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Posts by Mallary Jean Tenore

About Mallary Jean Tenore

As managing editor of The Poynter Institute’s website, Poynter.org, I report on the media news industry, edit the site’s How To section, and moderate the site's live chats. I also help handle the site's social media efforts, and teach social media sessions on the side. I like to unpack media trends, and I’m especially interested in how technology is changing the way we tell stories. Other topics I like to cover include: social media, new tools for longform journalism, diversity in the media, women in technology, corrections, commenting on news sites, and writing tips and techniques. I came to Poynter in June 2007 for the institute’s summer fellowship for young journalists and then stayed on for a year-long fellowship before being hired full-time in November 2008. I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News, The Tampa Bay Times, The Boston Globe and several other newspapers in Massachusetts. I’m currently working on a memoir, which is coming along slowly but surely.
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Creators of documentary that highlights photojournalism in Afghanistan raises more than $70,000

Kickstarter | Medium Frame By Frame, a documentary that originated as a Kickstarter project, aimed to raise $40,000 by Aug. 28. As of today, it has raised $70,301. The documentary, which started production last year, follows four Afghans who talk about how photojournalism in Afghanistan has changed throughout the years, and where it's headed. The Frame by Frame Kickstarter page explains: In 1996, the Taliban banned photography in Afghanistan. Taking a photo was considered a crime. When the regime was removed from Kabul in 2001, their suppression of free speech and press disappeared. Since then, photography has become an outlet for Afghans determined to show the hidden stories of their country. The money will enable creators Mo Scarpelli and Alexandria Bombach to return to Kabul this fall and finish producing the documentary. On Medium, Emily Holdman talked with Scarpelli about the documentary and how Afghans have become more open to photojournalism in recent years: Read More
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Greenwald's partner speaks out about detainment: 'I knew I wasn't doing anything wrong'

The Guardian | BBC | Time | The Washington Post Glenn Greenwald's partner David Miranda calls his detainment "ridiculous" and says he was treated "like a terrorist suspect." Miranda, who was detained at Heathrow Airport for nine hours under anti-terror laws, told The Guardian's Jonathan Watts: "They were threatening me all the time and saying I would be put in jail if I didn't co-operate," said Miranda. "They treated me like I was a criminal or someone about to attack the UK … It was exhausting and frustrating, but I knew I wasn't doing anything wrong." ... They got me to tell them the passwords for my computer and mobile phone," Miranda said. "They said I was obliged to answer all their questions and used the words 'prison' and 'station' all the time." Miranda is taking legal action to prevent the examination of information that was seized during his detainment, the BBC reports. Read More
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New Yorker publishes provocative Anthony Weiner cover, journalists react

The New Yorker The artist who created the New Yorker's provocative Aug. 5 cover of Anthony Weiner, which shows the politician sitting on top of the Empire State Building, says he came up with the idea through free association. John Cuneo tells the New Yorker's Culture Desk: “Free association made me think of the Empire State Building, and then King Kong, the iconic image of him straddling it. And then Weiner sexting, his head tilted and looking a certain way—I just stumbled upon the image as I was sketching. But all I could think about while working on this piece was, ‘Will Weiner still be in the race by the time it runs?’” Read More
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New York Post editor heading to Australia, Time Warner Cable CEO retiring

Capital New York | New York Times Col Allan, Editor-in-Chief of the New York Post, is heading to Australia to help lead News Corp.'s papers there. Capital New York's Joe Pompeo reports that Allan will provide "extra editorial leadership": The Australian detail will last for two to three months, starting next Monday, and longtime News Corp. lieutenant Jesse Angelo will oversee the Post during that time. All of this is sure to fuel speculation about Allan and Angelo's futures at the Post. Insiders have been wondering how much longer Allan will stay on as editor, and Angelo has long been seen as heir to the editorship. In other leadership news, Time Warner Cable announced that CEO Glenn Britt is retiring. Britt, who has led the company since 2001, will be succeeded by Chief Operating Officer Robert D. Marcus. Read More
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