What We’re Reading This Week 7/22/19

Poynter dissects ESPN’s ban on politics in its programming.  Last week, Gannett announced a merger with GateHouse. A group of journalists have come together to create a new “information pyramid” that focuses on reporting stories that would serve...

What We’re Reading This Week 7/15/19

Poynter gives advice to journalists on how to cover natural disasters.  After a series of tweets made by President Trump, news outlets struggled on whether or not to use the word “racist” to describe remarks he made to a group of U.S. Congresswomen. Trump...

What We’re Reading This Week 7/8/19

In March, a rumor spread in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, that the president’s wife had banned women from wearing pants or miniskirts which led to women being beaten for wearing them. Fact-checkers hope to prevent the spread of harmful misinformation...

What We’re Reading This Week 7/1/2019

New Orleans newspaper The Times-Picayune was absorbed by the Advocate this week. Poynter reports on where the Times-Picayune reporters will work after the merger. Youngstown, Ohio, will lose its only daily newspaper in August.  There is a growing trend of using comics...
What We’re Reading This Week 6/25/19

What We’re Reading This Week 6/25/19

Six Florida newsrooms are teaming up to cover climate change which is a local story in the state as its residents are already feeling the effects of the heating planet.  The Nieman Lab conducted a study to see how people evaluate the credibility of photos they see...
What We’re Reading This Week 6/17/19

What We’re Reading This Week 6/17/19

After the protest in Hong Kong Sunday, Columbia Journalism Review’s Amanda Darrach discusses the importance of and the best way to estimating crowd sizes in news coverage.  Two new bills have been introduced to Congress aimed to help hurting newsrooms.  The...