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...

Stories We’re Following 3/27/17

Benny Johnson, a reporter with the Independent Journalism Review, was accused of plagiarism by fellow staffers in 2015, just one year after being fired from Buzzfeed for 41 instances of plagiarism, Poynter reported. Additionally, Poynter reported, “Johnson,...

Stories We’re Following 11/16

In reference to coverage of President-elect Donald Trump, an article from the Columbia Journalism Review examined how “reporters’ personal views got in the way of their ability to hear what was happening around them.” An ethicist from Poynter discussed how...

Stories We’re Following 10/20

Journalists have donated money to both the Clinton and Trump campaigns, while the ethical codes at some news outlets prohibit employees from making donations to political organizations or campaigns, the Columbia Journalism Review reported. Poynter published an article...