The Latest Media News Let the Biden promise-tracking beginPlus, steps to vaccinate 100 million Americans, a tool to see if your neighbor will likely be vaccinated, an extended eviction moratorium, and more. Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration, fact-checkedAs is often the case with inaugural addresses, Biden focused on broad themes and stuck to claims that were factually defensible. Kamala Harris embodies many identities. Inauguration Day news alerts reflected that.This is an improvement from a few months ago when she was labeled only as Black. President Biden’s inaugural speech calls out the media'Recent weeks and months have taught us a painful lesson. There is truth and there are lies. Lies told for power and for profit.' As Trump leaves DC, The Palm Beach Post prepares to ramp up coverage‘Our role in coverage of all of these issues is only going to grow potentially. It’s going to be a much bigger deal right now for us.’ Biden’s speech elevated the dangers of disinformation with references to ‘truth’ ‘facts’ and ‘lies’ Chuck Todd on Trump: ‘It’s almost as if Washington can’t wait for him to leave.’'I am flabbergasted at how few people are at the White House right now, seeing him off, how nobody is interested,' the Meet the Press moderator said. Concrete steps student newsrooms can take to build trust with readersHow can you earn your audience’s trust? Trusting News shares strategies for student newsrooms Here are a few AP Stylebook reminders before the Biden/Harris inaugurationFirst gentleman is ‘not an official title, always lowercase.’ U.S. fact-checkers expect new debates over policy as Joe Biden prepares to take officeClaims about conspiracy theories will persist, but will no longer be amplified by the White House, fact-checkers said. The end of the Trump presidencyA look back at 2,044 days of tweets, insults, lies and unfulfilled promises from President Donald Trump. Front pages from the last 100 years of presidential inaugurationsEvery four years, the US swears in a president. And every four years, it’s both news and history. You'll find that in this collection of front pages. Opioid deaths have set a record during the pandemicPlus, a look at Biden's mask mandate plans, examining scary Norwegian vaccine headlines, the challenge of building vaccine trust, and more. Trump ends his term as president with half of his campaign promises unachievedAbout a quarter of campaign promises were fulfilled, about a quarter he compromised, and about half he did not achieve. Mexican fact-checker offers advice on how to handle a change of executive powerConsistency, transparency and humility helped Animal Politíco weather a sometimes adversarial relationship with the new administration. Most news industry workers believe polls are overused and unreliable, Medill survey finds‘People feel like there are too many polls. But are news organizations going to reduce their polling? Probably not,’ the survey’s conductor said. Here are the newsroom layoffs, furloughs and closures caused by the coronavirusWe're still updating this list Fox News’ latest head-scratching decision: Giving Maria Bartiromo space in primetimeBartiromo, who went all-in on election fraud and her support of the president, will soon get the keys to Fox's newest primetime show for a few days. What writers can learn from studying inaugural addressesWriting lessons from the inaugural speeches of Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, Barack Obama and Donald Trump. Smokers move to the front of the vaccine linePlus, post-COVID lungs look worse than smokers' lungs, the loss of smell can be a safety threat, this year's late tax refund date, and more. ‘Never have I seen just such hatred towards the media.’ What we learned from journalists who covered the Capitol riot.On any other day, overzealous bystanders can be intrusive or annoying. Amid the Capitol mob, their taunts and questions were the preludes to assault. 16 story ideas about race, ethnicity and COVID-19Plus, what a $15 federal minimum wage would mean for workers and businesses, how Biden will focus stimulus help, and more. How DC journalists are preparing for the inauguration of Joe BidenAfter the Jan. 6 insurrection and with access still unclear, some journalists are being extra cautious about safety. How to guide your student journalists and classroom pupils to cover civil unrest'Your job is to help student journalists cover the news. Their safety is part of that concern ...' Ethical practices are changing as a result of the increase in threats to journalistsHere’s a run-down of ways to balance the need to document the first draft of history with the need to keep journalists safe. 25 guidelines for journalists to safely cover unrestYour goal should be to get close enough to observe the scene without endangering yourself or others, or interfering with security or rescue operations How to guard your physical and mental health while covering the inaugurationWith tips from a journalist in Portland who has covered protests for months there Poynter welcomes the 2021 Media Transformation Challenge Program FellowsThese 20 media executives make up the most racially diverse fellowship class in the program's 14-year history. What a week it was. Will it get worse?We close another tumultuous week with relative calm after last week’s storm of an insurrection at the Capitol. Let's hope it stays calm. CDC: We could soon see 30,000 COVID-19 deaths a weekPlus, vaccine trials are looking for teens, restaurant and hotel workers can't catch a break, 61 members of Congress have tested positive, and more. The media needs to get the vaccination story rightThe media needs to be discerning about the vaccination-related events it reports, and how it does so, and avoid sensationalizing such incidents. Front pages on Trump’s impeachment: ‘Again.’Headlines include 'two-time loser' and 'unpresidented' ‘We are all dizzy at this moment’ — How the media is keeping pace in these unprecedented timesThink of all that has happened over the past year. A pandemic. A reckoning over race. A hotly contested election. And now, two impeachments. Growing usage of encrypted messaging apps could make it harder to combat misinformationThe exodus of users from Twitter and Facebook to apps like Signal and Telegram could make falsehoods harder to trace. COVID-19 could be with us ‘forever’Plus, new Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine data is promising, COVID-19 made foster care even more difficult, and more. Facebook has banned QAnon, but false claims connected to the conspiracy are still circulating on the platform ahead of Inauguration DayMany false posts make claims about President Trump imposing martial law or invoking the Insurrection Act to prevent Joe Biden from taking office. Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) announces global newsroom teaching programIn partnership with the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR), the program will offer capacity-building skills to newsrooms from 20 nations. What student journalists can take away from last week’s Capitol attackMany rioters saw journalists as the enemy last week. But they kept doing their jobs, even as their own safety was threatened. Three media business stories you may have missed this weekWhere social users get their news, Sheldon Adelson's death and the future of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Votebeat will keep going It’s only Jan. 13 and this already feels like a long yearJoe Biden’s inauguration is exactly one week away, but the country remains as divided and as on edge as ever. And the next week could make it worse. How to improve reporting on immigration? Produce more local coverage and hire immigrants.Plus eight more takeaways from a report on improving immigration journalism from Borderless Magazine. The new COVID-19 vaccine rollout strategy, explainedUnder a new distribution strategy, all current vaccine supplies will be available to states, rather than holding back supplies for second doses. Why the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine could be a game-changer … if it worksPlus, HHS recommends vaccinating people over 65 and those with preexisting conditions, some Americans face discouraging signup processes, and more. Telling it like it is: When writing news requires a distance from neutralityExamining an astonishing four paragraphs published in The Washington Post about the Capitol attack that push the boundaries of traditional neutrality. Reporters covering the Capitol attack were used to harassment and heckling. But Wednesday was different.Rioters spat at reporters and hurled slurs. They chased journalists down and destroyed their gear. Some physically assaulted media workers. Expelling, censuring, and reprimanding members of Congress: What you need to knowCalls are increasing on Capitol Hill to punish lawmakers who may have encouraged efforts to stop the counting of the electoral votes on Jan. 6. Report: Google and Facebook are responsible for depressed advertising revenueThe report by the American Economic Liberties Project also warns of private equity firms’ role in pillaging local newspapers ‘We kept on working.’ Two photojournalists share what they witnessed during the Capitol building riot.Photojournalists from Reuters and The Associated Press speak on what they saw and experienced during last week’s chaos. Stepping off the management ladder was key to my happinessFrom The Cohort, Poynter's newsletter for women kicking ass in digital media Researchers say Facebook should allow fact-checkers to fact-check politiciansThey argue the exemption gives politicians carte blanche to spread harmful disinformation on the platform. 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