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Want to run an effective newsroom? Don't lead like Donald Trump

It won’t be long now. Today, Donald Trump becomes “leader of the free world.” Might even be a tougher job than running a staff of journalists. It’s a situation that got me wondering: Should I be studying the President-elect’s approach to leadership? Could his style help the women and men who manage newsrooms and other staffs be more effective? The … Read More
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NBC's Chuck Todd: "I don't like being a political prop"

With Donald Trump's inauguration just a day away, "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd is preparing to cover a president who occasionally treats journalists like political punching bags. "I think he sees the media as an incredible political tool for him," Todd told Poynter. "I don't like being a political prop. And I think we have been set up … Read More
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Trump blasts the media during first press conference as president-elect

Donald Trump and his transition team used the president-elect's first press conference to launch an all-out offensive against the media, calling outlets that published adversarial stories "fake news," "disgusting" and "a failing pile of garbage." Sean Spicer, Trump's spokesperson, kicked off the president-elect's press conference with a full-throated denial of allegations of compromising personal and financial information alluded to by … Read More
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The fact-checking tools David Fahrenthold used on Trump’s charity claims

In a surprise announcement on Christmas Eve, President-elect Donald Trump declared that he planned to shut down his private foundation. After touting the foundation's contributions, Trump declared that, in order "to avoid even the appearance of any conflict with my role as President I have decided to continue to pursue my strong interest in philanthropy in other ways." The … Read More
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Here are 28 ideas for covering President-elect Donald Trump

Here are 28 ideas for covering the president-elect starting in January. Feel free to use any of these, or adopt them as a starting point for thinking of ideas in your newsroom. Pick an issue, any issue. Collect everything the president-elect says about that issue in one place. It’s hard to keep track of all of the nuances related to … Read More
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President-elect Donald Trump resumes his attack on the press

That didn't take long. Less than a week after the election, President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday took up his ongoing crusade against journalists with a trio of tweets aimed at The New York Times: The @nytimes states today that DJT believes "more countries should acquire nuclear weapons." How dishonest are they. I never said this! … Read More
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New York Times publisher: We will cover President Trump fairly

New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger on Friday told the newsroom in an email that President-elect Donald Trump would be covered "fairly" and "without bias." In the note, sent to staffers at noon, Sulzberger hearkened back to an old motto of the newspaper first instituted by Adolph Ochs, the pioneering editor who transformed the Times in its early years: "To … Read More
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Anti-Trump protests make front pages today

This week, we've seen front pages from election day, from President-elect Donald Trump's surprising win on fronts in the U.S. and abroad and, today, the response of people in several cities to his win. As they did yesterday, most U.S. newspapers feature Trump himself. But a handful showed protests of Trump's presidency … Read More
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How the media missed President Trump, and what comes next for journalism

Coastal bias. Over-reliance on polling. Too few reporters talking to red state voters. Those are just a few factors that played into an enormous oversight on Election Day: Journalists across the United States vastly underestimated the number of Americans who backed the candidacy of President-elect Donald Trump. Now that Trump is headed to the White House, journalists are coming to … Read More
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Journalists, it's time to get back to work

Sometimes the worst thing happens. And it’s no secret that for many journalists and just over 47.6 percent of the American public, the election of Donald Trump signifies the worst thing. His election draws back the curtain on a world that looks very different today than you thought it looked yesterday. This world is a place where at least half … Read More
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This newspaper covers Trump from a unique angle: his college years

Over the past year, dozens of publications have focused on Donald Trump’s finances, his business dealings and his rhetoric on the campaign trail. But there’s only one publication covering the angle that the University of Pennsylvania’s student newspaper, The Daily Pennsylvanian, has taken for more than a year: Trump’s time in college. Trump, who transferred to Penn’s business school … Read More
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'Dear Donald:' newspaper dedicates front to Trump letters during a Florida visit

When Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump visits Tallahassee today, the local newspaper is hoping he'll do a little reading. On Tuesday, the Tallahassee Democrat published three letters to Trump on the front page and online. One comes from a young Republican, one from an entertainment writer at the newspaper, and one from the newspaper's … Read More
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Yes, Trump has a nightly show. No, it's not news.

Donald Trump doesn't need news networks to broadcast his message to a million supporters. All he needs is a smartphone and a Facebook page. This evening, the Republican nominee used Facebook Live to debut his "nightly campaign coverage" from Trump Tower. The show, broadcast from Trump's official Facebook page, linked to a fundraising page for the Trump campaign. Traditional … Read More
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Is media bias really rampant? Ask the man who studies it for a living

Earlier this month, Donald Trump attacked the media at a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. "This crooked media. They are worse than she is. I’m letting you, they are so dishonest," he told the crowd, which responded by shouting an epithet towards CNN. This tactic wasn’t new. Trump has spent much of his campaign attacking the press for its coverage … Read More
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The Huffington Post is raising money for groups of people Trump has insulted

This week, The Huffington Post launched a crowdfunding campaign for groups that represent people Donald Trump has insulted. "Join us in supporting these organizations, which represent communities that have been maligned and attacked by Donald Trump over the course of this election, and which are working tirelessly on issues of justice and equality for all Americans," the page … Read More
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