Coaching for women in journalism

Alumnae of Poynter’s Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media and ONA’s Women’s Leadership Accelerator — programs that give women the skills, connections, and knowledge they need to rise in their careers — are offering free one-on-one coaching sessions. Whether you’re a woman looking for job advice, feedback on your work, or tips on how to be a better boss, […]

Barry Bingham Sr. Fellowship seeks journalism educator nominations

The 2018 Barry Bingham Sr. Fellowship is accepting nominations for an outstanding educator who has shown great efforts to encourage and mentor college students of color in the field of journalism. The winner will receive an honorarium of $1,000 to be used to “further work in progress or begin a new project.” The fellowship, which began in 1990, is an annual tradition of […]

New initiative available to help news media produce relevant, trusted coverage

The Community Listening and Engagement Fund (CLEF) is a new grant-making initiative to help news organizations produce more relevant and trusted coverage for the diverse audiences they serve. The fund will subsidize the costs for newsrooms to adopt tools designed for this purpose. CLEF will initially support Hearken and GroundSource. CLEF was created by The News Integrity Initiative (NII), the Democracy […]

NFOIC requests Google disable Gmail ‘self-destructing’ feature for government communiqués

The National Freedom of Information Council is urging Google to disable its new self-destruct feature for government emails, fearing it will thwart efforts to retrieve public records. The feature, added on April 25, allows users to send “confidential mode” emails that disappears after a set time limit. The emails also can’t be forwarded, and they can be “unsent.” In a letter written Friday […]


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