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Boston Globe runs fake Page One against Trump

Union protests GateHouse at event
at R.I.'s Journal

R.I. court keeps
secret the files of
Gov. Chafee’s son

Conn. daily paper’s executive named to E&P’s ‘25 Under 35’

R.I. board keeps
files secret on its controversial exec

Why does N.H. block public from seeing election ballots?

Boston Mayor Walsh relents on $1.7K fee for GE emails

Key R.I. politicians refuse to make
their emails public

Feds stymie R.I . reporter’s quest for jailed drug doc files

Northeastern forum features ‘Spotlight,’ watchdog journalism

Ex-R.I. reporter rues giving up on tip on
priest sexual abuse

Aug. 31 deadline for N.E. 1st Amendment Institute fellows




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Bulletin photo by Jake Fischer

Bob Hohler

Globe’s Hohler rides a road
to an unconventional career

By Jake Fischer
Bulletin Staff

Less than 24 hours after his 63rd birthday, Bob Hohler hunched over to tie the laces of his black Adidas high-tops. Dark gray elastic braces hug each of his knees underneath matching dark gray shorts. His red T-shirt is dripping with sweat.

Hohler has played pickup basketball with other Boston Globe writers at noon Fridays for more than 20 years. The average age of the participants is about 30, yet Hohler is still racing up and down the court, barking defensive instructions to his teammates and flinging no-look passes.

Throughout his life and career, Hohler hasn’t succumbed to the norm. Hohler’s professional journey has defied the usual and followed an unbeaten path. Blocking the shot of a Globe co-op half his age is nothing compared to covering a presidential impeachment and then parachuting into the Boston Red Sox beat with little previous sportswriting experience. MORE >



Baron: Future of news
is in the audience’s hands

By Debora Almeida
Bulletin Staff

Marty Baron, Pulitzer Prize-winning executive editor of The Washington Post and formerly editor of The Boston Globe, shared with future journalists, journalism educators and others the elements of the news media that he knows are changing and those that are still undetermined.

Baron spoke to and fielded questions from a capacity audience of more than 240 people on the topic of “The future of … Media.”

His talk was part of series of “The future of … “ discussions held by Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern University, with leaders in their fields. Baron spoke at Northeastern Thursday, March 31.

Baron outlined a few themes he thinks will define the news media in future years. Two of those themes involved a new understanding of the platforms news media outlets use. One theme is that our society has already evolved past being just a digital society, and that we are now a mobiles society. Another theme is that in a mobiles society, readers don’t seek out the news, but instead want the information to find them. MORE >


Hills: Go all-in on experimentation


Steve Hills keynote speech

Picard: Optimistic
but cautionary for papers


Robert Picard keynote speech

Leahy puts 1st Amendment at forefront


First Amendment Awards

Overview of NENPA's winter convention

Awards Photos

Photos of key advertising,
circulation, marketing award winners

Photos of key newsroom
award winners

News

Do the math – or ask how to

News videos should be brief, simple

Capturing history,
learning lessons in Ferguson

Tell personal stories about opioid epidemic

Dodging pitfalls of covering school sports
at small newspapers

Interviewing tips: Create a conversation

Tips for taking award-winning photos

Tips for developing
award-winning enterprise stories

Opinion

Write fearless,
but community-minded editorials

Connecting with your column readers

Digital

Social media lures for readers

Mobiles: Where audience is
– and revenue too

6 journalists join Hall of Fame



Hall of Fame Awards

‘Spotlight’ on investigative reporting


Spotlight

Decision Making

Un-publishing: Difficult decision to make

Write and reason your ethics policies

News and the Law

Anti-libel safeguards:
Accuracy, precision, caution

Ins, outs of covering courts

Know, follow the law
when decisions get difficult

Special Events

Launch of ‘Murder Ink’: No buried leads

Advertising

How to dodge ad blockers

Papers need to keep pace with ad changes

More customer info = more ad sales

Newspapers attractive for political ads

Promoting your way to more ad revenue

How to make ads stand out

Design

Designing for dollars

Management

Panel: Engage engaged millennials


News Digest


The links below are to items on other websites:
Union protests GateHouse at Providence Journal event
Boston Globe publishes fake Page 1 against Trump
Trump’s retort: Globe is ‘stupid,’ ‘worthless’
Poynter commentary: Globe fake Trump page ‘falls flat’
AP style changes to lowercase ‘web’ and ‘internet’


The links below are to items on other websites:
Conn. daily paper’s exec named to E&P’s ‘25 Under 35’
Conn. reporter honored for covering murder probe
2 Globe photographers honored in national contest
Globe’s Wallack wins Scripps 1st Amendment award
Record-Journal 1 of 10 E&P papers ‘that do it right.’


The links below are to items on other websites:
Study: Ad plan = 78% traditional, 22 percent digital
Newspapers might sue ad blocker that subs its own ads
comScore: 10% of desktop users employ ad blockers
NAA president: Infinite digital ad inventory is a myth
E-commerce editors: Cutting publishers in on sales
Facebook to allow sponsored content posts outside ads
Facebook to add video ads to Instant Articles
Political ads finally, in 2016, gaining traction online


The links below are to items on other websites:
Reporting, writing tips from Pulitzer Prize winners
Misleading displays can color the visualization of data
10 tips for livestreaming news reports
5 tips for video storytelling
Right, wrong ways of handling user-generated content
Upsides, downsides of becoming a solo journalist
Ways to improve structure in editing stories
Cautions when collecting data with 3rd-party tools
Turning a writer’s procrastination into a productive aid


The links below are to items on other websites:
Hearst adds to Conn. holdings with Norwalk, Wilton
GateHouse Media names new veep of marketing
Clifford new head of GateHouse news, design center
Northeastern forum:‘Spotlight,’ investigative journalism
Ex-R.I. scribe rues giving up on priest sexual-abuse tip
Talese burned on ‘reckless’ Twitter for comments at BU
100s of journalists join in reporting on Panama Papers
‘Searchable encyclopedia’ for criminal justice reports
Writer discusses his piece on downsized journalists
What lies ahead for robot-driven journalism
The pitfalls of dwindling local, independent editorials
Presidential hopefuls break tradition, skip NAA confab
Study shows shortage of J-school data courses


The links below are to items on other websites:
Aug. 31 deadline for N.E. 1st Amendment Institute
Photo workshops at BU begin May 16-20



Alice White Muschinsky, board member, former human resources director at Record-Journal Publishing in Conn.
John R. Lacy David Hardy Christine Finn Leonard
Marion t. Lundfelt Odermatt Roger James Hare
Diane M. Gabianelli


CONNECTICUT • Rick Daniels, former executive
at four New England news publications,
leaves as publisher of Baltimore Sun

MAINE Allen Adams Katy England
MASSACHUSETTS Stu Neilson, general manager, editor of Tewksbury Town Crier, retires • Amalie Benjamin • Kevin Paul Dupont


The links below are to items on other websites:
Court keeps ex-R.I. Gov. Chafee’s son’s files secret
R.I. board keeps files secret on controversial executive
Why does N.H. block public from reviewing ballots?
Boston Mayor Walsh relents on $1.7K fee for emails
Key R.I. politicians refuse to make their emails public
Feds stymie R.I. reporter’s quest for drug doc files
Did Clinton’s Mass. polling place stop block voters?


The links below are to items on other websites:
79% of large dailies have paywalls; 63% are metered
Research: Newspaper websites fail to advance reach
Medium offers publishers new free distribution platform
API: Digital readers prefer, engage with deeper stories
Popularity of messaging apps spurs creation of chatbots
The state of, future of automated online fact-checking
Automated answers to online content verification
Facebook, Google’s power, and threats to news


The links below are to items on other websites:
Facebook paying publishers to use new livestream app
GateHouse exec urges using Facebook livestreams
How some news outfits use Facebook’s livestreams
Snapchat’s strategy to be a dominant news platform
Legacy publishers, social media collaborate on news
Instagram’s new feed algorithm might favor publishers
Traffic from 3rd-party distributors less than expected
Apple News goes to Twitter to attract readers


The links below is to an item on another website:
Survey shows how mobile users access news
80% of time spent on social media is on mobiles
Tablet sales shy of forecasts; smartphones to blame?


Columnists

Writing
How to use quotes, besides sparingly
Jim Stasiowski

Design
'I love you guys'

Ed Henninger

Advertising
Why you should avoid
the most overused word in advertising

John Foust

Technology
Survey says: Papers' page counts
correlate with their bottom lines

Kevin Slimp


Commentary
Vetting, interpreting prowess of professional journalists remains crucial in Digital Age
Gene Policinski

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