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Currents

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Sree Tips

Social-media etiquette for journalists

Q: There seem to be new social media platforms released every week. How do you decide which ones, if any,... More

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The Buzz

They’re back!

After 17 years underground, a brood of cicadas is emerging from the soil this spring, from the Carolinas to... More

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The Conversation

Sports section 2.0

After two years as deputy editor, Jason Stallman took over in January as The New York Times sports editor... More

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Strange but true

More tales from the beat

Lea Thompson, Dateline NBC We once conducted an entire interview in Dallas using a "bra cam." We were exposing... More

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What’s in my … rolling briefcase

Micheline Maynard

Micheline Maynard is something of a renaissance woman. The former New York Times Detroit bureau chief covers the auto industry,... More

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Future shock

Predictions from the past

In 1923, The World, Joseph Pulitzer's raucous daily, published a series of predictions from experts in various fields about... More

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Open Bar

The Newsroom Pub

The Newsroom PubMilwaukee Press ClubMilwaukee, WI Year opened 1885; in current location since 2000 Who drinks here Journalists, tourists,... More

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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

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo (Refinery29)

The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews

Bloggingheads

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

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