The Pulitzer Prizes are about to commemorate their 100th anniversary with a celebration at Poynter.
In honor of the occasion, we're taking a look at exemplary social justice-focused journalism from last
year and throughout the century.
At Poynter, we know our first obligation is to you, the teachers and students who come to participate in our seminars. With that in mind, we've devised these protocols in case a national emergency disrupts your life en route to, or during, a Poynter seminar: If the boss no longer can spare you, we'll adapt to your … Read More
Welcome to The Poynter Institute for Media Studies. We don't always say those last three words: For Media Studies. Most people know us as Poynter or, in an oddity I've never understood, THE Poynter. Some know us by our marketing slogan: Poynter, A School for Journalists. I'm focusing on these differences because it's important … Read More
We were taken aback by a letter on impressive bond paper from a law firm in New York (with offices in Washington, Los Angeles, Miami and, of course, Paris) alerting us to the risk that Jim Romenesko’s MediaNews could be confused with MediaNews Group, Inc., publisher of The Denver Post, the Los Angeles Daily News and other newspapers. The gist … Read More
This is part of a series of essays under the general title, "Why It Matters." Poynter faculty members will write these essays with new journalists in mind, but we think their advice will inspire journalists of all ages and levels of experience. After all, craft has little meaning without a sense of purpose, without a sense of why it matters. Read More
When the Persian Gulf War began a decade ago, journalists reminded one another of their ethical obligation not to disclose national security information. At the newspaper where I worked, we had sober discussions about exercising prudence. It came, then, as a shock on the eve of the U.S. and allied ground campaign when our Washington bureau filed a story, … Read More
The reporting should begin carefully finding answers to the questions on the minds of everyone: Who did this? If Osama bin Laden was to blame, who is he? Tell me more about Afghanistan, where he and his group are based. What happened when the Russians tried to exert influence over or control Afghanistan? Do the Russians have insights into whatâs … Read More
Synposis by JOHN GITTELSOHN James Naughton opened his presentation with a Johnny Carson/Karnak imitation, donning a turban and divining answers to questions inside an envelope about topics like Al Gore and the Florida vote count. I can't rememeber any of the jokes, but the point -- which Naughton has made throughout his career as a reporter for … Read More