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Announcing the 2017 Ida B. Wells Fellows

"As winners, the following individuals will be given the opportunity to complete their first substantial piece of investigative reporting."

Nieman Lab Christine Schmidt

Vox’s healthcare newsletter (with ads sold out) is filling a role beyond 'articles on the Internet'

"It’s Healthcare Day on Capitol Hill: Senate Republicans are finally revealing their secret Obamacare-replacing bill today. But in the inboxes of many Vox readers, every day has been Healthcare Day for a few months now."

Huffington Post Karen Barlow

Lost trust in the news? Let's all de-fake it

"Just when we need to get our facts straight, trust is low and it is not budging. Reality is under question."

Journalism.co.uk Caroline Scott

Tool for journalists: Enigma Public, for finding and analysing public datasets

"This free platform lets users explore public datasets to find the information they need for their next project or investigation."

Press Gazette Dominic Ponsford

Grenfell Tower fire disaster suggests more journalism is needed in London - not less

"Sometimes, journalists’ inquiries are unwelcome and they can become a target for people to release their grief and anger. But looking at the Kensington tragedy I would argue the lessons from this are not the need for less journalism, but more."

The Conversation Andrew Dodd

Should governments provide funding grants to encourage public interest journalism?

"Whether government should fund public interest journalism in Australia is a question a Senate select committee is currently being asked to consider."

Financial Times David Bond

Old news media beat social in battle for public trust

"Less than a quarter of social media users think it does a good job in separating fact from fiction, according to a report by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism."

The Conversation Simon Levett

Journalists in war zones tread a fine line between safety and freedom of speech

"Journalists are increasingly threatened and assassinated in conflict zones worldwide. But could the need for their protection be causing harm to free speech, and increasing the production of one-sided journalism?"

Digiday Max Willens

Limited in their ability to monetize video on Facebook, publishers eye video-licensing opportunities

"Digital video is a seller’s market. So, publishers are starting to think like networks."

The Wall Street Journal Austen Hufford

Media startups try a lower-cost model: Unpaid student writers

"Chapter-based, for-profit media companies like Spoon University and Odyssey have been popping up in college markets across the U.S."

Digiday Lucia Moses

A BuzzFeed IPO could threaten the innovation that helped it grow

"Wall Street is learning to appreciate innovation, but BuzzFeed would have to educate Wall Street on what being a modern media company means."

Nieman Lab Richard Fletcher and Rasmus Kleis Nielsen

Using social media appears to diversify your news diet, not narrow it

"Contrary to conventional wisdom, our analysis shows that social media use is clearly associated with incidental exposure to additional sources of news that people otherwise wouldn’t use — and with more politically diverse news diets."

CNBC Matt Rosoff

Jeff Bezos has advice for the news business: 'Ask people to pay. They will pay'

"After nearly four years running the Post, which Bezos says turned a profit in 2016 and is expected to do the same this year, Bezos has some valuable lessons to pass along to the rest of the news industry,"

CNN Oliver Darcy

A couple claimed they learned to live without food, and news outlets ate it up

"The sky is blue. The grass is green. Humans need food and water to survive. Well, unless you believe a story published in several major news outlets over the past week."

Associated Press Jeff Horowitz, Jon Gambrell and Jack Gillum

Wall Street Journal fires correspondent over ethics conflict

"The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday fired its highly regarded chief foreign affairs correspondent after evidence emerged of his involvement in prospective commercial deals — including one involving arms sales to foreign governments — with an international businessman who was one of his key sources."

In case you missed it

The Nation Institute Uncredited

Announcing the 2017 Ida B. Wells Fellows

"As winners, the following individuals will be given the opportunity to complete their first substantial piece of investigative reporting."

Nieman Lab Christine Schmidt

Vox’s healthcare newsletter (with ads sold out) is filling a role beyond 'articles on the Internet'

"It’s Healthcare Day on Capitol Hill: Senate Republicans are finally revealing their secret Obamacare-replacing bill today. But in the inboxes of many Vox readers, every day has been Healthcare Day for a few months now."

Huffington Post Karen Barlow

Lost trust in the news? Let's all de-fake it

"Just when we need to get our facts straight, trust is low and it is not budging. Reality is under question."

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From competition to avoidance: 5 styles of conflict resolution

Experts in conflict resolution say people tend to have a “default style” -- a preferred approach that typically we rely on. Here are five styles, drawn from the work of conflict scholars Kenneth Thomas and Ralph Kilmann. Which one are you apt use, especially in difficult conversations?

  • Competition: I generally value my goals over relationships. I see conflict in terms of winning and losing, and I will win. I push for my advantage, argue my point and generally stand firm on my original goal.
  • Compromise: I’m willing to give up some of my goals in order to preserve the relationship, but I expect the other person to give up something as well. If we both sacrifice, we’ve demonstrated a willingness to get along. I approach difficult conversations assuming I’ll give up something to get something.
  • Collaboration: I value my goals and the relationship, and I try to find creative ways to not only achieve everyone's goals, but to build the relationship in the process. I enter a difficult conversation aiming for a “win” for everyone.
  • Accommodation: I’d rather give up my goals than risk the relationship. I hate the bad feelings that come from difficult conversations and prefer to give in rather than press for what I believe is right.
  • Avoidance: I walk away from my goal and the relationship. It is not worth the trouble or danger of dealing with the situation.

Good leaders don't just know their preferred style. They understand all five styles and know when to use each.

Taken from Dealing With Difficult Conversations, a self-directed course by Jill Geisler at Poynter NewsU. Looking for more leadership training? See our lineup of upcoming Poynter programs.

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