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Why using gender-nonspecific language in reporting extends beyond the page

In this Nov. 9, 2015, file photograph, a student claps while standing in a protest movement's camp area following the announcement that University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe was stepping down at the university in Columbia, Missouri. Wolfe resigned with the football team and others on campus in open revolt over his handling of racial tensions at the school. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Remember, student publications, sports journalism is about more than just sports

NBC News president Noah Oppenheim. (Courtesy: NBC News)

A conversation with NBC News president Noah Oppenheim

Julio Vaqueiro and José Díaz-Balart join as MediaWise en Español ambassadors.

The Poynter Institute’s MediaWise, Noticias Telemundo and Google News Initiative join forces to help Spanish speakers separate fact from fiction online

Visitors walk around a memorial for victims of COVID-19 at the Griffith Observatory, Nov. 19, 2021, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

New forecast: US COVID-19 deaths will rise to 1 million by spring

In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, rioters storm the Capitol in Washington.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

New Jan. 6 revelations on Ray Epps, others undercut Tucker Carlson’s FBI conspiracy theory


How to speak up about microaggressions in the newsroom

Former President Donald Trump, speaking in Arizona over the weekend. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Is this the end of the line for OAN?

A COVID-19 patient is attached to life-support systems in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, in Lebanon, N.H., Jan. 3, 2022. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Should you intentionally get infected with COVID-19?

Dr. Anthony Fauci. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Fauci said all you have to do is ask for his financial disclosure. But it could take a while.

A BinaxNow at-home test for COVID-19 shows a negative result. (STRF/STAR MAX/IPx)

How is the plan going for Americans’ insurance to pay for their COVID-19 tests?

A medical staff member tends to a COVID-19 patient in the intensive care unit of the Strasbourg University Hospital, eastern France, Thursday Jan. 13, 2022. The omicron variant is exposing weaknesses at the heart of Europe's public health system. In France and Britain, a sharp rise in coronavirus hospitalizations coupled with staff falling sick has led to a shortage of beds. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)

How will we know when the COVID-19 pandemic is over?

Students from The Hofstra Clocktower at the Lawrence Herbert School of Communications. (Photo by Barbara Allen)

The doom and gloom about the news industry? You won’t find it in college newsrooms.

This artist sketch depicts lawyer Scott Keller standing to argue on behalf of more than two dozen business groups seeking an immediate order from the Supreme Court to halt a Biden administration order to impose a vaccine-or-testing requirement on the nation's large employers during the COVID-19 pandemic, at the Supreme Court in Washington, Jan. 7, 2022. (Dana Verkouteren via AP, File)

Supreme Court overturns OSHA mandate, affects 2/3 of all US workers

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is seen during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to examine the federal response to COVID-19 and new emerging variants, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)

Social media claims distort CDC director Rochelle Walensky’s comment about COVID-19 deaths and comorbidities

The Supreme Court is seen at dusk in Washington, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

The Supreme Court sunk Biden’s vaccine/testing mandate for private employers. What you need to know.

Tampa Bay Times CEO and chairman Paul Tash asks a question at “A Community Conversation: 'The Best Reporter of Our Time'" featuring investigative reporter and author Bob Woodward, on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. (Jim Stern/Poynter)

Tampa Bay Times CEO Paul Tash announces his retirement

Former President Donald Trump (AP Photo/Ben Gray, File)

‘He’s gone. OK.’ — How Donald Trump abruptly ended his interview with NPR

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical adviser to the president, testifies during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to examine the federal response to COVID-19 and new emerging variants, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)

Fauci: Omicron will find ‘just about everybody’

A passenger wearing face mask as a precaution against coronavirus arrive at a railway station in Hyderabad, India, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

Is a cloth mask effective enough against the omicron variant?

Screen shot, Los Angeles Times

How the Los Angeles Times refreshed a newspaper staple

President Joe Biden delivers a speech on voting rights in Atlanta on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

How the media covered President Biden’s speech on voting rights … and what it all means

Fire and schools officials inspect an air filtration system at the Nina Otero Community School on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

What has your local school system done with its share of $190 billion in pandemic support?

Bob Saget arrives at a screening of "MacGruber" on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Claims that Bob Saget died due to a COVID-19 vaccine booster are unfounded

A YouTube sign is shown across the street from the company's offices in San Bruno, Calif., on April 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Over 80 fact-checking organizations sign letter urging YouTube to address misinformation on its platform

An open letter to YouTube’s CEO from the world’s fact-checkers

The Jan 11, 2022, edition of Axios Tampa Bay appears on an iPhone. (Ren LaForme/Poynter)

A few brief reasons to take Axios Local seriously as a competitor

Pictures and words shoot past in a blur at a newspaper printing plant. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Editors agree: Journalism is increasingly super-serving richer and more educated audiences and leaving others behind

Fox News’ Jesse Watters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Fox News’ predictable pick to extend its prime-time agenda

An antigen self-test kit for COVID-19 infection detection, on Dec. 27, 2021, in Los Angeles. (Jason Raff/Shutterstock)

New Biden plan will require insurers to pay for 8 at-home COVID tests per month

Drivers wait for the traffic to be cleared as cars and trucks are stranded on sections of Interstate 95 Tuesday Jan. 4, 2022, in Carmel Church, Va. Close to 48 miles of the Interstate was closed due to ice and snow. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Dana Perino falsely claimed a Virginia law that restricts military-gear purchases hurt I-95 recovery efforts

Ariel Parrella-Aureli, a Northwest Side reporter for Block Club Chicago, interviews sisters (from left) Gertrude Chapman, Ruth Gilliana and Ginger Lane about the documentary “Would You Hide Me?” that tells the story of the sisters’ survival during the Holocaust and immigration to Chicago. (Courtesy: Block Club Chicago)

Chicago is witnessing a local news rebirth

A view of uptown Manhattan from the Empire State Building is seen in New York City on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)

A new NYC salary transparency law could help address journalism pay gaps, advocates say

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

More evidence of Fox News’ stranglehold on the Republican Party

The Supreme Court shown Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, in Washington. The Supreme Court is taking up two major Biden administration efforts to bump up the nation's vaccination rate against COVID-19 at a time of spiking coronavirus cases because of the omicron variant. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Businesses and 80 million workers await a Supreme Court decision on the COVID-19 vaccination/testing mandate

A child waits with a “I got my COVID Shot Today” sticker waits for a visit with First lady Jill Biden at a pediatric COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia’s Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pediatric Care Center in Philadelphia, Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Fact-checking Sonia Sotomayor’s figures on kids with severe COVID-19


The spring semester is upon us. Here are resources to get your academic year started off right


These journalism grads chose freelance over full-time work. Here’s why.


6 freelancing tips from those who made the leap

Four executive coaches join the 2022 MTC program at Poynter

Poynter announces the 2022 Media Transformation Challenge Program Fellows

President Joe Biden speaks from the U.S. Capitol on Thursday to mark the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 riot . (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The media reaction to President Biden’s blistering speech about Trump

(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

What we know — and don’t know — about The New York Times’ purchase of The Athletic

A pharmacy in New York City offers vaccines for COVID-19, flu, shingles and pneumonia on Monday, December 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)

‘Flurona’ is not the next big new thing to worry about

Packets of caplets of Tylenol with an expired use date are shown in this photo, in New York Friday, April 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

No, Tylenol doesn’t ruin your ability to fight COVID-19

A sign on a building marks the offices of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Toledo Blade union members left unable to access health insurance

Newspapers are discarded in a recycling bin at the Hoboken train terminal, Friday, March 4, 2016, in Hoboken, N.J. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

How we got from there to here and what comes hereafter

The U.S. Capitol is framed by security barricades in Washington on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Media coverage of the somber anniversary of Jan. 6

Registered nurse Rachel Chamberlin, of Cornish, N.H., right, steps out of an isolation room where where Fred Rutherford, of Claremont, N.H., left, recovers from COVID-19 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, in Lebanon, N.H., Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. Hospitals like this medical center, the largest in New Hampshire, are overflowing with severely ill, unvaccinated COVID-19 patients from northern New England. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Omicron may produce fewer serious illnesses, but this wave is far from ‘mild’

Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington, on Jan. 6, 2021, as Congress prepared to affirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

A year of false narratives about the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, summarized