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

Last year, we asked journalists what advice they'd give 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 people you know and make … 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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Chicago Blackhawks beat writer on coming out: ‘Nothing’s changed’

When I talked to Chris Hine last week about being a gay sportswriter, I asked if he ever heard any homophobic slurs in a pro team locker room, where the language often is politically incorrect. Hine. (Image via Twitter) “I can’t recall when someone said something that made me feel uncomfortable,” said Hine, the Chicago Tribune’s beat writer for the … Read More
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Women ruled this year’s Pulitzer Prizes

Women took home many of journalism's highest honors this year. "With women dominating journalism schools — one study pegs the number at about 70 percent of enrollment — the next generation of Lois Lanes should know that the current generation is doing all they can to shatter paper ceilings."

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The New Yorker becomes first magazine to win a Pulitzer Prize

The New Yorker on Monday became the first magazine to win a Pulitzer Prize for journalism, taking home awards in both feature writing and criticism categories. Emily Nussbaum, a TV critic at The New Yorker, won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. In its citation, the prizes touted her "television reviews written with an affection that never blunts the shrewdness … Read More
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Here are the winners of the 2016 Pulitzer Prizes

The recipients of the 2016 Pulitzer Prizes were announced Monday. We've collected the winners below, along with reactions from newsrooms across the country. The winners The Pulitzer Prize for public service went to The Associated Press for its story, "Slaves may have caught the fish you bought." Finalists were InsideClimate News and the Tampa Bay Times, … Read More
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