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 7/1/2019

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 6/11/19

Many news organizations and journalists have pledged to not name the shooter in mass shootings to try to avoid giving perpetrator notoriety.  The Columbia Journalism Review has recruited four journalists to serve as public editors for The New York Times, The...

Stories We’re Following 5/20/2018

Men outnumber women in U.S. newsrooms and in fact-checking positions.  Nurses are rarely used as sources in health news, but make up nearly a third of all healthcare professionals.  Illinois statehouse press has dwindled in recent years, but an Illinois...

Stories We’re Following 2/5/2018

FAYETTEVILLE (UARK) — Poynter writes a commentary about the media’s coverage of sexual assault and a possible need to change the approach of how it’s reported.  “…it’s time for a new look at anonymity ;policies.”...