Roundup of Recent Poynter Online Stories

I’ve gotten to write a lot of fun and interesting stories at work lately, and I feel as though I’ve really started to develop my beat as a media news reporter. I’ve made contacts and have a much better understanding of the industry and of what constitutes a good story idea than I did when I started out at Poynter in June 2007. It’s comforting to look back and see how far you’ve come and at the same time realize how much more you want to learn.

In the past month or two, I’ve written stories on a range of media-related topics. Some of my favorites have been about how technology is renewing attention to long-form journalism; how news organizations are handling requests to “unpublish” stories; and how we can help strengthen the role of women in the tech-related parts of journalism.

Below, I’ve listed the articles I’ve written since the last time I blogged about my stories in June. If you have a story idea, let me know. Enjoy!

Live Coverage of Philippine Hostage Situation Sparks Criticism, Debate

Chat Replay: Why Do We Need Female Journalists with Technical Expertise?

How Technology Is Renewing Attention to Long-form Journalism

20 SXSW Interactive Panels That Journalists Should Vote For

AP to Improve Obits of the Famous and Newsworthy

Coffeeshop Newsrooms Yield Stories, Sources, Understanding of Journalism

4 Digital Tools to Improve Your Government Coverage

Carvin: Facebook Lets NPR Empower Those Who Love Us, Listen to Those Who Don’t

5 Ways News Organizations Respond to ‘Unpublishing’ Requests

Legal Issues to Consider Before Unpublishing a Story

Why Journalists Make Mistakes & What We Can Do About Them

Journalists Who Are Humble, Empathetic & Curious Less Likely to Be Wrong

‘Media Evangelist’ Explains How Tumblr Fits into News Organizations’ Publishing Options

Why the AP is Assigning Oil Spill Editor, Reporters

5 Reasons the Sentinel, CNN and have added mobile jobs

5 Strategies for Successful News Organization-University Partnerships

Published by Mallary Tenore Tarpley

Mallary is a mom of two young kiddos -- Madelyn and Tucker. Mallary absolutely loves being a mom and often writes about the need to find harmony when juggling motherhood and work. Mallary is the Assistant Director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin, where she manages the Center's various programs related to distance learning, freedom of expression, and digital journalism. Previously, she was Executive Director of Images & Voices of Hope and Managing Editor of The Poynter Institute’s media news site, Mallary grew up outside of Boston and graduated from Providence College in Rhode Island. In 2015, she received a certificate in nonprofit management from Duke University. She now lives in beautiful Austin, Texas, with her kids, husband Troy and cat Clara. She's working on a memoir, slowly but surely. You can reach her at

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