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Meet the first cohort of Poynter’s 2021 Leadership Academy for Women in Media

Marchel Espina holds up a sign in defense of press freedom as part of a National Union of Journalists of the Philippines campaign. (Courtesy: Marchel Espina)

Some personal news: Her newspaper closed. She kept reporting.

Dynahlee Star Padilla on the first day of her new job. Courtesy of Dynahlee Star Padilla

Some personal news: This new journalist found isolation, not her dream job

David Clinch at his home office. (Image courtesy David Clinch)

Some personal news: After a layoff, David Clinch isn’t done with journalism

People raise their arms in protest on Sunday in Brooklyn Center, Minn., following the shooting death of a Black man by police. (AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa)

A look at the media coverage from Minnesota

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

How Fox News enables Tucker Carlson

The Los Angeles Times building is seen behind a fence behind the Los Angeles International Airport, Friday, April 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

Who will lead America’s newsrooms?

Balloons are released  on Wednesday, April 8, by the relatives of a Belgian woman who died from COVID-19. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

The journalists and colleagues we’ve lost to the coronavirus

An inmate from a nearby prison is shackled to the bed as he is treated with a ventilator for COVID-19 inside the intensive care unit at Kent Hospital, Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, in Warwick, R.I. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

The astonishing toll of COVID-19 in jails and prisons

Genesis Cuellar, 8, a migrant from El Salvador, sits in a waiting area to be processed by Team Brownsville, a humanitarian group, helping migrants released from U.S. Customs and Border Protection custody, Wednesday, March 17, 2021, in Brownsville, Texas. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

What we know about COVID-19 testing for migrants at the southern border


Even under current management, Tribune Publishing’s news capacity is shrinking fast

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Calls for Fox News to fire Tucker Carlson grow louder

The building that houses The Wall Street Journal in Manhattan (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

3 don’t-miss media stories from the weekend

A sign for a COVID vaccine clinic is shown at University of Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich., Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

How did 246 ‘fully vaccinated’ people still get COVID-19?

The new HBO documentary series “Q: Into the Storm” by filmmaker Cullen Hoback attempts to shed light on the origins of the QAnon movement. (Courtesy: HBO)

What the HBO QAnon documentary series revealed about the identity of ‘Q’


Poynter’s College Media Program is looking for a few good schools

A sign posted at the entrance of the Islamic Center of Greater Miami reminds worshipers to wear masks to guard against the new coronavirus, Friday, June 5, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

How the AP Stylebook has kept up with the pandemic

A person receives his shot of vaccine against Covid-19 as the vaccination campaign continues on Easter Day in Rome, Sunday, April 4, 2021. Italy has entered a three-day strict nationwide lockdown to prevent new surges of the coronavirus. Police set up road checks to ensure people were staying close to home and extra patrols were ordered up to break up large gatherings in squares and parks, which over Easter weekend are usually packed with picnic-goers. (Mauro Scrobogna/LaPresse via AP)

Fears about vaccines accounted for half of fact checks submitted to the Alliance database in March

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis at a press conference on Thursday. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Not everything was wrong with the ‘60 Minutes’ story on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and COVID-19 vaccines


Where the battle to buy Tribune Publishing stands at the end of a busy week

The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Two dozen adverse reactions to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine close vaccine sites in two states

Voters wait in line during Georgia's Senate runoff Election Day on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

What’s in Georgia’s new voting law that lost it the All-Star Game

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Does the mainstream media need to bring back the ombudsman to restore credibility and trust?

The leadership team of The 19th* from left to right: Amanda Zamora (co-founder and publisher), Errin Haines (editor-at-large), Andrea Valdez (editor-in-chief), Emily Ramshaw (co-founder and CEO) and Johanna Derlega (chief revenue officer). (Courtesy: The 19th*)

The 19th* is a nonprofit news startup made for the moment

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We love the flexibility of working from home. We miss the humans.

Former Vice President Mike Pence (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool)

Will Mike Pence’s book deal produce juicy bestsellers or duds?

An AstraZeneca vaccination kit is placed on a table at a vaccination center in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, April 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine is connected to blood clots

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Jan. 6, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Did ’60 Minutes’ selectively edit footage of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis?

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

‘60 Minutes’ misses the mark in its story about Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and COVID-19 vaccines


Student newspapers raised more than $90,000 in the College Media Madness challenge


Teaching news research gives your students a superpower 

The new "Excelsior Pass" app is a digital pass that people can download to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. Vaccine passports being developed to verify COVID-19 immunization status and allow inoculated people to more freely travel, shop and dine have become the latest flash point in America’s perpetual political wars. (NY Governor's Press Office via AP, File)

White House rejects COVID-19 vaccine passports

Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm is is sworn in as Energy Secretary by Vice President Kamala Harris in the Old Executive Office Building in the White House complex in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm spins comparison of Joe Biden’s corporate tax proposal

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Immigration coverage needs more nuanced language

The Sahan Journal team met has had to meet remotely because of the pandemic, including a team of reporters who joined last summer. (Courtesy Mukhtar M. Ibrahim/Sahan Journal)

What we lost and what we found after a year working from home

In this April 30, 2014, file photo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry poses at his book store in Archer City, Texas. McMurtry has died at the age of 84. His death was confirmed March 26, 2021, by a spokesman for his publisher Liveright. Several of McMurtry’s books became feature films, including the Oscar-winning films “The Last Picture Show” and “Terms of Endearment.” He also co-wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for “Brokeback Mountain.” (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

What buzzards on a branch can teach us about not being timid writers

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Answer: Alex Trebek’s ‘Jeopardy’ successor. Question: What’s Aaron Rodgers’ next gig?

In this March 2015 file photo, Oklahoma state Sen. Anastasia Pittman, left, stands with Levi Pettit, a former University of Oklahoma fraternity member caught on video leading a racist chant, during a news conference at Fairview Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. Pettit apologized for the chant. Poynter columnist Michael Bugeja, a professor at Iowa State University, argues that universities cannot simply stand behind students' First Amendment rights to free speech, but must condemn hateful speech and educate around it. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

The university response to offensive speech often reflects a feeble commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

The Atlantic science writer Ed Yong

Q&A: How The Atlantic’s Ed Yong navigated a year of deep coronavirus coverage

A to-go order is seen on the bar in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York. The CDC has published a case study about how a rural bar in Illinois became ground zero of a 46-person COVID-19 outbreak after patrons gathered there. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

How COVID-19 spread from a rural bar to a nursing home, closed a school and infected homes


Businessmen bidding for Tribune Publishing intend to keep some papers, sell the rest

In this photo released by Suez Canal Authority, the Ever Given, a Panama-flagged cargo ship, is pulled by one of the Suez Canal tugboats, in the Suez Canal, Egypt, Monday, March 29, 2021. (Suez Canal Authority via AP)

No, trafficked children and dead bodies were not removed from the ship that blocked the Suez Canal

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

A look at Mike Huckabee’s racist comments

Elementary students in Ouray, Colorado, chose Report for America at the Ouray County Plaindealer as their charitable cause for their 2020 read-a-thon. Proceeds supported the family-owned newspaper's funding campaign for a corps member focused on affordable housing. (Courtesy: Erin McIntyre, co-publisher of the Ouray County Plaindealer)

Even without deep pockets, Main Street shows up to support local news

Travelers are shown in Salt Lake City International Airport Tuesday, March 9, 2021, in Salt Lake City.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Airlines will start phasing out pandemic no-change fees this week