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The credibility of financial news sites has been damaged. It's up to them to fix it.

When investors go to financial news websites, they’re looking for unbiased, independent guidance. Financial news sites’ reputations, user traffic and advertising depend on readers’ trust — and often the explicit promise — that writers don’t have conflicts of interest and don’t accept payments that could sway the advice they give. So when the Securities and Exchange Commission announced Monday … Read More
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Journalists around the world are working together more than ever. Here are 56 examples.

On Monday, The Panama Papers — the giant collaborative investigation spearheaded by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists — won the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting. The Panama Papers may be one of the world’s largest collaborative efforts between journalists at different news organizations, but it certainly isn’t the only one. Back in 2010, Democracy Fund's Josh Stearns … Read More
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Could Trump be impeached for bashing the press?

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 the essence of responsibly provocative, with an accent on provocative: a Harvard Law School professor making a case for impeachment of Donald Trump based on his badmouthing of the press. Noah … Read More
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When Trump talks about ‘fake news,’ he probably means Russia coverage

President Donald Trump offers a consistently defiant response to allegations about the Kremlin’s meddling in the 2016 campaign: “fake news.” The Reporters' Lab at Duke University’s Sanford School for Public Policy catalogued 111 Trump statements about “fake news” over the five months following his election. That meant scouring tweets, speeches, interviews and press conferences, and then classifying … Read More
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Was the United passenger's 'troubled past' newsworthy?

It didn't take long for the latest incident on United Airlines to become a white-hot center of debate among journalists. The Louisville Courier-Journal on Tuesday began taking flak for revealing what it called the "troubled past" of David Dao, the doctor who was dragged off a United flight Sunday after refusing to deplane to make room for company employees. Read More
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New York Daily News reporter on Pulitzer work: 'We forced them to account for what the city had done.'

For its top 2017 journalism award — the Public Service gold medal — the Pulitzer Prizes reached beyond several entries growing out of the presidential election campaign. Rather, it honored a gritty New York Daily News and ProPublica collaboration that identified and corrected abusive practices by New York City’s police department. The project’s lead reporter, Sarah L. Ryley, an 11-year … Read More
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Local Edition: Journalists, it's time to catch up

This piece originally ran in our newsletter on local news innovation. Sign up here. When I first moved from a daily newspaper to an online news site, someone asked me how that would change my work. Oh, it won’t, I said. It’s the same storytelling, just a different medium. But it did. Of course it did. Because digital … Read More
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We asked these journalists to compare their job titles with their actual duties. There was a huge difference

Job titles can be boring. Digital Features Editor? More like Immersive Storytelling Genius. Product Manager? Try Cheerleader. As journalists strive to do more with less, job titles should say more too. During this year’s Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media, we asked participants to compare their titles to their day-to-day duties. Their formal titles are … Read More
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Pulitzers show that layoffs haven't sapped the heart of local news

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. A few Davids topped Goliaths for Pulitzer Prizes Monday and reminded that media consolidation and newsroom layoffs need not necessarily mandate mediocrity. Art Cullen, 60, is the most heartening tale as part … Read More
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Hasan Minhaj to headline WHCA dinner

Hasan Minhaj will be the comedian for the White House Correspondents' Association dinner later this month, the association announced this morning. Minhaj, a senior correspondent on "The Daily Show" and a stand-up comedian, will bring some celebrity to the dinner, which this year will be without its usual big guest: the President of the United States. "I am thrilled that … Read More
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Tiny, family-run newspaper wins Pulitzer Prize for taking on big business

If you know Art Cullen, it's not exactly a surprise to learn his initial words upon watching the livestream of the Pulitzer announcements and learning he'd won for editorial writing. "Holy shit," he yelled out to his brother, John, the publisher of the family-run, 10-person Storm Lake (Iowa) Times. The only surprise was that there wasn't a longer string of … Read More
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The journalist who won the Charleston Gazette-Mail's first Pulitzer still does a monthly night cops shift

Eric Eyre was not standing hopefully with coworkers in the newsroom, bottle of grocery store champagne ready, when news broke that he won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting. He was barely even in the building. Eyre, a government reporter with the Charleston (West Virginia) Gazette-Mail, was standing in a hallway by the exit, getting … Read More
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BuzzFeed News gets its first Pulitzer citation

As is usually the case, legacy news organizations cleaned up at The Pulitzer Prizes this year — the overwhelming majority of prizes and finalists were from newspapers and wire services. One bright spot for digital media was BuzzFeed News, which on Monday earned its first finalist nod from The Pulitzer Prizes. Chris Hamby, an investigative reporter at BuzzFeed news, was … Read More
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Speeches, day-drinking and other ways journalists celebrated the 2017 Pulitzer Prizes

Newsrooms across the U.S. celebrated Pulitzer wins on Monday with big gatherings, work-drinking and, at least for The New York Times, some serious pre-planning. Here are a few tweets from the celebrations: Daily News, ProPublica win Pulitzer Prize https://t.co/ptU4CE661c pic.twitter.com/4CKkfYlye2 — john thonson (@johnthonson1) April 10, 2017 … Read More
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Here are the winners of the 2017 Pulitzer Prizes

Winners of the 2017 Pulitzer Prizes were announced Monday. The annual prizes, which mark the best in journalism from the year, have evolved over time to include digital and magazine journalism. The story has been updated. Public Service: The New York Daily News and ProPublica "For uncovering, primarily through the work of reporter Sarah Ryley, widespread abuse … Read More
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