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Vox suspends editor for Trump tweet

Emmett Rensin, the deputy editor of Vox’s first person section, has been suspended by the explainer site after tweeting that people should "start a riot" if their towns are visited by presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. Advice: If Trump comes to your town, start a riot. — Emmett Rensin (@emmettrensin) June 3, 2016 The … Read More
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Tribune Publishing elects new slate of directors

Editor's note: The previous headline on this story, "Gannett's 'withhold' campaign against Tribune Publishing fails," was incorrect insofar as it overstated the results of today's shareholder vote. Gannett's withhold campaign would not have prevented the election of Tribune's slate of directors; it was a symbolic effort, and the number of "withhold" votes has not yet been disclosed. We regret the … Read More
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New York Times announces buyouts in the midst of an overhaul

The New York Times on Wednesday announced it's offering buyouts to employees as part of an ongoing effort to remake its entire news operation. In an email to Poynter, a New York Times spokesperson said the newspaper is not aiming to cut an exact number of employees or free up a specific amount of money. The New York … Read More
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Digital news organization style guide

Editor's note: We have changed this styleguide to favor capitalization of proper nouns even when the entity prefers to be rendered in lowercase. Likewise, Poynter prefers to cast the names of news organizations in lowercase, with the exception of the outlet's first letter and inter caps (e.g. BuzzFeed, ThinkProgress). One of the first things reporters at Poynter learn is to … Read More
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A timeline of the messy newspaper war between Gannett and Tronc

If you blinked this evening, you might've missed the latest development in the weeks-long trench warfare between the newspaper companies Gannett and Tronc. If the headline looks familiar, that's because both companies have been circling each other since late April, when Gannett unveiled its $815 million bid to take over the Chicago-based Tribune Publishing (now called Tronc). Talks … Read More
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Looking for a sustainable business model for a regional newspaper? Start at the Minneapolis Star Tribune

Does the Star Tribune of Minneapolis have a secret formula for outperforming the rest of the newspaper industry? I have been puzzling over that for years. After two run-ins at the Newspaper Association of America annual conference last month in Washington, D.C., I think I may have finally cracked the code. Marketing chief Steve Yaeger wrapped up an NAA presentation … Read More
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Inside USA TODAY's Facebook Live strategy

John Kasich was supposed to go live with USA TODAY. In the dwindling hours of his presidential run, the Ohio Governor was scheduled for a back-and-forth on Facebook Live. It would've been a newsmaker, given that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz had dropped out the night before, putting Kasich in a two-way contest with Donald Trump. Then, after months of fighting … Read More
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How CNNMoney is getting to know its audience

When controversies about Facebook started making the news recently, staffers at CNNMoney knew quickly it was a topic their audience was very interested in. How? A tool they built told them. "We knew that they were hungry for that," said Leezel Tanglao, assistant managing editor of programming, "and we saw it surging." That notice came from the proprietary tool, … Read More
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Mic wants to promote activism with a new widget and messaging bot

Editorial policy at several digital-only news outlets reveals a stated belief that some issues don't have two sides. BuzzFeed favors "civil rights, women’s rights, anti-racism and LGBT equality." The Huffington Post openly declares Donald Trump to be "racist" and "a serial liar." Gawker Media's headlines frequently skew toward the unabashedly opinionated. Count … Read More
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Newsrooms are experimenting on Facebook Live by eating cheese. And newspapers.

Facebook Live was made available widely in April, and already, a curious subset of live-streams are dominating the genre: The spectacle video. As Noah Kulwin wrote for Recode, it's "turning journalists into bad 'Jackass' copycats." Frankly, Johnny Knoxville and the "Jackass" crew were a lot funnier than stunts like these, and there wasn't a lot of anxiety about … Read More
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St. Louis County settles with 4 journalists arrested in Ferguson

Correction: An earlier headline said St. Louis City and county settled. The settlement is with St. Louis County. We apologize for our error. St. Louis County's police department has settled a lawsuit from four journalists who were arrested in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, according to a press release from the law firm Squire Patton Boggs. Ryan Devereaux, Lukas Hermsmeier, Ansgar … Read More
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Tribune Publishing outlines plan to expand Los Angeles Times globally

Tribune Publishing CEO Justin Dearborn on Wednesday traced the contours of a business plan that would see the company's largest newspaper, the Los Angeles Times, expand to become a digital chronicle of entertainment capitals around the globe. Tribune Publishing's brass is planning to bankroll seven new foreign news bureaus in "entertainment oriented" cities under the banner of the Los Angeles … Read More
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Gannett and Tribune bosses get into snit during acquisition talks

Update, 6:40 p.m.: Michael Ferro, the primary shareholder of Tribune Publishing, escalated the pointed rhetoric between his company and Gannett Tuesday afternoon, accusing the newspaper publisher of attempting to mount a hostile takeover in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. "I believe 100% in my heart that this is completely a manipulation, that they’re trying to steal the … Read More
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This may be the best analogy in the history of journalism

Awarding Pulitzer Prizes to writers from the New Yorker has opened up a can of words. Magazine writing is just different from its newspaper cousin. There are many reasons, of course, perhaps the greatest of which is the width of the columns. Wider columns inspire longer paragraphs, which can make magazine stories seem more discursive. There are many … Read More
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Former editorial page editor added to Pulitzer win

A co-winner has been added to the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing, according to a press release from the prizes. Brian Gleason, who previously worked as editorial page editor at Florida's Sun Newspapers, is now listed as a co-winner alongside editor John Hackworth. Gleason, who now is the communications manager for Charlotte County government, contacted the paper and … Read More
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