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Recent articles by Amaris:

How a broadcast reporter for Houston’s KHOU has approached coverage of the Uvalde shooting

Anayeli Ruiz, a reporter for Houston-based television station KHOU, talks with Poynter about coverage of the Uvalde mass shooting. → Read More

The story behind a palabra investigation into Latino COVID deaths

A veteran investigative journalist speaks with Poynter about an investigation she led for palabra, a multimedia platform by the National Hispanic Journalists Association that publishes the work of freelance journalist members. → Read More

Why Scripps and Google are recruiting print journalists to broadcast news

A new initiative from the broadcasting company and Google has everything to do with the decline in print newspapers. → Read More

On World Press Freedom Day, we look at a few good (and bad) changes around the globe

The theme for this year’s World Press Freedom Day is ‘journalism under digital siege’ → Read More

Why this family foundation gives out $100,000 of unrestricted money to select freelance journalists

The American Mosaic Prize is an annual award given to two freelance journalists for excellence in long-form, narrative or deep reporting about underrepresented and/or misrepresented groups in the American landscape. → Read More

Photojournalist Dennis Fujimoto on his famous 'Happy Camper' column and capturing island life

Longtime photojournalism Dennis Fujimoto talks to Poynter about his career and capturing island life through his famous 'Happy Camper' column. → Read More

You know that person you always see in your community? Write about them.

From person-to-person coaching and intensive hands-on seminars to interactive online courses and media reporting, Poynter helps journalists sharpen skills and elevate storytelling throughout their careers. → Read More

How the Los Angeles Times created a guide on what to do after sexual assault

‘Not everyone wants to go to the police right away. Not everyone is ready to talk about trauma that they’ve experienced.’ → Read More

Photojournalist Bob Hallinen survived a plane crash and broken ribs to cover more than 10 Iditarods

Retired photojournalist Bob Hallinen talks to Poynter about what it was like to cover to cover the Iditarod for the Anchorage Daily News. → Read More

José R. Ralat dishes on being Texas Monthly’s taco editor and what makes a good taco story

Texas Month's taco editor José R. Ralat talks to Poynter about what it's like to cover tacos in a pandemic, how he find story ideas, and more. → Read More

For Black women journalists, wearing #NaturalHairOnAir is a point of pride and resistance

Poynter spoke with more than a half dozen Black women who are on-air journalists to better understand all that surrounds the decision to go natural in a world that has not always embraced it. → Read More

UFOs, once consigned to conspiracy theories, have landed in mainstream American journalism

How do journalists balance the offbeat nature of the subject — with its decades of conspiracies and skeptics — with their credibility? → Read More

A freelancer who wrote a Runner’s World essay on Ahmaud Arbery’s killing has won a Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing

The account, published on June 18, 2020, is filled with radiant prose and draws from reporting and a bit of Jackson's own personal experience. → Read More

The news doesn't set with the sun. What it's like to be a night-shift journalist.

Journalists who work night or overnight shifts spoke to Poynter about what it's like to cover the news when almost nobody else is around. → Read More

CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on truth, objectivity and the assault on democracy

In an interview with Poynter President Neil Brown, Amanpour shared her thoughts on the real problem facing journalism → Read More

Sally Buzbee named new executive editor of The Washington Post in history-making appointment

The appointment marks the first time a woman has been appointed to lead The Washington Post since it began publishing in 1877. → Read More

Dangerously cold winter storm pushes local newspapers into action

Local newspapers in Oklahoma and Texas and scrambling to meet the needs of their readers during an unusually cold winter storm. → Read More

How the Brady effect led millions of New Englanders to the Tampa Bay Times

'I think the clear reason we are getting more traffic from Massachusetts is Tom Brady.' → Read More

As Trump leaves DC, The Palm Beach Post prepares to ramp up coverage

Antonio Fins breaks the Palm Beach Post's upcoming focus on Donald Trump’s post-presidency coverage into three areas. → Read More

How DC journalists are preparing for the inauguration of Joe Biden

The violence of Jan. 6 continues to reverberate for journalists there, many of whom are now preparing for Biden’s inauguration with caution. → Read More