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 6/3/2019

Large areas around the nation lack access to local broadcast news, called orphan counties. Columbia Journalism Review’s Corey Hutchins chronicles the story of La Plata County, Colorado, and their plea to the FCC to try to get local news. Due to Neilson-drawn...

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 5/2

Facebook hired former New York Times staffer Alex Hardiman in a new position called head of news products. According to Recode, “Hardiman will work with publishers to create news features, and also try to stop the proliferation of false news on the...

Stories We’re Following 4/12/17

According to Poynter, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga emails obtained through open records laws show university officials fired an NPR-affiliated reporter because they “were worried that annoyed Republican legislators — who had previously cut funding to a...