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Minority Reports

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Diversity—or lack thereof—in journalism startups, cont.

Emily Bell weighs in on the response to her Guardian column from last week

Someone is wrong on the internet, and I wonder if it might be me. Last week I wrote a piece... More

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Digital media hiring diversity under the microscope

As Nate Silver and Ezra Klein were being criticized for their homogenous hires, suggestions for diversification came to the fore

On Wednesday, Emily Bell, director of Columbia Journalism School's Tow Center and a member of CJR's board of overseers, wrote... More

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Journos weigh in on covering trans people

A panel at CUNY on Tuesday night offered advice

Coverage of the transgender community has become a major media issue in recent months, given incidents from Katie Couric's invasive... More

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How not to be sexist when covering female candidates

There are dos and don’ts for journalists reporting on political races

Let's face it: Maybe with the exception of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, news media focus more on appearance for... More

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The Olympics are the closest to coverage parity female athletes get

Normally, the US sports media spends—if we’re being generous—less than 5 percent of its time covering women in sports

For every Olympics since 1994's Lillehammer Games, Andy Billings has broken down how much time the primetime broadcast spends covering... More

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The next generation of diversity

Why aren’t we studying the digital pipeline?

This week the Women's Media Center released its annual report on the gender and racial diversity of US media. Drawing... More

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The ‘don’ts’ of interviewing trans people

We deserve to have stories about our lives and accomplishments told in ways that don’t reduce us to our genitals

Last week writer and activist Janet Mock appeared on Piers Morgan Live to promote her new book, Redefining Realness, about... More

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‘Knockout’ reports illustrated with unrelated footage

A gruesome “trend” of punching strangers for fun is being widely represented by a separate assault, but it plays into racist stereotypes

The woman is defenseless, strolling down the street with a pocketbook over her shoulder. She has no idea that she's... More

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This is Don Lemon

The CNN anchor’s commentaries are increasingly controversial

On Election Day, when New Yorkers were voting for mayor, CNN anchor Don Lemon appeared to have endorsed, or to... More

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At HBCUs, student journos get little leeway

Administrators at historically black colleges and universities have long cracked down on student press freedoms, something the National Association of Black Journalists hopes to shift

This is homecoming week at Grambling State University: Students are celebrating with a gospel music concert, a halloween party, career... More

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In the land of ladyblogs

A panel of prominent bloggers discussed their niche

On Friday night, a group of editors of websites for women met at the Housing Works Bookstore, in Manhattan, to... More

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NAHJ leaves its umbrella diversity group

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists is the second group to leave UNITY since 2011, raising questions about whether it can survive

When Yvonne Latty joined the UNITY board two years ago, she had one mission: Bring the National Association of Black... More

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A world of women

The BBC’s “100 Women” series spotlights global women’s issues

Throughout October, the BBC has been running "100 Women," a series of reports and programs on radio, television, and online... 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


How to be a decent entertainment reporter (Eric Danton)

“Here’s how not to suck at it: Don’t write like an entertainment reporter”

A First Look update (First Look Media)

“[R]ather than immediately launching a large collection of digital ‘magazines’ based on strong, expert journalists with their own followings, as we imagined earlier, we’ll begin by building out the two we’ve started and then explore adding new ones as we learn”

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”

Bloggingheads

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

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