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15 tips for handling quotes | Poynter.

[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"1768","attributes":{"class":"media-image alignleft","typeof":"foaf:Image","style":"","width":"392","height":"289","alt":""}}]]I love it when a dogmatic reporter argues, “I only use the exact words that a person says, nothing more or less.” Then comes my cross-examination: “Do you include every time the source says ‘like’ or ‘you know’?” “If the mayor says ‘gonna’ do you ever change it to ‘going to’?” The reporter grumbles. It’s my Perry Mason moment.

5 ways to prepare your newsroom to cover suicide more effectively | Poynter.

tories about heart disease and cancer, the first and second leading causes of death in the United States, are all over the news. But when it comes to covering suicide, the tenth leading cause of death, news organizations are wary. When they do cover it, they are often spurred by an immediate breaking story. Those stories can be reactive. And sometimes, they do more harm than good. Source: 5 ways to prepare your newsroom to cover suicide more effectively | Poynter.

Herald files lawsuit against county for public records - Fort Bend Herald: News

The Fort Bend Herald filed a lawsuit Friday in district court to force the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Department to release the name of the complainant in an investigation into allegations of attempted bribery made by two Lamar Consolidated Independent School District trustees. “The Herald filed this lawsuit because information which should have been provided under an open records request was denied,” said Bill Hartman, chairman of the Fort Bend Herald.

Wall Street Journal debuts its 'What's News' app | POLITICO

[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"1764","attributes":{"class":"media-image alignnone size-full","typeof":"foaf:Image","style":"","alt":""}}]]The Wall Street Journal today officially debuted its first mobile-only product, a digest app called "What's News" that borrows its name from the newspaper's long-running front-page headline roundup.The iPhone app is available exclusively to subscribers, reflecting the Journal's efforts to shore up user loyalty in its pur