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“We must take responsibility for what readers know”: The Media Roundup

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“We must take responsibility for what readers know,” says Poynter’s Roy Peter Clark

Roy Peter Clark’s new book: Tell It Like It Is: A Guide to Clear and Honest Writing. I love Clark’s Writing Tools and I’m sure this will be an excellent guide to doing good journalism in the middle of the Culture Wars. This interview in is well worth a look if you’re wondering how to navigate this world of ‘lies, propaganda and misinformation’.

The most influential people in media … in 2023

InPublishing and Wessenden Marketing have been polling people who work in the media to find out who they think are the key individuals currently shaping media. Sadly, but unsurprisingly, Elmo topped the poll with 36%. The next nearest contender was OpenAI’s Sam Altman and I’m just away to check my pension to see if I can afford to retire (JOKES, I’m a freelance journalist, I don’t have a pension).

Hearst UK CCO announced as Chair of the PPA’s under-30s Next Gen Board

This is just such a great initiative from the UK’s PPA, encouraging the inclusion of younger voices across the special interest and magazine media sector to help shape the future of the industry. Heart’s Jane Wolfson, Chief Commercial Officer at Hearst UK will be the chair of its 15-member Next Gen board. She said: “We want to encourage different perspectives and ideas, as well as helping the next generation of leaders hone their skills at board level.”

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