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Andrew Beaujon heading for Washingtonian

poynter.org — Poynter's news editor, Andrew Beaujon, announced to staff Friday that he's leaving for Washingtonian, where he'll be a senior editor. "I'm grateful that Poynter gave me a shot as a media blogger," Beaujon said. "I've loved my time here and care deeply about my coworkers.
Nov 22, 2014

I'm so lucky to have worked with and learned from @abeaujon for a year. Congrats to you and folks at @washingtonian!! poynter.org/mediawire/top-…

Nov 22, 2014

RT @Poynter: >@abeaujon is headed for @washingtonian poynter.org/mediawire/top-… “I’m grateful that Poynter gave me a shot as a media blogger"

Nov 21, 2014

Congrats to @abeaujon on his move to @washingtonian. Bad news: Won't get to see him at @Poynter in January: bit.ly/1xdTOlq

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In St. Louis, high school journalists are telling their own stories about Ferguson

poynter.org — Jennifer Fowler watched news as it flowed out of Ferguson, Missouri, in August. She felt scared. She wanted to know what was real. And she wanted to tell the story herself. When her senior year finally started at McCluer North High School in neighboring Florissant, Missouri, she got the chance.
Nov 21, 2014

@StKonrath: In St. Louis, high school journalists are telling their own stories about Ferguson/ @KristenHare poynter.org/mediawire/top-…

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What Great Bosses Know about Thanks

poynter.org — Here's a Thanksgiving week question for you: When was the last time you said "thanks" to an employee? Was it within the past day? Past week? A little appreciation can go a long way. Still, I know from my management teaching that a good number of employees think their bosses are misers when it comes to a simple "thank you."

Survey: NPR’s listeners best-informed, Fox viewers worst-informed

poynter.org — Fairleigh Dickinson University People who watch no news at all can answer more questions about international current events than people who watch cable news, a survey by Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind finds. NPR and Sunday morning political talk shows are the most informative news outlets, while exposure to partisan sources, such as Fox News and MSNBC, has a negative impact on people's current events knowledge.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @wadegoodwyn: Survey: NPR’s listeners best-informed, Fox viewers worst-informed | Poynter.: poynter.org/mediawire/top-…

Nov 22, 2014

RT @wadegoodwyn: Survey: NPR’s listeners best-informed, Fox viewers worst-informed | Poynter.: poynter.org/mediawire/top-…

Nov 22, 2014

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3 lessons from the G20 Summit ‘Factcheckathon’

poynter.org — Earlier this week, nine fact-checking websites joined forces to fact-check the statements made by world leaders during the G20 summit in Australia. Glenn Kessler wrote about the results in The Washington Post. I coordinated this first factcheckathon with Cristina Tardàguila from O Globo and took home three important lessons.

Push for Parity: What do women in leadership need next? Courage.

poynter.org — This essay is the fifth in our Push For Parity essay series, featuring stories about women in leadership in journalism. For more on our series and details about how you can contribute, see Kelly McBride's essay introducing the project. Poynter and ONA have also announced a tuition-free women's leadership academy.
Nov 21, 2014

@BostonAngela "Courage, persistence & calm sense of expectation” Great @abennett essay on women newsroom leadership bit.ly/11lzDco

Nov 21, 2014

Thanks Jay! RT @jayrosen_nyu Some tough and sound advice from @abennett on making women newsroom leadership a reality poynter.org/mediawire/top-…

Nov 21, 2014

Some tough and very sound advice from @abennett on how to finally make women leadership in the newsroom a reality. poynter.org/mediawire/top-…

Nov 21, 2014

More task forces and training sessions? Really?? Poynter.: poynter.org/mediawire/top-…

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As the media waits in Ferguson, it begins covering itself

poynter.org — In August, when the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editor-in-Chief Gilbert Bailon spoke with Poynter about Ferguson coverage, he said "Ferguson is an inner-ring suburb of 21,000 that has never seen such glare of the national media." Three months later, Ferguson has seen a lot of glare, ( including from Poynter.
Nov 21, 2014

As the media waits in #Ferguson, it begins covering itself poynter.org/mediawire/top-… and now I'm covering that. What's the meta of meta?

Nov 21, 2014

RT @abeaujon: In Ferguson, the media waits, and begins to cover itself bit.ly/1zJOidt

Nov 21, 2014

In Ferguson, the media waits, and begins to cover itself bit.ly/1zJOidt

Want to cover Will and Kate? Fill out an application, and don’t wear jeans

poynter.org — Prince William and Kate Middleton will visit the U.S. Dec. 7-9. U.S. journalists who wish to cover the event have till 11:59 Friday to submit an application for credentials. The royal visit will mostly be confined to New York, though the Duke of Cambridge will spend a little time in D.C.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @Poynter: Want to cover Will and Kate’s U.S. visit? Fill out this application, and ditch the jeans, slob bit.ly/11lv41Q pic.twitter.com/y3fw0eBiCo

Nov 21, 2014

Want to cover Will and Kate’s U.S. visit? Fill out this application, and ditch the jeans, slob bit.ly/11lv41Q pic.twitter.com/sA0PbHu5Ih

Fusion tracks news orgs that use term ‘illegal immigrant’

poynter.org — Despite "all the good reasons not to use" the term illegal immigrant, " it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines," Felix Salmon writes.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @Poynter: Which news orgs still use the term “illegal immigrant”? Fusion is keeping score: bit.ly/11lsysv + a couple more that don’t use it.

Nov 21, 2014

RT @Poynter: Which news orgs still use the term “illegal immigrant”? Fusion is keeping score: bit.ly/11lsysv + a couple more that don’t use it.

Nov 21, 2014

Which news orgs still use the term “illegal immigrant”? Fusion is keeping score: bit.ly/11lsysv + a couple more that don’t use it.

I’m dreaming of a Christmas without holiday clichés

poynter.org — It's beginning to look a lot like laziness from headline writers across America: The result is the same no matter which holiday standard you plug into Google. Here's "Deck the Halls" If you're looking to shake off the Christmas clichés, NPR standards editor Mark Memmot has a few banned phrases.

ONA, Poynter Team Up for Innovative Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media

about.poynter.org — Posted on Nov. 18, 2014 ONA, Poynter Team Up for Innovative Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (November 18, 2014) - The Online News Association (ONA) and The Poynter Institute will partner to create an intensive, tuition-free leadership program that addresses the unique needs of women in digital media.
Nov 21, 2014

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New York magazine creates ‘pop-up blogs’

poynter.org — Since May, New York magazine has launched an irregular series of "pop-up blogs" to expand its coverage on a variety of topics including relationships, the arts and travel. The blogs focus on a specific theme - exploring Paris, untangling love lives or navigating New York's art scene, said Ben Williams, digital editor of New York Media (which owns New York and its associated properties).

Re/code joins the list of news orgs cutting comments

poynter.org — Re/code's Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg wrote on Thursday that comments are now gone from the site. We thought about this decision long and hard, since we do value reader opinion. But we concluded that, as social media has continued its robust growth, the bulk of discussion of our stories is increasingly taking place there, making onsite comments less and less used and less and less useful.
Nov 21, 2014

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Nov 20, 2014

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Scotland gets a pro-independence newspaper

poynter.org — The Guardian The National, Scotland's first explicitly pro-indepence newspaper, will launch Monday, Mark Sweney reports in The Guardian. Gannett subsidiary Newsquest will publish the paper, which Glasgow Sunday Herald Editor Richard Walker will also edit. The Sunday Herald was the only Scottish paper to support independence, and it saw sales go up dramatically in the runup to the country's ultimately doomed referendum.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @Poynter: Scotland gets a pro-independence newspaper: bit.ly/11ltPj7 The only newspaper that supported #indyref saw sales go way up

Nov 21, 2014

Scotland gets a pro-independence newspaper: bit.ly/11ltPj7 The only newspaper that supported #indyref saw sales go way up

Today in Media History: Before digital recording there was Edison and his 1877 phonograph

poynter.org — The digital recorders we use today can trace their history back to the 1870s. There were a number of inventors who built the foundation of audio technology, but one stands out. On this date in 1877 Thomas Edison introduced his phonograph. The device was unique because it could both record and play sound.
Nov 21, 2014

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Nov 21, 2014

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How much does BuzzFeed write about cats, anyway?

poynter.org — "And can't we just dismiss the BuzzFeeds of the world, with their listicles and cat videos?" - The New York Times' Innovation report BuzzFeed's animals section covers dogs, squirrels, owls, even llamas, but its coverage of cats gets prominent mention in almost any reference to the publication, especially its news operations.

NPR tries to lure cattle-ranchers, skydivers with new ad campaign

poynter.org — NPR is launching an ad campaign in four cities. Ads on billboards, trains, in print and online in Dallas, Indianapolis, San Diego and Orlando tell people that NPR stations will meet them at the intersections of their interests - no matter how offbeat those nexuses may seem.
Nov 21, 2014

"NPR tries to lure cattle-ranchers, skydivers with new ad campaign" poynter.org/mediawire/top-…

NPR: Can the holiday clichés

poynter.org — A note from NPR standards editor Mark Memmot throws a cup of cold wassail over holiday-season clichés. A selection of his phrases to avoid: - "Tis the season to ..." No, it tisn't. - "Oh, the weather outside is ..." Don't put that song in my head!
Nov 21, 2014

Yes, Virginia, NPR has a list of holiday cliches to avoid in radio copy. minnpo.st/1uJC8ja

Nov 21, 2014

RT @Poynter: NPR warns against holiday clichés: bit.ly/1tkQXoy "No, it tisn’t” the season

Nov 20, 2014

RT @Poynter: NPR warns against holiday clichés: bit.ly/1tkQXoy "No, it tisn’t” the season

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‘Profanity dramatically increases engagement’ says NPR health blogger

poynter.org — NPR NPR health blogger Scott Hensley has a strategy to generate buzz on social media: start cussing. He told NPR's Social Media Desk that quoting a little profanity from a recent Jack Shafer interview in a tweet bumped his engagement up to 5 percent: If I said, "Fuck you and your mother with a stick," you'd say, "Whoa, Jack!"