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Covering Suicides More Effectively

With the recent suicide of designer Kate Spade, newsrooms may be grappling with how to communicate on a sensitive topic.  Here's some advice from the Poynter Institute:
http://amp.poynter.org/news/5-ways-prepare-your-newsroom-cover-suicide-m...

Poynter Tips on Covering Racist Images

The Poynter Institute has prepared advice on how to cover words and images perceived as racist, in the wake of this weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
https://www.poynter.org/2017/how-journalists-should-handle-racist-words-...

Radio Newsman Moves to TV

After more than 20 years behind the microphone in radio, Terry James is going to try television.  He's been hired as a newscast producer at WHBF-TV in the Quad Cities.  James recently finished his degree at Western Illinois University, but has a resume that goes back to 1996 and includes stints at stations in Milwaukee, Bloomington, the Quad Cities and for the Nebraska Radio Network.

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