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One reporter's journey to Cuba and how to get the story

Flag and fins - Harrison reporting from Cuba. (Photo by Carlos Harrison)The announcement came as a total surprise. The United States and Cuba would normalize diplomatic relations, ending their half-century-old Cold War stalemate. It was a big story. Even bigger in South Florida. They don’t call it Little Havana for nothing. As a Miami-based freelancer I knew that all … Read More
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Buy the journalist in your life a drone. Or a selfie stick

Good morning. Thanks for hanging in there with me this week. We're taking a newsletter break for the holidays but will return on Monday, Jan. 5, brimming with news and probably an extra five pounds from all that day drinking. In the meantime, Poynter has a lot of great stories lined up for your holiday reading pleasure. For now, here … Read More
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Journalist on Cuba: 'My mom has been waiting and waiting and waiting'

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories. A more personal look at the Cuba story On Wednesday, Maria Carrillo, a senior editor at the Houston Chronicle, spent a lot of time on the phone with her mother, a Cuban exile. "I am an American, born here, raised here, never been to the island where my parents were born. But … Read More
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