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The Dart Center Style Guide for Trauma-Informed Journalism is intended to be "an educational tool for all journalists to increase their knowledge and interest in this topic as well as improving their skills and boosting their professional integrity,” says Executive Director Bruce Shapiro.
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Judi Terzotis announced as E&P’s 2021 'Publisher of the Year'

Judi Terzotis, president and publisher of The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana), NOLA.com and The Advocate in Baton Rouge, was announced today as "E&P's 2021 Publisher of the Year," at the America's Newspapers Senior Leadership Conference in Colorado Springs. The announcement was made by E&P’s Associate Publisher, Robin Blinder, where the audience was treated to a video, showing how E&P notified and surprised Judi, via ZOOM.

Censorship by PIO

Ask any journalist what makes their blood pressure go up on deadline. It is being routed to a public affairs office without getting the interview, missing a deadline, or just getting a pre-screened department-organized message. Lately, the public — and even local reporters who have not covered a Washington, D.C. beat — are unaware of how restricted access has become at the federal level.

Trust in news

America is often described as a country constantly reinventing itself. If this is correct, then loud and often violent discourse is the forge of that reinvention. Journalists of all stripes and persuasions report on the issues feeding the forge's fire but do so according to a set of journalistic core values.

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Internal Facebook documents suggest a disconnect between what the company has said publicly about its overall response to COVID-19 misinformation and some of its employees' findings concerning the issue.
Northwestern University has launched the Medill Subscriber Engagement Index, a tool that allows local news organizations to see what content encourages subscribers to stick around and lets publishers benchmark their performance against outlets in comparable markets.
Jessica Rosenworcel, the acting chairwoman of the powerful regulator, campaigned vigorously for a permanent appointment.
A Washington Post story details how Facebook programmed its algorithm to surface content that angered users.
As I’ve written before, I think it’s worth taking a chance on the Local Journalism Sustainability Act. Although there are some hazards, a few of which Jacoby has identified, overall it strikes me as a worthwhile response to the decline of community journalism.
New research from The Conversation, in collaboration with YouGov and the University of Cambridge, shows consumers have big concerns around the way climate change is reported in the media, and they don’t trust politicians or journalists as a source for climate change information.
Jeremy Waltner, publisher of the Freeman Courier, says the new model is a leap of faith for him and his community.
The Committee to Protect Journalists, in collaboration with the News Leaders Association, has launched the U.S. Press Freedom Accountability Project in light of the unprecedented attacks on journalists around the United States. The initiative will support reporting on press freedom violations and accountability, with grants available to news organizations.
Adriana Lacy and Alice Wilder share their best advice for avoiding burnout, choosing a great workplace and retaining young talent in newsrooms.
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Kimi Yoshino, managing editor of the Los Angeles Times, is leaving the newspaper to become editor in chief of the Baltimore Banner.
Cox Enterprises has hired Erin Mitchell Richeson as the vice president of inclusion and diversity (I&D), effective Oct. 29.
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