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Student journalists were pepper-sprayed by police during an Ohio protest
The student journalists from Ohio State Universitys Lantern are sure of this: They did everything right. They were standing on a sidewalk, while protestors were in the middle of a nearby intersection. The students showed their press badges. They repeatedly and clearly stated they were reporters, that they were with the media. But that didnt […] The post Student journalists were pepper-sprayed by police during an Ohio protest appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, June 2, 2020 7:01:16 PM


Groups Condemn Detainment of Journalists in Atlanta Protests
Journalism organizations are condemning authorities detainment of two journalists who were covering protests in Atlanta. The Georgia chapter of the...
Business of News at Tuesday, June 2, 2020 4:40:39 PM


Peru: At Least 20 Journalists Died from Covid-19 as They Covered Pandemic
At least 20 journalists have died from Covid-19 in Peru as reporters, photographers and camera operators raced to cover the...
Business of News at Tuesday, June 2, 2020 4:38:48 PM


Gutted Newsrooms Juggle Pandemic and Protests
Local news publications have been hard hit by financial pressure stemming from the pandemic, with many operating newsrooms gutted by...
Business of News at Tuesday, June 2, 2020 4:33:34 PM


Editor in Chief Audrey Cooper to Leave San Francisco Chronicle
Audrey Cooper, The Chronicles editor in chief, told her staff Monday she would leave the newspaper later this month for...
Business of News at Tuesday, June 2, 2020 2:37:29 PM


Pulitzer Prize Winner Named Editor in Sharon, New Castle
Jeffrey Gerritt, recipient of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing, has been appointed editor of the Sharon Herald and...
Business of News at Tuesday, June 2, 2020 2:35:11 PM


How Journalists are Meeting the Covid-19 Challenge
The Covid-19 crisis has dominated the news for a few months now, with each day bringing a torrent of news...
Business of News at Tuesday, June 2, 2020 1:30:00 PM


Opinion: Journalists, Attacked by Police and Rioters Alike, Must Build Local Bridges
In six days and nights of protests across America in response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police...
Business of News at Tuesday, June 2, 2020 1:00:07 PM


R.I.P. Civil—Lessons from a Failed Startup
Civil, the high-profile, blockchain-backed attempt to nurture nascent digital news sites, is shutting down. Its website continued to post stories...
Business of News at Tuesday, June 2, 2020 12:30:18 PM


Protest Coverage Dwarfs Coronavirus
Coverage of George Floyds death and the ensuing protests this weekend completely dwarfed coverage of the coronavirus, even as the...
Business of News at Tuesday, June 2, 2020 12:05:29 PM


Coronavirus: How a Pandemic Changed Our Newspaper Industry
The coronavirus crisis has been arguably one of the most testing times in publishing history. With mass gatherings a thing...
Business of News at Tuesday, June 2, 2020 12:02:35 PM


Voice of Defiance: the Mexican Radio Journalist Who Refused to be Silenced
When Mexican news anchor Carmen Aristegui was fired from a popular radio show after revealing a presidential scandal on air, it...
Business of News at Tuesday, June 2, 2020 12:00:29 PM


Washington Post Makes Major Move into Local News
The Washington Post has signed all 30 of McClatchys local news outlets to its Zeus Performance product, a software that...
Business of News at Tuesday, June 2, 2020 11:31:08 AM


Year of Fear, Chapter 17: At the edge of a pandemic, its direction unknown
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. On March 13, the same day President Trump announced a national emergency over the COVID-19 pandemic, I was released from Mary Washington […]...
Columbia Journalism Review at Tuesday, June 2, 2020 11:11:41 AM


R.I.P. Civil — Lessons from a failed startup
Civil, the high-profile, blockchain-backed attempt to nurture nascent digital news sites, is shutting down. Its website continued to post stories from 100+ member organizations as recently as this week, but founder and CEO Matthew Iles told me Tuesday he had concluded the venture was not sustainable. Its “the end of Civil,” he said. Iles and […] The post R.I.P. Civil — Lessons from a failed startup appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10:19:05 AM


Journalists, attacked by police and rioters alike, must build local bridges
In six days and nights of protests across America in response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, journalists have been assaulted, harassed, pepper sprayed, shot with rubber bullets, and arrested on live TV. The volume of incidents and their increasing severity have led some to suggest that President Trumps anti-media rhetoric […]...
Columbia Journalism Review at Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10:17:02 AM


Are the Henrys Planning to Sell the Boston Globe?
In contract negotiations with the Boston Newspaper Guild, Boston Globe owners John and Linda Henry are apparently insisting on the...
Business of News at Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10:13:02 AM


Black Journalists are Carrying Unique Burdens
For black journalists, the civil unrest in cities across America isnt just a big story. Its personal. This was underscored...
Business of News at Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10:11:56 AM


News Corp Shares Different Take on Print Closures, Digital Future
It is easy to characterise, as some have, the impending closure of the print editions of many of News Corp...
Business of News at Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10:11:01 AM


COVID-19 scams and the unprecedented struggle to contain them
PolitiFact and MediaWise are teaming up to debunk misinformation about the coronavirus crisis. To have Coronavirus Facts delivered to your inbox Monday-Friday, click here. Scott Zalkind was just trying to keep his one-man business safe. As the owner of Lucky Dog Hot Sauce in Hayward, California, Zalkind relies on farmers markets to make sales. So […] The post COVID-19 scams and the unprecedented struggle to contain them appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10:00:44 AM


She gave birth alone in the hospital. Six days later, she was back to work as a newsroom CEO facing
Below is a Q&A with Cristi Hegranes, founder, publisher and CEO of Global Press. It has been edited for length and clarity and first appeared in Poynters Cohort newsletter. Subscribe to The Cohort to join a community of women in media moving the conversation about workplaces forward.    Mel Grau: For someone who is not […] The post She gave birth alone in the hospital. Six days later, she was back to work as a newsroom CEO facing the pandemic. appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, June 2, 2020 9:30:20 AM


The New York Times was accused of siding with police because of ill-placed passive voice
A tweet from The New York Times about protests over the weekend attracted criticism for, of all things, its use of the passive voice. The tweet links to this story that details arrests, harassment and attacks that targeted journalists covering the nationwide uprisings in response to the death of George Floyd during an arrest in […] The post The New York Times was accused of siding with police because of ill-placed passive voice appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, June 2, 2020 7:51:22 AM


Trump, Facebook, and the weaponization of free speech
Yesterday —as protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd, a Black man in Minneapolis, continued across the US—things that President Trump said caused trouble again, and drove the news again. First, Trump laid into governors on a conference call that quickly leaked to the press ; he called most of them “weak,” and advised that if they didnt “dominate” demonstrators in their states, the governors would “look like a bunch of jerks.” Later, Trump addressed the nation from the White House Rose...
Columbia Journalism Review at Tuesday, June 2, 2020 7:08:10 AM


Mérce grew its digital readership by 30% by doubling down on the everyday effects of COVID-19. Here
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.  In a nutshell: A non-coronavirus news section and a virtual trade union event helped the independent Hungarian media organization […] The post Mérce grew its digital readership by 30% by doubling down on the everyday effects of COVID-19. Heres how. appeared firs...
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, June 2, 2020 7:00:11 AM


Peaceful protesters were attacked as Trump spoke, and the media — thankfully — was there to shine a
The Poynter Report is our daily media newsletter. To have it delivered to your inbox Monday-Friday, click here. We need to see it. If history has taught us anything, Americans need to actually see injustice before they fully accept it. Thats not a good thing. In fact, its disturbing. But its true. George Floyd is not […] The post Peaceful protesters were attacked as Trump spoke, and the media — thankfully — was there to shine a light on it appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, June 2, 2020 6:30:11 AM


The Tow Center COVID-19 Newsletter: Extremist Symbols at Demonstrations
In recent weeks, the United States has seen two distinct waves of protests. In April and early May, so-called “Reopen America” protests expressed opposition to  COVID-19 lockdown measures in many states. Currently, demonstrators across the country are protesting against anti-black police brutality, in response to the killing of George Floyd by white police officer Derek […]...
Columbia Journalism Review at Tuesday, June 2, 2020 6:00:49 AM


Cities cut budgets because of COVID-19 shutdowns but pay millions for police misconduct lawsuits
Covering COVID-19 is a daily Poynter briefing of story ideas about the coronavirus for journalists, written by senior faculty Al Tompkins. Sign up here to have it delivered to your inbox every weekday morning. “Crisis” may be an overused word, but city and state governments will rightfully claim that word for the pinch that the […] The post Cities cut budgets because of COVID-19 shutdowns but pay millions for police misconduct lawsuits appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Tuesday, June 2, 2020 5:00:18 AM


Terrie Baker Named Regional Publisher for Kearney Hub, Grand Island Independent and Lexington Clippe
Terrie Baker has been named regional publisher for Lee Enterprises with responsibility for the Kearney Hub, Grand Island Independent and...
Business of News at Monday, June 1, 2020 4:39:52 PM


Enough of All the News. Time for Whats Fit to Print.
The first time anyone saw the New York Times famous motto, “All the News Thats Fit to Print,” wasnt in the...
Business of News at Monday, June 1, 2020 4:33:13 PM


Publishers are Tying Virtual Events to Subscriptions
As publisher events have been forced online, they are becoming more entrenched with other parts of the business, particularly subscriptions.
Business of News at Monday, June 1, 2020 4:29:50 PM


CPJ: Covering U.S. Protests Over Police Violence
There have been several dozen incidents of violence and harassment, as well as arrests, targeting journalists covering recent protests across the U.S.
Business of News at Monday, June 1, 2020 2:00:21 PM


Financial Times Uses Engagement-Based Pricing to Better Interact with Group Subscribers
Group subscribers to the Financial Times pay only for users who read the newspaper frequently. It sounds fair, but is...
Business of News at Monday, June 1, 2020 1:30:03 PM


Americas Labor Crises Hit a Depleted Beat
A normal day of reporting on labor in America is busy. But these are not normal days. Precarious labor conditions...
Business of News at Monday, June 1, 2020 1:00:34 PM


How were building — and launching — a sustainable local news outlet during a pandemic
Long before COVID-19 plunged the world into stifling economic stasis, local news organizations were watching their funding models crumble and come apart, with devastating consequences for the journalism thats closest to peoples lives. One in five newspapers has closed in the last decade and a half, and of those that remain, many have become emaciated […] The post How were building — and launching — a sustainable local news outlet during a pandemic appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Monday, June 1, 2020 12:38:10 PM


Microsoft Sacks Journalists to Replace Them with Robots
Dozens of journalists have been sacked after Microsoft decided to replace them with artificial intelligence software. Staff who maintain the...
Business of News at Monday, June 1, 2020 12:30:42 PM


Google Helps Place Ads on Sites Amplifying Covid-19 Conspiracies
Google has taken aggressive action to scrub coronavirus conspiracies from its news service and YouTube, at a time when social...
Business of News at Monday, June 1, 2020 12:08:38 PM


Covid-19 Misinformation: Pro-Trump and QAnon Twitter Bots Found to be Worst Culprits
Misinformation about the origins of Covid-19 is far more likely to be spread by pro-Trump, QAnon or Republican bots on...
Business of News at Monday, June 1, 2020 12:06:58 PM


Riot or Resistance? The Way the Media Frames the Unrest in Minneapolis Will Shape the Publics View
A teenager held her phone steady enough to capture the final moments of George Perry Floyds life as he apparently suffocated under...
Business of News at Monday, June 1, 2020 12:00:06 PM


As protests continue in dozens of American cities, what should the media do?
This piece originally appeared in The Poynter Report, our daily newsletter for everyone who cares about the media. Subscribe to The Poynter Report here. If youve turned on your TV over the past five days, youve seen protests from dozens of cities across the country. It can be hard to watch, but its critically important, too. […] The post As protests continue in dozens of American cities, what should the media do? appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Monday, June 1, 2020 11:36:21 AM


Q&A: How do I change up my career path right now?
Note: A version of this Q&A originally appeared in the weekly newsletter Journalism jobs and a photo of my dog. After soliciting pressing career questions from newsletter readers, I sent some of them to Megan Douglass, Senior Editor, Newsroom Talent at The Wall Street Journal, which she answered via email. Megan also participated in a […] The post Q&A: How do I change up my career path right now? appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Monday, June 1, 2020 11:35:10 AM


U.S. Police Have Attacked Journalists Nearly 100 Times in the Past Four Days
As Black Lives Matter protests spread across the country one week after a white police officer allegedly murdered a black man,...
Business of News at Monday, June 1, 2020 11:29:16 AM


New York Times public editor: Enough of all the news. Time for whats fit to print.
The first time anyone saw the New York Timess famous motto “All the News Thats Fit to Print” wasnt in the pages of the Times, but in a declaration of war.  In October 1896, a few weeks after Adolph S. Ochs had taken ownership of the “quality” paper that had fallen on hard times, he […]...
Columbia Journalism Review at Monday, June 1, 2020 10:57:14 AM


Police Injure, Arrest Journalists During Protests
Ali Velshi knew almost instantly what had happened when he felt a sharp pain in his leg Saturday night in...
Business of News at Monday, June 1, 2020 10:02:31 AM


Bill Gates and George Soros the target of another COVID-19 conspiracy theory
PolitiFact and MediaWise are teaming up to debunk misinformation about the coronavirus crisis. To have Coronavirus Facts delivered to your inbox Monday-Friday, click here. Bill Gates and George Soros have two things in common: Theyre both billionaires and both often the target of conspiracy theories. During the pandemic, Gates has been linked to false claims about using a coronavirus […] The post Bill Gates and George Soros the target of another COVID-19 conspiracy theory appeared first on ...
Poynter Institute at Monday, June 1, 2020 10:00:54 AM


Smith: Record Ratings and Record Chaos on Cable News
Last week, Fox Newss anchors competed for President Trumps ear about the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Tucker Carlson...
Business of News at Monday, June 1, 2020 10:00:32 AM


Facebook Employees Rebel Over Mark Zuckerbergs Refusal to Act Against Trump
Facebook employees are staging a rebellion over Mark Zuckerbergs refusal to act against Donald Trump, expressing their dissatisfaction with their...
Business of News at Monday, June 1, 2020 9:59:38 AM


The police abuses the press. Again.
On Friday night —as mass protests sparked by the deaths of George Floyd, in Minneapolis, and Black Americans in Kentucky, Georgia, and elsewhere convulsed America—anchors with WAVE 3 News, the NBC affiliate in Louisville, Kentucky, were conversing on air with Kaitlin Rust, a reporter who was out covering protests in the city, when Rust cried out twice . “Im getting shot,” she shouted. Police, Rust said, were firing pepper balls at her. WAVEs camera zoomed in on one officer, who cocked his...
Columbia Journalism Review at Monday, June 1, 2020 7:14:31 AM


An element of truth keeps a myth alive
Thrombosis is back again as a highly searched topic in the CoronaVirusFacts Alliance database. Its persistence represents how difficult it is to conquer a myth when it is so widely shared and when it has elements of truth. The myth about a mysterious blood-clotting condition, which is bacterial and can be cured with drugs, distorts […] The post An element of truth keeps a myth alive appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Monday, June 1, 2020 6:45:00 AM


Attacks on media covering the protests are simply following the presidents rhetoric
The Poynter Report is our daily media newsletter. To have it delivered to your inbox Monday-Friday, click here. Police brutality. Racial injustice. Storefronts burning. More than 100,000 dead from the coronavirus. Massive unemployment. A country in complete disarray. You would think President Donald Trump had enough concerns to deal with, and yet his attention Sunday afternoon […] The post Attacks on media covering the protests are simply following the presidents rhetoric appeared first on ...
Poynter Institute at Monday, June 1, 2020 6:30:11 AM


Americas labor crises hit a depleted beat
A normal day of reporting on labor in America is busy. But these are not normal days.  Precarious labor conditions under the Trump administration—including the repeal of the Fair Play and Safe Workplaces Executive Order, the appointment of a corporate-friendly labor secretary, and numerous other anti-worker policies—have turned catastrophic. Since mid-March, one in five Americans […]...
Columbia Journalism Review at Monday, June 1, 2020 5:55:47 AM


The types of coronavirus coverage that people want to read are shifting over time
As local U.S. newsrooms approach at least three months of covering the coronavirus pandemic and its impact from home, theyve also had to adapt to their audiences needs and interests. A new report by the Center for Media Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin found that between March and April, local news outlets...
Nieman Labs at Thursday, May 28, 2020 12:24:06 PM


The Toronto Stars owner once dreamed that it would be a nonprofit. Now its being sold to a private
Theres a major irony behind this weeks sale of the Canadian newspaper publisher Torstar. Fabled owner Joseph Atkinson left Torstars flagship newspaper, the Toronto Star, to his foundation upon his death in 1948. If that arrangement had gone ahead, the paper would have been an early example of the ownership model of the Tampa Bay...
Nieman Labs at Thursday, May 28, 2020 10:13:16 AM


Indiegraf aims to reimagine the newspaper chain for digital news outlets
What would a newspaper chain look like if it were reimagined for a group of digital, subscriber-funded publications? Indiegraf, a new network of independent local news outlets launching in Canada Wednesday, thinks it might have the answer. Founded by sisters Erin Millar and Caitlin Havlak of The Discourse, Indiegraf will provide publications with pooled resources...
Nieman Labs at Wednesday, May 27, 2020 8:00:42 AM


The Information is launching a free “news summer school” on Zoom
In-person internships may be off for this summer but for those who want to brush up on their journalism skills anyway, The Information is offering a free “news summer school” in July. It will consist of eight hour-long sessions over four weeks — on Zoom, of course, and with virtual breakout groups. And, again, the price...
Nieman Labs at Wednesday, May 27, 2020 7:45:35 AM


A window into one newsrooms diversity opens, but an industry-wide door shuts (for now)
The New York Times annual diversity report, released late last week, showed the staff becoming increasingly diverse across gender, race, and ethnicity, but with a large gap in representation at the leadership level left to close. At the end of 2019, women were 51 percent of the staff and held 49 percent of leadership positions....
Nieman Labs at Tuesday, May 26, 2020 12:17:23 PM


When you leave a company, can you take your podcast with you? Heres how one team did it
Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 260, dated May 26, 2020. Pandemic watch. Its Week 13, according to Stitchers pandemic timeline, or 12 weeks after the initial widespread implementation of stay-at-home measures in these United States. The word from the most recent Podtracs coronavirus update: the upwards slither continues, with...
Nieman Labs at Tuesday, May 26, 2020 8:47:40 AM


Americans who turn to the White House for coronavirus news tend to think the medias pandemic covera
When it comes to the possibility of coronavirus being “overblown” by the media, theres those listening to the White House and theres everyone else, according to a report published Wednesday by Pew. The study shows a stark contrast between those who rely on the White House for coronavirus news — 16 percent of Americans —...
Nieman Labs at Wednesday, May 20, 2020 1:00:31 PM


“The news currently makes me feel incredibly stressed”: After initial surges in attention to pandemi
British people are increasingly avoiding news consumption as the coronavirus pandemic continues to dominate all facets of life and news coverage, according to a study published Tuesday by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. The Institute surveyed 1,973 UK adults between May 7 and May 13 and found that there has been a...
Nieman Labs at Tuesday, May 19, 2020 10:14:53 AM


Coronavirus coverage initially required a learning curve for Spanish-language media
Spanish-language news media in the United States has been following the coronavirus story like every other news outlet around the world. And at least at the beginning of the pandemic, its coverage style wasnt so different from English-language media either: It largely left Latinos out of the story. A new analysis from the Center for...
Nieman Labs at Monday, May 4, 2020 11:56:26 AM


Sick of coronavirus news? The Boston Globe is running a serialized novella (with a strong Boston acc
An enigmatic card shark. An ex-con looking for the score of a lifetime. A priceless haul of stolen art. A professor who uncovers a secret that could change the world. And a mystery as old as the country itself… A mystery that someones willing to kill for. If that sounds like a mashup of “Rounders,”...
Nieman Labs at Monday, May 4, 2020 8:46:31 AM


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