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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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What The Guardian's comments study tells us about journalism

The Guardian's study of its comments section shows that women and people of color are more likely to get abusive comments with their stories. "That means it is disproportionately women and minorities who must weigh whether covering controversial topics is worth the abuse it provokes."

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Is 'newspaper reporter' the worst job around? Journalists beg to differ

As a former newspaper reporter and someone who speaks to current newspaper reporters daily, this annual kick-in-the-pants career report is always disheartening. Yes, newspapers are struggling. Yes, layoffs are a very regular thing. But so many people in newspapers and in journalism in general love this profession anyway. With today's report from Career Cast noting that newspaper reporter … Read More
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About that NYT Gay Talese story

New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet is set to meet with the Style department today to talk about last week's story on Gay Talese, which Baquet publicly took issue with, followed by outgoing Public Editor Margaret Sullivan. Internally, there has been more tussling over how both responses were handled. "The Erik Wemple Blog urges the New York Times to live-stream the session, rather than leave us media writers to piece things together from (very) interested parties."

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Newspaper reporter is the 'worst job,' study says. Do you agree?

Coming in one spot below logger this year, newspaper reporter has again been ranked the worst of the worst jobs in Career Cast's 2016 Jobs Rated report. The explanation from the report will look familiar to many reporters: fewer available jobs, a worsening industry forecast and paltry pay. A gradual decline in print publications at the turn of … Read More
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Jill Abramson's sad advice for female journalists

The former New York Times executive editor, who was dismissed from the newspaper in May 2014 in an episode that raised questions of sexism in the news industry's upper echelon, dispensed this sobering pearl of wisdom during a public dialogue at Boston University. "The higher a woman goes in a company … the more a public opinion of them goes down."

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New Yorker cartoonist dies

William Hamilton, the New Yorker artist who "took a pin to overinflated egos" in the pages of The New Yorker, died Friday in a car crash. "Mr. Hamilton’s fascination with high society came from 'being near money, but far enough away that I couldn’t quite get my fingers around it.'”

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Nan A. Talese to Gay Talese: 'Welcome home, darling. You’re all over Twitter.'

After a Twitter storm following recent remarks at a narrative journalism convention, Gay Talese reflected on the experience. “The journalism I grew up with was to try and be careful, fair and accurate,” he said. “But social media is wicked, reckless. And what happened to me in Boston is shameful, with stuff flying all around the world that isn’t true."

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For the first time in years, presidential candidates snub Newspaper Association of America conference

Major presidential candidates are breaking with custom and will not be speaking live to the annual conference of the Newspaper Association of America in two weeks. Hillary Clinton is sending a filmed message. Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders are not on the program at all. The association has held its conference in Washington during presidential election years … Read More
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There’s no ‘I’ in team, especially if you’re a woman

You spend months pouring time and energy into a big project. Requirements change, plans become more ambitious and you take on extra responsibilities to keep everything on track. Despite the challenges, you meet deadlines, appease coworkers and the team keeps humming along, thanks to your efforts. The project is released and earns industry accolades. Your boss is quoted in coverage. Read More
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