Tag Archives: NiemanLab

Tips On Pitching Freelance Stories

Tips on pitching freelance stories: Knowing exactly what your story is about is crucial to piquing an editor’s interest, writes Tim Herrera.

Write “a solid, clear, powerful nut graf,” he advises. Impress the editor.

“Get me interested to learn more, but more important, make me want to tell this story to the readers of my publication,” writes Herrera.

 

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News Exhaustion

News exhaustion: Laura Hazard Owen writes that “pretty much everyone is exhausted by the news.”

A new Pew Research Center study shows that news fatigue is more common in those who follow news less often and those with lower approval of news media. Seventy-three percent of white Americans express news fatigue, higher than Hispanic and black Americans.

Denver Post Defiance Lauded

Denver Post defiance lauded: Ken Doctor sees a turning point in local American journalism’s descent into oblivison.

“And by standing up for their community, they stand up for themselves,” he writes. “This is the relationship that must be renewed. The loss here isn’t in mere journalism jobs; it’s in community knowledge and self-government.” He cites “vulture owners hollowing out local news.”

Facial-recognition and Internet Vigilantes

Year of the Internet Vigilantes: Doris Truong writes about online identification technology to combat misinformation.

“It might lie in facial-recognition technology. You might have it in your hands already, depending on which smartphone you’re using.” Trust but verify.