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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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Advice for this year's journalism graduates, from the journalism industry

Earlier this week, we asked journalists what advice they'd give this year's class of journalism school graduates. Through Facebook and Twitter, we've collected your comments and cobbled them into our own crowdsourced commencement speech. The words in bold are ours, the rest came from our readers. If it helps, read this sitting in the hot sun surrounded by … Read More
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What's your advice for new j-school grads?

When Cokie Roberts spoke at a commencement ceremony Saturday, the NPR and ABC News commentator voiced the question she imagined many parents in the auditorium were thinking. "...I suspect that some of you were probably distressed when you discovered that your offspring were choosing journalism school," Roberts said at the commencement for University of North Carolina at Chapel … Read More
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Video reveals vile online attacks on female sports reporters

If you haven’t seen the video, you are in a growing minority. Take a moment and join the nearly 3.3 million people who have watched “#MoreThanMean” on YouTube. More than a week has passed since this highly important video was posted, and the participants still are overwhelmed by the fallout. “We didn’t think it would explode the way it … Read More
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Project Include wants to bring diversity into tech

"Change is hard, especially around a multidimensional issue like diversity. It is easy for all of us to become defensive and emotional, to shift the blame to others, and to feel fundamentally unheard or misunderstood. We have a hard-to-change diversity problem in tech in the United States."

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Twitter has a new way to help you find people

The Connect tab offers people and accounts Twitter thinks you should follow. "To give you the best recommendations — which we’ll continue to refine over time — we look at who you already follow, Tweets you like, popular accounts in your local area, what’s happening in the world right now, and more."

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Editor should have bet on Leicester City

"For around 20 years, every August I have bet 20 pounds on Leicester City to win their league," Bloomberg News editor-in-chief John Micklethwait wrote last week. If he had made that bet, he would now be $146,730 richer.

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Having a baby is a good reason to miss the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Before midnight — about the time when her colleagues were hitting the afterparties — (Wall Street Journal economics editor Becky Bowers) and her husband, Jeremy Bowers, a member of the New York Times’s interactive news team, welcomed daughter Margaret Catherine to the world."

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Before the White House Correspondents' Association dinner, a Hollywood teaser

Actress Allison Janney, reprising her role as "The West Wing" White House press secretary C.J. Cregg, took the real podium on Friday. "Ms. Janney as Ms. Cregg took a question from a reporter about whom President Bartlet was supporting in the Democratic primary. 'I think you know the answer to that question,' she said.'"

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What happens when you bring your kid to work at NPR? A dead signal.

One of the kids who got to come to work with mom or dad at NPR couldn't resist pressing those control room buttons. “One of our junior journalists was some how able to press the exact sequence, and perfectly timed live insert panel to insert studio 42 into the stream 1. I kid you not."

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A headline, the FT and gender stereotypes

The Financial Times responds to a teenage reader's viral note about one of its headlines and gender stereotypes.

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