Naomi Starobin

At-Large Representative

Naomi is the editor for Keystone Crossroads - a Local Journalism Collaboration.  She is based at WHYY in Philadelphia. She comes to the project from WSHU Public Radio in Connecticut, where she was News Director. Before that, she was a factchecker at Consumer Reports magazine. She has a master's degree from the Graduate School of Journalism  at Columbia University.  Naomi is a Philadelphia native and is thrilled to be returning to her roots and working with a great team to report on Pennsylvania's cities.

Ways to Connect

Great news director  job for a talented person who wants to help a great team cover news in Connecticut and on Long Island.  Work with some smart, motivated reporters.  You'll have a great boss and get to live in beautiful Connecticut, hear NYC!

Details and apply here.

The Poynter Institute has just launched a blog covering ethics. It's written by Kelly McBride, and, as she describes, it is  "dedicated to examining how the transformation of media is changing the ethics of journalism."McBride offers three guiding principles and asks journalists to "debate and debunk" them. 

Here's an excerpt describing why she thinks we need a fresh look at ethics:

Craig LeMoult

It’s been a month since a shooter killed 20 schoolchildren, 6 school staff, his mother and himself in Newtown, Connecticut. I coordinated WSHU Public Radio coverage of the shootings and the aftermath.  Though we had covered our share of crises -- severe weather, industrial accidents -- this event touched us and challenged our 9-person newsroom in new ways.  I hope our experience can be helpful to other news directors.

Ten things I learned from covering the Newtown shootings: