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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
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The Washington Post is launching a crowdsourced Black history project on Tumblr

The Washington Post thinks it might have one solution to a recurring problem for major news organizations: How can you take a local story (a museum exhibit opening, say) and make it relevant to a national audience? On Sept. 24, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture opens on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Read More
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High Times is riding high on vape pens, weed-offs and dank memes amid the legalization boom

High Times played the long game. For most of its 42-year history, the magazine — a chronicle for stoners around the world — has been an advocate for the legalization of marijuana and a clearinghouse for cannabis culture. It accumulated a counterculture following and published essays and criticism from the likes of Hunter S. Thompson, William S. Burroughs and … Read More
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The case for optimism at Tronc

Editor's note: Anne Vasquez is the chief digital officer of Tronc and a previous contributor to Poynter. “The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it’s possible.” – "Alice in Wonderland" The news industry could use some inspiration from Disney. Our industry is scared. We're scared we won’t survive. We're scared our sacred mission to … Read More
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Pulitzer Prize boss Mike Pride says further expansion of the award is 'probable'

The 2016 Pulitzer Prize centennial is approaching its halfway point, with three of the Pulitzer organization’s four planned “marquee events” behind it. Designed to celebrate the prizes’ history, the events also are setting the stage for today’s new realities facing American journalism, and arts and letters. The first of the four events — at The Poynter Institute in March — examined … Read More
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Newsrooms are sending food to the Orlando Sentinel

As the Orlando Sentinel newsroom continues covering the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, newsrooms in other cities are showing their support with food. Southern California News Group, which includes publications such as the San Bernardino Sun that covered the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, bought Monday night's dinner. The Los Angeles Times, … Read More
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7 lessons from BuzzFeed’s 'FOIA-friendly newsroom'

Does your newsroom have a public records strategy? Do you track how many Freedom of Information requests reporters make? Who do your reporters turn to for help if they are struggling to get records? Answers to these questions likely vary by newsroom, but I recently got a chance to find out how BuzzFeed’s news staff is working to improve the … Read More
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Harper's boss Rick MacArthur on blogging, paywalls, his editor shakeup and the future of journalism

Rick MacArthur is an acerbic, slightly rumpled born-to-the-manor renegade who remains publisher of Harper's Magazine long after saving it from extinction upon taking it over in 1983 as the storied monthly was suffering seven-figure annual losses. He's the grandson of the billionaire whose fortune is behind the MacArthur Foundation but who also clashed acrimoniously with his late dad. His great … Read More
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Shuttered apps, aborted podcasts and TV hiccups: Fact-checkers share stories of failure

Fact-checkers are experts at thorough research and careful writing, but many confessed Thursday that they struggle with thinking on their feet and venturing out of their comfort zones. Eleven fact-checkers presented their organizations’ biggest successes and failures to kick off the third annual Global Fact-Checking Summit in Buenos Aires. Most of the success stories underlined what fact-checkers are good at … Read More
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No longer chasing scale, Longform is building a site meant to last for years

The news business looked way different when Max Linsky and Aaron Lammer, two college buddies from Wesleyan University, started Longform.org. The site, whose 2010 launch was timed to the release of the iPad, was conceived as a kind of conservatory for ambitious journalism, a space free from ugly display ads and cluttered reading experiences where narrative junkies could … Read More
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