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Here are 5 reporting tools you won’t learn in class

It doesn’t matter where you went — no journalism school can fully prepare you for the grind of daily journalism. When I came to Poynter I had a lot of experience at newspapers but had never worked full-time for a blog. Here are some tools that have helped me survive. Show More Summary

3 lessons from covering Ebola in 2014

In this Oct. 6, 2014, file photo, a hazardous material cleaner removes a wrapped item from the Louise Troh’s apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States, stayed. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File) In both the U.S. Show More Summary

Elisa Jackson Named Executive Director of Poynter Foundation; Chris Martin Leaving to Pursue Opportunities in Academia

Chris Martin, vice president of external relations and president of the Poynter Foundation, is leaving her position. Elisa Jackson has been promoted to executive director of the foundation, which is the Poynter Institute’s fundraising...Show More Summary

Secrets of Prize-Winning Journalism: This American Life’s Harper High School

“This American Life” reporters Ben Calhoun, Alex Kotlowitz and Linda Lutton spent an entire semester embedded in Harper High School in Chicago — where the previous school year, 29 former or current students were shot and eight died. Working...Show More Summary

Most memorable stories of 2014

S. Mitra Kalita is the executive editor of Quartz, on Poynter’s adjunct faculty, and a Spencer Fellow at Columbia University. She tweets @mitrakalita. A friend of mine recently pondered the role of memory in journalism, saying an information overload has robbed his recall. Show More Summary

Julie Drizin will be executive director of Current

American University | Current The American University School of Communication announced Friday that Julie Drizin will be the first executive director of Current, the news organization devoted to covering non-profit media in America. Drizin...Show More Summary

Guardian: NYT makes ‘big move’ into London

The Guardian The New York Times will move “up to 100? staff to a new digital center in London, The Guardian’s Roy Greenslade reported Friday. Greenslade writes that the new outpost, which will be based in the Bloomsbury borough of England’s...Show More Summary

Tips from a fact-checker: ‘Ultimately it’s about the care that you take with a piece’

Fact-checking is about both the big and the small, the grit of details and the arc of story. “What checking does is similar to so many other types of editing,” says Yvonne Rolzhausen, head of the fact-checking department at The Atlantic. Show More Summary

Washington Post commenter speaks gibberish

A commenter Friday began deciphering the gobbledygook posted underneath a Washington Post that was published in error. The story, which was labeled “Test — delete this,” consisted of a series of random keystrokes with no apparent meaning. But...Show More Summary

Gawker’s New Year’s resolution: Make some sub-blogs

Gawker On Friday, Gawker’s Editor-in-Chief Max Read posted a memo about his plans for 2015 at Gawker. The way Gawker’s homepage is set up has been frustrating, Read wrote. And so they’re going diagonal. The basic structure is simple....Show More Summary

Company takes out ad for departing New York Times reporter

On page B11 of Friday’s New York Times, you’ll find a full-page ad, taken out by Interpublic Group in honor of advertising reporter Stuart Elliott, who took a buyout from The Times. It reads: For more than two decades, you’ve asked the tough questions — often twenty at a time. Show More Summary

Turkish journalist on arrest of colleagues: ‘After awhile it starts to feel like a Kafka novel’

Ekrem Dumanl?, editor-in-chief of Zaman, waves to staff and readers as he’s taken for interrogation. (Photo by Selahattin Sevi, Zaman) After days of detainment, Ekrem Dumanli, editor of the Turkish newspaper Zaman, was released from prison today for lack of evidence. Show More Summary

Buy the journalist in your life a drone. Or a selfie stick

Good morning. Thanks for hanging in there with me this week. We’re taking a newsletter break for the holidays but will return on Monday, Jan. 5, brimming with news and probably an extra five pounds from all that day drinking. In the meantime, Poynter has a lot of great stories lined up for your holiday reading pleasure. Show More Summary

Career Beat: Joel Lovell joins ‘This American Life,’ The Atavist

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community. Joel Lovell will join “This American Life” and The Atavist. He was editing special projects for The New York Times. (Huffington Post) Hernán Rozemberg will be editor-in-chief of the San Antonio Current. Show More Summary

Today in Media History: First successful PC goes on sale in ’74 and helps launch Microsoft

On December 19, 1974, the first successful personal computer went on sale. They called it the Altair 8800. Popular Electronics magazine profiled the new PC in their January 1975 issue. Readers learned that for $395 you could order a kit to build the Altair yourself or buy it assembled for $495. Show More Summary

5 holiday gift ideas for the journalist in your life

Journalism is great, but doing Christmas shopping for my colleagues often feels like a back-to-school trip to Office Depot. If you, like me, think Christmas calls for more than paperclips and Post-It notes, try out the following gift ideas this year: Selfie stick These telescoping vanity poles get a lot of bad press, and with good reason. Show More Summary

National Press Photographers Association moving to Grady College

The University of Georgia The National Press Photographers Association will move its headquarters to Grady College at The University of Georgia, the university announced Thursday. The NPPA, which is currently based in Durham, North Carolina,...Show More Summary

Goodbye, Stephen Colbert, love, NYT

The New York Times “I think it’s gonna leave a hole in my night,” The New York Times’ David Carr says in this farewell video the Times published Thursday. “I really liked getting tucked in by Stephen Colbert.” In the video, the Times’...Show More Summary

The winners and losers of Serial’s first season (Ira Glass is on both lists)

Spoiler alert: If you haven’t listened to all 12 episodes of Serial, there are many spoilers below. As the debate rages on Reddit and Twitter about whether Serial ended with a whimper or a wallop, perhaps we can find more agreement about...Show More Summary

Mike Wilson named editor of The Dallas Morning News

Mike Wilson, managing editor of ESPN’s FiveThirtyEight, will be the next editor of The Dallas Morning News, the paper announced Thursday in a staff memo. Wilson, who visited the Morning News for an interview earlier this month, willShow More Summary

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