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Tips for Storytellers: How to make photos better

As a designer and editor, my projects have been made infinitely better because I've worked with stellar photojournalists. They've patiently schooled me on the importance of capturing the moment, finding the best light and thinking about composition. Here are a few tips. Part of a series of graphics with tips for storytellers, think of this as bite-sized inspiration. Next Friday: … Read More
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A journalist's guide to using Tumblr

This morning I wrote about how some newsrooms use Tumblr, but getting to know the site can take awhile. So here’s a quick guide to using Tumblr, with Poynter’s Tumblr page as a reference. This is the Tumblr Dashboard, the first thing Tumblr users see when they visit the site. This is Poynter’s Dash, … Read More
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Ann Coulter makes reference to killing blogger Meghan McCain in controversial column

Fox News | Huffington Post | AnnCoulter.com | New York Fox News has apparently taken down a column written by Ann Coulter that made a reference to killing blogger Meghan McCain in order to push Republicans to vote for gun-control laws. The column in question, published on Fox Nation Wednesday, made the apparent joke to point out what it would take for Republicans to join Democrats in passing gun-control legislation. The post, which is still available on Coulter's own blog, began: Obama has been draping himself in families of the children murdered in Newtown. MSNBC's Martin Bashir suggested that Republican senators need to have a member of their families killed for them to support the Democrats' gun proposals. (Let's start with Meghan McCain!) Read More