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David Gregory joins CNN as political analyst

David Gregory, the former moderator and host of "Meet the Press," is joining CNN as a contributor, the network announced today. Gregory, who endured months of speculation about his tenure at "Meet the Press" before ceding the show to current host Chuck Todd in last year, will largely appear on "New Day," according to an internal announcement obtained by … Read More
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Meet the woman drowning out trolls that harass female writers

Michelle Ferrier's experience with harassment didn't start online, but that's where she's fighting back. Years ago, as the first African-American columnist at the Daytona Beach (Florida) News-Journal, Ferrier started getting hate mail. "One particular letter writer wrote to me over the period of three years with letters threatening death, a race war and hanging to Black people," she said. "I … Read More
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Media consumption isn't as polarized as you think, new studies conclude

The nation is not degenerating into ideologically driven echo chambers in which citizens simply talk past one another, according to two upcoming academics studies. In sum, the studies in the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media and the Atlantic Journal of Communication conclude that even political partisans consume both opposing views found elsewhere and a substantial amount of general interest … Read More
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Press critic rips Vox Media for longform story on convicted rapist

At the center of a flawed story about convicted rapist Daniel Holtzclaw was a failure among editors to realize their own blind spots, NYU professor Jay Rosen writes. "Diversity = blind spot minimization. Real diversity is an improvement in editorial vision, such that things appear 'in their corrected fullness.'”

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Seeking a global, nerdy and playful space: Quartz's unique office move

Quartz has a reputation for doing things differently. The business news startup was mobile-first from launch. The staff has pushed boundaries with native advertising and by publishing internal conversations. Earlier this month, they released an app that mimics texting to deliver news. So it's no surprise Quartz would treat something as mundane as an office move as … Read More
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When Tina Fey plays you in a movie...

Journalist Kim Barker wrote the book "The Taliban Shuffle" about her experience reporting in Afghanistan. Now, her story is on screen. In "Whisky Tango Foxtrot," Tina Fey plays Barker as a broadcast journalist instead of a print one. Some details were changed, "but it did capture a certain truthiness of my narrative arc."

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A reporter audits her work for gender bias

Atlantic staffer Adrienne LaFrance counted up all the sources featured in her articles this year. The result: Just 22 percent were female, 3 percent fewer than 2013. "Some people would argue that I’m simply reflecting reality in my work. That’s an overly generous interpretation."

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Lessons from losing your journalism job

Giving up your journalism job doesn't have to mean relinquishing your identity or letting go of changing the world for the better, says one former editor who was laid off on Valentine's Day two years ago.

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Women are dominating NBC News' campaign coverage

It's not just "The Boys on the Bus" anymore. Andrea Mitchell, Chris Jansing, Kelly O'Donnell and Kristen Welker are just a few of the women covering the 2016 election for NBC News.

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Journalism is a stressful career, but work doesn't have to be miserable

CareerCast's annual ranking of the most stressful jobs came out Wednesday, and journalism gigs occupied more than one of the top 10 spots for the second year running. This year, broadcaster placed in the eighth spot, and newspaper reporter placed in the ninth spot after an online poll that included 834 self-selected participants. I spoke with … Read More
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No news happens in newsrooms, but lots of people still love working in them

We tend to use pretty concrete language in journalism, so it's not surprising that the place where we work isn't just an office, it's a newsroom. Earlier this week, I wrote about The Middletown Press' move away from a physical newsroom to a virtual one. As part of that story, I asked journalists about their own experiences … Read More
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Washington Post journalist's multi-city food tour ends back at Panera

The Washington Post's Lee Powell spent a year traveling around the country documenting "The 10 best food cities in America, ranked." Powell visited restaurants and bars in seven cities, he reported Monday, but he still prefers Panera. After 27 restaurants and bars in seven cities (a colleague handled the other three), I’m nowhere close to being a … Read More
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25 ideas nonprofit newsrooms can't afford to ignore

Diversify revenue streams. Train from within. Make the most of metrics. Sometimes the simplest ideas can be the most effective. A small group from Poynter visited a dozen nonprofit and for-profit news organizations in 2015 to gather information to share at this week's Nonprofit News Exchange. Here are 25 ideas, observed at many of the places we visited, that anyone … Read More
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