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Even before the 2020 election, Donald Trump laid the groundwork. If he lost, he said, then it had to be because the election was rigged. Actually, that conspiracy theory based on nothing but Trump’s own imagination (or devious planning) dated all the way back to the 2016 election. He said if he lost that election, […]
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Trump is suing his niece, Mary Trump, The New York Times and three Times reporters over what he claims was an “insidious plot” to obtain his tax records. Trump’s lawsuit claims the Times convinced Mary Trump to “smuggle records out of her attorney’s office and turn them over to the Times.” The Associated Press’ Michael […]
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Covering COVID-19 is a daily Poynter briefing of story ideas about the coronavirus and other timely topics for journalists, written by senior faculty Al Tompkins. Sign up here to have it delivered to your inbox every weekday morning. Seven states with low vaccination rates and high COVID-19 infection rates are using most of the drug […]
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The disappearance of 22-year-old Gabrielle Petito has captivated the public, with national news organizations devoting substantial coverage to the twists and turns of the investigation and social media users scouring Petito’s Instagram and YouTube accounts for hidden clues. On July 2, Petito and her fiancé Brian Laundrie left New York in a white van on […]
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Googling for credible information can help correct belief in misinformation, according to a new study
The ferry crossing from Washington state to British Columbia, more than three hours of uninterrupted travel, provided the time and luxury to read the Sunday edition of The Globe and Mail. On that December day in 2019, a story about an Indigenous Metis family dominated the front page, a description of young parents who had […]
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Publishers hope fact-checking can become a revenue stream. Right now, it’s mostly Big Tech who is buying.
The Lead is a weekly newsletter that provides resources and connections for student journalists in both college and high school. Sign up here to have it delivered to your inbox every Wednesday morning during the school year. I followed a common path at my student publication in college: I was a beat reporter for the university news […]
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Something strange happened in Philadelphia last year. And in Houston. And Tampa Bay. And Charleston. When for-profit newsrooms asked their communities to support them through donations, those communities did. “We definitely learned that local communities are willing to support local news organizations, and it really didn’t seem to matter if they were for-profit or nonprofit,” […]
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John Walsh’s explosive comments about the Gabby Petito case, and why we, the media, are captivated by the story
Most of us are familiar with John Walsh. He’s the TV personality and victims’ rights advocate who created and hosted the show “America’s Most Wanted” in the late 1980s — just a few years after his 6-year-old son, Adam, was abducted and murdered. Since his son’s death, Walsh has become one of the leading advocates […]
Covering COVID-19 is a daily Poynter briefing of story ideas about the coronavirus and other timely topics for journalists, written by senior faculty Al Tompkins. Sign up here to have it delivered to your inbox every weekday morning. COVID-related hospitalizations are clearly falling. They’re down to 94,100, the lowest rate in a month, and down […]
With President Joe Biden moving to tighten vaccine requirements, some Republicans have pushed back, arguing that Biden’s policies unduly constrain personal liberty. During a Sept. 16 interview on the conservative channel Newsmax, Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., focused on the prospect that Biden could make vaccination a requirement for interstate travel, such as on a plane. (Biden has […]
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Young people think it’s “very important” for news organizations to link out to their facts and research. Older people don’t care as much.
Fewer grants, more risks: Four rules for nonprofit journalism funders, from the former president of ProPublica
“This shit is just embarrassing”: The New Yorker’s archive editor breaks down the print mag’s dismal diversity stats
A few more details on The Emancipator, the upcoming relaunch of a 19th-century abolitionist newspaper
The people who trust news least aren’t necessarily loud and angry — they’re indifferent, study of 4 countries suggests
An Australian court ruling makes publishers legally responsible for every idiot Facebook user who leaves a comment
“I didn’t feel wanted by student media”: Few Black and Latinx students are editors of top college newspapers
“Facebook has always been where my audience was”: Meet some of the local journalists writing the first paid newsletters at Facebook
The “shadow bank” that — with the help of public pension funds — is aiding the destruction of local news
Apple now wants to be your “News Partner” (meaning they’ll let you keep more of your readers’ cash if you join Apple News)
Back in the day, it took a lot more time and effort to prepare dough for a regular home meal. Once the dough is mixed and stirred, it had to sit for hours in order to become ready. Today, however, with the modern touch of technology, home cooks use a very handy little machine called […]
No matter whether you cook food for your family or are a professional chef, efficiency is crucial while working in the kitchen. All you look forward to while cooking is to make delicious dishes effortlessly. Many find the task of peeling potatoes time-consuming. But when you have an electric potato peeler, you can have them […]