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  Tom Jones | Poynter · [email protected]
March 1, 2024 at 12:30 PM

Journalism's existential dread problem

Poynter Many news workers wonder if they’ll wake up tomorrow with a job. That uncertainty can cause hyperactivity — or outright nihilism. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   OPINION   Good morning. Today’s newsl…
  Tom Jones | Poynter · [email protected]
February 29, 2024 at 12:30 PM

Heeeere’s a new site covering late-night TV

Poynter Three veteran media and TV reporters have launched LateNighter.com. Is it a few years too late? Or just in time? Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   OPINION   Heeeere’s a new site covering late-night TV …
  The Poynter Institute · [email protected]
February 27, 2024 at 2:30 PM

Are you prepared to follow the money?

Poynter Get the tools and expertise you need to cover the billions of taxpayer dollars pouring into communities across the country. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   Billions of taxpayer dollars are pouring int…
  Tom Jones | Poynter · [email protected]
February 26, 2024 at 12:29 PM

Shane Gillis’ giant miss as host of SNL

Poynter He could have addressed his controversy or his style of comedy. Instead, he took the safe way out and delivered a moment with no real impact. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   OPINION   Before we get s…
  Tom Jones | Poynter · [email protected]
February 23, 2024 at 12:30 PM

Jon Stewart is back. But why?

Poynter He says he wanted a ‘place to unload thoughts as we get into this election season.’ There are other ways he could have done that. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   OPINION   Good morning. Today’s newsl…
  Tom Jones | Poynter · [email protected]
February 22, 2024 at 12:30 PM

Is local news access tied to how much money you make?

Poynter A new report identifies the disparity between the haves and have-nots for local journalism — and household income plays a big role. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   OPINION   Is local news access tied…
  Kristen Hare | Poynter · [email protected]
February 21, 2024 at 3:49 PM

Press Forward is expanding.

Poynter Here's how. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   On Wednesday, Press Forward announced an expansion of its local chapters at the opening of the Knight Media Forum. Eleven communities joined six established chapte…
  Tom Jones | Poynter · [email protected]
February 21, 2024 at 12:30 PM

Jon Stewart fires back at critics as only he can

Poynter ‘I guess as the famous saying goes, “democracy dies in discussion.”’ Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   OPINION   Jon Stewart fires back at critics as only he can Jon Stewart, shown here in Se…
  The Poynter Institute · [email protected]
February 20, 2024 at 2:31 PM

Getting together for the greater good

Poynter February is an important month at Poynter HQ — both for us, and for the future of journalism. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   The joy is in the details Poynter may be a global leader in journalism,…
  Tom Jones | Poynter · [email protected]
February 20, 2024 at 12:30 PM

Prestigious Polk Award winners are announced

Poynter ProPublica won the National Reporting award for revealing the lavish gifts wealthy benefactors gave to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   OPINION   Prestigious Pol…
  Tom Jones | Poynter · [email protected]
February 19, 2024 at 12:29 PM

Still parsing through Donald Trump’s NATO-Russia comments

Poynter It was such a flabbergasting comment that here we are, a week later, and it is still a major topic of discussion. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   OPINION   A week later, still parsing through Donald …
  Tom Jones | Poynter · [email protected]
February 16, 2024 at 12:30 PM

Big changes coming to CNN?

Poynter Leader Mark Thompson’s possible strategy to reform the network is cutting star anchor salaries. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   OPINION   Big changes coming to CNN? (AP Photo/Ron Harris, Fi…
  Tom Jones | Poynter · [email protected]
February 15, 2024 at 12:30 PM

ESPN’s strong coverage of the Chiefs parade shooting

Poynter Their job is to share thoughts about football, but they spoke softheartedly and eloquently about Wednesday’s horrific events. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   OPINION   ESPN stepped up with strong and…
  Kristen Hare | Poynter · [email protected]
February 14, 2024 at 1:34 PM

The layoff census is here.

Poynter Not just how many, but who are they? Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   2020 was a scary year before I started tracking all the layoffs and closures in our industry. Then, that work became nearly all my work. B…
  Tom Jones | Poynter · [email protected]
February 14, 2024 at 12:29 PM

The Messenger founder defends its business model

Poynter The company abruptly laid off its 300-person staff without severance and closed its website on Jan. 31. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   OPINION   Good morning, everyone. Tom Jones is off today, but t…
  The Poynter Institute · [email protected]
February 13, 2024 at 2:45 PM

Does it feel like you're forgetting something? 💘

Poynter It's February, which means something's right around the corner. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   Forget-me-nots for February, Poynter style February is charging ahead — the Super Bowl is over and th…
  Tom Jones | Poynter · [email protected]
February 13, 2024 at 12:30 PM

Sunday’s Super Bowl set a viewership record

Poynter CBS Sports’ coverage of Super Bowl LVIII delivered the most-watched telecast in history with 123.4 million average viewers across all platforms Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   OPINION   Sunday’s Supe…
  Tom Jones | Poynter · [email protected]
February 12, 2024 at 12:30 PM

President Biden was the topic on the Sunday shows

Poynter Those close to Biden called the report ‘a shabby work product,’ ‘gratuitous, unnecessary and inaccurate’ and ‘improper’ Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   OPINION   President Biden’s special counsel rep…
  Tom Jones | Poynter · [email protected]
February 9, 2024 at 12:30 PM

How the media is covering Donald Trump’s Supreme Court case

Poynter The general consensus seems to be that the court is unlikely to allow Colorado to bar Trump from the state’s ballot. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   OPINION   How the media is covering the Donald Tru…
  Tom Jones | Poynter · [email protected]
February 8, 2024 at 12:30 PM

The Tucker-Russia relationship draws intense media scrutiny

Poynter Critics called Carlson a ‘useful idiot,’ ‘a vessel for foreign poison’ and ‘a propagandist, with a history of helping autocrats conceal corruption.’ Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   OPINION   The Tuck…
  Kristen Hare | Poynter · [email protected]
February 7, 2024 at 1:34 PM

Dear Nieman Lab readers...

Poynter See? Details matter. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   I’ve been the recipient, as have my Poynter colleagues, of some careless communications. It usually starts like this: Dear Nieman Lab … or Hello CJR! 😑 …
  Tom Jones | Poynter · [email protected]
February 7, 2024 at 12:29 PM

Vladimir Putin interviewed by a Western journalist? It’s not as good as it sounds

Poynter Tucker Carlson is acting like others haven’t sat down with Putin due to lack of trying. More likely, Putin is using Carlson to put on a performance. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   OPINION   Vladimir…
  The Poynter Institute · [email protected]
February 6, 2024 at 2:45 PM

This awards season, consider the Poynter Journalism Prizes

Poynter Know someone who deserves to be honored for outstanding work? We've got details on a prestigious opportunity to honor a colleague — or yourself. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   Help honor those who wr…
  Tom Jones | Poynter · [email protected]
February 6, 2024 at 12:29 PM

At CNN, it’s all news, no schmooze with your morning coffee

Poynter After a decade of attempts to win the a.m., the cable network will ditch the chat show format in favor of more hard news. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   OPINION   Good morning, everyone. Tom Jones i…
  Tom Jones | Poynter · [email protected]
February 5, 2024 at 12:30 PM

The story behind the Poynter Journalism Prizes

Poynter Poynter president Neil Brown makes the case for contests, great storytelling and writing short Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   OPINION   Good morning, everyone. Tom Jones is on vacation, but the team…
  Tom Jones | Poynter · [email protected]
February 2, 2024 at 12:30 PM

Q&A: Did the media business implode in January?

Poynter If 2023 felt tumultuous, 2024 seems to have gone completely off the rails. Poynter’s media business experts dig into the causes — and effects. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   OPINION   Q&A: Did t…
  International Fact-Checking Network · [email protected]
February 1, 2024 at 12:57 PM

The hardest fact-checking: coups and wars

Poynter West Africa and Gaza Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. This month we look at the work of fact-checkers in tough conditions; a defense of the fact-checking community and its growth; a call for fact-checkers …
  Tom Jones | Poynter · [email protected]
February 1, 2024 at 12:30 PM

‘A moment for the ages’ from Mark Zuckerberg

Poynter The founder of Facebook and the leader of Meta apologized to the families of victims who had suffered abuse on Meta’s apps Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   OPINION   ‘A moment for the ages’ as Mark Zu…
  Kristen Hare | Poynter · [email protected]
January 31, 2024 at 1:34 PM

Contests? Some national journalists want to help.

Poynter (With entry $$$!) Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   Joseph Pulitzer, the late publisher of the New York World and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, left $2,500,000 for the founding of the Pulitzer School of Jou…
  Tom Jones | Poynter · [email protected]
January 31, 2024 at 12:30 PM

A Boston Globe columnist crossed journalistic lines. Should the Globe still have run his story?

Poynter While reporting on a woman who sought assisted suicide, Kevin Cullen got personally involved, putting the Globe in an ethical dilemma. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   OPINION   A Boston Globe columni…
  The Poynter Institute · [email protected]
January 30, 2024 at 2:30 PM

Get help covering a tough topic: political extremism

Poynter Sign up now for Beat Academy to get access to expenses-paid reporting trips and grant reporting opportunities Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   Get smart help covering a tough topic American political extremi…
  Tom Jones | Poynter · [email protected]
January 30, 2024 at 12:30 PM

Breaking down the complicated Sports Illustrated dispute

Poynter Changing owners, staff cuts, decreased print editions and threats of mass layoffs have left the iconic sports publication very much in jeopardy. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   OPINION   Breaking dow…
  Tom Jones | Poynter · [email protected]
January 29, 2024 at 12:30 PM

Taylor Swift is headed to the Super Bowl

Poynter CBS must be absolutely thrilled to broadcast what could be the most-viewed US-based telecast of all time Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   OPINION   Get ready, America: Taylor Swift is headed to the Su…
  Kristen Hare | Poynter · [email protected]
January 25, 2024 at 2:19 PM

How to help

Poynter It’s been (another) tough week Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   Screenshot, Community Aid Network by Kati Kokal I don’t know about other media reporters, but I’ve never gotten used to covering/watchin…
  Tom Jones | Poynter · [email protected]
January 25, 2024 at 12:30 PM

Jon Stewart returns to ‘The Daily Show’

Poynter He’ll only be back on Mondays. And for a limited time. But fans of the show couldn’t be happier. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   OPINION   Just a quick note before we get started today: There will no…
  Tom Jones | Poynter · [email protected]
January 24, 2024 at 12:29 PM

Layoffs hit the Los Angeles Times, Time and NatGeo

Poynter It was a bleak day for the media industry. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   OPINION   For today’s lead item, I turn it over to Poynter media business reporter Angela Fu. Layoffs hit the Los Angeles Ti…
  The Poynter Institute · [email protected]
January 23, 2024 at 2:56 PM

Is your newsroom ready to transform its crime coverage?

Poynter If so, apply for our Transforming Crime Coverage course to help you manage the change. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   'A program like this can really help you' If you've been contemplating how your newsroo…
  Tom Jones | Poynter · [email protected]
January 23, 2024 at 12:30 PM

The latest drama from the Los Angeles Times

Poynter Three top editors have now left the paper as a planned layoff of perhaps as many as 100 journalists looms. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   OPINION   The latest drama from the Los Angeles Times …
  Tom Jones | Poynter · [email protected]
January 22, 2024 at 12:30 PM

Media coverage of DeSantis dropping out

Poynter You knew something was up Saturday evening when he canceled his interviews on the Sunday shows. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   OPINION   And then there were 2 — media coverage of Ron DeSantis droppin…
  Tom Jones | Poynter · [email protected]
January 19, 2024 at 12:30 PM

Los Angeles Times announces layoffs; union calls for walkout

Poynter The Times reportedly plans to cut ‘at least 100 journalists, or about 20% of the newsroom,’ due to financial challenges. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   OPINION   Los Angeles Times union calls for wa…
  Tom Jones | Poynter · [email protected]
January 18, 2024 at 12:30 PM

CNN sets its sights on a world outside of TV

Poynter New CNN CEO Mark Thompson outlined a vision for the cable network to step into the future — to save its future. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   OPINION   CNN sets its sights on a world outside of TV …
  The Poynter Institute · [email protected]
January 17, 2024 at 3:12 PM

Real, affordable rewards for your staff — or yourself

Poynter Invest in your journalists or yourself with these low-cost Poynter opportunities. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   Smart ideas for your limited training budget Tight newsroom budgets can make it challenging …
  Kristen Hare | Poynter · [email protected]
January 17, 2024 at 1:49 PM

What’s your beat this year?

Poynter Some resources to help you do your job Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   (The “sharpen anything” man, in a 2004 story in the St. Joseph (Missouri) News-Press, via newspapers.com) If you’ve ever worked a…
  Tom Jones | Poynter · [email protected]
January 17, 2024 at 12:30 PM

Why were the Iowa caucuses called so early?

Poynter News outlets named a winner just as voting got started. Some were upset, but Iowa’s caucuses don’t work like traditional elections. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   OPINION   Why were the Iowa caucuse…
  Tom Jones | Poynter · [email protected]
January 16, 2024 at 12:30 PM

Ron DeSantis criticizes conservative media

Poynter DeSantis, down in the polls, lashed out at conservative news outlets for not holding GOP frontrunner Donald Trump to account. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   OPINION   Ron DeSantis’ heel turn now cri…
  Tom Jones | Poynter · [email protected]
January 12, 2024 at 12:30 PM

Another scandal rocks ESPN’s lousy month

Poynter First, Aaron Rodgers. Then a Stephen A. Smith tirade. Now Sports Emmy entries with fake names? 2024 hasn’t been kind to the network. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   OPINION   A quick note: in observa…
  Tom Jones | Poynter · [email protected]
January 11, 2024 at 12:30 PM

After leadership news, the Times they are a-changin’

Poynter The Los Angeles Times' departing editor and owner were clearly not on the same page. The Times now seeks a ‘new generation of leadership.’ Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   OPINION   After leadership n…
  Kristen Hare | Poynter · [email protected]
January 10, 2024 at 1:49 PM

Burned out already?

Poynter What if it’s something else?! Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   (Shutterstock) Hi and happy 2024! This is a quick edition as I wade through my inbox and launch something I’ve been working on for awhile…
  Tom Jones | Poynter · [email protected]
January 10, 2024 at 12:30 PM

Major surprise shakeup at the Los Angeles Times

Poynter Kevin Merida announced he would step down as executive editor after only two and a half years. It would appear his tenure did not go as expected. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   OPINION   Major surpr…
  The Poynter Institute · [email protected]
January 9, 2024 at 3:37 PM

Ditch work/life balance. Here's a better formula.

Poynter Enroll in our Work-Life Chemistry newsletter series and escape the myth of balance. Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.   How to actually be good to yourself in the new year This time of year, your inbox and soci…