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The newsroom food chain continues to Dallas

After covering big tragedies in their cities, most newspaper journalists can reliably expect one thing: other newsrooms are going to send them food. Often, journalists in those other newsrooms have worked in similar circumstances. On Friday, The Dallas Morning News joined the newsroom food chain. List of newsrooms that have offered to buy meals for … Read More
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Is the Ailes lawsuit really about changing workplace mores?

That's the take from New York Times media columnist Jim Rutenberg, a veteran observer of cable news networks. "With the gender discrimination suit filed against the network’s chairman...Fox, too, is being carried by the same gale force that is sweeping through Hollywood, Silicon Valley and Madison Avenue..."

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Why journalists need to report on how they work

Sandhya Kambhampati began her journalism career as a data reporter. Because she and her team often tackled complex projects, they soon learned to take thorough notes in case they had to explain their work to new employees. But there was a problem. Even though her team left notes, it was difficult for newcomers to decipher the shorthand speak, acronyms and … Read More
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How journalists practice self-care while covering tough stories

Writing is hard. There’s the beginning — pitching a story, getting ideas, reaching out to sources, getting information, facing the blank page — but there’s a lot of tricky parts that don't have to do with typing. Women reporters and writers of color often face a disproportionate amount of harassment or criticism online by virtue of being public figures. They … Read More
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Jack Fuller, ex-Tribune editor and publisher, dies at 69

"As president of Tribune Publishing, Fuller shepherded the acquisition of Times Mirror Co. — one of the largest acquisitions in newspaper history. At the heart of the deal was Fuller's perennial commitment to quality journalism."

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Will Foreign Policy unionize?

"There will be a union vote tomorrow for members of our edit staff. We respect the NLRB process that will afford our employees the right to decide for themselves whether to vote for or against a union."

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Pulitzer Prize boss Mike Pride says further expansion of the award is 'probable'

The 2016 Pulitzer Prize centennial is approaching its halfway point, with three of the Pulitzer organization’s four planned “marquee events” behind it. Designed to celebrate the prizes’ history, the events also are setting the stage for today’s new realities facing American journalism, and arts and letters. The first of the four events — at The Poynter Institute in March — examined … Read More
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Newsrooms are sending food to the Orlando Sentinel

As the Orlando Sentinel newsroom continues covering the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, newsrooms in other cities are showing their support with food. Southern California News Group, which includes publications such as the San Bernardino Sun that covered the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, bought Monday night's dinner. The Los Angeles Times, … Read More
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On women's voices

After a Huffington Post editor's experience with a journalism professor this week, the topic of women's voices and how they're critiqued is in the news again. "At every turn, society demands that women adjust their vocal patterns to fit a standard shaped by men. But even the best of vocal coaches and self-help columns urging women not to apologize for their thoughts in meetings won’t take away the stigma that comes with existing as a human woman with a voice."

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Morley Safer: A reporter's life

Only last week, "60 Minutes" Executive Producer Jeff Fager announced Morley Safer's retirement, saying, "I knew this day was coming, and I just never wanted it to arrive." Now, the journalist who covered 919 stories for "60 Minutes," a veteran reporter whose career spanned 52 years for CBS, has died. He was part of a Mount Rushmore of journalism … Read More
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Journalists are (mostly) really excited about the possibility of an extra 23 characters on Twitter

On Monday, Bloomberg reported that Twitter may soon not count links and images toward the 140 character limit: The change could happen in the next two weeks, said the person who asked not to be named because the decision isn’t yet public. Links currently take up 23 characters, even after Twitter automatically shortens them. The company declined to comment. Read More
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How losing my dad helped me gain a new outlook on work

The last real conversation I had with my dad was about work. More accurately, it was a lopsided exchange, where I complained about how miserable things had gotten and he patiently listened, interjecting here and there to reassure me that it would get better. If I had known it would be the last conversation we’d have, I wouldn’t have wasted … Read More
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