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Learning from Apple's WashPost Promo

By Pat WaltersNaughton Fellow CORRECTION: Appended. In mid-January, a video crew visited washingtonpost.com.Newsweek Interactive in Arlington, Va., to capture a behind-the-scenes look at this most innovative of major American newsrooms. They interviewed the guys who run the joint -- Jim Brady and Tom Kennedy -- as well as some of the other folks who … Read More
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Finally, a Good Explanation: the Sunni-Shiite Split

In a news environment inundated with the war in Iraq, it's easy to glaze over the basics: Who is Shiite, who is Sunni, and what is the difference? NPR's Mike Shuster has taken that step back for listeners with a week-long package called "The Partisans of Ali." The series, which ran on "Morning Edition" from Feb. 12 … Read More
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Wanted by Gannett: Young Talent

Gannett just announced a new program that could be a pretty sweet deal for students. Mainly because it ends with a job offer. Starting this year, the company will recruit 30 graduating seniors to participate in a new talent development program. In June, those selected will begin a 10-week training program at … Read More
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Write What They Eat

By Leann FrolaNaughton Fellow Forget the clinking crystal, white tablecloths and dimmed lights of the restaurants you're used to reading about. Kevin Pang, a Chicago Tribune features writer, approaches dining critiques from a different angle -- one we journalists, and our readers, are all too familiar with: The fast-food … Read More
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A Local Vodcast: How did Curley (and friends) pull it off?

By Pat WaltersNaughton Fellow [UPDATE -- 7:15 p.m. -- Rob Curley calls in. See below.] Self-proclaimed "Internet punk" and local-journalism innovator Rob Curley has been at Washington Post.Newsweek Interactive since October, but still gets e-mails about work he did in Florida, where, for 14 months, he worked his magic at Naples Daily … Read More
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Breaking News: It's Cold in January

Strange weather? Sign of global climate change? Here are some things to keep in mind as you try to make sense of the weather, the climate and the science behind it all. Read More
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Google On the Road (Without Your Laptop)

By Leann Frola  Naughton Fellow Now there's a way to tap Google's resources when you're out on assignment. No Internet required. If you're not sure how to get someplace or need a phone-book listing, Google has provided another option for you besides the traditional 411. It's called Google "Short Messaging Service." Basically, you send a … Read More
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Comments: Need a Job?

When big newspapers lay off staffers, recruiters at other newspapers pay attention. The Philadelphia Inquirer became the focus of that attention earlier this week when it laid off 71 newsroom staffers. Many of those journalists were young; I suspect all of them were highly qualified. Recruiters reacted, making calls to staffers, sending e-mails to them … Read More
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Watchdogs at Work

Six investigative journalists share the basics of how they do their job despite industry pressures. Read More
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Dear Santa: A Christmas Wish from the News Desk

Dear Santa,   I've been a good boy this year. I really have. So I'm hoping you can bring me this present -- maybe even a day or two early.   I want a Christmas story idea. To be honest, I want lots of them. But if you can bring … Read More
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