Monthly Archives: September 2016

Who Is – And Who Is Not – A “Public Figure”

It’s always been a tricky issue for reporters, and there’s plenty of grey area. In the so-called “Rolling Stone” trial regarding allegations of a sexual assault at the University of Virginia, and a Rolling Stone article about the case, the judge has ruled that a University official is, in this... - MORE -

Could Your Newsroom Host An International Journalist During Election Season?

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is organizing the 2016 General Election Embed Program and would like to invite you to participate by hosting two international journalists at your newsroom from October 30, 2016 to November 8, 2016. These journalists come from the following countries: Russia, Tajikistan, Laos, Tanzania, Kenya,... - MORE -

Tips for Better Interviews

Some succinct thoughts from Poynter here. And, a reminder about the Poynter “Sensemaking Summit” in Madison, Saturday October 1. Learn more here. This promises to be a valuable session for all reporters! Posted by Tim Morrissey... - MORE -

Poynter: Fact-Checking Is Job One For Every Reporter

An interesting column concerning the broad-based criticism of Matt Lauer’s performance in interviewing Trump and Clinton. Must-read. Great analysis, pointing out that one of the main differences in this year’s election is that one of the candidates refuses to stop saying things proven false, and some suggestions on how reporters... - MORE -