The staff at the Shawnee News-Star in Oklahoma hasn't had a break from keeping readers informed since a deadly tornado struck the town on Sunday.
The Boy Scouts of America’s national leadership will vote today on whether to allow openly gay Scouts in its ranks. Should sexual orientation matter in the Boy Scouts?
Galesburg paper earns general excellence honors while winning 14 first-place awards and 27 overall in annual Illinois AP contest.
Yesterday, Twitter announced a way you can make your Twitter account more secure: two-step authentication.
The Food and Drug Administration has recently implemented changes to sunscreen labeling, which aim to clear up some confusing terms but may still be difficult to understand. How to educate your readers on this topic:
The Journal Star in Peoria, Ill., connects its readers and the city’s mayor through an online chat.
This morning, an "Ask Me Anything" thread started on Reddit with two AP social media editors. There's some interesting conversation going on, even beyond UGC ethics, if you want to take a look here.
The recent tornadic destruction in Moore, Okla., is another example of teachers putting their safety aside to protect students.
Microsoft Excel is a powerful tool for journalists working with data. With some very basic skills, you can organize and analyze numbers you routinely come across in your beat and start chasing down new data sets to explore for stories.
David Riley, regional story bank editor for GateHouse Media New England, recently led a webinar called, “A Beginner’s Guide to Excel for Journalists.” You can find a quick primer on Excel for beginners here.
Here are five takeaways from the presentation:
More Content Now columnist and blogger Suzette Standring is a finalist in the category of "Online, Blog, and Multimedia Columns under 100,000 monthly unique visitors" for the annual column writing competition for the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.
Emergency crews and volunteers continued to work through the early morning hours Today in a frantic search for survivors of a huge tornado that ripped through parts of Oklahoma City and its suburbs, killing at least 24 people and flattening whatever was in its path, including a hospital and at least two schools. If a disaster hits your area, are you prepared?
Documents often can be compelling, smokig-gun visuals that can tell the story better than a photo. Here's what The Times-Reporter displayed its localized story of the IRS-targeting scandal that broke recently.
GateHouse newspaper in Canton, Ohio, wins general excellence award in its division for the seventh consecutive time.
On Friday, the Shawnee News-Star in Shanee, Okla., warned readers in print, online and on Facebook that the weekend weather outlook was a bit ominous.
It's that time of year: prom season! It's the perfect time to ask for reader photos - on your website, Facebook and Twitter.
As residents in communities across America dive into the summer swim season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are releasing the results of a disturbing study. Researchers found nearly 60 percent of pool filters tested positive for E. coli.
Meograph is a new, free, digital tool that allows you to easily incorporate multimedia in your stories, with an eye toward increasing pageviews, time on site and engagement. Learn how to use it. Did I mention it's free?
More and more preteens are joining their older siblings on the social media photo sharing site Instagram. Are parents in your community worried?
Digital First Social Media Editor Buffy Andrews will be presenting a webinar on digital promotion for journalists this Thursday, May 23 from 3 - 4 pm Eastern. Register now.