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I almost let my journalism job destroy my marriage. Don't make the same mistake.

Let me ask you: When did you decide that your commitment to work was the most important commitment in your life? Chew on that for a minute. The headline interrupted my morning coffee in mid-swallow: “Walmart is asking employees to deliver packages on their way home from work.” The story in The Washington Post on Walmart’s latest … Read More
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New York Times and nonprofit team up for chilling exposé

Good morning. Here's our morning roundup of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. The kidnapping of nearly 300 girls during the bloody Nigerian conflict between the government and insurgent Boko Haram has elicited global sympathy. But our rage is selective. What about the far larger … Read More
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How The Wall Street Journal fired Jay Solomon

Good morning. Here's our morning roundup of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. As The Washington Post put succinctly, "At 3:08 p.m. on Wednesday, the Washington bureau of The Wall Street Journal received a cryptic email from their chief, Paul Beckett." “'Short-Notice staff Meeting at … Read More
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Pundits talk their Ossoff

Good morning. Here's our morning roundup of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. Fox News was exultant. "You can't go in and buy Georgia!" said pundit Kimberly Guilfoyle last evening in a short-of-ringing endorsement of the state of American democracy. Well, Republican victor Karen Handel … Read More
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Why media companies are 'sick' of Facebook

Good morning. Here's our morning roundup of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. Even in the digital age, nothing's more important than an old-fashioned, alluring headline. Try "media companies are getting sick of Facebook." Say what? Sick of Mark Zuckerberg and his revenue-gobbling empire?! After … Read More
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Megyn Kelly exposes Alex Jones

Good morning. Here's our morning roundup of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. It was a bit of an InfoSnooze, if damning and ultimately worthwhile. Megyn Kelly's much-hyped interview with conspiracist Alex Jones of InfoWars proved "kind of blah," as put by Julia Keller, … Read More
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Alex Jones turns the tables on Megyn Kelly by leaking interview

Good morning. Here's our morning roundup of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. There are smart conspiracy theorists. And then there's Alex Jones of InfoWars. You can debate whether Megyn Kelly should be giving him loads of primetime attention Sunday on her new NBC News … Read More
FROM THE POYNTER INSTITUTE

The stories we tell and the stories we don't

The following speech was given by New York Times David Carr Fellow Amanda Hess at a national media summit on advancing how the media approaches sexual violence and awarding excellence in journalistic coverage of sexual assault hosted by Raliance.org. The Raliance Media Summit was a combined effort of The Poynter Institute and Raliance, a collaborative initiative to end sexual … Read More
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How the Virginia shooter's hometown paper covered his attack

Good morning. Here's our morning roundup of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. What demons drove James Hodgkinson? You needn't have been glued to the cable and broadcast news networks Wednesday morning as they displayed their depressingly well-practiced coverage of violence. (Poynter) You know: … Read More
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TV news reflexes kick in as yet another shooting rends the airwaves

"I was at bat and Will, one of the pitchers who was throwing to us, threw me a great fastball, and we heard a loud bang. And I stopped and said, 'What was that?'" Rodney Davis, a southern Illinois congressman, was calmly telling Fox News anchor Bill Hemmert about the response to his early-morning inquiry during baseball practice at an … Read More
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Should NBC News air Megyn Kelly's interview with Alex Jones?

Good morning. Here's our morning roundup of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. After his 1996 conviction for the murder of 12-year-old Polly Klaas, Richard Allen Davis raised the middle fingers of both hands toward her family. Then-Sacramento Bee Editor Gregory Favre conspicuously did not … Read More
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Greg Gianforte's sentence is an outrage

Good morning. Here's our morning roundup of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. So Greg Gianforte, Montana's congressman-elect cum thug, "pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of misdemeanor assault after body-slamming a reporter from The Guardian on the eve of Gianforte's election to the U.S. Read More
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What journalists can learn from Stephen Colbert's brutal Trump jokes

Good morning. Here's our morning roundup of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. There's a brutal democracy in media consumption. Metrics show all, whether we're using our smartphones, handling the TV clicker or scrolling dozens of websites. No chronicler of the early Trump follies is … Read More
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Comey mania? Not for readers in Springfield, Illinois

Good morning. Here's our morning roundup of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. Shortly after former FBI Director James Comey finished his much-hyped Senate testimony Thursday, the annual awards luncheon of the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors began in Springfield, the home of Honest Abe … Read More
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Will President Trump tweet during Comey's testimony today?

  Good morning. Here's our morning roundup of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. Will he or won't he? It's actually a serious question journalists need to ask. The president's many sources of outrage include "the FAKE MSM" that urges him to cease and desist … Read More
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