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Bedbugs infestation breaks out at BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed employees will be working from home thanks to a newly discovered infestation of bedbugs, according to an email to the staff this morning from Carole Robinson, chief communications officer of the company: "We are acting out of an abundance of caution and asking you to work from home tomorrow to give facilities the chance to deal with this in … Read More
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Is the news business unfair to journalists with children? Poynter's readers respond

On Thursday, Poynter published a story about how family policies at news organizations in the U.S. affect the decisions journalists make about their home life and career paths. Afterward, readers took to Twitter to express their own experiences and opinions on the findings. Below is a Storify with some of our readers' best insights. Want to join the conversation? Tweet … Read More
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Local Edition: Lessons on newsroom culture from the library

This piece originally appeared in Local Edition, our newsletter following the digital transformation of local news. Want to be part of the conversation? You can sign up here. Gina Sheridan's Tumblr is a hilarious peek into life as a librarian. She finds and collects stories from other librarians about odd notes written into … Read More
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Local Edition: How can newsrooms keep good culture and fix bad culture?

This piece originally appeared in Local Edition, our newsletter following the digital transformation of local news. Want to be part of the conversation? You can sign up here. Last week, I saw a lot of news that made me shout out “that’s newsroom culture!” (My family already thinks I’m pretty strange, so they didn’t react much.) Here’s … Read More
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The newsroom pizza chain has hopped the pond

In the last several years, journalists around the United States have covered terrorism, racial violence and other local stories that made national news. And as they have, other newsrooms who've been there have reached out with a simple gesture — food. The tradition usually involves pizza, and it's traveled from Chicago to Boston, from Boston to … Read More
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A Minneapolis brewery made a beer to mark the Star Tribune's 150th year

The Minneapolis Star Tribune turns 150 later this month. In honor of that milestone, a Minneapolis brewery made a pale ale in the newsroom's honor. In a press release, Fulton Brewing Company's head brewer, Mike Salo, explains how the beer was made. (And he just might have a future in writing if the whole beer thing falls through.) Extra! Extra! … Read More
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Here are Hasan Minhaj's 27 best jokes from the White House Correspondents' Association dinner

The clapping had barely subsided before comedian Hasan Minhaj cracked a joke about the elephant not in the room — President Donald Trump. "Welcome to the series finale of the White House Correspondents' dinner," said Minhaj, the dinner's headliner and a senior correspondent at "The Daily Show." "My name is Hasan Minhaj, or I'll be known in a few weeks, No. Read More
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With the Rhoden Fellowship, The Undefeated is trying to address lack of diversity in sports journalism

Bill Rhoden is frustrated. He doesn’t hold back. “Our industry (sports media) is one of the most segregated parts of journalism,” Rhoden said. Later, he said, “If you’re an editor, and you don’t have any Black reporters, you’re part of the problem.” Rhoden, a 35-year veteran, wants to change a dynamic that still shows few African-Americans writing about sports and … Read More
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Comparing parental leave policies in American newsrooms

Last year, I received an email from someone who worked in a mid-sized newsroom. She explained that she would soon be having a baby, and she was concerned about the paid parental leave policy in her organization. A policy existed, but it wasn’t great — and she wasn’t sure how to compare the policy with other newsrooms, or even if … Read More
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The Washington Post says it was disqualified from Emmys due to its 'unfair advantage'

Update: The National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences issued a reply to The Washington Post Friday night. It's copied in its entirety below. The Washington Post has been disqualified from 12 Emmy categories in a regional contest, and a senior editor at the paper isn't happy about it. Micah Gelman, the head … Read More
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Hasan Minhaj to headline WHCA dinner

Hasan Minhaj will be the comedian for the White House Correspondents' Association dinner later this month, the association announced this morning. Minhaj, a senior correspondent on "The Daily Show" and a stand-up comedian, will bring some celebrity to the dinner, which this year will be without its usual big guest: the President of the United States. "I am thrilled that … Read More
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Speeches, day-drinking and other ways journalists celebrated the 2017 Pulitzer Prizes

Newsrooms across the U.S. celebrated Pulitzer wins on Monday with big gatherings, work-drinking and, at least for The New York Times, some serious pre-planning. Here are a few tweets from the celebrations: Daily News, ProPublica win Pulitzer Prize https://t.co/ptU4CE661c pic.twitter.com/4CKkfYlye2 — john thonson (@johnthonson1) April 10, 2017 … Read More
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The New York Times prematurely announces its Pulitzer Prize win by mistake

Update: As it turns out, The New York Times won three Pulitzer Prizes today. The Pulitzer Prizes have been a notoriously leaky affair throughout the years. But news organizations almost never hint publicly at their wins before the official reveal, even though they sometimes get a wink and a nod before the Pulitzer Board goes public with … Read More
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