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Seeking a global, nerdy and playful space: Quartz's unique office move

Quartz has a reputation for doing things differently. The business news startup was mobile-first from launch. The staff has pushed boundaries with native advertising and by publishing internal conversations. Earlier this month, they released an app that mimics texting to deliver news. So it's no surprise Quartz would treat something as mundane as an office move as … Read More
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When Tina Fey plays you in a movie...

Journalist Kim Barker wrote the book "The Taliban Shuffle" about her experience reporting in Afghanistan. Now, her story is on screen. In "Whisky Tango Foxtrot," Tina Fey plays Barker as a broadcast journalist instead of a print one. Some details were changed, "but it did capture a certain truthiness of my narrative arc."

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A reporter audits her work for gender bias

Atlantic staffer Adrienne LaFrance counted up all the sources featured in her articles this year. The result: Just 22 percent were female, 3 percent fewer than 2013. "Some people would argue that I’m simply reflecting reality in my work. That’s an overly generous interpretation."

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Lessons from losing your journalism job

Giving up your journalism job doesn't have to mean relinquishing your identity or letting go of changing the world for the better, says one former editor who was laid off on Valentine's Day two years ago.

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Women are dominating NBC News' campaign coverage

It's not just "The Boys on the Bus" anymore. Andrea Mitchell, Chris Jansing, Kelly O'Donnell and Kristen Welker are just a few of the women covering the 2016 election for NBC News.

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Journalism is a stressful career, but work doesn't have to be miserable

CareerCast's annual ranking of the most stressful jobs came out Wednesday, and journalism gigs occupied more than one of the top 10 spots for the second year running. This year, broadcaster placed in the eighth spot, and newspaper reporter placed in the ninth spot after an online poll that included 834 self-selected participants. I spoke with … Read More
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No news happens in newsrooms, but lots of people still love working in them

We tend to use pretty concrete language in journalism, so it's not surprising that the place where we work isn't just an office, it's a newsroom. Earlier this week, I wrote about The Middletown Press' move away from a physical newsroom to a virtual one. As part of that story, I asked journalists about their own experiences … Read More
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Washington Post journalist's multi-city food tour ends back at Panera

The Washington Post's Lee Powell spent a year traveling around the country documenting "The 10 best food cities in America, ranked." Powell visited restaurants and bars in seven cities, he reported Monday, but he still prefers Panera. After 27 restaurants and bars in seven cities (a colleague handled the other three), I’m nowhere close to being a … Read More
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25 ideas nonprofit newsrooms can't afford to ignore

Diversify revenue streams. Train from within. Make the most of metrics. Sometimes the simplest ideas can be the most effective. A small group from Poynter visited a dozen nonprofit and for-profit news organizations in 2015 to gather information to share at this week's Nonprofit News Exchange. Here are 25 ideas, observed at many of the places we visited, that anyone … Read More
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Should your newsroom act more like a startup?

The news that Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes decided to sell The New Republic got me thinking about all of the established news organizations I've worked with in the past few years, and what all of them have in common: Like The New Republic, they're trying to become something else. Some are trying to become "digital-first." Or "audience-focused." Or "platform neutral." … Read More
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This journalism Christmas card is a copy editor's nightmare

It isn't enough that copy editors have to spend the runup to Christmas deleting hackneyed holiday ledes from stories about seasonal recipes and gift exchanges. Now, they're sending out yuletide cards that offer a festive reminder of all the ulcer-inducing errors they're bound to fix. Copy editors at The Times of London (or sub editors, for our brethren across … Read More
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Words journalists write that no one ever says, 2015 edition

Looks like we missed some words last time. (Deposit photos) A tweet this week from my friend and former colleague Andrew Beaujon reminded me of a story we worked on last year. "Stymie" is such a classic headline word pic.twitter.com/vumW5LiEjj — Andrew Beaujon (@abeaujon) November 12, 2015 Beaujon, now a … Read More
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