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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How more than 60 newspapers and 1 bearded reporter are pushing for action in Illinois

The final days of reporter Chris Kaergard's life as a heavily bearded man might be near, "and I cannot tell you how excited I am about that," said Kaergard, a political reporter for the (Peoria, Illinois) Journal Star. "In the summer, this is like wearing a sweater on my face." Kaergard started growing his beard more than a year ago … Read More
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Front pages show toll of the Istanbul airport attack

Tuesday's attack at Istanbul's Atatürk airport has killed 41 people and left more than 230 injured, according to the BBC. That news made front pages around the world on Wednesday. Here's a collection, beginning with newspapers from Turkey, via Newseum and Kiosko. Editor's note: Some of these front pages contain graphic images. Read More
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The Washington Post is launching a crowdsourced Black history project on Tumblr

The Washington Post thinks it might have one solution to a recurring problem for major news organizations: How can you take a local story (a museum exhibit opening, say) and make it relevant to a national audience? On Sept. 24, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture opens on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Read More
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AP advice on Brexit: 'Use sparingly and explain what it means when you do use it'

The Associated Press pulled together a style guide for the Thursday vote in Great Britain on whether to remain part of the European Union or to leave. Here are a few Brexit-specific terms: Brexit Shorthand for "British exit" _ the possibility of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union after the June 23, 2016, referendum. No quotation marks. Use sparingly … Read More
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Newspapers in Europe on Brexit: 'Keep Calm,' 'Remain,' 'Vote Leave Today'

Voters in Great Britain decide Thursday if the country will remain in the European Union or leave it. On the day of that vote, newspapers around Europe encouraged voters to weigh in, regardless of whether they're in favor of or against leaving. Here's a collection of fronts from around Europe, via Newseum and Kiosko. Let's start … Read More
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A 360-degree video project from 3 grad students takes viewers into the lives of refugees in Germany

Lakshmi Sarah and Melissa Bosworth began paying attention to the stories of refugees and migrants after 71 of them died in the back of a truck bound for Austria. The two, who were both students at the University of California, Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, were overwhelmed by all the numbers they heard: this many died, this many crossed, … Read More
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From 'Gone,' to 'Home' to 'Believe It' on Cleveland's front page

In 2010, The (Cleveland, Ohio) Plain Dealer marked LeBron James' departure from the city and the Cleveland Cavaliers with a pretty simple front page: In 2014, the newspaper celebrated James' return with another striking and simple front: LeBron James' return: Saturday's front page of The Plain Dealer pic.twitter.com/h8KFb6UAPX — clevelanddotcom (@clevelanddotcom) … Read More
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Rob King and Colbert I. King on journalism, fatherhood and a new generation

Colbert I. King, a Pulitzer-winning columnist for The Washington Post, learned a lot about journalism from his son. "I learned from Rob what 'above the fold,' 'deadline,' 'on background' and all that other newspaper jargon meant because he was my mentor when my journalism career began," King said of his son, Rob King, ESPN's … Read More
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For these journalists, veterans of Aurora, Boston and Newtown, the shooting in Orlando felt familiar

The morning news had ended and overnight crews were preparing to leave when Katy Camp got word that something was happening in Newtown, Connecticut. Camp, then the morning executive producer for WVIT in Hartford, produced the first several hours of coverage of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012. Within a year, she moved to Orlando to work … Read More
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Orlando's WFTV got a visit from some comfort dogs on Thursday

When WFTV's Raquel Asa saw that a charity was bringing 12 golden retrievers to Orlando to comfort first responders and the community that's still reeling from the mass shooting at a gay nightclub on Sunday, she knew it was a story. But she didn't know, at first, how much she or her coworkers needed that comfort, too. After … Read More
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Newsrooms are sending food to the Orlando Sentinel

As the Orlando Sentinel newsroom continues covering the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, newsrooms in other cities are showing their support with food. Southern California News Group, which includes publications such as the San Bernardino Sun that covered the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, bought Monday night's dinner. The Los Angeles Times, … Read More
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The names and faces of the Orlando shooting victims

Front pages around the country Tuesday showed the names and faces of victims of the shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando. The Orlando Sentinel, which is working on a story about each victim, has this compilation so far. BuzzFeed also has a growing list of stories, as does Fusion, in both Spanish and … Read More
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How the Orlando Sentinel, with a third of the staff it once had, covered the country's deadliest mass shooting

ORLANDO, Florida — The televisions attached to wide columns throughout the newsroom ran the press conference Sunday just after 10:20 a.m. Roger Simmons, director of digital audience at the Orlando Sentinel, stood with colleagues in front of one of them. Lisa Cianci, local news editor, got up from her desk to watch. Christal Hayes, a breaking news reporter, watched a … Read More
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Front pages around the country show solidarity with Orlando

The day after the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, the Orlando Sentinel offered readers a statement of unity and solidarity on its front page. Newspapers around the country did the same on Monday. Most showed images of vigils in their own cities. The New York Daily News challenged American gun laws and the NRA on the front, … Read More