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Posts by Kristen Hare

About Kristen Hare

Kristen Hare covers the media for the Poynter Institute. Her work for Poynter has earned her a Mirror Award nomination. Hare, a graduate of the University of Missouri's School of Journalism, spent 5 years as the Sunday features writer and an assistant editor at the St. Joseph (Missouri) News-Press, and five years as a staff writer covering race, immigration, the census and aging at the St. Louis Beacon. She also spent two years with the Peace Corps in Guyana, South America. Hare and her family live outside Tampa.
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A young journalist gathered letters of thanks to Gwen Ifill

News last month of Gwen Ifill's death hit hard for many journalists. Ifill, who was co-host of "PBS NewsHour," was a pioneer in newsrooms and on the television. On Thursday, "PBS NewsHour" shared letters and a video from journalists that Ifill inspired. Reporter Kenya Downs wrote that "women journalists of color offer a special … Read More
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ProPublica isn't planning to expand past Illinois — yet.

Since announcing the creation of ProPublica Illinois, president Richard Tofel has heard from people in other states hoping the nonprofit investigative organization will set up shop in their cities, too. And it might. But first, they have to figure out the prairie state. ProPublica announced Wednesday the creation of ProPublica Illinois, the search for a Chicago-based editor and … Read More
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Front pages show the 75th anniversary of an infamous day

For the 75th anniversary of the bombing at Pearl Harbor, newspapers around the country shared images and stories many Americans no longer remember for themselves. Those front pages led with the story of the attack, personal stories from survivors and memories from their loved ones. Here's a collection via Newseum: … Read More
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New project looks at the biggest stories from the smallest newspapers

Every year, Nigel Jaquiss gets calls from college students who want to talk to him about his Pulitzer Prize for their class projects. It's been more than a decade since he won the Pulitzer for Investigative Reporting, but he likes that people are still interested. So when University of Missouri senior Kelsi Anderson called, Jaquiss shared the story … Read More
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Dallas Morning News continues newsroom pizza chain with cookie delivery

There's a well-documented tradition of journalists sending pizza to their colleagues in other cities amid big, breaking news. It happened in Boston, Baltimore, Charleston and Orlando (Orlando actually got lots of food, including pizza). The Dallas Morning News also had a well-fed newsroom while covering the recent attack on … Read More
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How news organizations are trying to get people to talk, and listen, to each other after the election

Amanda Wills devoted much of the past year to coverage of the presidential election. So when she listened to voicemails left for CNN after Nov. 8, she expected to hear a lot of screaming from both sides. Instead, she heard perspectives she'd never encountered before, ones that taught her not just about CNN's audience, but about the country itself. "For … Read More
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First Draft News releases guide to eyewitness media and copyright law

First Draft News released a handbook Thursday with guidance for how journalists should deal with images, videos and information captured by people who witness news. “A Journalist’s Guide to Copyright Law and Eyewitness Media,” by Sam Dubberley, includes country-specific advice for journalists in the U.S., the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Austrlia and Finland. It also looks at some … Read More
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How student journalists at Ohio State covered Monday's attack

Nick Roll was working on homework over a small coffee and a blueberry doughnut at Dunkin Donuts across the street from Ohio State University Monday morning when the message hit his phone. "Buckeye Alert," it read. "Active Shooter on campus. Run Hide Fight. Watts Hall. 19th and College." Roll, a senior and campus editor of OSU's The Lantern, … Read More
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FOIA Machine is joining MuckRock

MuckRock, the nonprofit dedicated to transparency and open government, announced Tuesday that it's adding FOIA Machine to its organization. MuckRock, which helps reporters file freedom of information requests and other services for a fee, will maintain a FOIA Machine site separately and keep it free. "The folks working on FOIA tools is a very small world, so the MuckRock and … Read More
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Bots are getting their own experimental studio at Quartz

With $240,000 from The Knight Foundation, Quartz is launching a bot studio to experiment with new ways to reach audiences. The Quartz Bot Studio will experiment with bots and artificial intelligence, identify best practices and share its learnings online. “Bots and AI are going to upend how people get information," said Zach Seward, senior vice president of product and executive … Read More
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AP: Be specific when using the term 'alt-right'

The Associated Press issued guidance on the term "alt-right" on Monday, recommending that the term itself be used only with context and a look at the group's history and actions. John Daniszewski, the AP's vice president for standards, made the case for getting specific: Avoid using the term generically and without definition, however, because it is not well … Read More
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Front pages around the world: Fidel Castro, 1926-2016

The death of Fidel Castro was big news around the world late Friday and big news on front pages around the world Sunday. Here's a collection of fronts that show images of celebration, mourning and remembrance, via Kiosko and Newseum. Let's start with Cuba: United States: Argentina: … Read More
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Uni-Ball pens, Smirnoff and other things journalists are thankful for right now

Journalists, what are you thankful for this year? Last week, we asked readers to share their gratitudes. Here's what we heard: Ellie Smith, editor of the student newspaper at George Washington University, wrote in to share her thanks: "I'm thankful for independent student newspapers as a training ground for future reporters." Tiffany Esshaki, a staff writer at the … Read More
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Journalists, what are you thankful for this year?

No, seriously. 2016 has given journalists a lot of news that has been tough to cover: A long election, police killings in Dallas, a mass shooting in Orlando and, most recently, the loss of a beloved journalist. There's also been the relentless drip-drip-drip of layoffs and … Read More
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How the BBC's looking for the solutions to the world's big issues

Beginning Saturday, the BBC World Service is trying something new. Or, at least, newer. A new weekly radio and digital program, "World Hacks," will look at the problems facing the world along with the people who are trying to fix them. "It's really a program that focuses for once not just on the bad news, the problems, the … Read More
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