The Latest Media News Some personal news: We have a new series on layoffs and the people who left news during the pandemicPlease tell us your story Meet the first cohort of Poynter’s 2021 Leadership Academy for Women in MediaThe first of three classes will gather in Poynter’s interactive online learning environment for a week of leadership training in May. Some personal news: Her newspaper closed. She kept reporting.Marchel Espina had lost her job. She wasn’t ready to lose journalism. Some personal news: This new journalist found isolation, not her dream jobDynahlee Star Padilla finally got the opportunity she had been hoping for. But then came a backdrop of multiple stresses fueled by the pandemic. Some personal news: After a layoff, David Clinch isn’t done with journalismAfter getting laid off from Storyful, the veteran journalist ‘very quickly began to see the possibilities.’ A look at the media coverage from MinnesotaKeep an eye on The Star Tribune and Pioneer Press, which can provide coverage that even the best national outlets cannot provide. How Fox News enables Tucker CarlsonIf you thought Fox News was going to do anything about Tucker Carlson’s incendiary commentary, think again. Who will lead America’s newsrooms?Here are some of the national and regional news outlets that are searching for their next top editor and some potential contenders for each. The journalists and colleagues we’ve lost to the coronavirusA collection of obituaries on the media professionals who lost their lives to the coronavirus pandemic The astonishing toll of COVID-19 in jails and prisonsPlus, rethinking the language we use to cover jails and prisons, why America might soon hit a 'vaccine wall,' the PPE detritus outside, and more. What we know about COVID-19 testing for migrants at the southern borderOvercrowding at southern border facilities has raised concerns that migrants might get sick with COVID-19 since they might not have space to distance. Even under current management, Tribune Publishing’s news capacity is shrinking fastEmployees and local readers are concerned that Alden would make deep cuts to Tribune if it bought the company. But it seems that’s already happening. Here are the newsroom layoffs, furloughs and closures that happened during the coronavirus pandemicWe're still updating this list Calls for Fox News to fire Tucker Carlson grow louderThe Anti-Defamation League has called for Carlson to be fired after he brought up on air the white supremacist ‘replacement’ theory. 3 don’t-miss media stories from the weekendA rivalry at the Wall Street Journal and differing visions for the future, billionaires buying newspapers and the fate of Tribune Publishing How did 246 ‘fully vaccinated’ people still get COVID-19?Plus, the CDC says there are no safety issues with the Johnson & Johnson shot, don't travel to Canada, Pfizer hopes to soon vaccinate teens, and more. What the HBO QAnon documentary series revealed about the identity of ‘Q’The HBO series 'Q: Into the Storm' attempts to shed light on the origins of the QAnon conspiracy theory and who might be responsible for it. Poynter’s College Media Program is looking for a few good schoolsEncourage your student media organization to apply for this chance to train with Poynter and earn a $1,500 grant How the AP Stylebook has kept up with the pandemic‘There’s never been a pace or number of so many updates so quickly, at least since I’ve been around the stylebook,’ editor Paula Froke said. Fears about vaccines accounted for half of fact checks submitted to the Alliance database in March455 new fact checks were added in March, with false claims about adverse reactions and deaths being the most prominent Not everything was wrong with the ‘60 Minutes’ story on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and COVID-19 vaccinesDeSantis has a right to complain about part of the piece, but the rest of it raises serious and important questions about the vaccination rollout. Where the battle to buy Tribune Publishing stands at the end of a busy weekThe fight between hedge fund Alden Global Capital and would-be white knight buyers Stewart Bainum Jr. and Hansjörg Wyss barely pauses for a breath. Two dozen adverse reactions to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine close vaccine sites in two statesPlus, there are now 'double mutant' strains of the virus, the eviction floodgates are about to open, cruises see record bookings, and more. What’s in Georgia’s new voting law that lost it the All-Star GameThe law makes changes voting by mail in ways that could reduce access, such as limiting the number of ballot drop boxes. These robots dancing to ‘Do You Love Me’ are legit Does the mainstream media need to bring back the ombudsman to restore credibility and trust?Eight former ombudsmen weigh in with their thoughts on the current state of journalism and the role of ombudsmen in the era of online journalism. The 19th* is a nonprofit news startup made for the momentThe news outlet, devoted to covering politics and policy through a gender lens, launched in the pandemic and has rocketed onto the national stage. We love the flexibility of working from home. We miss the humans.And we will miss stretchy pants when this is all over. Will Mike Pence’s book deal produce juicy bestsellers or duds?How much will Pence take readers behind the scenes at the White House? If he doesn’t dish, will many even care enough to read? Factually: India and Georgia look back at COVID-19’s information impactThis is the Apr. 8, 2021 edition of Factually. AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine is connected to blood clotsPlus, tens of thousands of children have lost a parent to COVID-19, more universities will require vaccines, new info about boosters, and more. Did ’60 Minutes’ selectively edit footage of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis?That’s what DeSantis and some of his supporters are saying. ‘60 Minutes’ says the clip was edited for clarity. This Toronto neighborhood paper’s book reviewer is … Margaret AtwoodYep. ‘60 Minutes’ misses the mark in its story about Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and COVID-19 vaccinesThe investigative journalism show is highly respected, but not infallible. A sloppy moment on Sunday’s show is raising serious concerns. Student newspapers raised more than $90,000 in the College Media Madness challengePlus, how Final Four student newspapers covered their schools in the tournament Teaching news research gives your students a superpower This new monthly column will walk professors through the specifics of teaching news research White House rejects COVID-19 vaccine passportsBut UK residents will test out such passports. Plus, the end of 'hygiene theater,' an AstraZeneca investigation update, and more. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm spins comparison of Joe Biden’s corporate tax proposalBiden’s proposed new tax rate for corporations would be either the top rate or in the top one-fifth of rates, depending on which metric you use. Immigration coverage needs more nuanced language‘Surge’ is inaccurate and dehumanizing. Additional details will improve precision. What we lost and what we found after a year working from homeAs we think about returning to newsrooms, what should we keep from the pandemic? What should we lose from before? What buzzards on a branch can teach us about not being timid writersA look back at the best anecdote ever in memory of great storyteller Larry McMurtry Answer: Alex Trebek’s ‘Jeopardy’ successor. Question: What’s Aaron Rodgers’ next gig?The Green Bay Packers quarterback is the game show's guest host for the next two weeks and seems to be making a play to make it permanent. The university response to offensive speech often reflects a feeble commitment to diversity, equity and inclusionStatements about free speech legalities ring as hollow as unrealized promises to increase DEI Q&A: How The Atlantic’s Ed Yong navigated a year of deep coronavirus coverageThe prolific science writer talks about covering the pandemic he knew was coming, the challenge misinformation and 2020’s impact on his mental health. How COVID-19 spread from a rural bar to a nursing home, closed a school and infected homesPlus, vaccine 'cheat days' can harm you and others, why some people are getting higher tax bills, payday loans are under fire, and more. Businessmen bidding for Tribune Publishing intend to keep some papers, sell the restStewart Bainum is interested in The Baltimore Sun and Hansjörg Wyss wants the Chicago Tribune. The other seven Tribune papers could be sold off. No, trafficked children and dead bodies were not removed from the ship that blocked the Suez CanalThis is a fabricated story. There is no evidence any trafficked children or dead bodies have been found on the ship. A look at Mike Huckabee’s racist commentsThe former Arkansas governor and brief Republican presidential candidate is facing heavy criticism for an anti-Asian tweet. Even without deep pockets, Main Street shows up to support local newsCommunities lead the way in supporting local journalism and other causes, even when resources are fewer. Airlines will start phasing out pandemic no-change fees this weekPlus, child care is in a COVID-19 crisis, the pandemic is discouraging people from entering teaching, documentaries are hot, and more. 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