Was It Appropriate for the Media to Identify Rioters from the U.S. Capitol Attack?

No, I don’t believe identifying or asking readers to identify rioters was appropriate. However, my issue is almost entirely with the latter of the two. I consider myself a centrist, but regardless of political orientation, I’m viewing this question from the standpoint of the purpose of the media in general.
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Journalism Outlets Need New Social Media Policies

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette journalist Alexis Johnson was barred from protest coverage after joking about a Kenny Chesney concert on Twitter. She tweeted: “Horrifying scenes and aftermath from selfish LOOTERS who don’t care about this city!!!!! .... oh wait sorry. No, these are pictures from a Kenny Chesney concert tailgate. Whoops.”

Critical Thinking

How Much Press Should Journalists Give Former President Donald Trump Now That He’s Out of Office?

For four years, every word uttered, action taken, and tweet sent by Donald Trump dictated the day’s media coverage. I hope that changes, though I am unsure whether journalists will have much of a choice; once a reality star president, always a reality star president.

Newspeople

Axios Reporter Alexi McCammond to Serve as Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief

Axios reporter Alexi McCammond will become editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, effective March 24, according to a Friday announcement by the magazine's parent company, Condé Nast. The company …

John Torres Named Engagement Editor for FLORIDA TODAY

In journalism, the rule is never bury the lede. So, I won't.I'm very pleased to announce that our new Engagement Editor will be longtime FLORIDA TODAY journalist John Torres.John doesn't need much of …

Jenna Pirog Joins The Washington Post as Deputy Editor of Strategic Initiatives

Announcement from Director of Strategic Initiatives Elite Truong:I’m excited to announce that Jenna Pirog is joining The Post as the deputy editor of strategic initiatives, working with Lede …

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10 News Publishers That Do It Right 2021

When we put out the call for nominations for our annual 10 News Publishers That Do It Right, it was right in the middle of a global health pandemic. Newsrooms around the world were dealing with difficult challenges—from the loss of advertising revenue to ensuring the health and safety of their staff.

Managing Production Expenses in the New Year

My prior feature in E&P presented some dire predictions as to where newspapers might be going and their relevance in the current year. It wasn’t a comfortable article for me to write, but I based my predictions in reality rather than simply an optimistic overview of a dramatic fairy tale recovery.

How Towne Post Network Reinvented the Community Magazine Model

Disrupting traditional, old and obsolete business models is how many new entrepreneurs and startups gain success. Although they are often synonymous with Silicon Valley and other tech centers, disruptive entrepreneurs can also be found in places like Fishers, Ind., a suburb of Indianapolis.