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Posts by Seth Liss

About Seth Liss

Seth Liss is the editor of Poynter.org. He was previously the online managing editor of WAMU, a public radio station in Washington, D.C. Before that, he was the online content editor of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and a producer at the San Jose Mercury News. He has worked as a reporter, blogger, columnist, editor and site manager.
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The Poynter.org redesign - Frequently Asked Questions

After several months of strategizing, planning and building, the revamped Poynter.org is here. The goals of this redesign were to build a mobile-friendly site that loads quickly, allows for easier navigation and provides more avenues to the content and work of other parts of The Poynter Institute. As is the case with most redesigns, this is only the beginning. We … Read More
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Lou Ferrara leaves AP for Bankrate.com

Lou FerraraAfter 10 years at The Associated Press, Lou Ferrara will start a new job next week: chief content officer of Bankrate.com. Ferrara said he took the job because it's a larger role and focuses on personal finance — a passion of his since he started his career as a business reporter. Ferrara, most recently AP's vice president for … Read More
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How to write great captions for your photos

National Geographic magazine's Managing Editor David Brindley stopped by Poynter last week to give a Webinar on Writing Effective Photo Captions. Given the recent eye tracking study that showed people spend a lot of time reading photo captions, we asked Brindley to give us his top tips. (A video of this conversation is below.) … Read More
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Orange County Register owners resign

Aaron Kushner and Eric Spitz, co-owners of Freedom Communications and the Orange County Register, resigned their executive duties today. That means creditors could ultimately take control of the company. This leaves Publisher Rich Mirman, a former casino marketing executive, in charge. The OC Register owners made headlines in 2010 when they purchased the paper with plans of focusing … Read More
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Karen Everhart discusses recent changes at NPR

Karen Everhart, Managing editor of Current, the newspaper and website about public and nonprofit media in the U.S., was recently at the Poynter Institute for the Effective Editor seminar and we talked about the state of public media. In this clip, Everhart talks about recent changes at NPR that including the hiring of a new President … Read More
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Spin off of E.W. Scripps newspapers likely to happen in April

"For the first time in 130 years we will not own newspapers," said Chip Mahaney, Senior Director, Local Operations at The E. W. Scripps Company> Mahaney discussed the future of E.W.Scripps after it spins off its newspapers into a separate company run by the Journal Media Group. Read More
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Video: Dave Cohn discusses mobile strategies for smaller news organizations

Dave Cohn, Former Chief Content Officer for Circa and current Executive Producer at Al Jazeera’s new mobile-centric AJ+ venture, discusses ways smaller journalism organizations can deliver their content to a mobile audience. He talks about the "wide push" to get content out in editions and suggests coming up with a strategy to take advantage third-party apps, like Twitter. Read More
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Secret to Fark's longevity: 'do nothing'

Drew Curtis of Fark.com was at The Poynter Institute this week in a continuing discussion on new revenue models for journalism. We sat down with him and asked about those discussions. He also gives his recipe for Fark’s longevity, which is to be about two years behind the curve. Read More
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Tallahassee police release reporter's contact information after records request

Deadspin | Tallahassee Democrat A public records request from ESPN reporter Paula Lavigne led to the Tallahassee Police Department posting hundreds of public records online – along with her original request and cell phone number – on Christmas Eve. I'm guessing ESPN hack job Paula Lavigne is currently spending Christmas Eve in a phone … Read More
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Elisa Jackson Named Executive Director of Poynter Foundation; Chris Martin Leaving to Pursue Opportunities in Academia

Chris Martin, vice president of external relations and president of the Poynter Foundation, is leaving her position. Elisa Jackson has been promoted to executive director of the foundation, which is the Poynter Institute's fundraising arm, and she will manage the foundation’s fundraising efforts. "I’ve been restructuring all facets of the institute as part of a new strategic plan that is … Read More
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Video: The implications of the Rolling Stone UVA rape story

Roy Peter Clark, vice president and senior scholar for the Poynter Institute and reporter Lauren Klinger discuss Rolling Stone’s blockbuster article on rapes at the University of Virginia and the decision to publish the controversial article and the decision to apologize to the readers for possible misinformation. Read More
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'Serial's' twist on traditional crime reporting

"Serial's" Sarah Koenig diligently re-investigates a murder and tells you what she is thinking as she is doing it – much like a fictional television detective. But, of course, she’s talking about real people. Read More
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