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Marty Baron on 'Spotlight,' Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump and the slow death of printed news

When Liev Schreiber visited The Washington Post for a sitdown with Executive Editor Marty Baron, the veteran newsman tried to keep it quiet. Baron hadn't told anybody the award-winning actor was there to talk with Baron before portraying him in "Spotlight." But, since it's a newspaper, word got out anyway. People streamed by Baron's office, "including a woman who went … Read More
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The Washington Post is 'profitable and growing,' publisher says

The Washington Post is a profitable and growing enterprise, the newspaper's publisher announced in a memo to staffers Tuesday evening. In the seventh paragraph of a rally-the-troops announcement, Post Publisher Fred Ryan made a winking nod to burying the news: Not to bury the lede, but thanks to the incredible work of the entire team, The Washington Post will finish … Read More
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New York Times says it was 'a de facto instrument of Russian intelligence'

Buried deep in The New York Times' mammoth investigation into Russia's attempt to sway the election through hacking is a noteworthy show of humility. Near the story's conclusion, The Times acknowledges that, along with other American news organizations, it spread information extracted from the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign by Russian intelligence: Though Mr. Assange did … Read More
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Elizabeth Ailes sells Putnam County newspapers

Elizabeth Ailes, wife of former Fox News chief Roger Ailes, announced on Tuesday that she's selling two newspapers in Putnam County, New York. Ailes, the owner and publisher of the Putnam County News & Recorder and the Putnam County Courier, is selling the papers to Editor-in-Chief Douglas Cunningham for an undisclosed sum. In an unbylined report, the Putnam … Read More
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How the Palm Beach Post counted 216 overdosed dead, one by one

The Palm Beach Post investigative team was working on a series of stories about the "sober home" industry when it became clear that another story was unfolding right in front of them. The county is an epicenter of alcohol recovery, with wealthy people flying in and beginning treatment in so-called "sober homes," investigative reporter Pat Beall told Poynter. Reporters at … Read More
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9 questions that help you verify information

If you're publishing content, you have a responsibility to verify your information before you share it with others. But you don't have to be cynical and assume everything is wrong. Try being skeptical instead. Skepticism leads to better questions. It is the product of curiosity and critical thinking. Some of the best questions to ask before publishing information include: How … Read More
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Hamil Harris is leaving The Washington Post

Hamil Harris, who has been a staff writer at The Washington Post for more than two decades, is leaving the newsroom. The departure was announced on Tuesday in a memo by local editor Mike Semel, who called Harris "a presence at virtually every major news event in the Washington area for the past 24 years." Harris covered the attack on … Read More
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Meet the researchers saving radio news from oblivion

How many historical radio broadcasts have been lost to history? Josh Shepperd, an assistant professor of media studies at Catholic University in Washington D.C., estimates that up to 90 percent of all radio broadcasts that aired between the mid-1920s and the mid-1980s were not saved. Millions of hours of tape were trashed, not stored, not preserved, or lost as … Read More
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What Bill Kristol stepping aside at The Weekly Standard really means

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. When Bill Kristol's Weekly Standard magazine arrived at newsstands and made its initial impact, there were, well, newsstands. You remember newsstands, right? Not the ones with $20 T-shirts, small bottles of Tylenol, … Read More
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Sara Fischer will write about the media for Axios

Add media to the list of subjects that Axios will cover. The new startup from Politico founder Jim VandeHei announced Tuesday that it's bringing aboard Sara Fischer to be its media trends writer. Fischer, a digital producer at The Washington Post and a former breaking news writer for CNN Politics, isn't taking on an ordinary media beat, VandeHei told … Read More
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The New York Times now has more reporters covering the White House than ever in its history

Today's news that Peter Baker is rejoining the White House beat for The New York Times was a historic one for the newspaper. With Baker's addition, the Times now has six reporters covering 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the highest number in its 150 year-plus history, Baker told Poynter in an interview Monday. "When I started covering the White House in … Read More
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Peter Baker will return to the United States to cover the White House

Former New York Times White House correspondent Peter Baker will make an abrupt return to Washington, D.C. from Israel to cover the White House, the newspaper announced Monday. Baker, who moved to Jerusalem earlier this year after covering the run-up to the election, is being brought back to complete the Times' political team. Baker is a 15-year veteran … Read More
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Jim VandeHei's startup will have a Silicon Valley foothold, a D.C. newsdesk and an events business

Politico founder Jim VandeHei is hiring for his new startup, and the job descriptions give a few clues about what he and co-founder Mike Allen are up to. Just weeks after announcing the name of the startup — Axios, Greek for "worthy" — and sketching out a few details, VandeHei and company are now making early hires for a venture that aims … Read More
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Some guidelines for using semicolons

Punctuation helps a reader understand your story. Commas, periods, dashes and other marks convey the writer's voice. They signal an emphasis or tone in language, as well as telling a reader when to stop or pause. Think of punctuation this way: The comma is a slight break in the thought of a sentence; the semicolon is a longer pause; and … Read More
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Craig Newmark Foundation gives Poynter $1 million to fund chair in journalism ethics

Some exciting news on the homefront: The Craig Newmark Foundation, the charitable organization established by Craigslist Founder Craig Newmark, is giving Poynter $1 million to fund a faculty chair in journalism ethics. The gift will support a five-year program at Poynter that focuses on verification, fact-checking and accountability in journalism. It's the largest donation Poynter's ever received from an … Read More
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