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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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Layoffs come to the East Bay Times after Pulitzer win

Earlier this month, the staff of the East Bay Times won a Pulitzer Prize for their breaking news coverage of the Oakland Ghost Ship Fire. Last week, their editor informed them of coming newsroom layoffs. "The timing's unfortunate coming after the Pulitzers, but the alternative would be not to have told people as soon as we knew what … Read More
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Local Edition: Journalists need to unlearn 'we are the authority.' 'We are not.'

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. What do you need to unlearn to stay in journalism? This week, two journalists named almost exactly the same thing. That’s not rare, but it struck me as interesting … Read More
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Report: New censorship tactics combine the worst old practices and the newest technology

Old-school censorship and repressive government tactics have combined with technology and social media to create a new and troubling press freedom climate for journalists around the world, according to a new report from the Committee to Protect Journalists. That combination has resulted in more killings and arrests of journalists than CPJ has ever documented, according to the report. At … Read More
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This tool will help you clean up after your online footprints

This article is part of an ongoing series on digital tools for journalists. We've spent the past few weeks talking about tools for keeping reporters and their sources safe. This week, Poynter's Ren LaForme is focusing on a tool that will help you find which information about you is on the internet, what you may want to … Read More
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Is there an untapped market for print in local journalism? No, seriously.

A few months ago, staff at The Minneapolis Star Tribune did something journalists don't always have the time to do: think way ahead. One year in advance, staff photographers shot images of the Minnesota winter for next winter's StarTribune Magazine. The quarterly magazine debuted Sunday, marking a new product for a newsroom that's worked hard over the last … Read More
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One Fusion editor is taking road trips around the country to work with local journalists

After the election, after a tough round of layoffs at Fusion, features editor Nona Willis Aronowitz pitched an idea to her higher-ups. She wanted to get out of the office. "I was doing a little bit of soul-searching about what we could do to really be part of this conversation," Aronowitz said. Normally, she said, editors sit behind desks … Read More
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Local Edition: What do journalists need to stop doing to survive?

This article originally ran in Local Edition, our newsletter dedicated to mapping the future of local news, together. Want to be part of the conversation? You can sign up here. One of the hardest things for me when I started at Poynter was aggregation. Also Twitter. And writing breaking news as it happened instead of hours after. Read More
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Boston Globe's plan for digital reinvention: Be ready for constant change

The Boston Globe's much-awaited plan for digital reinvention came out Monday in a 3,000-plus word memo from Editor Brian McGrory. The changes, which result from a year of rethinking what they do and how they do it, are similar in many ways to others at newsrooms across the country. The newsroom's day … Read More
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Here's how local newsrooms can collaborate on big projects

Journalists, as competitive and scoop-seeking as we are, have started doing something uncharacteristic. More and more, we're working together. Those partnerships have resulted in big impact and big rewards, including a few Pulitzer Prizes. That happened again in 2017. And this year, one of those collaborations included a local newsroom. Read More
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Local Edition: Journalists, it's time to catch up

This piece originally ran in our newsletter on local news innovation. Sign up here. When I first moved from a daily newspaper to an online news site, someone asked me how that would change my work. Oh, it won’t, I said. It’s the same storytelling, just a different medium. But it did. Of course it did. Because digital … Read More
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The journalist who won the Charleston Gazette-Mail's first Pulitzer still does a monthly night cops shift

Eric Eyre was not standing hopefully with coworkers in the newsroom, bottle of grocery store champagne ready, when news broke that he won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting. He was barely even in the building. Eyre, a government reporter with the Charleston (West Virginia) Gazette-Mail, was standing in a hallway by the exit, getting … Read More
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Speeches, day-drinking and other ways journalists celebrated the 2017 Pulitzer Prizes

Newsrooms across the U.S. celebrated Pulitzer wins on Monday with big gatherings, work-drinking and, at least for The New York Times, some serious pre-planning. Here are a few tweets from the celebrations: Daily News, ProPublica win Pulitzer Prize https://t.co/ptU4CE661c pic.twitter.com/4CKkfYlye2 — john thonson (@johnthonson1) April 10, 2017 … Read More
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