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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Gannett asks Tribune's stockholders 'to send a clear message'

On Monday, Gannett announced it was seeking "withhold" votes at Tribune Publishing Co.'s annual meeting on June 2. 'We intend to give Tribune stockholders the opportunity to send a clear message to the Tribune Board that its lack of engagement with our Board and management team regarding our highly compelling, premium offer for $12.25 per share in cash … Read More
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This tiny Texas radio station won every RTDNA award in its region

For the second year in a row, a public radio station in west Texas is the most-awarded small market radio station in the regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. This year, KRTS, Marfa Public Radio, won in every category awarded in a region that includes Oklahoma and Texas. The station, founded in 2005 by Tom Michael, has … Read More
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Baltimore TV station evacuated after threats

WBFF in Baltimore was evacuated on Thursday after receiving threats, Christine Boynton reported for the station. News Director Mike Tomko met with the man who had reportedly made threats to another employee earlier. 'Someone came into the front of the building and they apparently said that they had some information they wanted to get on the air,' Tomko told reporters. Read More
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Don't just ask for more money, metrics matter and other lessons from the first women's leadership academy

When Masuma Ahuja and Sarah Marshall sat down to interview each other about their jobs last year, they introduced us to the idea of experiment land. Ahuja, then at The Washington Post and now at CNN, and The Wall Street Journal's Marshall, talked about fostering innovation in their newsrooms. "It’s fascinating because we’re both from legacy publications that … Read More
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The New York Times will send Google Cardboard to 300,000 subscribers

In May, The New York Times will send Google Cardboard viewers to 300,000 digital-only subscribers who were chosen "based on the duration of their subscriptions," according to a press release. The distribution is timed with the release of "Seeking Pluto’s Frigid Heart." The New York Times’s film allows the viewer to fly over Pluto, soaring above never-before-seen rugged mountains and … Read More
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Journalists are increasingly speaking out against sexualized violence, report says

When the Committee to Protect Journalists first started reporting on journalists and sexualized violence in 2011, it found a lot of women who'd never spoken about what they'd been through. The climate for those discussions has changed with CPJ's latest report. The 2016 edition of "Attacks on the Press," CPJ's annual report on worldwide press freedom, … Read More
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What should you do when your news outlet is up for sale?

Word that one news organization might be sold to another is getting to be pretty familiar as the trend toward consolidation continues. "I think for anyone who thinks about it, it's part of your reality," said Butch Ward, a senior faculty member at Poynter who teaches leadership. "The realm of possibility is that someone … Read More
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5 tips for journalists from a Pulitzer-winning researcher

When The Washington Post won its Pulitzer Prize for national reporting Monday, researcher Julie Tate's name was among the contributors. Tate has now contributed to nine Pulitzer-winning entries. In 2008, Erik Wemple wrote about Tate for Washington City Paper. Then, she worked on a staff of 13, but that team has since shrunk. Over time, the … Read More
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'Purple Reign': Front pages mourn the death of Prince

Newspapers offered front-page tributes to Prince on Friday. Here's the front from the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the artist's hometown newspaper:   As with the recent death of David Bowie, front pages devoted to Prince can be found particularly in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Also like Bowie's tributes, a few images repeat themselves. Here's a collection … Read More
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Former editorial page editor added to Pulitzer win

A co-winner has been added to the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing, according to a press release from the prizes. Brian Gleason, who previously worked as editorial page editor at Florida's Sun Newspapers, is now listed as a co-winner alongside editor John Hackworth. Gleason, who now is the communications manager for Charlotte County government, contacted the paper and … Read More
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Here are some of the speeches from today's Pulitzer-winning newsrooms

Journalists gathered in newsrooms around the country today to celebrate Pulitzer Prize wins and sip champagne from plastic cups. They also listened to a lot of speeches. “The remarkable work of these four tenacious women is what brought this foul practice to light, led to real reform and freedom for more than 2,000 slaves," Kathleen Carroll, the Associated Press' executive … Read More
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The founder of a small Florida newspaper died days before its first Pulitzer win

There were no big celebrations Monday in the Charlotte Sun's newsroom, no champagne, no live-tweeting. It was the day of the first Pulitzer win for the Florida newspaper and for Editor John Hackworth and former editorial page editor Brian Gleason. But it was also the day print readers learned of the death of the newspaper's founder, Derek Dunn-Rankin. Read More
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How do you pronounce Pulitzer?

Every year around this time, you'll hear two different things when people talk about the Pulitzer Prizes. There's the pull-it-sirs and the pew-lit-sirs. But why does the pronunciation of this name cause people confusion? Linguist Edwin Battistella wondered this, too, after his friend and Pulitzer winner James Risser told Battistella that he'd been saying it wrong. Here's what Battistella, who … Read More