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CHC Board Minutes: February 1, 2019

February 1, 2019 Mike Ewing 0

CHICAGO HEADLINE CLUB Board of Directors meeting Fri. Feb. 1, 2019 President Alejandra Cancino called the meeting to order at 9 a.m. Also present in person: Flynn McRoberts, Tahman Bradley and Susan S. Stevens. On the phone: Ben Meyerson, Rob Elder, Greg Karp, Stan Zoller, Dawn Rhodes, Mike Ewing, Maria […]

Resources and key takeaways from FOIAFest 2019

February 23, 2019 admin 0

Here are some lessons learned from panels, and links to resources shared at FOIAFest 2019. We also collected key takeaways posted to Twitter in this collection of curated tweets. Resources FOIA101: tips on getting started (PowerPoint) – Submit and track FOIAs online Data and Databases – Slides and notes Tips on getting information […]

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Weather A Star In News Coverage

February 20, 2019 admin 0

Weather a star in news coverage: The Dallas Morning News finds that covering big weather events draws big audiences, writes Kristen Hare. In an experiment, the newspaper created three new beats by shifting staff. The goal was to convert readers into subscribers.   Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for […]

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Anonymity Exposed

February 19, 2019 admin 0

Anonymity exposed: Anonymity is a con game played on the public by some of the nation’s leading newspapers, says a story from the Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists archives. “Most reporters know that stories are only as good as the reliability of identified sources who are quoted,” says AdviceLine. Visit […]

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High Ethical Standards In Pursuit of News

February 14, 2019 admin 0

High ethical standards in pursuit of news: The Center for Journalism Ethics names ProPublica a finalist for an ethics award. In telling the story of a high school student trying to escape gang membership, ProPublica did not publish his last name or run photos that might reveal his identity.   […]

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A Plea For School Shooting Standards

February 15, 2019 admin 0

A plea for school shooting standards: Education reporters should lead the way toward newsroom standards for covering shootings at schools, writes Emily Richmond; “They should ask managers when their news outlets will name perpetrators and how often,” she writes. “They should also ask whether coverage of such an event will […]

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Brits Propose Global Tech Ethics Code

February 18, 2019 admin 0

Brits propose global tech ethics code: Taking aim at fake news and disinformation, a United Kingdom parliament committee reports “our democracy is at risk” from election interference through social media.   Visit the Ethics AdviceLine blog for more.

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The New Take On Editing Photos

February 12, 2019 admin 0

The new take on editing photos: Pictures are vital to covering the news at a time when technology makes it easy to alter images, says a story in the Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists archives. “It was not considered a big deal a decade or more ago” to alter a picture. […]

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Reinventing Local TV News

February 13, 2019 admin 0

Reinventing local TV news: Local TV newsrooms can’t expect to attract new audiences by producing the same kind of content they have for decades, write Mike Baudet and John Wihbey. Instead of short, fast-paced pieces, they say, try higher emotional impact, more context and a conversational styl   Visit […]

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Saving Local Newspapers

February 11, 2019 admin 0

Saving local newspapers: Dwindling local news leads to partisan political polarization write Joshua P. Darr, Johanna Dunaway and Matthew P. Hitt. “Local newspapers provide a valuable service to democracy by keeping readers’ focus on their communities,” they write. “When they lose local newspapers, we have found, readers turn to their […]