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Poynter on Media
Why every checkout counter in America sells those $14 magazines
In a struggling magazine media market, a genre of magazines called special interest publications or bookazines has become a surprising winner.
How to uncover out-of-context quotes
During times of war, there is chaos and uncertainty, the perfect conditions for misinformation to spread. MediaWise teen fact-checker Story Pennock shows you how to uncover the origin of out-of…
Poynter on Memes
How memes are used to spread misinformation
When memes take a really complex topic and boil it down to 15 words or less plus a punchline, know that there is simply no way you have all the information.
Poynter on Microaggressions
How to speak up about microaggressions in the newsroom
Choosing to speak up about microaggressions could have real consequences on your professional life. Here's how to do it effectively.
Poynter on Writing
Journalism isn’t who you are. It’s what you do.
Making journalism part of our identities justifies the passion and purpose that brought us to the profession. It also makes us supremely exploitable.
Looking for a new journalism gig? Consider small newspaper ownership.
Many newspapers are thriving in small communities but, without succession plans, they risk closure.
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Opinion: It’s possible to be a journalist and a human
The pursuit of the appearance of objectivity (as opposed to focusing on truthful and contextual reporting of the news) has always been a cynical public relations tactic, one that came to prominence at…
In the age of social media blasts, what’s the point of letters to the editor?
Publishing readers’ letters sends a message that they are equal participants and that reader criticism is a necessary part of how the news is made.
How a bigshot writing coach beats writer’s block
These 6 eccentric tips have worked for Roy Peter Clark into his 20th book as author or editor.
What I learned about good writing from Francis X. Clines
Clines leaves behind a legacy of sharp and graceful writing, arguably unmatched in its range, energy and creativity.
A growing group of journalists has cut back on Twitter, or abandoned it entirely
Journalists view Twitter as a valuable platform for finding and sharing information, but many say they wish they used it less.
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Poynter on Social Media
Substack sees an opportunity in Twitter’s chaos
The platform created to give writers a place to make money is rolling out new features aimed at luring people from Twitter’s uncertainties