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Steve Buttry died of pancreatic cancer at age 62 on Sunday

Steve Buttry, who had been a journalist for more than 45 years, died Sunday at age 62 of pancreatic cancer.  “The least I can do, that any of us can do, is to live the best kind of life possible — the way Steve did. We take the meeting. We get on the flights (and […]

Steve Buttry: Journalists should not disclose a death until the family knows

While Kansas City Royals’ Edinson Vólquez was pitching Game One of the World Series on Tuesday, media outlets were reporting that his father had died. But Vólquez didn’t know, because his wife had asked that he not be told until after the game, something Steve Buttry says media outlets should have respected. With the exception […]

Steve Buttry: Journalists can’t blame sources for false reporting

A journalist’s reputation depends on every story they write, Steve Buttry says, and journalists are ultimately the ones responsible for accuracy, not the source. As Judith Miller places the blame for false reporting on sources and Rolling Stone admitted error in the campus rape case while still faulting sources, Buttry notes that some people will […]

Need to Know: Feb. 21, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: In a tweet on Friday, President Trump called the news media “the enemy of the American People” (@realDonaldTrump, Twitter), a term that’s “never before been uttered by the leader of the free world” (Washington Post) But did […]

Need to Know: Jan. 24, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: In his first official appearance as White House press secretary, Sean Spicer argued “this was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period,” a claim that contradicted all available data (CNN Media) But did you know: […]

Need to Know: Oct. 19, 2016

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: A year after Snapchat Discover launched, partner publishers said Discover was a successful new source of revenue But did you know: Snapchat has a new deal for Discover publishers: Instead of ad revenue sharing, Snapchat will pay […]

Need to Know: May 20, 2016

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Gannett is bidding for Tribune Publishing, and upped its offer earlier this week to $15/share, valuing Tribune at $864 million But did you know: Tribune’s Michael Ferro says he’s working on a bid to take over Gannett […]

Need to Know: Nov. 11, 2015

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The Boston Globe’s latest vertical Stat launched last week, covering health, medicine and life sciences But did you know: Members of the Boston Newspaper Guild say Stat encroaches on areas already covered by the Boston Globe (Boston […]

Need to Know: Oct. 29, 2015

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Facebook’s Instant Articles are now available to all iPhone users, and Instant Articles for Android will be launched later this year But did you know: Facebook’s Instant Articles could lead to traffic losses for publishers (Wall Street […]

Should errors on old stories still be corrected?

Steve Buttry asks, is there a statute of limitations on on correcting errors or updating flawed stories? Errors are often corrected soon after a story’s publication, but a flaw that’s pointed out years later may not be as likely to be corrected. Writing on a case involving The New York Times, Buttry writes that news […]