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Email's the worst. How do you wade through your inbox?

The messages pile up fast. There are pitches from P.R. people, Google invites to meetings, special one-day-only sales at Macy's. Too often there's the boggy reply-all. Email often feels like a wild place that we're just doing our best to tame a bit each day. Today, Katie Hawkins-Gaar took on the endless emails and meetings in day two … Read More
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Nearing burnout? Here are 4 tips from WNYC's Manoush Zomorodi on staying sane

Part of being a journalist is being on call, always aware of what's happening. "I think if that is your job, it is more important than ever to be incredibly strict with yourself when you are off that you recharge," said WNYC's Manoush Zomorodi. Zomorodi is the host of WNYC's podcast, "Note to Self." In it, she takes … Read More
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Gallup: Trust in media is at all-time low

Journalists have taken fire from candidates and their surrogates this year as the election approaches, and some of that criticism seems to have stuck. In Gallup's annual poll measuring Americans' trust in mass media, just 32 percent of those surveyed said they had "a great deal" or "a fair amount" of trust in the media, down eight percentage points … Read More
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Can you improve community news by opening up your newsroom? City Bureau is trying to find out

I often wonder if the work of making coverage more diverse is falling to the same underserved people newsrooms are trying to give a voice to. Can these communities gently nudge or forcefully push back on parachute journalism — dropping in only when headline-worthy — and have an impact on increasing the number of qualified applicants? Before they even get … Read More
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Ever wish work was better? This week is for you

Being a journalist is tough. Some days, the breaking news and tragic stories never seem to stop. It’s no fun landing on the worst jobs list year after year. Newsrooms are operating with fewer resources than ever before. And there’s tremendous uncertainty about the future of the news industry. Some of these issues are a reality of the profession. Read More
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Want to create a diverse newsroom? Think outside the 'pipeline'

If relationships are key to keeping people with different backgrounds in the newsroom, it’s community that’s essential to finding them in the first place. Journalism, like technology, has bemoaned its "pipeline problem" for years. The common complaint is that there aren’t enough qualified people coming to the field through the primary recruitment routes: j-school and internship programs. But attributing a … Read More
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One idea for what to do with all those comments: Embroidery

Hannah Wise recently found a new side project in the comments section. Actually, fellow Dallas Morning News journalists Claire Cardona found the comment. Wise turned it into art. It came after the story of a death that took place on a Sunday. One of the comments included the line "dead has no days off." Wise made a pattern and … Read More
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Dear men: Stop disrespecting women photographers in the field

"I can confidently say that the majority of times I engage with a male photographer, he will impose his work on me and lavish me with his wisdom or suggestions for compositions without showing any interest in my photography."

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How my out-of-office reply became national news

"When you write, everything is literature. Your grocery list. The note to your wife. The email to your mom. Your out-of-office reply. If it's going to be read by someone, you owe it to them to make it worth their time."

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Journalism's lack of diversity threatens its long-term future

"Everyone in the industry acknowledges these issues in the same resigned how-will-this-ever-change tones. To become a journalist it clearly helps to be well educated, well connected and wealthy, so it’s not difficult to see why the public perceive us much like politicians: all the same and out of touch."

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Here are the winners of Poynter's journalism haiku contest

Dear readers, Last week, we asked you to send us your journalistic woes and wonders in haiku form. We were hoping for some creative responses, but we didn't expect to receive more than 200 entries from editors and reporters all over the world, from Botswana to Germany to India. We asked our resident bard, Roy Peter Clark, to pick … Read More
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Actually, maybe these are the best newsroom cakes ever

Caking, in case the term is new to you, is the tradition of sharing cake in the newsroom to tell someone goodbye. As layoffs and consolidation transform the news industry, we've seen some clever cakes over the years — face cakes, front-page cakes, photo cakes. But the cake the Poynter-owned Tampa Bay Times gave Chris Davis, deputy managing editor … Read More
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Send us your journalism haiku!

Inspired by the accidental poetry found buried in the FT, Poynter is now taking submissions for the best journalism haiku. We're looking for original submissions that tell us a little bit about your experiences as a journalist, reporter or producer. Ever felt the need to express your newsroom struggles in verse? This is the time to let your inner … Read More
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The newsroom food chain continues to Dallas

After covering big tragedies in their cities, most newspaper journalists can reliably expect one thing: other newsrooms are going to send them food. Often, journalists in those other newsrooms have worked in similar circumstances. On Friday, The Dallas Morning News joined the newsroom food chain. List of newsrooms that have offered to buy meals for … Read More
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