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Media Insider: Facebook Combats Fake Stories, Diversity in Newsrooms Trending Upward, Twitter to Allow Longer Tweets

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round up of journalism, blogging and freelancing stories from the week. Twitter Likely to Start Allowing Longer Tweets From Sept. 19 (Editor & Publisher) Twitter has become known as the platform used to get information out quickly and concisely; however, sometimes the 140-character maximum just isn’t enough. Editor & Publisher…

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8 Must-See Online Tools and Apps For Journalists and Publishers

Fact: Being a journalist isn’t easy. With the immediacy of the news cycle – and brevity many times being championed over deep reporting – reporters are asked to turn around attention-grabbing, consumable stories faster than ever. Luckily, with the advent of chat apps and other newsroom-centered tools, mobile phones can act as a reporter’s Swiss Army knife to…

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Media Insider: Minority-Journalism Group Struggling, New York Times Runs First Front Page Editorial Since 1920

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round up of journalism, blogging and freelancing stories from the week. New York Times Runs Front Page Editorial for the First Time Since 1920 (New York Times) The intense gun debate recently landed a front page editorial in the New York Times. The newspaper rarely runs editorials on its front…

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Media Insider: Covering Climate Change, Murrow Journalists Visit Top J-Schools, WaPo’s Rezaian Sentenced to Prison

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round up of journalism, blogging and freelancing stories from the last two weeks. Five Interactive Ways News Outlets are Covering Climate Change (Journalism.co.uk) The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference is taking place in Paris. Most news organizations are there to cover it and the changes around climate change, addressing…