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How journalists can become more familiar with programming

In our latest career chat, we talked with Michelle Minkoff and Nathan Griffiths, two interactive producers from the Associated Press.

They talked about how all journalists can become more familiar with programming and play a bigger role in creating … Read more

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

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How to boost your narrative journalism skills, experience

In today’s career chat, we talked with Joe Donnelly, executive editor of Mission and State — a site that aims to deliver “powerful, deeply reported, richly experienced narratives” from Santa Barbara, Calif. The site features investigative and explanatory journalism delivered … Read more

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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

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What journalists need to know about changes in investigative reporting

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist John Sullivan has a unique hybrid position that is pushing the conventions of how reporting gets done. Recently, he was jointly hired by Investigative Reporting Workshop, American University and The Washington Post.

That alliance allows … Read more

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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How photojournalists can improve their job security

The Chicago Sun-Times’ decision to lay off its entire photo staff raises important questions about how photographers can keep themselves in high demand. During this week’s career chat, we talked with Jeff Knox, senior director of photography at the … Read more

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

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How journalists can turn a passion into a startup news site

During this week’s career chat, we talked with science and health reporter Jane Stevens, who turned her passion into a news startup, ACEs Too High. (ACE stands for Adverse Childhood Experiences.)

The site — which focuses on how … Read more

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

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How journalists can create new beats, niches

In the crowded world of sports journalism, Justin Rice created his own beat by writing about Boston’s high school sports teams — a topic that he thought was undercovered. Rice created his own website, Boston Public School Sports, which … Read more

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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How mentors can help accelerate journalism careers

Few successful journalists make it all on their own. Most have help from mentors and become mentors themselves.

During this week’s career chat, we’ll talk with Randall Yip, senior producer at KGO-TV in San Francisco. Yip and I are … Read more

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Tuesday, May 07, 2013

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How journalists can make the most of newsroom internships

The busiest internship season of the year is just beginning, and we want to prepare interns and newsrooms for some great experiences.

During today’s career chat, we talked with Joanna Hernandez, director of career services at the CUNY Graduate Read more

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Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2013

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How journalists can develop mobile video skills

There’s a good chance you already have the equipment you need to add video to your reporting skill set. In an increasingly visual and mobile news environment, that can be a job saver.

During a live chat, experienced multimedia journalist … Read more

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Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2013

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What journalists need to know about covering education reform

Scott Elliott, incoming president of the Education Writers Association, is the education reform reporter at The Indianapolis Star.

That’s a pretty unusual job title and a beat that Elliott pretty much carved out himself. During a live chat, … Read more

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