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    Half of America thinks we’re making it up

    Distrust of the news media didn’t start with Donald Trump, but he has amplified and stoked those doubts like no American president before him. Trump is also not the first politician to discredit any negative reporting on him, but his effort to undermine a shared understanding of facts conveyed in fair, vetted reporting takes a page from the playbooks of authoritarians in China, Cuba, Russia and Venezuela.

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    Public editors are disappearing in U.S. newsrooms. But abroad, they're more important than ever

    When The New York Times nixed its public editor position earlier this summer, the move was met with a mix of derision and approval.

    Despite criticism from journalists — especially on Twitter — Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger stood by the move, saying in an internal memo that substituting an online reader center for an official ombudsman was justified by the increase of reader interactions on social media.

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    Newsday releases review of Kevin Deutsch’s reporting

    Editor's note: This story has been updated with the latest report from iMediaEthics, comments from Indira Lakshmanan (the Craig Newmark Chair in Journalism Ethics at Poynter) and Deutsch's response to Newsday's review.

    More than four months after it opened an investigation into Kevin Deutsch's reporting history, Newsday has published its results.

  • Tips/Training

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    11 questions to ask before sharing graphic photos, video

    Images and videos can be powerful tools to describe extremely difficult subjects. And digital cameras, smartphones and emerging storytelling tools make it easier than ever to share a dizzying array of news images. Yet many of these can be graphic or gruesome.

    Here are some questions to help you decide what, where or whether to broadcast, publish or share visually explicit photos and video.

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    Jonah Lehrer remembers the moment his career was shattered

    Jonah Lehrer was about to go on stage before 1,000 people in the summer of 2012 when he got the news: Another writer just discovered that he put made-up quotes from Bob Dylan in his book.

    "I’d been a lifelong Dylan fan, and I’d been familiar with the proximate versions of what he’d said," Lehrer said of getting the call backstage before a St. Louis appearance. "So I put in those approximations to make it sound better, as if I’d actually done my homework. And then I forgot they were there."

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    Should journalists protest in Trump's America?

    On Sunday, Robert Hernandez went on Twitter to share his thoughts as “a Catholic who believes in equal/human rights, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation.” He explained that President Trump’s executive order indefinitely blocking Syrian refugees from entering the United States and suspending immigration from several predominantly Muslim countries conflicted with his own religious beliefs.

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