Poynter Institute: How were you introduced to the concept of news?

Their answers are great and well worth sharing. They range from people who grew up consuming every morsel of news to those that started – and then stayed — with the comics. But they say something about how childhood habits influence the way we consume news throughout our lives — which then leads to some interesting thoughts. If we’re all on our individual screens, how do we make the news communal and share it with our children?

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Melody Kramer
Poynter Institute: 4 ideas journalism can borrow from libraries

Over the years, I’ve watched libraries adapt in order to stay relevant. They’ve modified their programming and their collections to reflect changing users and use cases. Many of these modifications and projects are ones that journalists should check out – no pun intended – because they’re equally relevant to our field. Here are my favorites.

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Melody Kramer