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New Yorker cover artist says resemblance to August cartoon is unintentional

poynter.org — The New Yorker's new cover is a beautiful, understated take on the unrest in Ferguson this past week. It also bears a strong resemblance to an Aug. 21 editorial cartoon by R.J. Matson. (courtesy Cagle) Bob Staake, who illustrated the New Yorker cover, writes on Facebook that he hadn't before seen Matson's cartoon.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @samkirkla: It'd be "more unusual if a New Yorker cover hadn’t been drawn by a political cartoonist first" poynter.org/news/mediawire… pic.twitter.com/d0yk1gmySn

Nov 27, 2014

RT @samkirkla: It'd be "more unusual if a New Yorker cover hadn’t been drawn by a political cartoonist first" poynter.org/news/mediawire… pic.twitter.com/d0yk1gmySn

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Lessons learned: TV-newspaper partner on investigative project

poynter.org — Dallas TV station KXAS (NBC5) and the Dallas Morning News teamed up to investigate complaints of harassment by hundreds of soldiers at the Army's Warrior Transition Units (WTU's) that were designed to help the injured heal. In the process of documenting the poor treatment of Army veterans these separate media outlets learned about how to work together.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @atompkins: Inside a join TV-newspaper investigative project by KXAS and The Dallas Morning News #journalism #InjuredHeroes poynter.org/news/mediawire…

Nov 26, 2014

RT @atompkins: Inside a join TV-newspaper investigative project by KXAS and The Dallas Morning News #journalism #InjuredHeroes poynter.org/news/mediawire…

Nov 26, 2014

RT @DoctorYasmin: Great team work & investigate #journalism from @dallasnews & @NBCDFW. Lessons learned from TV/newspaper partnership: http…

Nov 26, 2014

RT @atompkins: Lessons learned: TV-newspaper partner on investigative project | Poynter.: poynter.org/news/mediawire…

Nov 26, 2014

RT @atompkins: Inside a join TV-newspaper investigative project by KXAS and The Dallas Morning News #journalism #InjuredHeroes poynter.org/news/mediawire…

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Here’s why food editors don’t mess with Thanksgiving (but some would like to)

poynter.org — It was around the Jewish High Holy Days, actually, when Sheryl Julian learned not to mess with people's recipes. The menu was pretty much the same for the Jewish community in Boston, Julian said, who were then largely Ashkenazi.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @JM_Hirsch: Fun piece from @kristenhare abt Thanksgiving features food editors want to kill. Glad I pulled the trigger on mine! poynter.org/news/mediawire…

Nov 26, 2014

RT @JM_Hirsch: Fun piece from @kristenhare abt Thanksgiving features food editors want to kill. Glad I pulled the trigger on mine! poynter.org/news/mediawire…

Nov 26, 2014

Fun piece from @kristenhare abt Thanksgiving features food editors want to kill. Glad I pulled the trigger on mine! poynter.org/news/mediawire…

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NYT corrects: Thanksgiving dishes article ‘contained numerous errors’

poynter.org — No it's not backing down on #grapegate. But the Times found numerous other issues with its Nov. 18 " The United States of Thanksgiving " feature: An article last Wednesday recommending a Thanksgiving dish from each state, with a recipe, contained numerous errors.
Nov 26, 2014

Make that a pawpaw, not a papaya - NYT corrects: Thanksgiving dishes article ‘contained numerous errors’ | Poynter.: poynter.org/news/mediawire…

Nov 26, 2014

NYT correx: "The label for the illustration for the nation’s capital misspelled the District of Columbia as Colombia. poynter.org/news/mediawire…

Nov 26, 2014

Multiple corrections in NYTimes United States of Thanksgiving feature. Wisconsin, however, still has wild rice. poynter.org/news/mediawire…

Nov 26, 2014

That's a papaya: @Poynter: NYT corrects “numerous errors” in its Thanksgiving dishes article: bit.ly/1zuiKHN Nothing re #grapegate

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3 early women food editors who did a lot more than share recipes

poynter.org — For about 10 years, Kimberly Voss has studied women's pages. The newspaper sections that predated lifestyles sections started in the 1880s and have largely been dismissed as fluff. They covered fashion and food, she found, "but they also had really important hard news," said Voss, an associate professor at the Nicholson School of Communication at the University of Central Florida.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @Poynter: Women food editors in the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s pushed at journalism’s boundaries: bit.ly/1FrNF9K pic.twitter.com/u1bzdadVCs

Nov 26, 2014

RT @kristenhare: Jeanne Voltz was a food editor in the 50s and 60s poynter.org/news/mediawire… She started as a war reporter, couldn't cook pic.twitter.com/sMYqALh2Ss

Nov 26, 2014

RT @Poynter: Women food editors in the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s pushed at journalism’s boundaries: bit.ly/1FrNF9K pic.twitter.com/u1bzdadVCs

Nov 26, 2014

RT @kristenhare: Jeanne Voltz was a food editor in the 50s and 60s poynter.org/news/mediawire… She started as a war reporter, couldn't cook pic.twitter.com/sMYqALh2Ss

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Fergus Bell leaves AP for startup that helps newsrooms verify content

poynter.org — Fergus Bell, who helped the Associated Press develop standards for verifying user-generated content, will become the head of newsroom partnerships and innovation at Social Asset Management Inc. SAM sells software to newsrooms that helps them build verification of UGC into their workflows.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @Poynter: >@fergb leaves AP for startup that helps newsrooms verify user-generated content themselves: bit.ly/1tjvs8t

Nov 26, 2014

RT @Poynter: >@fergb leaves AP for startup that helps newsrooms verify user-generated content themselves: bit.ly/1tjvs8t

Nov 26, 2014

>@fergb leaves AP for startup that helps newsrooms verify user-generated content themselves: bit.ly/1tjvs8t

No Thanksgiving holiday for St. Louis Post-Dispatch journalists who cover Ferguson

poynter.org — Some journalists at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch won't be able to take Thanksgiving off, Post-Dispatch Editor Gilbert Bailon tells Poynter. "Only those who are directly involved in covering the Ferguson story," Bailon writes in an email. Affected journalists work in the metro, business, photo and design and production pods.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @Poynter: St. Louis Post-Dispatch cancels Thanksgiving vacations for journalists covering #Ferguson: bit.ly/1yTvRlK "That includes editors"

Nov 25, 2014

RT @Poynter: St. Louis Post-Dispatch cancels Thanksgiving vacations for journalists covering #Ferguson: bit.ly/1yTvRlK "That includes editors"

Nov 25, 2014

RT @abeaujon: St. Louis Post-Dispatch cancels Thanksgiving vacations for journalists covering #Ferguson: bit.ly/1yTvRlK "That includes editors"

Nov 25, 2014

RT @Poynter: St. Louis Post-Dispatch cancels Thanksgiving vacations for journalists covering #Ferguson: bit.ly/1yTvRlK "That includes editors"

Nov 25, 2014

RT @Poynter: St. Louis Post-Dispatch cancels Thanksgiving vacations for journalists covering #Ferguson: bit.ly/1yTvRlK "That includes editors"

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Today in Media History: Jimmy Breslin’s 1963 JFK column: ‘It’s an Honor’

poynter.org — On November 26, 1963, The New York Herald Tribune published "It's an Honor," one of the most memorable newspaper columns of all time. Jimmy Breslin tells the story of President John Kennedy's funeral from the perspective of Clifton Pollard, a gravedigger at Arlington National Cemetery.
Nov 26, 2014

What's the difference between an interesting read and the same ol' story? The 'gravedigger angle.' bit.ly/15Atsns #MediaHistory

Nov 26, 2014

Today in Media History: Jimmy Breslin’s 1963 JFK column: ‘It’s an Honor’ | Poynter. poynter.org/news/mediawire…

Nov 26, 2014

RT @Poynter: Today in media history: Jimmy Breslin covers JFK’s funeral through the eyes of the gravedigger. journ.us/1FqAsjp

Nov 26, 2014

JFK was buried on this date in 1963. Breslin's famous column on his gravedigger. poynter.org/news/mediawire…

ABC ends checkbook journalism, will no longer pay for interviews

poynter.org — The Daily Beast | Poynter ABC is ending a practice that "20/20″ co-anchor Chris Cuomo just last month called " the state of play." The network will no longer pay licensing fees to sources involved in stories. "It was starting to distract from important work," said Jeffrey Schneider, Senior Vice President, Communications, ABC News.

Tony Cenicola’s ‘steamy turkey’ is this year’s poultry pinup

poynter.org — Last year, New York Times photographer Tony Cenicola made a chicken sexy. This year, he made a turkey steamy. The dean of New York poultry photography and his brother have been cleaning out their parents' house on the Jersey Shore ever since Hurricane Sandy hit it hard.

Sam Zell gets a book deal

poynter.org — Sam Zell's book "GRAVEDANCER: The Art of Winning in Turbulent Times" has been sold to Portfolio, Publishers Marketplace reported Tuesday. The book is "a personal and professional memoir" with "compelling stories about his biggest deals and share tips for entrepreneurs who want to follow in his footsteps."
Nov 25, 2014

RT @ourmaninchicago: Today in "The Jokes Write Themselves": Sam Zell's upcoming memoir will be called...Gravedancer. poynter.org/news/mediawire…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @LATimesrainey: Oh brother. RT @Poynter: Sam Zell has deal for memoir “GRAVEDANCER: The Art of Winning in Turbulent Times.” bit.ly/1uBLF8y

Nov 25, 2014

RT @Poynter: Sam Zell has a deal for his memoir “GRAVEDANCER: The Art of Winning in Turbulent Times.” bit.ly/1uBLF8y pic.twitter.com/UUcRmXalj9

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‘Unrest, again’: Ferguson on the front

poynter.org — Images from Monday night and Tuesday morning in Ferguson, Missouri are on the front of most papers in the United States today and a few outside the U.S. Here's a link to the first edition of the St.
Nov 25, 2014

‘Unrest, again’: Images of Ferguson are on front pages around the U.S. poynter.org/mediawire/top-…

Nov 25, 2014

‘Unrest, again’: Images of Ferguson are on front pages around the U.S. | Poynter.: poynter.org/mediawire/top-…

Nov 25, 2014

‘Unrest, again’: Images of Ferguson are on front pages in U.S. | Poynter.: poynter.org/mediawire/top-…

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10 digital tools journalists can use to improve their reporting, storytelling

poynter.org — Digital tools help produce quality content online, but it can be tough figuring out where to start. Here are 10 online tools that can help improve journalists' reporting and storytelling, and engage readers in multimedia. Reporting resources: These tools can help with research and sourcing.
Nov 26, 2014

10 digital tools journalists can use to improve their reporting, storytelling bit.ly/1zXNotP

Fox News reporter talks about getting camera busted in Ferguson

poynter.org — Fox News reporter Steve Harrigan was covering the unrest Monday night in Ferguson, Missouri, when someone in the crowd busted his photographer's camera. "When we got there initally we were surrounded by eight or 10 young men calling me Darren Wilson," Harrigan said by phone.
Nov 25, 2014

My Fox News colleague talks about getting his camera busted in during Ferguson riots last night poynter.org/news/mediawire…

Nov 25, 2014

Fox News reporter talks about getting camera busted in Ferguson | Poynter.: poynter.org/news/mediawire…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @Poynter: Before they broke his camera, #Ferguson protesters told a Fox News reporter he looked like Darren Wilson: bit.ly/1yTmEKm

Nov 25, 2014

RT @Poynter: Before they broke his camera, #Ferguson protesters told a Fox News reporter he looked like Darren Wilson: bit.ly/1yTmEKm

Nov 25, 2014

Wild video MT @Poynter: Before breaking camera, #Ferguson protesters tells Fox reporter he looks like Darren Wilson: bit.ly/1yTmEKm

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Judge orders Connecticut publication to hold story

poynter.org — Stephen Frazzini, a judge in New Britain, Connecticut's Superior Court, has forbidden Connecticut Law Tribune to publish an article, Thomas B. Scheffey reports. The article, by Isaac Avilucea, concerns a document published, apparently by mistake, on the Connecticut Judicial Branch's website.
Nov 25, 2014

Judge orders Connecticut publication to hold story. Law Tribune says the order is unconstitutional prior restraint. bit.ly/1xYXWLs

Nov 25, 2014

RT @Poynter: A judge in Connecticut ordered a publication to hold a story based on information it got from…a gov’t website. bit.ly/1yTrozs

Nov 25, 2014

RT @Poynter: A judge in Connecticut ordered a publication to hold a story based on information it got from…a gov’t website. bit.ly/1yTrozs

Nov 25, 2014

A judge in Connecticut ordered a publication to hold a story based on information it got from…a gov’t website. bit.ly/1yTrozs

How the Southern press foiled FBI’s attempt to smear of MLK

poynter.org — Is it possible that we have to thank the white Southern press of the 1960s - even the segregationist press - for its restraint in resisting FBI attempts to smear the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., with sexual scandal? That question is raised, but not sufficiently developed, in a Nov.
Nov 25, 2014

Must read: A facinating look at a failed FBI attempt at smearing Martin Luther King journ.us/1FnCKQd @Poynter

Nov 25, 2014

RT @Poynter: Even segregationist Southern editors wanted no part of the FBI's smear campaign against MLK journ.us/1FnCKQd

Nov 25, 2014

RT @Poynter: Even segregationist Southern editors wanted no part of the FBI's smear campaign against MLK journ.us/1FnCKQd

Nov 25, 2014

Wow! How the FBI’s smear campaign against MLK was foiled and how different things would be today. By @RoyPeterClark journ.us/1FnCKQd

Nov 25, 2014

RT @Poynter: Even segregationist Southern editors wanted no part of the FBI's smear campaign against MLK journ.us/1FnCKQd

NYT urges staffers to avoid holiday clichés

poynter.org — The New York Times Via New York Times standards editor Phil Corbett, Mark Bulik reminded staffers Tuesday to cut the holiday clichés: As yuletide clichés go, "Christmas came early for so-and-so" is nearly a match for "'tis the season." We've done a fairly good job of avoiding the latter.
Nov 26, 2014

#noregrets RT @TomKludt: I used "Christmas came early" in a recent piece, and I make no apologies poynter.org/news/mediawire…

Nov 26, 2014

First NPR, now NYT...Maybe the newsroom memo warning against holiday cliches is itself getting a bit, you know... poynter.org/news/mediawire…

Nov 26, 2014

RT @Poynter: NYT to staffers: Yule be sorry if you use these holiday clichés bit.ly/1AOjH1B

Nov 25, 2014

RT @Poynter: NYT to staffers: Yule be sorry if you use these holiday clichés bit.ly/1AOjH1B

Nov 25, 2014

NYT urges staffers to avoid holiday clichés like the one that popped into your head when you saw this tweet bit.ly/1vjMd7V

How David Beard plans to unite PRI.org’s ‘journalistic city states’

poynter.org — David Beard's first task as executive editor of PRI.org will be to unite the public media organization's "journalistic city states," he said in an interview. That won't be a small task. PRI is a Minnesota-based public radio distributor perhaps best known for "The World," a show put together in Boston.