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New York Times editor: Why journalists need to use anonymous sources

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> The editor of the New York Times says anonymous sources in news reports about President Trump aren't going away anytime soon.<p>"These are not people who pull us aside because they want to screw Donald Trump," Dean Baquet, the newspaper's executive editor, told CNN's Brian Stelter on …

Journalism

How to Create Amazing Articles Even If You Suck at Writing

If you read any of my blogs, you’ll know that I write a lot about <i>writing</i><p>Why? What’s the big deal? Why am I obsessed with this topic?<p>On the personal …

Public Editor: Journalism needs to focus on accuracy, fairness and independence

Words matter, accuracy matters, fairness matters, independence matters.<p>With journalism under attack these days south of the border, journalists need to focus on the basics of the craft and not become defensive to the swirling charges from Donald Trump that they produce “fake news” and are the …

Journalism

The Secret To Writing Addictive Email Content

While it’s certainly a good thing to stay on top of the latest email marketing best practices, there is one key to boosting subscriber engagement …

Content Marketing

10 kinds of apostrophe mistakes—and how to avoid them

Considering how many ways the apostrophe can be employed, erroneous use of that punctuation mark is widespread.<p>Here are brief discussions of 10 …

ESL

White House Denies Briefing Access to New York Times, Politico, CNN - Bloomberg

White House press secretary Sean Spicer excluded several major news outlets, including the New York Times and CNN, from an untelevised media briefing …

Study: The perfect blog post length—and how long it should take to write

If you're looking for short, easy answers to some common blogging questions, here you go:<p>How long should a blog post be?<p>Answer: 1,000 words<p>How long …

Content Marketing

10 Important Skills Your Social Media Manager Needs in 2017

Having someone with the right mix of skills can boost your company's social media presence.<p>A decade ago, the role of a social media manager might not have even existed. Today, however, almost every company is involved in social media one way or another.<p>A quick look at Google Trends shows the rise …

Social Media Marketing

The New York Times is experimenting with mobile-specific headlines

After 10 months of A/B testing its headlines seriously, the New York Times has started slicing its audience into finer segments, albeit …

Journalism

Mesmerizing video shows every New York Times front page since 1852

Looking for a history lesson that's less than a minute long? A video from self-described data artist Josh Begley is just that. It shows every New …

Photography

5 Content Formats That Perform Way Better Than Plain Blog Posts

Jas Kaur is the co-founder of QuikConsult<p>More than two-thirds of all the content on the internet is visual in nature. This means that web is driven …

Content Marketing

To promote film, 20th Century Fox created fake news sites with fake anti-Trump stories

“BOMBSHELL,” the headline howled in bold, all-capital letters, before continuing, “Trump and Putin Spotted at Swiss Resort Prior to Election.”<p><i>WHAT?!</i><p>A cursory glance around the Sacramento Dispatch’s website revealed it to be like any other local newspaper. On the right: a graphic displaying the …

Journalism

Useful Resources On “Fake News,” Including An NPR Story Highlighting My Lesson

I have a very extensive collection of resources on teaching fake news at The Best Tools & Lessons For Teaching Information Literacy – Help Me Find …

Fake News

Data analysis: Donald Trump v The Media - who do people trust more?

Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman, TV star and now US president, has smashed records for poor approval ratings among Americans.<p>After his victory on a wave of anti-establishment anger, it took just eight days for him to gain a majority disapproval rating, according to Gallup polling, with 51 …

Donald Trump

Behold the latest art project from the best Joker cosplayer on the internet

After taking a break from cosplaying as the Joker, Anthony Misiano is back with a beautiful new project that pays tribute to a classic comic.<p>Misiano …

Cosplay

The Wall Street Journal's Global Retrenchment

The newspaper is cutting staff and shuttering bureaus, even as populism, trade, and international relations are in the headlines.<p>Unhappiness at <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> doesn’t stop at the United States border. A slew of layoffs around the world, combined with uncertainty over the paper’s direction …

Journalism

The New York Times wants to save itself by becoming like Netflix

Wired contributor Gabriel Snyder says it’s all about one big subscription now.<p>You probably know someone who makes sniping remarks like: Old media is dying! They were too stupid to notice the internet! They’re snobs and stuck in the past!<p>The real story is much more complicated, journalist Gabriel …

Journalism

Newspapers aim to ride 'Trump Bump' to reach readers, advertisers

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Trump administration's combative view of traditional news media as the "opposition party" and "fake news" is turning out to be the best hope in 2017 for newspapers struggling to attract more digital readers and advertisers.<p>The New York Times (NYT.N), the Financial Times, …

Journalism

3 Things Every Company Blog Needs in Order to Build a Loyal Audience

Not getting traction? Try this.<p>Building an audience online is a challenge. I shared my story in another Inc column about what I learned after writing over 1,500 content pieces on the Internet, but I wanted to expand on the topic for those managing company blogs.<p>I'll start here: the reason most …

Content Marketing

Pelosi, Cummings, New York Times fall victim to fake Twitter account

That blue checkmark on verified Twitter accounts is there for a reason.<p>House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and The New York Times learned that lesson the hard way Tuesday when all three were fooled into quoting a fake Twitter account.<p>The mixup arose after the …

Michael Flynn

World Press Photo award winner: Independent journalism is more important than the prize

Turkish photographer Burhan Özbilici tells DW what receiving the World Press Award meant to him. His photo of the assassination of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey went around the world.<p><i>DW: How did you feel when you found out that the World Press Photo prize was being awarded to you?</i><p><i>Burhan …

Journalism

The Uncertain Future of Photojournalism

<i>Photojournalism was Donald R. Winslow’s sole focus as the editor of the National Press Photographers Association’s News Photographer magazine and website. Recently, he left N.P.P.A. to become managing editor of content creation at the Amarillo Globe-News, a family-owned daily newspaper in Texas.</i> …

Journalism

Facebook is beginning to reach out to local newsrooms

Last week, Facebook visited journalists in Atlanta and Dallas in what looks like the start of a more reciprocal relationship between the social media …

Journalism

5 Writing Techniques that Stir Your Audience to Action

We all want a positive response to the content we work so hard to create. Not all positive responses, however, are created equal.<p>I’m reminded of this …

Content Marketing

How The New York Times Is Clawing Its Way into the Future

SCROLL DOWN<p><i>The New York Times</i><p>Claws Its Way<p>Into the Future<p><i>The New York Times</i> Claws Its Way Into the Future<p>by Gabriel Snyder | photographs by James Day …

Journalism

9 Phrases Never to Use in Your PR

Whether hype, triteness, or completely meaningless words, they aren't helping you make your case.<p>When PR is done well, it can be brilliant in its ability to promote your brand. More often than not, there are weaknesses in your public relations efforts.<p>A lot put into press releases, messages, and …

Public Relations

How do I submit an op-ed?

Please use our <b>op-ed submission form</b>.<p><b>What's an op-ed?</b><p>Taking its name from its traditional position opposite the editorial page of a newspaper, an op-ed is an opinion essay written by a staff columnist or an outside contributor. It should have a clear point of view or argument supported by specific …

Journalism

Media Has Been A Historical Fluke

<i>‘Journalists talking about reinventing journalism</i>’ is a far more inclusive discussion than you might think. In a forum without experts, I suppose …

Covering Trump Proves Challenging For Magazine Editors

by<p>In a room full of magazine media insiders, it is nearly impossible to avoid talking politics.<p>At this year’s 2017 American Magazine Media Conference …

Journalism

Opinions that look like news stories? Guilty. We're fixing that.

Last week's column about liberal bias generated a lively, informed and constructive exchange - among our readers, and among our staff.<p>In response to …