Monthly Archives: August 2020

Covering huge news event in Kenosha

From Alvimann on Morguefile Many of you are undoubtedly covering the huge national news story unfolding in Kenosha this week. Poynter is providing this resource to help journalists keep up with the fast-moving story and sort out truth from fiction. Stay safe and keep up this important work.... - MORE -

Prepare for misinformation and disinformation this election season

RJI The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri is holding a panel discussion about misinformation and disinformation during the election season that you can watch for FREE. Check out the details here: Jeff Kao, computational journalist at ProPublica, Aimee RInehart, Deputy Director of First Draft News and ... - MORE -

Set routines to take care of yourself

From andreeautza on Morguefile There’s no doubt that journalists are working under extraordinary stress right now, but RTDNA is offering some ideas for self care to work into your daily routines. This article offers ideas for when you’re exhausted, anxious, angry, and feeling in a creative rut. It also offers idea for unwinding after... - MORE -

2020 inspires new award categories

The news-filled year that is 2020 has prompted awards programs to add special categories so newsrooms can highlight the work they did in an extraordinary year. The Society of Professional Journalists is adding new categories on COVID-19, inequalities in society, and video game coverage. Read about that here. The... - MORE -

Dutch broadcaster raises doubts about targeted digital ads

From DarrenHester on Morguefile Ever since the advent of digital advertising, there’s been a focus on making the ads more efficient through targeting. The hope, of course, was to make them more valuable. Well, a Dutch broadcaster recently decided to conduct an experiment in which it did away with all targeted ads. Conventional wisdom... - MORE -

Listen to Black newsroom leaders talk about their experiences

RTDNA RTDNA is hosting the following FREE webinar giving Black newsrooms leaders talk about their experiences in broadcast journalism. Don’t miss this! We often say that journalism “gives voice to the voiceless,” when what it really does – or can do – is remind us to listen to voices we’ve ignored.... - MORE -