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How headline writing and SEO collide – Poynter

[ad_1] SEO (Search Engine Optimization) includes techniques (both editorial and technological) to ensure relevant content ranks well in search results on search engines. Good SEO calls for breaking–or at least re-examining–some established conventions of headline writing. Consider these ways that headline practices and SEO needs collide: Style issues. Conventional print headlines typically use last names …

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An NYT recruiter shares advice about how to be a more competitive job candidate – Poynter

[ad_1] How competitive is it to get into The New York Times newsroom summer internship program? It is, statistically speaking, 10 times easier to gain acceptance to Harvard. It’s 20 times easier to earn a prestigious slot at West Point. And it’s almost 60 times easier to get admitted to my beloved alma mater, Boston …

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Google announces new Poynter partnership to train more news fact checkers globally

[ad_1] So-called fake news and the exploitation of Google, Facebook and Twitter for the promotion of false narratives during the 2016 presidential election have given these companies a black eye. All of them have now taken corrective measures, including deploying fact-checking mechanisms to identify false claims. Adding to those efforts, this morning Google is announcing …

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