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    Morning Mediawire: Finding the practical in the local, a new tool to fight online harassment, how 4/20 began

    From nuclear hideouts to your stoves, what Lifehacker could teach local editors

    For the past year, Melissa Kirsch has been running a site that has been growing fast, even in times of greater cynicism and division, by offering expert views embraced by earnest, engaged audiences.

    And there’s no reason, she says, that local news sites can’t adopt some of what she’s learned at Lifehacker.

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    Morning Mediawire: A photographer with a mission, pets on pot, and Parkland, the book

    Award-winner finds a universal dignity and nobility in her images, far from home

    As a kid, Andrea Bruce’s folks uprooted every two years or so, from one small town to another across the United States.

    “I was kind of the new kid at every school I went to, and I was very shy. I paid attention to everything that was happening around me. I was very perceptive and quiet,” says the photographer.

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    Son to journalist father on Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer: I tried to tell you

    Yo Pops,

    I hope you know that there has never been a greater I-told-you-so than when I texted you the other day, “Kendrick won a Pulitzer.”

    Because DAMN ... I told you so!

    I tried telling you during his "Good Kid, M.A.A.D City" days, when you were on one of your diatribes about how all hip hop today is nothing more than music about dance moves and violence. I told you then, “You should listen to Kendrick Lamar. He’s different. He’s good.”

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    Morning Mediawire: Pulitzer Day, Comey's OMG, April Ryan's award

    What journalism can do: A day to celebrate the power of a watchdog

    Here at Poynter, today is our Super Bowl, the day when journalism nerds nationwide flock to our site in anticipation of the 3 p.m. (eastern) awarding of the Pulitzer Prizes for journalism and the arts. New Pulitzer administrator Dana Canedy says this year's winners will show the strength of American journalism during increased physical attacks, business challenges and a barrage of presidential criticism.

    Just so that you’re prepared, we’ve got this.

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    Morning Mediawire: Reporting a 'rumor' — and Comey

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    Doorman’s tale of Trump love child prompts threats, caution, queasiness

    Why did one media company secretly pay out $30,000 for a rumor, which it later quashed, that President Donald Trump fathered a child with an employee? Why has that company gone to such lengths to keep others silent about their associations with Trump?

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    Morning Mediawire: Newspaper’s new podcast tops iTunes charts

    How South Florida's Sun Sentinel created 'Felonious Florida'

    One day, two veteran news editors in South Florida spent their lunchtime talking about their favorite podcasts. True crime stories, like “Serial” and the Cincinnati Enquirer series “Accused,” fascinated Lisa Arthur and Juan Ortega.

    Then, Ortega recounted, Arthur looked at him and said, “If you like them so much, why don’t we just do one?”

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    Morning Mediawire: Can I get a little privacy here?

    Under the microscope, Zuck faces possible regulation, promises changes.

    "Would you be comfortable sharing with us the name of the hotel you stayed in last night?"

    "Um." Mark Zuckerberg paused while he considered the question by Sen. Dick Durbin. "No."

    "If you messaged anybody this week, would you share with us the names of the people you've messaged?" the Illinois Democrat asked him.

    "Senator, no, I would probably not choose to do that publicly here," Zuckerberg responded.

 
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