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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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Is the Ailes lawsuit really about changing workplace mores?

That's the take from New York Times media columnist Jim Rutenberg, a veteran observer of cable news networks. "With the gender discrimination suit filed against the network’s chairman...Fox, too, is being carried by the same gale force that is sweeping through Hollywood, Silicon Valley and Madison Avenue..."

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Why journalists need to report on how they work

Sandhya Kambhampati began her journalism career as a data reporter. Because she and her team often tackled complex projects, they soon learned to take thorough notes in case they had to explain their work to new employees. But there was a problem. Even though her team left notes, it was difficult for newcomers to decipher the shorthand speak, acronyms and … Read More
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How journalists practice self-care while covering tough stories

Writing is hard. There’s the beginning — pitching a story, getting ideas, reaching out to sources, getting information, facing the blank page — but there’s a lot of tricky parts that don't have to do with typing. Women reporters and writers of color often face a disproportionate amount of harassment or criticism online by virtue of being public figures. They … Read More
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Jack Fuller, ex-Tribune editor and publisher, dies at 69

"As president of Tribune Publishing, Fuller shepherded the acquisition of Times Mirror Co. — one of the largest acquisitions in newspaper history. At the heart of the deal was Fuller's perennial commitment to quality journalism."

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Will Foreign Policy unionize?

"There will be a union vote tomorrow for members of our edit staff. We respect the NLRB process that will afford our employees the right to decide for themselves whether to vote for or against a union."

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Pulitzer Prize boss Mike Pride says further expansion of the award is 'probable'

The 2016 Pulitzer Prize centennial is approaching its halfway point, with three of the Pulitzer organization’s four planned “marquee events” behind it. Designed to celebrate the prizes’ history, the events also are setting the stage for today’s new realities facing American journalism, and arts and letters. The first of the four events — at The Poynter Institute in March — examined … Read More
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Newsrooms are sending food to the Orlando Sentinel

As the Orlando Sentinel newsroom continues covering the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, newsrooms in other cities are showing their support with food. Southern California News Group, which includes publications such as the San Bernardino Sun that covered the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, bought Monday night's dinner. The Los Angeles Times, … Read More
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