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Jonathan Martin says he got Bozeman reporter's photo from another source

Jonathan Martin says there's no way he swiped a photo from another reporter. "Anybody who knows me, or just follows me on Twitter, will appreciate how laughable it is that I would seek to diminish another reporter," said Martin, national political correspondent for The New York Times. "I greatly admire my colleagues in the press corps — overseas, in Washington … Read More
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Greg Gianforte's 'body slam' echoes past violence against journalists

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. With incessant loose talk about Watergate and cancers on the presidency, we finally have a bona fide Richard Nixon connection: a journalist getting assaulted by a politician. Ben Jacobs, the Guardian U.S. Read More
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What keeps editors and publishers up at night? We asked.

Worries of impending layoffs, the frustrating search for a viable business model, concerns with all the stories they're missing thanks to smaller newsrooms. Sound familiar? This week, a group of 21 newspapers from around the country spent a few days at Poynter as part of the Local News Innovation program. (Disclosure: That project was funded by the Knight-Lenfest … Read More
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President Trump’s war on the press is dangerous. He’s discrediting a profession he fears

If you can’t handle reporters asking questions, Congress isn’t the place for you, because that happens here every day. Snowflake, you best stay home. That’s the first takeaway of shocking events on the eve of Montana’s special election for the U.S. House of Representatives. GOP nominee Greg Gianforte, 56, a Christian conservative multi-millionaire, flew into a rage when a reporter … Read More
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The gulf between the press and the TV news most Americans watch

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. If you watched cable news Thursday morning, you might have simply assumed the Trump presidency is in peril — unless you turned to local news. That's the case for most of America … Read More
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This tool will help you figure out how your fancy camera actually works

For all the digital tools that can make your work better (and your life easier), some things are hard to perfect. This week, we try out a tool that will help you decode a classic you may still have sitting around. Kristen Hare: Hey! What are we talking about today? Ren LaForme: Let me start by asking you a question. Read More
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Meet the reporter who's covered LeBron James since he was a high school player

Brian Windhorst goes so far back with LeBron James, he actually had to beg his editor at the Akron Beacon Journal to report on his games. In fact, Windhorst wasn’t even sure of the future superstar’s name when he first saw him play as a high school freshman in 1999. “I knew there was a standout player on the team,” … Read More
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Congressional candidate Greg Gianforte accused of 'body slamming' reporter

Greg Gianforte, the Republican nominee in the race for Montana's lone House seat in Thursday's special election, roughed up and shouted at a Guardian U.S. reporter, according to audio of the incident. Ben Jacobs, a political reporter at Guardian U.S., was at a campaign event in Bozeman, Montana when the incident occurred. On a recording posted Wednesday night by … Read More
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What's America really watching in the morning? Local news.

It was wall-to-wall Manchester concert terror and White House intrigue early this week as cable news was understandably fixated on tragedy overseas and political disarray back home. Pundits and politicians were recycled like empty cereal boxes and the themes were clear — the possibility of ideologically driven mass murder and a White House in crisis. But a larger daily reality is that … Read More
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After Google and Facebook scarf down most of the local ad pie, there's still $12 billion left

It is old news by now that Google and Facebook hog most of local digital ad spending. And Facebook, especially, has kept growing its share 50 percent year-over-year at the expense of newspapers and other local media. But analyst Gordon Borrell in his latest benchmark report on local digital revenues suggests an alternate view: Even after the digital giants … 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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Pros (and cons) of open-ended or closed poll questions

Every poll involves a questionnaire that contains a standardized set of questions that are asked of every person. The way a question is asked can affect the answers that people give. In an open-ended question, people answer in their own terms. In a closed-ended format, people choose from a given list of answers. (The vast majority of polling questions are … Read More
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Film critics can't agree: Was Roger Moore the best Bond?

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. You never forget your first time. For me, it was with Sean Connery, the Scottish actor. Yup. He was my first. My first Bond, James Bond, at an Upper East Side Manhattan … Read More
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