Poynter's top posts this week: Matthew Power, BuzzFeed's use of tweets

Including this post, Poynter has published 59 separate pieces of content so far this week. These were the most popular as of Friday afternoon.

  1. Matthew Power dies in Uganda This is by no means the place to start if you want to learn about the writer, who died Monday. You might try Noam Cohen's New York Times obit, Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke's collection of remembrances from Power's friends and Longform's tribute to him, which includes a podcast and some of his stories.
  2. BuzzFeed reporter gets permission to use rape survivors’ tweets, but people still got mad Judging by the comments and Poynter's replies on Twitter, a lot of readers got mad at us about this piece as well. Kelly McBride is working on a follow-up.
  3. U.K. paper apologizes for misattributing ‘goat war’ comments Sure, let's all pretend there's no goat war coming, like good little, uh, sheep.
    The truth is out there. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
  4. Photo debunking accounts spring up to call out viral fakes on Twitter My favorite quote from Paulo Ordoveza about his Twitter account, which shames accounts that tweet fake or uncredited photos: “It started out as @PicScolder but then I thought it’s more being a pedant, so I changed it to that.”
  5. Obama will sit down with celebrities but not The Washington Post I used the word "Galifianakian." My editor thought it maybe should have been something like "Galifianakisian." Your thoughts welcome.
  6. Upworthy co-founder at SXSW: ‘This is what media should do’ Sam Kirkland filed lots of good stuff from SXSW this week. If you liked this post, you might enjoy his piece on ethical challenges in social journalism.
  7. Boston Globe drops paywall, adds meter instead Old piece. Thanks, Reddit!
  8. FOIA lessons from Gawker Editor John Cook Old piece. Thanks, John Cook, for getting a new job.
  9. Advice from an introvert: It’s time to speak up Butch Ward has solid tips for introverts who want to make more contributions to their workplaces. He quotes Jill Geisler: "being aware of our tendencies might explain us, but it doesn’t excuse us."
  10. Ezra Klein’s publication is named Vox It must be the phrase "the vegetables of journalism."
  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at TBD.com and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.


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