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Journalists can't risk cutting corners on fact-checking

When a conservative provocateur tried to sting the Post, he learned an important lesson about genuine reporting, and helped provide a refresher course to journalists around the country. Including those of us here in Ohio.


ONMA director talks about news media on Town Hall Ohio

ONMA Executive Director Dennis Hetzel discusses “fake news,” the outlook for newspapers and other journalism issues on the Ohio Farm Bureau’s statewide “Town Hall Ohio” radio program this weekend.


Proposed newsprint tariffs threaten small-town newspapers

(On December 4) more than 1,100 newspapers in small and medium-sized communities across the United States signed a letter calling on Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to heavily scrutinize the anti-dumping and countervailing duty petitions filed in September by Longview, WA-based paper mill, North Pacific Paper Company (NORPAC).


What the news business needs from Google and Facebook

Google and Facebook say, often, that they want to help news organizations. They’re holding listening sessions, running pilot projects, rolling out new tools, stepping up those kind of overtures since fake news distributed on their platforms and propaganda targeted using their technology helped flip the 2016 presidential election.


Newburgh Heights mayor, council file lawsuit accusing WEWS of defamation over critical story

Newburgh Heights Mayor Trevor Elkins and all four village council members filed a lawsuit accusing a local TV station and one of its reporters of defamation over a story the mayor claims was a "calculated and perverse political smear."


Miami Student joins Your Voice Ohio reporting initiative

The Miami Student, along with several other publications in the Miami Valley, is joining forces with local news organizations to better cover community issues and increase local trust in the media through an initiative titled “Your Voice Ohio.”


Post-Lauer firing, OU Scripps College, journalism school move to protect interns

Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communications and the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism responded last week to the news of alum Matt Lauer being fired from NBC’s “Today” show with condemnations of Lauer’s alleged sexual misconduct, and announced efforts to better protect student interns in the future.


Who's that interrogating you? These tools can help you avoid a sting

Friends call it creepy. Then they ask me to look up their Tinder dates. It's probably weird, but I love to research the people I meet.


Poynter: Tips on how to write about Nazis and other extremists

I was 22 when I covered my first skinhead march as a cops reporter in the Coeur d’Alene bureau of the Spokesman-Review newspaper.


Clearing the air on climate education, a NYTimes reporter returns to the scene of her story in SE Ohio

As a national correspondent, you learn to do stories and move on, no matter how much you might like to stay. It’s the nature of the job: There is always another story waiting to be told.

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