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'NYT' Report Emphasizes Need For Digital Content, Staff Diversity

<i>The New York Times</i> has released an internal report to outline its goals for the future of its newsroom. The report, titled “Journalism That Stands …

Media Industry

From Headline to Photograph, a Fake News Masterpiece

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — It was early fall, and Donald J. Trump, behind in the polls, seemed to be preparing a rationale in case a winner like him somehow managed to lose. “I’m afraid the election is going to be rigged, I have to be honest,” the Republican nominee told a riled-up crowd in Columbus, Ohio. …

Media Industry

12 Common Blogging Blunders

Hello, bloggers!<p>Today I come to you with Common Blogging Blunders, things I’ve noticed bloggers do a lot… and that they should stop doing. …

Media Industry

Frustrated Nevada Journalist Starts His Own News Website

In the months after Sheldon Adelson, the casino magnate and prominent Republican donor, purchased The Las Vegas Review-Journal in late 2015, one local journalist was particularly relentless in criticizing the new ownership.<p>In blog posts and postings on Twitter, Jon Ralston, arguably the state’s …

Media Industry

Harvard's 12-module photography course is now available for free online

If your resolution for 2017 is to take better photographs than your current blurry, badly composed effort, you’ll want to check out this free MOOC from Harvard University.<p>The school where Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates cut their teeth has uploaded the entirety of its photography course to ALISON – …

e-Learning

How to Write Phenomenal Blog Posts in a World Full of Average Ones

Follow these eight steps to write better than everyone else.<p>You may be wondering why I’m writing a blog post about how to write a blog post, when so …

Digital Marketing

'It helps build that daily habit': Publishers use Instant Articles bundle for daily must-reads

Publishers are using Facebook’s latest Instant Articles update, which lets publishers post multiple articles within one post, to publish regular …

Media Industry

4 Keys to Writing Content That Readers Will Love

Writing content that readers will love isn't only about what you write, but how you write it.<p>If your content doesn’t provide readers with value, solve a problem, answer a question or entertain, then it doesn’t really serve a purpose. Have you ever had what you thought was a great post idea, but it …

Content Marketing

Lessons From Russia: Verify Everything, Don’t Publish Rumors

The year was 2006. A reporter for an independent Moscow newspaper who had uncommonly good access to President Vladimir V. Putin had written an article about the president’s affair with a famous athlete. I was the editor of a monthly magazine and wanted the journalist to expand his report for my …

News Media

How to Give Your Content Wings: We Analyzed 11,541 Viral Articles from 2016 to Uncover the Secret Formula

I’ve been blogging for more than 10 years. After launching and growing multiple successful blogs, there’s one thing that doesn’t change — the amount …

Digital Marketing

California lawmakers propose bills to teach students to identify 'fake news'

The bills aim to teach high school students how to detect misleading, fabricated or inaccurate reports in the wake of the 2016 US election<p>Two California lawmakers have proposed bills to fight “fake news” by teaching high school students how to detect misleading, fabricated or inaccurate reports in …

Fake News

Report: PR pros should focus on ‘influencer’ marketing, VR

With each New Year comes new trends for PR and marketing to conquer.<p>Here are a few takeaways on what to expect in 2017—and what communication …

Public Relations

How Your Public Relations Effort Should Look Like a Military Assault

Content marketing is your "troops on the ground." Your PR "air cover" provides those troops with third-party credibility.<p>Every company, especially a new startup, needs at least two tactics in its marketing arsenal: content marketing and public relations. Wielded strategically, these forces can work …

Digital Marketing

Why the BuzzFeed debacle damaged journalism and handed Trump a gift

For BuzzFeed to publish totally unsubstantiated allegations against Donald Trump -- while saying “there is serious reason to doubt the allegations” -- turns the practice of journalism on its head.<p>It is a perversion of what we do for a living to spew out material that may be nothing more than bogus …

Media Industry

Reuters global chief calls for greater transparency in news reporting methods

Back in its early days in the mid-nineteenth century, Reuters won competitive advantage in the news industry by using carrier pigeons to send out its …

Journalism

14 Amazing Free Slab Serif Fonts

When the slab serif was launched in Britain, it led to amazing way of advertising. Many individuals and companies choose to use this font to …

How the barrage of fake news tarnishes public relations

Fake news has always been around, but 2016 saw a spike in stories that were blatantly false or misleading or partially untrue.<p>This sudden rise in …

Media Industry

Onnit Iron Man Kettlebell

Superhero weight for getting in superhero shape.

Superheroes

The Best Cosplays of 2016

We doubled our cosplay efforts in 2016 to bring you coverage of incredible cosplayers from all over the world, and today we decided to round up some …

Geek

50 Best Free Fonts For 2017

Happy New Year 2017! We start the first day of new year, by gathering <b>50 best free fonts</b> for you. We hope these fonts are very useful to create some …

Typography

Online Journalism Examples and Tips

Examples<p>I used to provide a long list of examples in this space. Links to examples are now available at the site for my book <b>Flash Journalism: How to</b> …

Journalism

Sleepy Fat Cat Typeface Free Font

December, 26 2016 in Free Fonts - 0 views<p>You May Also Like:<p>Do you know a fat cat? Perhaps you have a fat cat of your own that watches you while you …

Typography

The week's best photojournalism

Russian President Vladimir Putin pays his respects to slain Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov, during the funeral ceremony at the Russian …

Photojournalism

Cosplay Friday #193 – Jane Foster Thor, DIABLO III Monk, and More by Melodywise Cosplay

Melodywise Cosplay uses the hobby of cosplay as an “outlet for bringing ideas to life by becoming that idea.” An art school graduate with a passion …

Geek

Ta-Nehisi Coates’s advice to young journalists: get off Twitter

News reporters look to Twitter as their professional bloodline. It’s not just where they make job connections, follow the work of their peers, and now even learn the latest from the country’s president-elect — it’s where they make their names as young journalists.<p>Ta-Nehisi Coates thinks that’s a …

Media Industry

Tips for writing cleaner social media copy

When was the last time you read social media post that contained an error?<p>It probably wasn’t too long ago.<p>Great writing is in decline. As content …

Public Relations

Metal Gear Solid V: Quiet Cosplay by Tali xoxo

Our last Quiet cosplay feature by Tniwe was a huge hit (for obvious reasons). Here at AiPT! the gratification of our adoring fans is a high priority …

Geek

Using @Grammarly to Improve Writing – Reviewing Grammarly Premium #edtech

I have been a fan of Grammarly for some time now. I have the Chrome extension and find it very helpful to eliminate errors, particularly before I hit …

ESL

Facebook Is Turning To Fact-Checkers To Fight Fake News

The company is giving content from fact-checking organizations unprecedented visibility in the News Feed.<p>Facebook today announced several initiatives to help reduce the spread of fake news, and a major element involves giving fact-checking organizations unprecedented prominence in the News Feed.<p>The …

Facebook