The Latest Media News ‘Are you calling me a racist?’ Umm, no, it’s not about you From The Cohort, Poynter's newsletter for women kicking ass in digital media Walk your dog as a journalistic exercise — and other tips for rising star reporters Q&A with John Sutter and Erin Ailworth, co-leaders of Poynter’s new Reporting Workshop for Rising Stars Popular ESPN host skips his radio show after political comments, plus a defense of Acosta Your Tuesday news roundup An examination of a viral YouTube video reveals a cautionary tale for the news media This week in digital tools for journalism For-profit fact-checking is on the rise, and more teams have full-time employees ESPN’s policy feels ignorant, plus readers’ ‘go back’ stories and a gripping DMN photo essay Your Monday news roundup How a GateHouse-Gannett merger would work Ana Pastor, in Spain: ‘Citizens should be able to fact-check by themselves and also to fact-check us’ It was man and the media on the moon 50 years ago Your Friday news roundup MAN ON MOON: Reflections on how man and the media came together on the surface of the moon 50 years ago As a summer intern, I watched Walter Cronkite and the CBS News team document history These 50-year-old front pages show how Apollo 11 captivated the country Shoot for the moon: Preparing to write the biggest story of your life Lessons from Apollo 11 A Roy Peter Clark Q&A: Reporting and writing on Apollo 11 War, assassinations, then hope: What the live broadcast of the moon landing meant to America ‘How would this day turn out?’: The reporter covering Apollo 11 for America’s biggest paper recalls July 20, 1969 ‘That was the first headline idea that we had’: The origin story of The Onion’s most hilarious cover What ‘Earthrise’ meant to scientists, journalists, artists — and a restless teenager like me Would you please help fact-checkers fight those never-ending moon hoaxes? Want to be a better fact-checker? Play a game ‘The Breakfast Club’ is the latest must-stop show for candidates Your Thursday news roundup ‘Curiosity and drive’: Guiding reporters and editors toward excellent investigations A Q&A with ProPublica senior editor and News University instructor Alexandra Zayas Religious ideologies and authoritarian regimes: the challenges faced by virtual newsrooms of Arab fact-checkers Not sure if you should call something racist? Here’s AP’s guidance Deflecting the hard questions on racist language Your Wednesday news roundup Get out there, stick with it and get those records How we did it: With stories from Sacramento, Tampa Bay and Portland Hackers in search of personal information are bad. But digital fingerprint trackers might be even worse. This week in digital tools for journalism Journalism experts in ethics and diversity explain their reactions to President Trump’s ‘go back’ tweet More R-word debates, plus a look at who exactly follows Trump on Twitter Your Tuesday news roundup A woman secretly taped an NFL player accused of child abuse. A TV station is taking heat for editing it. Are we ready for the ‘deep nude’ era? Trump’s tweets increasingly called racist, plus CBS News’ big night and a stunning Atlantic investigation Your Monday news roundup German fact-checkers are alert for conspiracy theories and dark humor surrounding Merkel’s tremors ‘Stranger Things’ nails the ’80s — except for female journalists and small towns The beloved pitcher and writer who exposed the raunchy side of baseball has died Your Friday news roundup Misinformation amid Hong Kong protests: A Q&A with a researcher on the ground As Tropical Storm (and potential Hurricane) Barry heads inland, our advice and tips for journalists in the field Politicians are launching their own fact-checking projects. Here’s why that’s problematic. How to own a big job at a young age From The Cohort, Poynter's newsletter for women kicking ass in digital media The inside story of the infamous ‘Access Hollywood’ Trump tape, plus being sexualized in the South Your Thursday news roundup ‘Bring a male colleague along’: The controversy between a Mississippi reporter and candidate for governor Local newsrooms are teaming up with National Geographic Society to cover the environment This is the latest of many climate change coverage collaborations ‘The daily news doesn’t stop for projects.’ How we did it: With stories from Everett, Washington; Billings, Montana; and Boston Debunking a Rich conspiracy theory, plus Poynter’s honorees Your Wednesday news roundup Poynter to honor Katie Couric and Norman Pearlstine at its Bowtie Ball on Nov. 2 Is the closing of the Youngstown Vindicator a harbinger? Maybe not. López Obrador launches its own ‘Verificado’ and infuriates fact-checkers in Mexico New governmental platform is criticized for ignoring the one-year presidential speech Miami reporter gets major credit in sexual exploitation case, plus a Fox News liver donation Your Tuesday news roundup Local newspapers celebrate hometown USWNT stars after World Cup win 14 steps to use collaborations to create better journalism and boost revenue Related Training Poynter Seminar Table Stakes: Poynter’s Local News Innovation Program This nine-month training and coaching program will help local news organizations transform into more sustainable digital publishers. Sept. 2019 - June 2020 Apply by: June 24, 2019 Cheryl Carpenter NewsU Webinar How to Surface Stories in a Saturated Social Media Environment with Dataminr Get an inside look at how more than 400 newsrooms use Dataminr, a tool that identifies breaking news and pre-viral stories. 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