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Posts by Kristen Hare

About Kristen Hare

Kristen Hare covers local news innovation 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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Knoxville's alt-weekly is closing after 2 years. 'Maybe we can't figure this out.'

Staff at the Knoxville (Tennessee) Mercury went back and forth on how depressing their final issue should be. The two-year-old publication distributed its last edition on Thursday. "Of course, a lot of people are looking at it as more evidence of the death of print," said Jack Neely, a contributing editor. "I'm not as convinced." The Mercury started … Read More
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Chris Cillizza is doing a Reddit AMA. Guess how that's going.

This story has been updated. On Tuesday, CNN's Chris Cillizza introduced himself on Reddit and asked users to start sending in their questions. Hi everyone, I'm Chris Cillizza, editor at large for CNN Politics. I haven't been here long - but I've been covering politics forever, mostly at The Washington Post and before that at Roll Call. Read More
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Local Edition: Here's what journalists can learn from a dinner party project

This piece originally appeared in Local Edition, our newsletter following the digital transformation of local news. Want to be part of the conversation? You can sign up here. When Jenn Graham and two friends launched a dinner party project, they wanted to get people in Atlanta talking about what they love about that city. "And it took … Read More
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NYT memo on editing cuts: '...we believe it was deliberate, fair and necessary.'

New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet and Managing Editor Joe Kahn have updated the newspaper of record's staff in a memo about changes to the editing structure and process. "We have taken some critical steps in remaking our editing system for the digital age. More than 100 editors, mainly from the copy desk but also from other parts of the … Read More
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Weld, 'Birmingham's newspaper,' has suspended print but is still online

In February, Weld — a free, for-profit weekly in Birmingham, Alabama — launched a crowdfunding campaign and rebranded itself "Weld: Birmingham’s Newspaper." On Wednesday, the publication suspended print, according to a note from publisher Mark Kelly. As of July 13, 2017, Weld is suspending publication of its weekly newspaper until further notice. This suspension is expected to … Read More
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Dana Canedy will be the new administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes

The Pulitzer Prizes announced Wednesday that journalist and Pulitzer Prize-winner Dana Canedy will be the next administrator of the annual journalism competition. She's the first woman and the first person of color to serve in the role. Canedy replaces Mike Pride, who retires at the end of the month after three years in the role. Dana Canedy will be the … Read More
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Last month, Facebook launched a pilot program with 6 local newsrooms. Here's how it's going

Last month, a group of local newsrooms began working with Facebook as part of a project by the social media platform to establish stronger ties to local news. Six newsrooms are part of the first six-month pilot program, with another six to follow. Those newsrooms, Berkleyside, Honolulu Civil Beat, Texas Tribune, QCityMetro, Philadelphia Public School Notebook … Read More
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The Houston Chronicle has a BBQ podcast, a site for smarties and big plans for turning readers into subscribers

HOUSTON — “Wwwwwelcome to the BBQ State of Mind podcast,” J.C. Reid said into a mic in the corner of the video studio at the Houston Chronicle. “My name is…” “Can we do that one more time without quite so much 'welcome?'” Scott Kingsley interrupted. The director of multimedia and the podcast’s producer adjusted the mic levels as the other … Read More
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