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Sree tips

Social-media etiquette for journalists

Q: What's the etiquette about including your company name in your Twitter handle? A: Some news organizations force, or strongly... More

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Hard Numbers

Land of opportunity

2.9 percentage of full-power commercial US TV stations in the US owned by Latinos 0.7 percentage of full-power commercial US... More

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Frontiers

Blinded by the white

In 2004, at a fundraising dinner for the antiracism group Facing History And Ourselves, the filmmaking team of Whitney... More

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Title Search

Digital executive producer

Hooshere Bezdikian is an executive producer and vice president of digital at People's Choice Awards. She parlayed her religious... More

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The way we were

‘Monumentally frightening’

In 1962, the year before the University of Alabama integrated, Melvin Meyer was the 20-year-old editor of the student... More

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Class warriors

Creators of the late Center for Working-Class Studies at Youngstown State University discuss class in America

In 1996, Sherry Linkon and John Russo led the effort to create the Center for Working-Class Studies at Youngstown... More

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Out with a bang

In their final issue, LA Youth’s writers discuss what it means to be poor

For 25 years, LA Youth, a nonprofit newspaper written by and for teens in and around Los Angeles, helped... More

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How I got that story

Explosive situation

In 2005, Jerry Redfern and Karen Coates were in Laos reporting a story on the Plain of Jars region... More

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Hard Numbers

Weird science

95 weekly science sections in newspapers in 1989 34 weekly science sections in newspapers in 2005 19 weekly science sections... More

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Strange but true

Tales from the sports beat

C. W. Nevius, San Francisco Chronicle In 1990, the San Francisco 49ers had a big Monday Night Football game, and... More

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Sree tips

Social-media etiquette for journalists

Q: What is the advantage of Facebook’s Subscribe function for journalists? A: Facebook’s Subscribe function allows you to share your... More

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Talk to the hand

A long-running journalism inside joke gets new (after?)life

Eight years ago, the Chicago Tribune put the halogen searchlight of public attention on an age-old international media conspiracy—an... More

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Language Corner

There, there

There are many ways to start articles and sentences. There is often a way to avoid beginning with the phrases... More

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Gifted

‘Tis the season

If you love a journalist, you know how hard it is to find the perfect gift—they’re so neurotic! So... More

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Open Bar

The Anchor Bar

The Anchor Bar 450 West Fort Street, Detroit, MI Year opened 1959. It’s been in its current location since 1993,... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

The 10 worst New Yorker longreads (Gawker)

“[A]pparently [Adam] Gopnik did not know you could bake fancy breads from France and other cultures. So he got his mom to teach him how to bake them. A fine anecdote, maybe, to tell a friend or a therapist. But in this case he wrote about it for the New Yorker, a magazine.”

Bloggingheads

Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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Who Owns What

The Business of Digital Journalism

A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Study Guides

Questions and exercises for journalism students.