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Chris Cillizza is doing a Reddit AMA. Guess how that's going.

This story has been updated. On Tuesday, CNN's Chris Cillizza introduced himself on Reddit and asked users to start sending in their questions. Hi everyone, I'm Chris Cillizza, editor at large for CNN Politics. I haven't been here long - but I've been covering politics forever, mostly at The Washington Post and before that at Roll Call. Read More
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The updated 'Bloomberg Way' style guide focuses on best practices for data and multiplatform journalism

Bloomberg News has published a major update to its meticulous style guide, with a new emphasis on best practices for its data and multiplatform journalism. The updated version of "The Bloomberg Way," which was circulated to staff this week, is a departure from the business news organization's previous version of the guide, which focused heavily on writing for the terminal — Bloomberg's hallmark product … Read More
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Pushing messaging platforms beyond their boundaries

In 2003, Vin Crosbie wrote a Poynter column suggesting that news organizations “should get ready to use mobile telephone Short Messaging Service (SMS) for news delivery and as a micro-transactions processor.” This prescient column was published four years before the iPhone launched; Crosbie based his prediction on foreign news organizations, which were already … Read More
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Local Edition: Here's what journalists can learn from a dinner party project

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. When Jenn Graham and two friends launched a dinner party project, they wanted to get people in Atlanta talking about what they love about that city. "And it took … Read More
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Editors, don’t waste time reminiscing on the glory days

This is part of a series of Q and As with leaders at news organizations. I asked leaders to think about the challenges they face in their news organizations and to share guidance and advice. Whether your news organization is small or large, a start-up or more than 100 years … Read More
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Venture capital kingpin tells media content's not king

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. It's a sobering thesis for elite media: "Content isn't king." That's the argument of Benedict Evans, an influential partner at the hotshot Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, in a … Read More
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Texas Observer hires reporter to cover civil rights

The Texas Observer, the progressive news magazine founded in the 1950s due partly to the notion "that most of mainstream media was, at best, ignorant of civil rights and, at worst, complicit in protecting racist institutions" has decided to add a position: civil rights reporter. Forrest Wilder informs readers that the paper wants "to build on that legacy" by … Read More
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How to choose an approach that resolves conflict

There are many styles of conflict resolution--from competition to avoidance. Experts say each of us tends to have a “default style.” Yet our preferred approach won't work in every situation. You need to understand each style, especially if you are in a leadership role in your organization, and when to use it. Here are five styles, drawn from the work … Read More
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Will the Knight Institute win its lawsuit against President Trump? It's complicated.

In an act of defiance against Donald Trump's Twitter obsession, the Knight First Amendment Institute sued the president last week on behalf of seven people he's blocked. That makes for a good headline, but what's the likelihood of the Knight Institute actually winning the case? It's complicated. While some legal experts think there's a good chance the court will rule in the … Read More
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Breaking the back of Hazelwood: a press lawyer's decade-long campaign

This article is being co-published with American University School of Communication's Investigative Reporting Workshop. It’s not often that a college term paper turns into state law. But that’s exactly what happened in 2013 when six students at the University of Jamestown drafted a student press freedom bill for their civic journalism class and proposed it to the … Read More
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For Trump reporter, Good Donald, Bad Donald one and the same

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. Sucking up to the press, bashing the press, all at the same time President Trump so very much craves to have the evil mainstream media love him. If you have any doubt, … Read More
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How can fact-checkers earn readers’ trust — and keep it?

Although journalism has always been an exercise in gaining readers’ trust, the last year has been a particularly tough one for members of the news media. It was no surprise, then, that trust and transparency were major topics of discussion at Global Fact 4, the annual summit of fact-checkers around the world that took place July 5-7 in Madrid, Spain. Read More
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NPR and SAG/AFTRA reach tentative agreement

National Public Radio and the SAG/AFTRA union that represents more than 400 on-air and off-air workers said early Sunday that they had reached a tentative three-year agreement. NPR management sent Poynter a statement saying the union agreed to recommend the new deal to its members: Both sides have been working over several months to reach this new, forward-looking agreement that … Read More
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Union 'still hopeful' as contract with NPR is about to expire

This story has been updated. The SAG/AFTRA union that represents more than 400 on-air and off-air employees of National Public Radio continues taking steps toward a strike. The union posted an online countdown clock ticking down to midnight Friday when the current contract extension expires. NPR management issued this statement to Poynter late Friday: Conversations between NPR … Read More
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