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Donald Trump speaking at a news conference on Sunday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The New York Times’ bombshell report on the president’s taxes: How did they get it and why did they run it?

Fox News’ Chris Wallace, seen here moderating the 2016 presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. (Joe Raedle/Pool via AP, File)

Why Chris Wallace likely won’t be fact-checking during Tuesday’s presidential debate

Actor Dennis Quaid arrives at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards. Politico reports that Quaid is part of a new ad campaign from the U.S. health department. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

The U.S. health department is planning a $250 million COVID ad campaign to ‘defeat despair’ before the election

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As Bivol reported on COVID-19 in Bulgaria, it found the pandemic being used as a cover for corruption

Hand off some of your platform power — here's how. (Shutterstock)

In support of student media handoffs and the power of personal essays

The Edmond (Oklahoma) Sun, July 25, 1889. (

The coronavirus has closed more than 50 local newsrooms across America. And counting.

The Tulsa, Oklahoma, skyline is pictured in June 2020. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

We’re tracking layoffs at Lee Enterprises newspapers

President Donald Trump speaking on Thursday in Charlotte, North Carolina. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

What’s the biggest media story of the moment? It’s getting harder every day to say

University of Miami  lab tech Sendy Puerto processes blood samples in the specimen processing lab from study participants. Volunteers are taking part in testing the NIH funded Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. (AP Photo/Taimy Alvarez)

When can we expect a vaccine for children, an important step in the fight against COVID-19?

As we learned in 2016, polls can be misleading and misunderstood. (AP Photos by Evan Vucci and Paul Sancya)

Reporting on polls? Here’s how to do it responsibly

Attendees of the news product pilot training gathered pre-pandemic. (Submitted photo)

As it turns out, product thinking is a great asset in a crisis

A woman reacts to news in the Breonna Taylor shooting on Wednesday in Louisville, Kentucky. A grand jury has indicted one officer on criminal charges six months after Taylor was fatally shot by police. The jury presented its decision against fired officer Brett Hankison on Wednesday to a judge in Louisville, where the shooting took place. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

How the media handled Wednesday’s Breonna Taylor ruling

A woman reacts to news in the Breonna Taylor shooting Wednesday in Louisville, Kentucky. A grand jury has indicted one officer on criminal charges six months after Taylor was fatally shot. The jury presented its decision against fired officer Brett Hankison on Wednesday to a judge in Louisville, where the shooting took place. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Understanding the legal language and judicial issues in the Breonna Taylor ruling

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‘A bittersweet moment’: How gal-dem launched membership amid Black Lives Matter protests and COVID-19

A sneeze or cough sends thousands of viral particles into the air. The question is, how far do they travel? (Shutterstock)

Airborne or not? What the CDC said about the aerosol transmission of COVID-19

From a pre-pandemic photo shoot. Photo by Scott Keeler, Tampa Bay Times

How to be funny in a pandemic

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Time to ratchet up the fight against misinformation in Spanish. Take a look at this solution.

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The sheer amount of misinformation is forcing fact-checkers to collaborate

Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard, center, fights his way through Oklahoma defenders for a touchdown in the first half of a game in Stillwater, Oklahoma, in 2019.  Hubbard made headlines this year for his unusual outspokenness on social media criticizing his head coach. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Universities continue to block athletes from talking to the media. That’s got to stop.

The Daily Orange will mail stickers to donors along with thank-you notes. (Haley Robertson / The Daily Orange)

Why the student newspaper at Syracuse University launched a membership program

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A fresh publishing study argues that paid digital subscriptions are the only avenue to growth

Activists from the COVID Memorial Project mark the deaths of 200,000 lives lost in the U.S. to COVID-19. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The death toll from the coronavirus passes another grim number

President Donald Trump reacts to the music as he walks off stage after speaking at a campaign rally at Pittsburgh International Airport on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

FDA plans guidance this week to assure the public there will be no ‘October surprise’ vaccine

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Are journalism academics worth a listen? This new podcast says yes

Poynter now offers paid parental leave that’s on par with or better than large news organizations like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. (Sara O'Brien)

Poynter now offers six months paid parental leave. Here’s how it happened.

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Dayton International Airport on Monday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

We’ve almost made it to election day. So what should we do now?

A waiter in a face mask delivers food to the tables outside of a local restaurant during  in Hoboken, New Jersey. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

CDC’s flip-flop leaves lingering doubts about potentially lingering droplets

A protester stands outside the house of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in Louisville, Kentucky, on Saturday. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Could Ginsburg’s death be the biggest election issue facing America — and the media?

A University of Miami Miller School of Medicine phlebotomist takes blood from a study participant during a trial for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. (AP Photo/Taimy Alvarez)

The virus vaccine challenge: Overcoming mistrust from Black Americans


Can Obamacare survive without Ginsburg?

Hundreds wait in line for early voting Sept. 18 in Fairfax, Virginia. Misinformation about candidates and election issues is prevalent, so this week's newsletter offers some tools you can use in the classroom to educate students. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Looking to teach about misinformation? The line starts here


Newspaper front pages commemorate Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Voting stations set up in the South Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center for voters to cast their ballot in the Kentucky primary in Louisville, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

A pre-election guide to reporting on the weirdest election ‘night’ ever

Light illuminates the U.S. Capitol dome on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The challenges of the 2020 election — What we’re reading

A composite of Donald Trump and Joe Biden campaign ads

The pandemic has been disastrous for advertising but political spending will bail it out


Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network launches the first-ever coalition of major U.S. fact-checkers to debunk misinformation in English and Spanish

College students move in for the fall semester at N.C. State University in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, July 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

College students are dropping out at an alarming rate

Staff of Mountain State Spotlight gathered for the first time at the capital for socially distanced group photos. Both Ken Ward Jr., and Eric Eyre spoke about the talented, eager reporters they’re now working with, several who are West Virginia natives. (Photo by F. Brian Ferguson)

Sustained outrage has a new home in West Virginia

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Strong metro newspapers are seizing the opportunity to expand their footprint well beyond their home base

Southern Pines nursing home resident Wayne Swint gets a birthday visit from his mother, Clemittee Swint, in Warner Robins, Georgia., on Friday, June 26, 2020. Face to face visits are not allowed but staff members help arrange window visits. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

6 closer looks into the pandemic’s impact on minorities and the poor

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield holds up a “COVID-19 Vaccination Program Interim Playbook for Jurisdiction Operations” as he speaks at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

The first look at the U.S. government’s COVID-19 vaccine ‘playbook’

A person holds a newspaper signaling President-elect Donald Trump's victory across 5th Ave. from Trump Tower in New York Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Are journalists repeating the mistakes they made while covering the 2016 election?