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Fact-checking President Trumps whopper-laden interview with Maria Bartiromo
President Donald Trump repeated his false claims that the election was “rigged” and characterized mail-in ballots as a “disaster” in an interview with Fox News Maria Bartiromo. Bartiromo allowed him to make his case without challenging him on his lack of proof. “We won the election easily,” Trump said Nov. 29 in an interview that aired over […] The post Fact-checking President Trumps whopper-laden interview with Maria Bartiromo appeared first on P...
Poynter Institute at Monday, November 30, 2020 5:22:44 PM


Sowing cedes
Language Corner aims to inform and entertain, and often discusses words and phrases in the news. WHEN DONALD TRUMP allowed the transition to a Biden administration to go forward, he effectively “ceded” that he did not win the election. But he has not “conceded,” and its unclear whether he will “proceed” with legal challenges to […]...
Columbia Journalism Review at Monday, November 30, 2020 2:30:05 PM


Here are the newsroom layoffs, furloughs and closures caused by the coronavirus
This article was originally published on April 6, 2020, and has been frequently updated since. It was last updated on Nov. 30.  Its getting hard to keep track of the bad news about the news right now. But we have to. Heres our attempt to collect the layoffs, furloughs, and closures caused by the coronavirus […] The post Here are the newsroom layoffs, furloughs and closures caused by the coronavirus appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Monday, November 30, 2020 1:25:28 PM


A Hard Look Back
There can be no future without the past. In journalism, how we tell the story of what happened can help set the course for whats to come; moving forward requires a hard look back. Media 2070—a project by Free Press, an advocacy group focused on media reform—invites journalists to reimagine their industry by documenting its […]...
Columbia Journalism Review at Monday, November 30, 2020 1:00:41 PM


How will Bidens new team treat the press?
President-elect Joe Bidens White House communications team is now in place. Jennifer Psaki, a former communications director for President Obama and CNN contributor, will serve as press secretary, with Karine Jean-Pierre, a Biden campaign adviser and former MSNBC contributor, as her principal deputy. Kate Bedingfield, who was the communications director for Bidens campaign, will hold the same role in the White House, with Pili Tobar, who previously worked for Senator Chuck Schumer, as her dep...
Columbia Journalism Review at Monday, November 30, 2020 7:21:41 AM


President Trumps interview is an embarrassing low mark for him, Fox News and, especially, interview
What in the world has happened to Maria Bartiromo? Once a respected journalist who showed her chops as a top business reporter, Bartiromo has seemingly sold her journalistic soul to become a sycophant for President Donald Trump to help him push forward his baseless claims of voter fraud and a rigged election. It has been […] The post President Trumps interview is an embarrassing low mark for him, Fox News and, especially, interviewer Maria Bartiromo appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Monday, November 30, 2020 6:30:53 AM


President-elect Joe Biden has picked a historic communications staff
Jennifer Psaki will be Joe Bidens White House press secretary. Her selection means all of the senior staffers in the communications department will be women — believed to be a first among a White House administration. The department will be headed up by Kate Bedingfield, who was Bidens campaign communications director. She has been named […] The post President-elect Joe Biden has picked a historic communications staff appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Monday, November 30, 2020 6:15:45 AM


We need to radically redefine who we are serving.
A conversation with the editor in chief of The Oaklandside...
Columbia Journalism Review at Monday, November 30, 2020 5:55:46 AM


The CDC will meet this week to discuss who will be first to be vaccinated
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. Tomorrow, the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will meet to discuss, […] The post The CDC will meet this week to discuss who will be first to be vaccinated appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Monday, November 30, 2020 5:00:11 AM


Covering Michigans election standoff
Typically, after the first Tuesday in November, exhausted political reporters might expect to catch their breath. This year—as a sitting president and his allies used a flurry of lawsuits, recounts, and accusatory rhetoric to try to overturn the voting results—Election Day was only the beginning, especially for journalists in swing states like Michigan. “Its been […]...
Columbia Journalism Review at Wednesday, November 25, 2020 5:45:06 PM


NFL Shifts Thanksgiving Primetime Game To Sun.
After the Baltimore Ravens had at least 10 positive Covid-19 tests, the NFL postponed the teams primetime matchup against the unbeaten Pittsburgh Steelers to Sunday. NBC had been scheduled to air the game and had been airing heavy promotions of its three notable Thanksgiving events, with the game preceded by the Macys Thanksgiving Day parade and the National Dog Show. It wasnt immediately clear which network will broadcast the game, or even what time it will be played. A decision on both matt...
TV News Check at Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:09:48 PM


How a retired journalist helped swing Maines senate race
Bill Nemitz remembers the moment he realized a new front had been opened in one of the most important senate races in the country. It was early October; Nemitz, a columnist for the Portland Press Herald, had his home television muted during a commercial break when he saw a familiar face appear on screen. It […]...
Columbia Journalism Review at Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:00:05 PM


“I thought youd go down with the ship:” Why one reporter chose a buyout after twenty years
Melissa B. Taboada has been a reporter at the Austin American-Statesman for more than twenty years; this month, she took a buyout, along with more than a hundred other Gannett reporters and five hundred Gannett employees. Taboadas last day in the newsroom will be next week, on December 1. At the end of a decade […]...
Columbia Journalism Review at Wednesday, November 25, 2020 8:00:21 AM


Emmanuel Macrons press-freedom hypocrisy
Ten days ago, with the coronavirus and the election continuing to dominate the media-industry conversation in the US, Ben Smith, media columnist at the New York Times , briefly steered attention overseas, publishing an interview with the French leader Emmanuel Macron under the bait-and-switch headline , “The President vs. the American Media.” Macron griped about English-language outlets coverage of a string of recent Islamist terrorist attacks in France, which, he said, “legitimized this v...
Columbia Journalism Review at Wednesday, November 25, 2020 7:32:28 AM


Its time to hold editors accountable for harassed news workers
Like many professors, I follow journalism graduates on Facebook to keep up with their achievements, and recently came upon a disturbing post that inspired this column. An alumna received a signed message from a reader who called her “a f—— idiot” and told her to “go and f— yourself, b—-.” Jessie Opoien, opinion editor for […] The post Its time to hold editors accountable for harassed news workers appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Wednesday, November 25, 2020 6:30:38 AM


Apocalypse Then and Now
In March 2019, HuffPost sent me to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, home of the Oglala Lakota Nation in South Dakota, to cover the work of an affordable-housing program. My editors had a particular story in mind, and so I was dispatched to source the material to write it. The article would be a piece […]...
Columbia Journalism Review at Wednesday, November 25, 2020 6:00:25 AM


Will journalists be considered front-line workers for COVID-19 vaccines?
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 National Press Photographers Association filed a request with the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions Advisory […] The post Will journalists be considered front-line workers for COVID-19 vaccines? appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Wednesday, November 25, 2020 5:00:42 AM


Fox News Viewership Slips Post-Election, Prodded By Trump
However, Fox News was still the top-rated cable network in primetime last week, averaging 2.98 million viewers. ESPN averaged 2.58 million, MSNBC had 2.18 million, CNN had 2.05 million and Hallmark had 1.43 million. NBC was the top-rated broadcast network last week with an average of 6.3 million viewers. Fox had 5.8 million, CBS had 4.5 million, ABC had 4.2 million, Univision had 1.3 million, Telemundo had 990,000 and Ion Television 980,000. The post Fox News Viewership Slips Post-Election, P...
TV News Check at Tuesday, November 24, 2020 6:38:47 PM


FCC Proposes $20,000 Fine For Program-Length Commercial In Childrens Programming
The FCCs Video Division yesterday issued a Notice of Apparent Liability to WUTB Baltimore for airing a commercial for a Hot Wheels product in eight showings of the program Team Hot Wheels .  The commission has, for almost 30 years, had a policy against what they term “program-length commercials” — programs that feature characters who are also featured in a commercial that runs during the program. The post FCC Proposes $20,000 Fine For Program-Length Commercial In Childrens Programming app...
TV News Check at Tuesday, November 24, 2020 2:20:41 PM


The moral argument for diversity in newsrooms is also a business argument — and you need both
This has to be the year that pushes newsrooms to make progress on diversity and inclusion. As the Covid-19 crisis exposed glaring racial health disparities in the U.S., and as the killing of George Floyd prompted global protests against racism, the journalism industry has been forced to confront its own record on race and its...
Nieman Labs at Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:40:56 PM


The NewsRun, a daily newsletter about Pakistan, cuts through the noise of a cluttered media market
Ive always felt a particular guilt that, as a journalist, Ive struggled to keep up with the news in Pakistan. Im first-generation Pakistani American and culturally, at least in the Pakistani diaspora, our main topics of conversation are politics, religion, food, and getting married. I grew up in a household that follows Pakistani news every...
Nieman Labs at Tuesday, November 24, 2020 12:29:54 PM


When procedure becomes the story
Yesterday, media eyes turned to Michigan, where a canvassing board met to certify Joe Bidens clear presidential victory in the state. CNNs Dianne Gallagher, broadcasting live from Lansing, tried to explain to viewers that the process is typically “mundane,” but was drowned out by Trump supporters chants of “CNN sucks” ; online, reporters and curious observers, from Michigan and further afield, watched the meeting on a livestream that, at times, had more than thirty-thousand viewers . The r...
Columbia Journalism Review at Tuesday, November 24, 2020 7:18:21 AM


How local journalists are covering a Thanksgiving drastically impacted by COVID-19
In 2018 and 2019, Hadley Barndollar covered a Thanksgiving charitable event in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She calls it the highlight of her year. The features/investigative reporter for The Portsmouth Herald and Seacoastonline.com follows a local social service agency and hundreds of volunteers as they prepare Thanksgiving meal baskets for families in public housing and individuals […] The post How local journalists are covering a Thanksgiving drastically impacted by COVID-19 appeared ...
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, November 24, 2020 6:45:44 AM


Journalists pushed for progress, stood up to bullies and made sense of a pandemic. Heres what were
Good morning everyone, and happy Thanksgiving. The Poynter Report will return next Monday, but before going off to celebrate the holiday, I asked some of my Poynter colleagues to pass along what they are thankful for in the media world this year. Heres what they said. And, below that, I offer up what Im thankful […] The post Journalists pushed for progress, stood up to bullies and made sense of a pandemic. Heres what were thankful for this year. appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, November 24, 2020 6:30:23 AM


Happy 100th anniversary to the poem that every writer needs to know
November 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of one of the most famous and influential poems of the 20th century. It is titled “The Second Coming.” It was written in 1919 by the Irish poet William Butler Yeats. To understand the enduring power of “The Second Coming,” it helps to know the historical […] The post Happy 100th anniversary to the poem that every writer needs to know appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, November 24, 2020 6:00:09 AM


New Money
While most news outlets are slashing budgets, an emerging class of philanthropists and streaming services—plus the countrys largest newspaper, the New York Times—are spending ambitiously, transforming the way Americans tell and consume nonfiction stories. Netflix, Hulu, and HBO are merging reporting with entertainment—documentary meets reality TV. Spotify and the Times are investing in podcasts. As […]...
Columbia Journalism Review at Tuesday, November 24, 2020 6:00:02 AM


The great divide: whether to require masks in schools
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. ProPublica explores the important question of why schools around the country have wildly different rules about whether […] The post The great divide: whether to require masks in schools appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, November 24, 2020 5:00:08 AM


Another bit of good news from Apple: Publishers can now offer targeted discounts in the App Store
Last week, I shared the happy news that, for most news publishers, their revenue share for subscriptions sold through Apples App Store is about to go up — from 70% in a subscribers first year and 85% after that to just a flat 85%.1 Well, that isnt the only good news out of Cupertino for...
Nieman Labs at Monday, November 23, 2020 10:31:49 AM


Who shares the news that people see on Facebook — friends or publishers?
How much political news do people see in their Facebook feeds? Last week, we published our project to try to answer that question. The majority of people in our survey (54%) saw no news within the first 10 posts in their feeds at all. The most common type of news in the sample was hard...
Nieman Labs at Monday, November 23, 2020 10:25:29 AM


Everything Changed This Year. What About Our Approach to News?
It would be challenging to detail even a fraction of the loss, grief, anxiety and fear we have suffered in 2020; the breakdown of political and governmental norms; the degree of reckoning we are seeing in the U.S. over 400 years of violent racism; the changes to how we work, how we socialize, how we travel. So much about our politics, the economy and peoples daily lives has changed. There are few signs that our journalism is changing fast enough to keep up. The post Everything Changed This Y...
TV News Check at Monday, November 23, 2020 9:51:15 AM


Diversity Work
Media companies havent made newsrooms inclusive. Can unions?...
Columbia Journalism Review at Monday, November 23, 2020 7:28:42 AM


Fox, Newsmax, and the danger of low expectations
On Thursday night —in the hours after President Trumps lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell convened a press conference and laundered spectacularly-deranged voter-fraud conspiracy theories involving Hugo Chávez, George Soros, and the Clintons—Tucker Carlson, the Fox News host, said on air that hed asked Powell for evidence, and that she hadnt been able to provide any. “When we kept pressing she got angry and told us to stop contacting her,” Carlson said, affecting the air of the dogged rep...
Columbia Journalism Review at Monday, November 23, 2020 7:19:50 AM


Once a civic monument, The Kansas City Stars $200 million presses and pavilion have been sold and
When The Kansas City Star unveiled new presses in 2006, it was an event with only a bit less pomp than cracking a champagne bottle on a ships hull. Four years in the making, the four-press unit, new and state-of-the-art, was enclosed in an eight-story glass “pavilion” covering two downtown city blocks with office space […] The post Once a civic monument, The Kansas City Stars $200 million presses and pavilion have been sold and abandoned appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Monday, November 23, 2020 6:50:00 AM


Where are the Black Friday ads? Why your Thanksgiving newspaper will look light this year.
When local print subscribers get their Thanksgiving newspaper, it will be the biggest weekday edition of the year. But even in a generally disappointing year for advertising, a drastic shrinking of the traditionally bulky package of ads, surrounding news copy and preprinted inserts has publishers alarmed. “The pandemic has taken a toll on many newspaper […] The post Where are the Black Friday ads? Why your Thanksgiving newspaper will look light this year. appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Monday, November 23, 2020 6:31:18 AM


Should Fox News be worried about Trump supporters turning to Newsmax?
An intriguing media story that has sprung up since the election has been the modest rise of Newsmax — a conservative, very pro-Trump outlet that smells blood in the water that it can overtake Fox News as the go-to outlet for right-leaning viewers. The network has become a favorite of President Donald Trumps Twitter feed […] The post Should Fox News be worried about Trump supporters turning to Newsmax? appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Monday, November 23, 2020 6:30:08 AM


Contestant Dies After Completing ‘Wipeout’ Obstacle Course
The man in his 30s was declared dead at a hospital shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday, Los Angeles County coroner's spokeswoman Sarah Ardalani said. The cause of death has not been released, and the man's name was being withheld until relatives could be notified. The reality competition show ran on ABC from 2008 until 2014 and is being rebooted by TBS and production company Endemol Shine North America. The post Contestant Dies After Completing ‘Wipeout’ Obstacle Course appeared firs...
TV News Check at Monday, November 23, 2020 5:41:45 AM


Comcast Dropping Stations In 38 Markets
In those markets, Comcast now provides more than one affiliate for at least one network. The reason for the dual coverage is that some residents have interest in news from both areas because they live roughly the same distance from each. (The 38 markets are largely in rural/suburban areas.) However, Comcast has had to pay the owners of both stations to deliver their signals. And with pay TV operators looking to cut programming costs, the cable operator has decided to jettison one of the two affi...
TV News Check at Monday, November 23, 2020 5:26:16 AM


The possible first day of COVID-19 vaccinations is Dec. 12
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. I want to give you two dates to put on your calendar. Dec. 12 is the possible […] The post The possible first day of COVID-19 vaccinations is Dec. 12 appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Monday, November 23, 2020 5:00:42 AM


Professors, consider volunteering in a local newsroom during the winter break
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. Good morning and happy post-Election Day! The newsletter is a bit short this week as I took some time off and I was fortunate enough to […] The post Professors, consider volunteering in a local newsroom during the winter break appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Sunday, November 22, 2020 7:30:06 AM


TFCN Fact-check: Was this wall installed at the White House on Election Day?
This week, MediaWises Teen Fact-Checking Network took on a claim about a suspicious barrier allegedly put up around the presidents house.  The post TFCN Fact-check: Was this wall installed at the White House on Election Day? appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Friday, November 20, 2020 2:50:06 PM


New vaccines, same story
Pharmaceutical companies have developed two COVID-19 vaccines at an unprecedented speed. On this weeks Kicker, Sarah Zhang, a science writer for the Atlantic, and Kyle Pope, editor and publisher of CJR, discuss why Americans still debate how seriously to take the virus, and how journalists can reach those who wont listen.  CJR · New vaccines, […]...
Columbia Journalism Review at Friday, November 20, 2020 2:32:02 PM


Black News Channel Chooses Clear-Com IP-Based Communications System
Debuting in February 2020 during Black History Month, Black News Channel (BNC) operates out of its brand new headquarters facility based in Tallahassee, Fla. BNC is an independent network that is minority-owned and operated, whose mission is to provide intelligent programming dedicated to the unique perspective of African American communities. Almost immediately after bringing their new purpose-built […] The post Black News Channel Chooses Clear-Com IP-Based Communications System appea...
TV News Check at Friday, November 20, 2020 2:25:44 PM


Setting our expectations for the COVID vaccine
In January, when scientists in China released the genetic sequence of the novel coronavirus, researchers around the world began the race to develop a vaccine. The press followed along: Updates on tiny, incremental advances in the clinical trial process—largely sourced from preprints (unreviewed first drafts of scientific findings) and drugmakers press releases—were magnified as news […]...
Columbia Journalism Review at Friday, November 20, 2020 2:06:45 PM


Dish’s Ergen In Hot Water At FCC
The FCC ruled unanimously Tuesday night that Dish Network CEO Charlie Ergen improperly bid on $12 billion worth of wireless spectrum back in 2015, and received a $3-plus billion discount through a government program designed to benefit small businesses. Ergen bid on the spectrum not through Dish Network, a massive satellite and soon-to-be 5G carrier, but through an outfit known as Northstar Wireless, which he has a stake in. The post Dish’s Ergen In Hot Water At FCC appeared first on ...
TV News Check at Friday, November 20, 2020 2:05:20 PM


Daily news podcasts are “punching well above their weight” with audiences
Daily news podcasts make up less than 1% of all podcasts produced but account for more than 10% of the overall downloads in the United States, according to a new report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. The report — authored by Nic Newman and Nathan Gallo — looked at 102 daily news...
Nieman Labs at Friday, November 20, 2020 12:52:38 PM


In Brazil, 10 news outlets are teaming up to try to make journalism cool for young people
Attracting young people and converting them into loyal news consumers remains a challenge for most news organizations around the world. One of the hardest parts is meeting people where theyre at. Taking a complicated, in-depth investigation and turning it into captivating video or an engaging Instagram story — one that isnt patronizing but also isnt boring...
Nieman Labs at Friday, November 20, 2020 11:17:49 AM


The source of all knowledge
Language Corner aims to inform and entertain, and often discusses words and phrases in the news. VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE, defending President Trump during a conference in Munich in 2019, repeatedly invoked Trumps name “as some God-given fount of wisdom,” a New York Times columnist wrote. A Pennsylvania newspaper warned that having experience “doesnt mean […]...
Columbia Journalism Review at Friday, November 20, 2020 11:05:31 AM


The good and bad news of the HuffFeed deal
Yesterday, Benjamin Mullin and Keach Hagey, of the Wall Street Journal , broke a huge media-business story: BuzzFeed is buying HuffPost in a stock deal , part of a broader package that will see Verizon Media, HuffPost s current owner, take a minority stake and make a cash investment in BuzzFeed . The two companies will also collaborate in areas including content sharing and advertising. Online, media-watchers made variations on the same joke: HuffFeed , BuzzPost , HuffingBuzz , ...
Columbia Journalism Review at Friday, November 20, 2020 7:25:55 AM


‘Solutions Journalism’ Put To The Test
“We kind of knew — but we didnt.” That wry bit of wisdom from WBBM-TV Chicago News Director Jeff Harris aptly describes one key role that market research can play: applying data to news decisions that were based on experience, aspiration, and sometimes just gut instinct. In this case, Harris is talking about new research on “solutions journalism” — a set of techniques for rigorous reporting on responses to community problems. The post ‘Solutions Journalism’ Put To The Test appea...
TV News Check at Friday, November 20, 2020 7:21:30 AM


John Malone: Apple, Amazon, Roku, Google Will Dominate Streaming
Liberty Media Chairman John Malone told CNBC that Amazon, Apple or Roku could dominate in the crowded streaming space given their ability to scale globally. “I think these global platforms will be enormously powerful,” Malone said in an interview that aired Thursday on CNBC. Most products they create will be selling wholesale through these transport systems, the billionaire media mogul added. The post John Malone: Apple, Amazon, Roku, Google Will Dominate Streaming appeared first on TV News...
TV News Check at Friday, November 20, 2020 7:06:05 AM


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