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We're looking for our next Google News Lab Fellow. Is it you?

The Poynter Institute is kicking off a national search for its next Google News Lab Fellow, and we want you to apply. In each of the last four years, Poynter has selected one U.S. college student to help us fulfill our mission of informing and instructing journalists around the world. Successful applicants generally have professional experience at multiple … Read More
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Sara Fischer will write about the media for Axios

Add media to the list of subjects that Axios will cover. The new startup from Politico founder Jim VandeHei announced Tuesday that it's bringing aboard Sara Fischer to be its media trends writer. Fischer, a digital producer at The Washington Post and a former breaking news writer for CNN Politics, isn't taking on an ordinary media beat, VandeHei told … Read More
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Peter Baker will return to the United States to cover the White House

Former New York Times White House correspondent Peter Baker will make an abrupt return to Washington, D.C. from Israel to cover the White House, the newspaper announced Monday. Baker, who moved to Jerusalem earlier this year after covering the run-up to the election, is being brought back to complete the Times' political team. Baker is a 15-year veteran … Read More
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Anne Hull is leaving The Washington Post

Anne Hull, a five-time Pulitzer Prize finalist who won the award in 2008 for coverage of the poor care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, is leaving The Washington Post. She is traveling to Berlin with her partner, a German journalist. Hull, who serves on Poynter's board of trustees, is departing The Post "reluctantly" after spending 17 years at … Read More
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Lydia Polgreen is The Huffington Post's new editor in chief

Lydia Polgreen, the editorial director of NYT Global at The New York Times, will be The Huffington Post's next editor in chief. She follows Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington, who had been at the top of the website's masthead since its founding in 2005. So excited that my successor as EIC of HuffPost will be Lydia … Read More
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Poynter announces additions to National Advisory Board

Poynter on Tuesday announced six new additions to its National Advisory board, the group of journalists who help the institute fulfill its mission of advancing journalism around the world. They are: — Audrey Cooper, editor in chief of The San Francisco Chronicle — John Dickerson, host of "Face the Nation" on CBS News — Jon Funabiki, executive director of Renaissance … Read More
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Politico national editor Kristin Roberts is leaving

Kristin Roberts, Politico's national editor, is leaving for an as-yet unannounced job in journalism, she told Poynter Wednesday. "I have been incredibly lucky to be a part of Politico and have a chance to work with a group of exceptional reporters on an amazing story," Roberts told Poynter. "I have no doubt Politico's success will continue. What's next for me … Read More
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The Washington Post hires Ashley Parker from The New York Times

Ashley Parker, a longtime reporter for the New York Times, is joining The Washington Post to cover the administration of President-elect Donald Trump. Parker, who’s been at The New York Times for more than a decade, began her career as a research assistant for columnist Maureen Dowd, according to a memo from national editor Scott Wilson and senior politics editor … Read More
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Why did newsrooms miss the Trump wave? Lack of diversity played a huge part

“Yeah, I’m scared.” Those three words popped into my direct message inbox on Twitter, an Election Night confession from a fellow journalist who isn’t free to say them elsewhere. The confession came the day after billionaire businessman Donald J. Trump claimed Electoral College victory to become president-elect of the United States. At the time, I still wasn’t quite sure what … Read More
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Here are 43 internships and fellowships for application season

If you're a die-hard journalism student, you know your career isn't made in the classroom. It's made in the newsroom. Scoring an internship over the summer — or any other time, really — is often the difference between finding a job after graduation and moving back in with your parents. So, what are you waiting for? It's internship application season, the three-month … Read More
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Arthur Gregg Sulzberger named deputy publisher at The New York Times

The New York Times on Wednesday named Arthur Gregg Sulzberger to the position of deputy publisher, setting him up to succeed his father at the head of the family business when he retires. Sulzberger, the son of New York Times Publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr., will begin as deputy publisher in November and work "in all facets" of The New … Read More
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Jessica Coen will be Mashable's new executive editor

Mashable has tapped former Vocativ Editor-in-Chief Jessica Coen as its executive editor. Coen, who joined Vocativ as its top editor in October 2015, left Vocativ late last month along with deputy editor Erin Gloria Ryan. At Mashable, Coen will be responsible for leading "Mashable’s global editorial team, leading its smart and obsessive coverage of culture, entertainment, technology, science and … Read More
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Huffington Post Executive Editor Liz Heron exits

Liz Heron, Executive Editor of The Huffington Post, is leaving that organization about a year after being appointed the newsroom's second-in-command. Heron was hired in September 2015 after serving as Facebook's head of news partnerships, will exit HuffPost for "her next adventure," CEO Jared Grusd told employees in a memo Tuesday. "I’m writing to let you know that after … Read More
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Andrew Kaczynski’s BuzzFeed Team Joins CNN

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