Entries invited for Carmage Walls Commentary Prize, honoring editorial page excellence

Honoring excellence in editorial writing is the goal of the Carmage Walls Commentary Prize, which will be presented this fall by America's Newspapers. The prize is underwritten by Southern Newspapers, Inc. The deadline for entries is May 2.
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Journalists across Mexico protest killings of 3 this year

Demonstrations were held Tuesday in more than a dozen cities across Mexico to protest the killings of three journalists in the the last two weeks.

Being receptive to opposing views — why it matters (plus 3 tips to help journalists build rapport with distrustful sources)

A new paper offers insights into how to be more receptive to different opinions and the role it plays in building relationships and solving problems.

A new way of doing election coverage at the Long Beach Post

Reader feedback will be part of the new elections portal that launched this week.

Health Equity Initiative will support newsrooms in producing powerful solutions-driven health stories

The Solutions Journalism Network will support five newsrooms in reimagining the way we cover health issues. Learn how your newsroom can apply to be part of this program.

Cascadia Daily News begins publication in Washington state

This privately owned, locally produced, newspaper began publication on Jan. 24. It is updated daily online, and soon will be available in a weekly print edition, as well as on additional digital platforms.

How to hold law enforcement accountable through public records

Today, 19 states have laws that allow the public to see police records. But challenges persist as journalists struggle to obtain the information they need to hold law enforcement accountable.

AP to create education reporting network with support from Carnegie Corporation of New York

The Associated Press will create a new reporting network aimed at deepening the news cooperative’s U.S. education coverage and strengthening education reporting across the news industry.

UF expands footprint to New York with new CJCxNYC Immersion Program

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications students will have a unique opportunity to experience professional and personal life in the nation’s media capital.

Google adopts a new cookie replacement following privacy concerns

The new solution lets advertisers target users online based on select topics, like "fitness" or "travel," that a user is likely to be interested in.

Palin COVID-19 tests delay libel trial against NY Times

An unvaccinated Sarah Palin tested positive for COVID-19 Monday, forcing a postponement of the start of a trial in her libel lawsuit against The New York Times.

Lee Enterprises asks investors to help fight off hedge fund

Newspaper publisher Lee Enterprises is asking its shareholders to help it fight off a hostile takeover offer from “vulture hedge fund” Alden Global Capital.

Google deceived consumers about how it profits from their location data, attorneys general allege in lawsuits

The complaints allege the company has deployed "dark patterns," design tricks that can subtly influence users’ decisions in ways that are advantageous for a business.

Google asks a judge to dismiss Texas antitrust lawsuit about its ad business

Google filed a motion Friday asking a federal court to dismiss most of the counts in an antitrust lawsuit led by the state of Texas.

Opinion: Sarah Palin v. NYT: Exploring the line between bad journalism and libelous journalism

From the start, the Palin case has been a square-off over the most fundamental of media protections — namely, the “actual malice” standard.

Terri Hale promoted to general manager of 3 CNHI newspapers

Terri Hale has been promoted to general manager of three West Virginia newspapers: The Register-Herald in Beckley, The Bluefield Daily Telegraph and The Times West Virginian in Fairmont.

Klobuchar, Grassley issue statements on Judiciary Committee's passage of antitrust legislation
American Innovation and Choice Online Act now advances to full Senate

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) introduced this legislation in October to restore competition online by stopping dominant digital platforms from unfairly preferencing their own products and services.

Changing the language around incarceration

Instead of “inmate,” use “person in prison” or “person who is incarcerated.”

Can your newsroom meet the challenge of the climate crisis?

2022 will be the year to tackle the complexities of covering climate change says the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) in a new report. While the obstacles are significant, editors are focused on the challenge.