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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

Ad Blockers and the Nuisance at the Heart of the Modern Web - The New York Times

[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"1765","attributes":{"class":"media-image alignleft","typeof":"foaf:Image","style":"","width":"308","height":"190","alt":""}}]]The great philosopher Homer Simpson once memorably described alcohol as “the cause of and solution to all of life’s problems.” Internet advertising is a bit like that — the funder of and terrible nuisance baked into everything you do online.Advertising sustains pretty much all th