:08 AM


TikTok, a political football, is still up in the air
The political drama surrounding TikTok, the popular Chinese-owned video-sharing app, already seemed to be at a fever pitch in recent weeks: as the clock ticked down on...
Columbia Journalism Review at Thursday, September 24, 2020 7:07:23 AM


Airborne or not? What the CDC said about the aerosol transmission of COVID-19
PolitiFact and MediaWise are teaming up to debunk misinformation about the coronavirus crisis. To have Coronavirus Facts delivered to your inbox weekly, click here. Before we check some COVID-19 facts, I want to talk about something really cool Ive been working on that launches today: MediaWise for Seniors: Self-Directed Fact-Checking Course. This is an online […] The post ...
Poynter Institute at Thursday, September 24, 2020 7:00:16 AM


How to be funny in a pandemic
Stephanie Hayes last day as an editor at the Tampa Bay Times was March 13. She and her husband had a dream vacation to take, then she was coming back to start a new role – humor columnist. You know what happened next. In addition to coping with the quickly closing world, Hayes had to […] The post How to be funny in a pandemic appeared first on ...
Poynter Institute at Thursday, September 24, 2020 7:00:11 AM


Time to ratchet up the fight against misinformation in Spanish. Take a look at this solution.
On September 18, Franco Ordoñez, NPR White House correspondent, went on air sounding very worried. He had interviewed a Venezuelan woman in the Miami suburb of Doral, Florida, and confirmed that yes – Latinos in Florida were receiving tons of political disinformation via WhatsApp. “There is messaging from QAnon, the movement that claims President Trump […] The post ...
Poynter Institute at Thursday, September 24, 2020 6:45:36 AM


The sheer amount of misinformation is forcing fact-checkers to collaborate
Factually is a newsletter about fact-checking and accountability journalism, from Poynters International Fact-Checking Network & the American Press Institutes Accountability Project. Sign up here Banding together This week a study by the Oxford Internet Institute showed that only 1% of a sample of YouTube videos spreading COVID-19 misinformation received a fact-checking label when recirculated on […] The post ...
Poynter Institute at Thursday, September 24, 2020 6:00:58 AM


Last man standing
George Fiala wants the Red Hook Star-Revue to be the next Village Voice. Fiala, who is sixty-six, wants you—hopefully a connected millennial—to pick up the latest issue and feel the weight of the monthlys thirtysomething pages. He wants you to flip through and discover things you didnt realize you cared about—how a Senegalese drum-maker learned […]...
Columbia Journalism Review at Thursday, September 24, 2020 5:55:17 AM


Universities continue to block athletes from talking to the media. Thats got to stop.
There has never been a time when America more urgently needed to hear the voices of college athletes. Fall sports tentatively resumed across Americas college campuses under the shadow of a deadly pandemic that has already cost one college football player his life. Abusive behavior by coaches is belatedly coming to light as former athletes […] The post ...
Poynter Institute at Wednesday, September 23, 2020 2:19:17 PM


New group offers a place for product people in newsrooms (and the newsrooms that need them)
The News Product Alliance launched today, offering a community for people who work in news product management. Whats that again, you might wonder? “Product management is a framework or set of tools to help organizations align audience, technology and revenue goals to develop an effective business model,” said Becca Aaronson Davis, interim president of the […] The post ...
Poynter Institute at Wednesday, September 23, 2020 11:00:28 AM


Why the student newspaper at Syracuse University launched a membership program
The Lead is a weekly newsletter that provides resources and connections for student journalists in both college and high school. Sign up here to have it delivered to your inbox every Wednesday morning. As coronavirus continues devastating student publications budgets, The Daily Orange at Syracuse University is taking a new approach: a membership program. The DO launched […] The post ...
Poynter Institute at Wednesday, September 23, 2020 9:30:06 AM


How The 63106 Project funds independent journalism in St. Louis
In St. Louis, Missouri, Dick Weiss has spent more than a year establishing and raising money for Before Ferguson Beyond Ferguson, a nonprofit, grant-funded organization that supplements longform reporting at local outlets like the St. Louis American, St. Louis Public Radio, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. When the pandemic hit, the project found itself in […]...
Columbia Journalism Review at Wednesday, September 23, 2020 8:05:34 AM


Mueller revisionism, and the culpability of the press
Under a presidency that, perhaps more than any in recent memory, tends to be rendered in starkly moralistic terms, there is perhaps no better case study of the rise-and-fall character arc than Robert Mueller. Where the right always hated Muellers probe into Trump, Russia, and the 2016 campaign, liberals once lionized him—sticking his rumpled face on everything from protest placards to ...
Columbia Journalism Review at Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:32:09 AM


A fresh publishing study argues that paid digital subscriptions are the only avenue to growth
The tech platform Zuora is in the business of selling software for subscription billing — for a range of industries, like telecommunications or manufacturing, not just publishing. It also does an annual report with data drawn from a client base of 1,000. The 2020 edition, released Wednesday, has a good news/bad news mix for the […] The post ...
Poynter Institute at Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:01:11 AM


The medias climate coverage is improving, but time is very short
In this autumn of horrific fires and deadly floods, its easy to overlook one bit of promising news on the climate front: Some major US media coverage of the crisis is finally getting better. Were seeing the evidence this week as Covering Climate Now—a collaboration of four hundred-plus news outlets, with a combined audience of […]...
Columbia Journalism Review at Wednesday, September 23, 2020 7:00:36 AM


The death toll from the coronavirus passes another grim number
The Poynter Report is our daily media newsletter. To have it delivered to your inbox Monday-Friday, sign up here. Another depressing and soul-searching milestone has been passed. 200,000. Thats officially the number of deaths in the United States from the coronavirus. Its not just a number. It cannot be just a number. These are people […] The post Th...
Poynter Institute at Wednesday, September 23, 2020 6:30:41 AM


Poynter to honor Chris Wallace at its fundraising gala
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Sept. 23, 2020) – Chris Wallace, the award-winning broadcast journalist, best-selling author and anchor of “Fox News Sunday,” will receive the Poynter Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism at the Institutes annual fundraising gala in November. This prestigious award honors those whose journalism careers have made a significant impact on democracy and […] The post ...
Poynter Institute at Wednesday, September 23, 2020 6:30:36 AM


FDA plans guidance this week to assure the public there will be no October surprise vaccine
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. Late Tuesday, The Washington Post reported that this week, the Food and Drug Administration will issue guidance […] The post ...
Poynter Institute at Wednesday, September 23, 2020 5:00:15 AM


Year of Fear, Chapter Thirty-One: A Confederate Soldier Moves On
Welcome back to the Year of Fear. Each week until Election Day, CJR and the Delacorte Review will bring you another chapter from one of our four towns. Click here to subscribe to our weekly newsletter. A few hundred yards from my driveway is a historical marker denoting the location of the Caroline Friends Meeting House, established by […]...
Columbia Journalism Review at Tuesday, September 22, 2020 3:41:31 PM


Are journalism academics worth a listen? This new podcast says yes
One thing many journalism researchers dont do well is to make their work applicable for working journalists. And one thing working journalists dont do well, maybe understandably, is apply the researchers studies to their journalism. This dynamic makes sense, I suppose, if the research doesnt reflect or address how journalists actually work, but its sad, […] The post ...
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, September 22, 2020 12:10:24 PM


The coronavirus has closed more than 50 local newsrooms across America. And counting.
This story was last updated on September 23.  In many places, it started with a cut in print days. Furloughs. Layoffs. Just to get through the crisis, newsroom leaders told readers. In some places, none of it was enough. Now, small newsrooms around the country, often more than 100 years old, often the only news […] The post The coronav...
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, September 22, 2020 10:03:51 AM


Poynter now offers six months paid parental leave. Heres how it happened.
This column originally appeared in The Cohort, Poynters newsletter by and for women in media. Subscribe here to join this community of trailblazers.  Paid parental leave leads to less stressed, more loyal and more productive employees. It keeps women in the workforce — and in the leadership pipeline. It also empowers men to be full partners at […] The post ...
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:35:06 AM


The messaging mess among Trumps top health officials
Death milestones always feel arbitrary and inadequate; when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic, theyre also hard to measure. So it is with the latest grim statistic: the US has—or is about to, depending on your source—hit 200,000 confirmed deaths from COVID-19. Time magazine ...
Columbia Journalism Review at Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:23:56 AM


Were tracking layoffs at Lee Enterprises newspapers
The Tulsa (Oklahoma) World laid off at least 10 journalists today, Poynter has learned. The World is owned by Lee Enterprises, which bought 31 newspapers from Warren Buffetts Berkshire Hathaway earlier this year. Journalists laid off at the World are the latest in a growing list of media job losses caused by the pandemic and […] The post Were tracking layoffs...
Poynter Institute at Monday, September 21, 2020 3:49:08 PM


The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and covering the Republican push to replace her
And mourning fills the news again. On Friday, a year uniquely defined by loss dealt us another painful blow as the Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—a trailblazer for womens rights, a brilliant and original legal mind, a cultural icon immortalized even in life—died at 87, from complications of cancer. “A Jewish teaching say...
Columbia Journalism Review at Monday, September 21, 2020 7:06:03 AM


Could Ginsburgs death be the biggest election issue facing America — and the media?
Hey everyone, Tom Jones here. Im back after a weeks vacation. Thanks to the Poynter team for filling in while I was gone. Now on to today’s report. Ruth Bader Ginsburgs death leaves an open seat on the Supreme Court. Now what? Just when 2020 couldnt get any more complicated, contentious and controversial, we learned […] The post ...
Poynter Institute at Monday, September 21, 2020 6:30:22 AM


Reporting today, with yesterdays context
In San Francisco, Becca Andrews pulled the filing for a 1976 Supreme Court decision that granted abortion providers the power to sue for their patients well-being. In Chicago, Michael OLoughlin headed to an archive to pore over records documenting the lives of gay Catholics during the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s and 1990s. And in […]...
Columbia Journalism Review at Monday, September 21, 2020 6:19:43 AM


The virus vaccine challenge: Overcoming mistrust from Black Americans
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Rev. Stephan Brown had been considering volunteering for a coronavirus vaccine trial when his doctor suggested it. Brown is African American and has diabetes, a disease that puts him at high risk for serious illness if he becomes infected with COVID-19. “I try my best to take care of myself […] The post The virus ...
Poynter Institute at Monday, September 21, 2020 6:15:59 AM


Can Obamacare survive without Ginsburg?
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. The week after the election, the Supreme Court considers the future of the Affordable Care Act One […] The post ...
Poynter Institute at Monday, September 21, 2020 5:30:40 AM


Looking to teach about misinformation? The line starts here
Alma Matters is a Poynter newsletter designed to provide ideas, news and insight to those in the journalism education community. Subscribe here to get Alma Matters delivered to you. Happy Sunday! Youre a few weeks into this semester … I hope this resource roundup helps! Two fun classroom misinfo tools Clemsons Media Forensics Hub is offering […] The post ...
Poynter Institute at Sunday, September 20, 2020 7:30:10 AM


Newspaper front pages commemorate Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Front pages courtesy The Newseum.                           The post Newspaper front pages commemorate Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared first on Poynter.
Poynter Institute at Saturday, September 19, 2020 9:39:34 AM


Here are resources for journalists covering Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburgs death and succession
This story has been updated. The 2020 election just inherited a new issue. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday at the age of 87, told her granddaughter, “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.” But that wish may not be fulfilled. In fact, President […] The post ...
Poynter Institute at Friday, September 18, 2020 10:04:16 PM


Eugenics in Georgia
The forcible sterilizations of female detainees at an immigration detention center in Georgia represent a new level of cruelty. But ice healthcare systems are known to replicate those of American prisons, where reproduction injustice is an enduring problem. On this weeks Kicker, Tina Vasquez, a senior reporter at Prism who has covered the Georgia case, […]...
Columbia Journalism Review at Friday, September 18, 2020 1:03:25 PM


CNN public editor: A tale of two stories
Last week was a tale of two stories for CNN. The best of the network, and the worst, all at once.  On September 2, senior national correspondent Kyung Lah reported the rapidly increasing rate of evictions in Houston, mostly attributed to the economic crisis shaped by the pandemic. Lah embedded with an officer in charge […]...
Columbia Journalism Review at Friday, September 18, 2020 10:00:58 AM


Whistleblowers and the cacophonous sounds of America
A year ago today, the Washington Post reported details about a whistleblower complaint filed from someone in the US intelligence community, vague word of which had been swirling below the news cycl...
Columbia Journalism Review at Friday, September 18, 2020 8:26:23 AM


A pre-election guide to reporting on the weirdest election night ever
The American public may not see winners announced quickly in this years election, due to delays from mail-in balloting driven by the coronavirus pandemic. If races are close, it could take a week or more to count votes and declare winners. Reporters will need to explain how voting works in advance, and set expectations clearly […] The post ...
Poynter Institute at Friday, September 18, 2020 7:45:12 AM


The challenges of the 2020 election — What were reading
Poynter recently hosted an online workshop called “The Weirdest Election Night Ever: What journalists and election-watchers need to know about the 2020 elections and a working democracy.” This reading list was an accompaniment to the workshop. Register to see free replays of four workshop panels on election returns; debunking misinformation; television coverage on election night, […] The post ...
Poynter Institute at Friday, September 18, 2020 7:44:45 AM


The pandemic has been disastrous for advertising but political spending will bail it out
Good morning, everyone. Tom Jones is on vacation, but the team at Poynter is keeping tabs on the latest media news and analysis. Heres what you need to know today. Ad Age reports that political spending is about to bail out the industrys overall 2020 performance. Total ad sales were down 7.2% in the first […] The post The pa...
Poynter Institute at Friday, September 18, 2020 7:30:46 AM


Poynters International Fact-Checking Network launches the first-ever coalition of major U.S. fact-c
Lee en español. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Sept. 18, 2020) — Led by the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) at the Poynter Institute, FactChat is the first collaborative project to unite 10 U.S. fact-checking organizations with two major Spanish-language news broadcasters to fight mis/disinformation during a presidential campaign. This bilingual alliance will expose the record 32 million […] The post ...
Poynter Institute at Friday, September 18, 2020 7:00:48 AM


Happy Hundredth, Roger Angell
Tomorrow is Roger Angells hundredth birthday. I met Roger at The New Yorker, where he has contributed since 1944. I was assigned to be his assistant; weve since become dear friends. Reading his pieces, many of them about baseball, a few things are obvious: Roger is a terrific noticer. He has an extraordinary talent for […]...
Columbia Journalism Review at Friday, September 18, 2020 6:55:52 AM


College students are dropping out at an alarming rate
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. The Washington Post has an important piece about how college students, especially low-income students, cant make a […] The post ...
Poynter Institute at Friday, September 18, 2020 6:00:07 AM


Fact-check: Did Joe Biden say that Breonna Taylor should be arrested?
MediaWise Rating: Not Legit On Sept. 3 a video surfaced on Twitter that appears to show Joe Biden calling for the arrest of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman who was shot by police on March 13. The video comes from a Q&A session during a public speaking event in Delaware. But did Biden really say […] The post Fact-check: Did Joe Biden say that Breonna Ta...
Poynter Institute at Thursday, September 17, 2020 3:33:51 PM


How can we stop Trump from using the debates to lie?
In mid-October 2012, President Obamas re-election campaign was in trouble. He had just turned in a listless debate performance against former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, and his three-point lead in the polls had evaporated. So anticipation was high for the second debate, a town hall. Another stellar performance by Romney might torpedo Obamas prospects. Candy […]...
Columbia Journalism Review at Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:00:21 PM


Sustained outrage has a new home in West Virginia
Early this year, before we thought much of masks, quarantines and vaccines, three veteran journalists were preparing for life after the newspaper. Greg Moore, Ken Ward Jr. and Eric Eyre each spent more than 20 years at the (Charleston, West Virginia) Gazette-Mail. On Feb. 20, Moores position as editor was eliminated. Ken Ward Jr., an […] The post Sustained out...
Poynter Institute at Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:40:33 PM


Ten questions for the Trump ally who runs US funded media
The Cold War was fought not with weapons, but with information and ideas. In the struggle, the Voice of America and Radio Free Europe, American government-funded news outlets, were on the front lines.  They were powerful not because they were propaganda, but because they werent. Today, under the leadership of conversative documentarian Michael Pack—appointed, of […]...
Columbia Journalism Review at Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:00:15 AM


Fact-check: Does the president want to defund Social Security?
MediaWise Rating: MOSTLY LEGIT On Aug. 27, verified Twitter user SocialSecurityWorks claimed that President Donald Trumps plans to cut Social Security funding would eliminate disability, survivor and retirement benefits in coming years. Is this accurate? Who is SocialSecurityWorks? According to its website, SocialSecurityWorks is a political action committee that serves to endorse political candidates who […] The post ...
Poynter Institute at Thursday, September 17, 2020 9:19:40 AM


Strong metro newspapers are seizing the opportunity to expand their footprint well beyond their home
A mini-trend has been brewing for the last year or so: Publications like The Boston Globe, The Star Tribune in Minneapolis and The Post and Courier of Charleston have started launching news reports for markets outside their core cities. The Globe opened a three-person bureau in Providence, Rhode Island, in mid-2019; The Star Tribune established […] The post ...
Poynter Institute at Thursday, September 17, 2020 7:45:14 AM


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