This story originally appeared on the PunditFact website. Poynter.org is republishing with permission. The irony of President Barack Obama, Nobel Prize winner and putative anti-war candidate, launching extensive airstrikes in Syria, quickly led to comparisons with his predecessor, President George W. Bush. President Barack Obama walks with former President G
One packed session from ONA14 was Mobile Bootcamp: Snapchat. Masuma Ahuja, digital editor of The Washington Post, led the session on the social tool that doesn’t drive traffic to stories. Instead, it helps reporters and news organizations build and be part of communities. Before we get any further, a quick primer on Snapchat: Here are the basics on getting s
FILE – This undated file image made available by the CDC shows the Ebola Virus. As a deadly Ebola outbreak continues in West Africa, health officials are working to calm fears that the virus easily spreads, while encouraging those with symptoms to get medical care. (AP Photo/CDC, File) After all, flu isn’t capitalized, and neither are chickenpox or measles.
On Wednesday, BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith publicly shared an email he sent to staff about diversity at BuzzFeed. It’s titled “What We’re Doing To Keep Building A Diverse Editorial Operation,” and it includes a definition of diversity, four reasons that it matters and five things editors should do when hiring. BuzzFeed’s working definition of diversity
On Monday Newsweek placed an editor’s note on Fareed Zakaria’s entire archive for the magazine. It says, “some of his articles have been the subject of complaints claiming that they contain material that should have been attributed to others.” The anonymous critics @blippoblappo and @crushingbort published a post Aug. 22 outlining what they said were instanc