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Poynter records $900,000 surplus for 2015, thanks to real estate sale and revenue gains

After six consecutive years of losses, the Poynter Institute today reported in an Internal Revenue Service filing a surplus of roughly $900,000 for 2015. The result was driven by a gain on sale of land and a building as well as increased revenues and reduced expenses. On an operating basis, the institute still ran at a loss of $1.3 … Read More
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Those fact-checking chyrons can't be just an anti-Trump gimmick

Real time, contextual fact checks have long been considered the non plus ultra by fact-checkers. Attach a warning to a falsehood immediately, the theory goes, and it will cause far less damage. Which is why CNN's unorthodox use of chyrons has piqued political fact-checkers' attention. In June, CNN used just five letters and two brackets to point out Donald Trump had been … Read More
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One idea for what to do with all those comments: Embroidery

Hannah Wise recently found a new side project in the comments section. Actually, fellow Dallas Morning News journalists Claire Cardona found the comment. Wise turned it into art. It came after the story of a death that took place on a Sunday. One of the comments included the line "dead has no days off." Wise made a pattern and … Read More
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Pulitzer Prize-winner files age discrimination lawsuit against Los Angeles Times

Jeff Gottlieb, a former Los Angeles Times reporter who helped lead the team that won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for public service, filed a lawsuit Tuesday against his old employer alleging age discrimination and detailing a years-long tug-of-war over prize money for a series of investigative stories. The 30-page complaint, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, lays … Read More
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Is the media writing off Trump too early (again)?

Good morning. Here's our daily summary of all the media news you need to know. Want to get this briefing in your inbox every morning? Subscribe here. Let's see. It's early August, and the press sees the end at hand. "Why Donald Trump’s campaign is like a speeding car with its parts falling off." (The Washington Post) "Is … Read More
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How a Mississippi investigative reporter helped find a suspected serial killer

Mary Rose found the reporter who'd help her track down a suspected serial killer while she was listening to the radio. Jerry Mitchell, an investigative reporter for The (Jackson, Mississippi) Clarion-Ledger, appeared on "Democracy Now" to talk about a series of cold cases from the Civil Rights era. That's Neshoba County, Rose told herself. It's near … Read More
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6 scribes from The New York Times who 'write good'

Donald Trump had this to say as part of his critique of The New York Times: "They don’t write good. They have people over there…they don’t write good. They don’t know how to write good." As a reader of the Times for more than a half-century, I would say that there are days on which Mr. Trump’s review would … Read More
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More than 250 staffers at The Guardian have accepted buyouts

A total of 268 employees are taking buyouts at The Guardian as the paper attempts to stem more than $227 million in losses from the last financial year. The newspaper is losing some of its most prominent leaders and bylines in the exodus: Aron Pilhofer, the The Guardian's executive editor of digital, is joining Temple University as the school's … Read More
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How do you handle waves of terrible news? The Wall Street Journal's graphics team has a plan

In June, Stuart Thompson and his team were talking over their coverage of the latest horrific story: The shooting in an Orlando nightclub that left 50 people dead. Thompson, director of graphics at The Wall Street Journal, oversaw the production of a just-the-facts visual story about the shooting, complete with a diagram of the nightclub, a map of Orlando … Read More
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New York Times buyout watch, 2016 edition [Updated]

At least 49 journalists at The New York Times have accepted a standing buyout offer from newsroom leadership and will leave the paper in the coming months. The Times, which has a newsroom headcount of about 1,300, announced in May it would offer buyouts to an unspecified number of employees as part of a digitally focused reorganization. Among … Read More
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Hometown paper says Pence is Trump's pick as rest of media holds off

The Indianapolis Star was out on a limb Thursday afternoon, by its lonesome in declaring outright that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is Donald Trump's pick for a running mate. In the process, it hopefully proved that all politics is local — even when the ramifications are distinctly national. Otherwise, it could have some egg on its face. The heated competition … Read More
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How The Atlantic is bringing its 'real-time magazine' approach to political coverage

Debate nights are by now a familiar ritual for political journalists at The Atlantic. As the network lights come up in an auditorium somewhere in America, the magazine's campaign corps begins typing away. The result? Thousands and thousands of words of debate recap and analysis, filed in real-time, timestamped and arranged in reverse chronological order. It's all part of … Read More
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Police arrest reporters covering Black Lives Matter protests

Several reporters were arrested in at least two cities this weekend while covering protests against excessive police force. Carlet Cleare and Justin Carter, two journalists for the Rochester, New York television station WHAM were taken into custody Friday night while covering a Black Lives Matter protest in the city's downtown area. Both Cleare and Carter were the only two Black … Read More
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Ask the Ethicist: How big are the problems with Gay Talese's book?

Gay Talese is apparently standing by his work. The nonfiction master defended his upcoming volume, "The Voyeur’s Motel," on Friday in a statement to The New York Times, saying that he's "not disavowing the book, and neither is my publisher." His remarks are a complete about-face from his position on Thursday, when he told The Washington Post he … Read More
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British press unite over soccer team's dismal performance

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. Imagine: Not one but two Brexits in one week! First the European Union and now the European soccer championships. But England must be in mourning and rage after losing to Iceland, 2-1, … Read More